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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.

I am criminal defense attorney Thomas Bauer. I have helped people defend their rights for 40 years. At Bauer Law Office, my staff and I 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.

Losing Your Vehicle Is A Real Possibility

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

As the owner and founder of my firm,  I am skilled at presenting “innocent owner” defenses and other defenses to help you work to keep your primary car and any other motor vehicles you own. I am available to review the facts of your case and inform you of your rights before it’s too late.

License Plate Impoundment Could Impact Every Vehicle You Own

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.

Stay One Step Ahead Of Your Case To Protect Your Vehicle

At Bauer Law Office, I will take the time to fully explain how vehicle forfeiture and DWI license plate impoundment may affect you and any other licensed drivers in your household. Arrange a free initial consultation about DWI/DUI defenses and possible consequences by calling my law office today at 763-445-9911. You can also reach me by email.