Should You Take or Refuse the Test in a Minnesota DWI Case?

This is probably the most common question asked of a DWI lawyer. The short answer is: You should take the test with a few important caveats.

The best advice is to call a lawyer before you take the test. The police give you at least 20 minutes to reach a lawyer for advice. They provide directories and may allow you to use your cell phone to find a lawyer. Because it’s often difficult to reach a lawyer late at night, keep calling lawyers until you reach one directly. The police often will give you extra time to reach a lawyer if you are actively searching for one. Don’t simply wait for one to call you back.

To learn the nuances of the testing decision, visit our page entitled DWI Testing Decision.

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