Facing DWI/DUI Charges? — Beware Of The Risk Of Vehicle Forfeiture

A DWI conviction can mean more than jail time or fines — it can also result in the loss of your car, truck, motorcycle, boat and trailer, ATV, snowmobile or other vehicle. Because you only have a limited window of time to fight vehicle forfeiture, get a skilled lawyer working for you right away after a drunk driving arrest.

At Bauer Law Office, we will expend all our energy to help you keep your vehicle and preserve your driving privileges. If you are faced with the possibility of vehicle forfeiture, call us now. It may be the answer you have been waiting for. We serve clients from Plymouth, Brooklyn Park and other Minnesota communities.

'Am I In Danger Of Losing My Vehicle?'

For certain DWI offenses, the state may take your vehicle away and either keep it or sell it. You are likely in danger of vehicle forfeiture if:

  • This is your third DWI in the past 10 years
  • Your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was .16 or more
  • You were driving on a suspended or revoked license
  • Your case involves other aggravating factors

I am attorney Thomas Bauer, the owner and founder of this law firm. With 40 years of experience, I am skilled at presenting "innocent owner" defenses and other defenses. I am available to review the facts of your case and inform you of your rights before it's too late.

License Plate Impoundment

If your DWI violation involves an aggravating factor, your license plates can be impounded. Aggravating factors include:

  • A prior DWI conviction within the past 10 years
  • Having a child under age 16 in the vehicle
  • A blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .20 or more
  • Already having lost your license for being a public danger

The license plate impoundment applies to not only the vehicle you were driving. It also applies to all other vehicles you own or co-own. During the minimum one-year impoundment, you will not be allowed to drive any of your vehicles unless they display specially coded plates and you have been relicensed.

Get The Answers And Help You Need — Contact Bauer Law Office Today

At Bauer Law Office, I will sit down with you and explain how DWI license plate impoundment is likely to affect you and any other licensed drivers in your household. Arrange a free initial consultation about license plate impoundment, vehicle forfeiture or other DWI/DUI consequences by calling our law office today at 763-445-9911. You can also reach us by email.