If your driver’s license has been revoked in Minnesota after a DWI offense, there is a way to quickly reinstate full Class D driving privileges.

A first time alcohol offense in Minnesota with an alcohol concentration under .16 requires a 90 day loss of driving privileges. If you were under 21, the revocation period is increased to 180 days. A second alcohol offense within 10 years or a third offense on record requires a one year loss of driving privileges.

A first time alcohol offense with an alcohol concentration above .16 requires a one year loss of driving privileges. The revocation period increases to two years for a second offense within ten years or for the third offense on record.

How can you quickly reinstate full driving privileges under any of these circumstances? It’s simple, participate in Minnesota’s Ignition Interlock Device Program. You will need to (1) pass a DWI knowledge test, (2) pay the $680.00 reinstatement fee, (3) apply for a new Class D driver’s license, (4) sign an Ignition Interlock Participation Agreement, (5) submit proof of insurance, and (6) if required, sign a Special Review Awareness form. More information about the program can be found at https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/dvs/programs/mn-ignition-interlock/Pages/law.aspx.

For more tips on Minnesota DWI law and defenses, call Minneapolis criminal defense attorney Robert J. Shane at (612) 339-1024 or visit his web site at www.criminallawyerminnesota.com.