DUI/DWI Defense

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 1.5 million people are arrested per year for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. That equals one out of every 121 licensed drivers. And in North Dakota, the Department of Transportation reports that law enforcement officers administer, on average, over 6,000 blood and breath alcohol tests a year.

Sobering Consequences

Drinking alcohol and taking drugs can lead to poor decision-making. One such poor decision is the one to drive home after consuming too many drinks. That momentary lapse in judgment can lead to years of consequences. But should it?

At Haugen, Moeckel & Bossart, we understand that being charged with driving under the influence (DUI) does not make you a bad person. Instead, it is a reflection of being caught making one bad decision. Unfortunately, that decision can cost you in several significant ways, financial and otherwise.

Advocating On Your Behalf In North Dakota And Minnesota

Prosecutors do not want to look soft on drunk driving. They want to throw the book at DUI offenders. To prevent that from happening, you need a strong DUI defense attorney.

At Haugen, Moeckel & Bossart, we have dedicated our careers to aggressively advocating for people like you who made the simple mistake of getting behind the wheel of a car. We represent clients charged in North Dakota and Minnesota and understand how to defend DUI/DWI cases in each state.

Based on the unique facts of your case, we can challenge the legality of your DWI arrest on one or more legal grounds, including:

  • Whether the police had a sufficient legal and factual basis to justify the initial traffic stop of your vehicle.
  • Whether the police had sufficient probable cause to suspect you of driving under the influence.
  • Whether the police had sufficient probable cause to arrest you for driving under the influence.
  • Whether the police had adequate reason to believe you were operating, driving or in "physical control" of a motor vehicle.
  • Whether the alcohol concentration test result itself (breath, blood or urine) was accurate and reliable, or whether it gave a false reading.
  • Whether the police improperly considered your conduct a refusal to take an alcohol concentration test.

Our lawyers will work with you to ensure your rights are protected to the fullest extent of the law. We will aggressively advocate for your rights in both the criminal case and the administrative driver's license revocation proceedings.

Call us in the Fargo-Moorhead area at 701-433-1565, or contact us online, for a free legal consultation regarding your North Dakota or Minnesota DUI/DWI.

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