In Minnesota there are a myriad of criminal charges that stem from the operation of a motor vehicle, including drunk driving, hit and run and driving after revocation. If you’ve been charged with a crime involving a motor vehicle, our defense attorneys ready to help.
Criminal Vehicular Operation
In the state of Minnesota, you can be charged with criminal vehicular operation if your negligent driving causes bodily injury to another individual. Not all negligent driving qualifies as criminal vehicular operation. Minnesota law requires at least one heightened negligent behavior to be present in order for these charges to be issued.
Driving After Suspension
A suspended license can wreak havoc on your daily life. In the state of Minnesota, it is a crime to operate a motor vehicle when your license has been suspended. This can leave you unable to get to work, or other important functions.
Driving After Cancellation
When your license is suspended, revoked, or cancelled, it can be difficult to get around. Sometimes, you find yourself in a situation where you have to drive with a cancelled license. However, doing so is a crime that can lead to significant consequences.
Driving After Revocation
Driving with a revoked license is a crime that can lead to serious penalties. It can also make day-to-day life very difficult. There are also a number of lasting consequences that can result from a driving after revocation conviction. These can include having your license revoked for an even longer period of time, paying high fees to have your license reinstated, or having a difficult time obtaining affordable auto insurance.
In the state of Minnesota, there are four degrees of drunk driving offenses. The exact penalties you will face are based on which degree of drunk driving you are charged with and whether it is a first-time, or repeat offense. Drunk driving charges in Minnesota can range from a misdemeanor, or a gross misdemeanor, all the way to a felony. The exact charges you face will depend on a variety of aggravating factors.
Hit and Run
A hit and run occurs when the person who causes an accident flees from the scene. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, a hit and run charge can lead to significant consequences. In Minnesota, a hit and run can be charged as a misdemeanor, or a felony.