Drugs & DWI Arrests

Drugs and alcohol are not just a problem in Minnesota, but a problem all over the country. Drugs are being manufactured and distributed within the state and even trafficked in from others. DWI is also happening at an incredibly high rate with some incidents resulting in automobile accidents that cause severe injury or death to the victims.

These crimes are very serious and why the State is cracking down on them hard. The penalties can be very harsh and the only way to reduce them or even have the charges completely dismissed is through a Minneapolis DWI attorney. An aggressive approach to your defense needs to be taken, but it also needs to be strategic so that a good end result can be achieved and you can move on with your life.

Drug Arrests


A drug arrest is the result of alleged manufacturing, possession, trafficking, or selling of drugs. The consequences of a conviction are very severe and the penalties can involve prison time, hefty fines, community service, rehabilitation, or probation. The penalties are the reason why it is very important that you contact your Minneapolis DWI lawyer as soon as you are arrested. It does not matter if you are found with drugs in your possession or not, there are some steps that you need to take and they are:

  • Do not admit innocence or guilt because it could be used against you
  • Avoid any explanations regarding your actions
  • Cooperate with the arresting officer
  • Call your lawyer immediately to receive advice

Certain words and actions could be used as evidence against you in court. When your rights are read to you, they do say that anything you say can be used against you. Take that to heart because they will not hesitate to use any and all possible evidence, even if it means taking your words out of context.


DWI Arrests


Being arrested for DWI can be humiliating. Just like with any crime, there is a stigma attached to it. Even if you are not guilty, the fact that you were arrested causes hardship on its own. If convicted, the hardship is even worse due to the harsh penalties. The penalties include:

  • Jail time
  • Fines
  • License revocation
  • Vehicle forfeiture
  • Community Service
  • Probation

An arrest can lead to job loss because any time spent in jail means being absent from the job and the employer may not tolerate an employee being arrested. A conviction can make finding a new job difficult.

Contact a DWI Attorney Minneapolis


If you or a loved one has been arrested for an alleged drug crime or DWI, then you are going through a difficult time. Your future is in limbo and you need answers quickly. To receive those answers, you need a qualified and aggressive attorney who will address your case in the most strategic way possible. To have your rights protected, call the DWI Guys of Meaney & Patrin at 612-223-7409 and schedule your free consultation so that you know what your rights are and how they will be protected.