Maybe you had a stressful day at work, skipped lunch and stopped at a local bar for happy hour before heading home. Suddenly you see flashing lights in your rearview mirror, and before you know it, you’re being asked to submit to DWI chemical tests. I am Thomas Bauer, the owner and founder of Bauer Law Office, serving Plymouth, Brooklyn Park and the metro area. I know how easily good drivers can be accused of wrongdoing on the road. I have extensive experience in DWI/DUI defense. I understand the complexities of blood, breath and urine tests. In fact, I am a certified operator of the DATAMASTER machine (Minnesota’s version of the Breathalyzer). Turn to Bauer Law Office to find out what your rights really are and how to protect them.
Minnesota’s Implied Consent Law
Under Minnesota law, all drivers and operators of motor vehicles are automatically assumed to have given their consent to chemical testing. This means that if a police officer has probable cause to think that you have been drinking and driving, he or she can order you to take a blood, breath or urine test.
Note: A preliminary breath test (PBT) is not the same as the more rigorous DATAMASTER breath test. You can refuse the PBT, but it is illegal to refuse the DATAMASTER.
If you refuse to submit to the required blood, breath or urine tests, you can be charged with a gross misdemeanor crime. Before taking any test, however, you have the right to consult an attorney. Take advantage of this right and call Bauer Law Office right away.
The Laws Are Changing, So Talk To A Lawyer Who Stays Up To Date
The laws regarding blood, breath and urine tests are constantly changing. The U.S. Supreme Court and the Minnesota Supreme Court are currently debating whether law enforcement officers require a warrant for blood and urine tests.
Because of ongoing cases like these, talk to me to learn about your rights. At my law firm, I am diligent about staying on the cutting-edge of this rapidly developing aspect of DWI law.
Get A Free Consultation | Get Your Defense Started As Soon As Possible
Remember, you can ask to call a lawyer before taking a DWI chemical or breath test so that you fully understand and protect your rights, so contact Bauer Law Office. You can also rely on us to defend you against DUI and DWI charges after failing a chemical or breath test.
Call 763-445-9911, or you can send us an email. We offer a free initial consultation, and we answer calls 24/7 so that we are ready to address your urgent legal needs.