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Jay Edward Carey

DUI and DWI Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

5.0   25 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jay

Learn Jay’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    70%
    DWI, License Revocation, and Vehicle Forfeiture

    24 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    20%
    Assault, Domestic Assault, Drug Crimes, Gun Crimes, Property Crimes, Prostitution, and Traffic Offenses

    24 years

  3. Domestic violence
    5%

  4. Speeding and traffic ticket
    5%
    Speeding, No Insurance, Equipment Violations, Open Bottle, Illegal Turns, Driving after Withdrawal, etc.

    24 years

I devote my practice to the aggressive, thorough representation of clients charged with DWI and other crimes.

Minnesota's DWI laws have become increasingly complex. The interplay among criminal charges, loss of driving privileges, license plate impoundment, and vehicle forfeiture often require an experienced advocate to protect one's interests.

I offer all prospective clients a free, in-depth consultation. If you've been charged with DWI or other offense, you're welcome to call me anytime to discuss whether you need, and can benefit from, a private attorney.

I charge fixed, reasonable fees that vary based on the complexity of the case.

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Location

Carey Law Firm, LLC
222 S. 9th S.
Suite 1600
Minneapolis, MN, 55402

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
I had a moving violation which could have ended my job abruptly. Jay handled it better than I could have and I didn't have to attend any hearings. Outcomes are never guaranteed, but I was really satisfied. He also takes quite a bit of time to consult on the front end, even if it's a small "simple" issue.
Posted by Saravanan G | March 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Outcome - Thanks Jay
I got 3rd Degree DWI first time in MN and not sure what to do? I spoke with Jay Carey and few Attorneys. I trusted Jay Carey because he gathered all the incident information from me first and analyzed what was required to proceed with the case. Also, Jay pointed out all Pros and Cons on my case and he suggested what needs to be followed. I am so grateful for Jay who helped me to come out of my case without Jail time, lesser Fine and got my license back. I appreciated his flexibility and willingness to answer all my questions and concerns. He Genuinely guided me through every single step. His fee was extremely affordable for me. I highly recommend Jay Carey to anyone who has DUI/DWI case.
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Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jay Carey Made My Second DWI More Painless Than My First.
I got my first DWI four or five years ago so when I was pulled over for broken headlights and blew a .09 it elevated the charges against me rather considerably. I called Jay initially just for a brief consultation but he ended up talking to me for more than a half hour, spelling out the road ahead and giving me very clear and detailed instructions on how to navigate the DMV’s numerous requirements to get my license valid again. Thanks to Jay, not only did I have Zero down time with my mobility, but it’s also worth mentioning that his excellent bedside manner did a lot to calm me down during what is a very stressful and scary time. Shortly thereafter I officially hired Mr Carey as my counsel and my day in court went so smoothly there’s almost nothing to say about it. I walked away with no jail time, just over two weeks of house arrest, a $300 fine, and 4 years of probation, very little of which is supervised at all. Jay even walked me over to the offices for my DWI assessment and talked to me about what sort of questions they would ask and what the outcome of that meeting would likely be (which he was right about). After my case was resolved and I was waiting for some paperwork I even saw Jay talking to a young man that couldn’t get a public defender, just giving him some advice because he seems like a genuinely caring guy. To put it bluntly, I couldn’t be more pleased with the quality of counsel I received from Mr Carey. If you have to have your day in court then you are going to want this man standing next to you.
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Posted by charles | August 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best traffic attorney in Twin cities
Jay is a honest truthful attorney. I was from out of state and needed legal assistance for a traffic situation. Jay took the matter by the horn and got it taken case of seamlessly. He actually suggested that I could do DIY and save $. I didn't. I figured I would leave it to the expert. He's the go to person for the legal matters, reasonable fees as well. highly recommended!!
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Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer and Service
Jay is a very smart, intelligent and organized lawyer. He successfully downgraded my careless driving case to the best result I could have, during just 30-minute talk of hearing process. He is the most honest and straight forward lawyer I have contacted. Since I am not familiar with lots of legal terms and processes, he provided me more details and expressed his honest opinions even during free consultation. During hearing process, he negotiated offers back and forth, provided quick analysis and help me walk through the whole process. His over-10-year experience, Client-First service and honest opinions really won my trust. The only thing I regret is that I should have hired him earlier. Based on his knowledge and dedication, if I have had hired him earlier, I should have saved a lot of time and hassle. Jay is highly recommended.
