When You Have Been Accused Of DWI

Many people know the terrifying feeling of being pulled over on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. For many people, this may be the first time they have ever been detained or arrested by the police. If they are charged with DWI, it may be the first time they have ever had any firsthand experience in Minnesota's criminal justice system.

It's perfectly understandable if you are in that situation and you don't know what to do. The authorities can be intimidating, and the details of the process can be overwhelming. However, this is no time to give up. With the help of a skilled DWI defense lawyer, you can fight the charges against you.

I am attorney Patrick J. Fugina, and I help people from all walks of life protect their rights and defend their futures after they have been accused of DWI and related crimes. I have been working in criminal defense for more than 30 years, and I have experience defending people in DWI cases involving many issues, including:

  • First-offense DWI
  • Repeat offender DWI
  • License suspension
  • License revocation
  • Breath test refusal
  • Driving under the influence of drugs

You Can Defend Against DWI Charges

No one disputes that drunk driving is a serious challenge to safety on our roads. To combat this problem, police have stepped up enforcement, and lawmakers have made penalties increasingly harsh in recent years. A conviction on even a first offense can lead to large fines, license probation and even jail time. Penalties are much worse for subsequent offenses.

When you are staring at the possibility of these penalties, it's important to remember two things: First, you have the right to a defense; and second, with a strong defense, you can minimize the long-term damage a conviction can do to your life, or possibly avoid conviction altogether.

When I defend people from DWI charges, I help them understand all their legal options so that we can build and implement the strongest, smartest defense we can.

Get Started

If you have been accused of drunk driving, get to work building your defense right away. Call the law office of Patrick J. Fugina today at 763-248-7043. You can also contact my office by email.

The law office of Patrick J. Fugina represents clients in Anoka, Minnesota, and throughout the northern Twin Cities area. I offer a free initial consultation.