Driver's License Revocation

Regain Your Driving Privileges after Minnesota Driver's License Suspension and Revocation

Helping drivers manage the consequences of driving violations

Drinking and driving is not the only offense that results in serious consequences for Minnesota drivers. Breaking certain laws or legal requirements can lead to having your license suspended or revoked for a period of time. But if you lose your driving privileges, you may still qualify for a limited driver's license or be able to legally challenge a revocation.

I can outline all your options and help you handle the consequences of a license suspension or revocation. For more than 25 years, the office of Brainerd DUI lawyer Dennis M. Lothspeich has successfully fought on behalf of clients who needed the most effective legal representation to prevent the loss of their driving privileges.

New Minnesota DUI laws: ignition interlock device

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety cites alcohol-related crashes as the cause of one-third of all Minnesota traffic deaths annually. DWI sanctions have gotten tougher in recent years to reduce those statistics. Steep fines, license suspension and jail time are all possible consequences for drunk driving convictions, increasing with each repeat offense.

The Ignition Interlock Device Program was initiated in Minnesota in 2009. It is one of the stricter consequences you face if convicted of DUI/DWI and has gotten even stricter with updated provisions that require repeat offenders and first-time offenders with a blood alcohol level of .16 or higher to participate. An ignition interlock device is:

  • Installed near the steering wheel and connected to the engine
  • Equipped with a blowing tube so it functions like a breathalyzer
  • Able to detect your blood alcohol concentration level
  • Programmed to prevent the car from starting if your result is above the legal limit

Anyone arrested for DUI/DWI in Minnesota can participate in the program, but you must meet certain requirements and pay significant fees. Electing to participate may help you reduce or avoid jail time. You need an experienced DWI attorney in Brainerd, MN to help you determine if the program is right for you. I have handled numerous DWI cases and know how to effectively present your case and all the factors that determine your sentence.

Comprehensive help for license suspension

You can also lose your driving privileges if you break other laws or fail to comply with court rulings in Minnesota. You or a driver in your family may lose a driver's license for offenses including:

  • Providing false identification
  • Out-of-state conviction
  • Failure to maintain insurance
  • Failure to pay child support
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Causing an accident that resulted in death or personal injury

If you have a legal issue regarding your driver's license, I can evaluate your situation. I will do everything possible to protect you from the loss of your license or help you get it back. I have the experience and tenacity to fight for your rights.

Get the help you need from experienced Crow Wing County attorney Dennis M. Lothspeich

If you have you had your driver's license suspended or revoked, I can help. Call me, attorney Dennis M. Lothspeich, at 218.825.0861 for a free initial consultation, or contact the Law Offices of Dennis M. Lothspeich, P.A. online. I accept collect calls from jails and correctional facilities in Crow Wing and nearby counties and can arrange a visit with you onsite if you are in custody and need immediate assistance. I charge a reasonable flat fee, which is set up front. In some cases, my fee can be comfortably spread out into monthly payments during the duration of your case. My office is conveniently located across from the Crow Wing County Court House. I am happy to schedule an evening or weekend appointment if needed.