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Posted by Hailey | November 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DOUBLE TROUBLE
Jay was such a pleasure to work with. I had a unique situation where I had gotten a DUI as a passenger of an UBER vehicle. Long story short, my UBER vehicle had gotten into a collision on the hwy. When all vehicles came to a rest, one vehicle in particular had been obstructing the right traffic lane. Upon 911 Dispatch request, I moved the vehicle off of the road. Problem was, I had drank prior to going out that night. I admitted this to the officers on scene and was immediately given a sobriety test, to which I blew a .082. As a result, I had been arrested for a DUI. Not knowing what to do or who to call for help, I found Jay's ad on google search and decided to contact him. From the beginning Jay was eager to take on the case. Jay was diligent and knowledgable. I felt confident that he would know how to bring me the best result from this unique situation. To add complexity to my situation, not more than 2 months later, I had gotten my 2nd DUI. This was one I could not escape. I called Jay immediately. Although in a different county, Jay agreed to take this case as well. Working together, Jay was always realistic with me as we discussed the possible outcomes for both cases. He never gave me false hope or became over confident in his predeterminations. This allowed me to feel comfortable in regard to what was expected from each court's system. Over the course of a year, as result of Jay's diligent efforts and knowing what laws apply, he was able to get the first case (my UBER DUI) COMPLETELY DISMISSED and OFF THE BOOKS!! Like it never happened!! As for as the second case, we moved it along quickly and I had been granted a lower home monitoring program than originally suggested. Jay will also be assisting me in the request to release my probation from 4 years to an earlier date. When I had questions, Jay was reachable and responded to me in a timely manor. I also appreciate that Jay never made me feel as though I had been a hassle or burden. I have found that Jay excels in DUI Law and also multiple Minnesota Court Systems. I would not hesitate to recommend Jay to any person, including those who may also be in a unique situation.
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Posted by Nicholas | October 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wizard at Law
When I got my first DWI, I was terrified at the consequences. When I got my second DWI a few months later, I thought my life was over. Luckily I hired Mr. Carey after my first one and he single handedly turned my life around and gave me a legitimate second chance. My first DWI got dropped to a careless driving, and my second one ended up only counting as my first DWI. No jail time, no ignition interlock. Lost my license for a very brief time but Jay made sure to help me get a work permit. I didn't lose my job and my life did not fall apart as most people's would've after getting arrested for DWI twice in a brief span of time. He even represented me in court at St. Cloud for my second which was quite a ways out of his way. I am truly thankful for having met this man and have since given up drinking completely to ensure I never need his help again!
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Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding counsel
I had the opportunity to work with Jay Carey for a vehicle violation incident in MN. He is the most honest and straight forward lawyersi have worked with ever. His advise is very meaningful and helped to resolve my case tremendously. His fees are very reasonable (compared to most lawyers i had researched) and is always a phone call away regards this case even post solving my case . He is a true professional and i highly recommend him. He is a class act.
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Posted by Tommy | April 10, 2015
Quality Legal Representation, Affordable Rate
I couldn't have asked for a better lawyer to represent me. Jay is highly informed and communicates well. From day one, Jay was willing to answer all my questions, spending more than an hour with me during a free consultation. Since it was my first time dealing with a DWI, this made me feel more comfortable and informed. He continued to explain things in an easy-to-understand way throughout each step of the process. He lowered the fees to make it affordable for me (four times less expensive than other representation I considered) and was willing to make a payment plan if need be. He represented me incredibly well in court. The judge even remarked that his statement was the best presentation of a DWI case they had seen in a while. The results were better than I had hoped for: we won the criminal case (DWI charges were reduced to Careless Driving), and won the civil case (my license revocation was rescinded, aka my license wasn’t taken away). I am grateful that now there is officially no DWI on my legal or driving record. Jay cares about his clients. He is human-centered and you can tell he does this work because he cares about his clients’ futures. Although I never wish any friends/family to be in a similar situation, if they were, I would recommend Jay whole-heartedly.
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Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2014
Excellent, well educated lawyer.
Jay kept me regularly updated on my case and strategy for my trial. He had great questions to single out any jurors that might be bias and would hurt our case. He is well educated and had great questions for the state's witness to dispute evidentiary testimony against me which helped lead to a verdict of not guilty on all charges. He really helped keep me grounded when I was worried about my case and my future.
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Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2013
Top notch DwI attorney
Recently my wife needed the services of a DWI attorney. We received many solicitation letters from DWI layers. One 0f the ones I contacted was Jay Carey. I interviewed several of them over the phone and was most impressed with Jay. We decided to retain him. What a great decision. He guided us through the process, always returned our phone calls, was generous with his time and did a great job representing my wife. Even after my wife's case was closed he is always available to answer questions that might arise. We would strongly recommend Jay to anyone who is in need of a DWI attorney. He is a first class lawyer and a first class individual. As a bonus he is also one of the most reasonable DWI attorneys in the Twin Cities area.
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Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2013
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if you need help with dui's/dwi 's,this is the man you need , a first rate and proffesionall job at handling my case with the care and drive as if he was related to you. if you need a lawyer for your case, call jay
Posted by Jonathan | February 21, 2013
5 Star all the way!
Jay was a great lawyer. He helped me out, and was always there when I had a question. I would highly recommend him to anyone. 5 stars!
Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2013
Very satisfied with Jay's services
I have used Jay for my DWI charge and am very happy I made that choice. Jay explained the process I was facing in a way that made sense and was able to put my mind at ease. He is knowledgable about legal matters and was available for follow up questions. He is also very personable which is a big plus as you definetely want someone who can build rapport with prosecutors/judges. And he also charges reasonable prices for his services. Jay definetely went above my expectations.
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Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2012
Wonderful Representation
I was very pleasantly surprised and very lucky to have had Jay Carey represent me for my DWI case. During his consultation he walked me through everything I needed to know and worked with me the entire time understanding my situation. He knows his stuff and seems like he caters to each of his clients and what they are looking for/what's going on in their life. I highly recommend him and was not dissappointed at all.
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Posted by Bob | March 26, 2012
great guy great lawyer
I usually do not do this, but I feel compelled to tell anyone who reads this how great it is to have a man like Jay Carey on your side when you find yourself in trouble with DUI problems. As most of you know, when you get a DUI, almost right away you will start getting mail from a ton of law firms. I checked of few of them out as the letters came in the mail. I met with one attorney who wanted $4,500 dollars up front before he would do anything. I could not afford that. When I finally came across Jay's letter and called him, I was impressed with his calmness willingness to talk to me about my options before he even mentioned a fee. When I asked about his fees, I was stunned! They don't even compare to what the others demanded. I knew right away that this was the guy to represent me in court. He makes you feel like yours is the only case he has. He is very compassionate and very knowledgable. He has a way of explaining the law in ways that are easy to understand. He really does care about his clients as people. I can honestly say that I feel very lucky to have found him. This man was a Godsend to me. His fees are very manageable. If he is not able to take your call when you first call him, he will always return your call in a very timely manner. There is no downside to working with Jay on your side. I strongly urge anyone who needs the kind of help I needed to call the Jay Carey Law Firm. You will be glad you did. THANK YOU JAY! There is life after two DUI's in 6 months.
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Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2012
DWI Arrest
After my DWI arrest I contacted Jay Carey who was recommended to me by a friend. Jay Carey guided me through the process of court and re-appling for my license. Everything was handled and processed exactly as he stated. I would recommend Jay to anyone who has this type of incident.
Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2012
SZ
Hi, The Carey Law Firm helped me with my case incredibly... They were very timely and got it taken care of quick and easy and in-expensive too! I highly recommend them... Thanks!
Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2012
I would highly recommend Jay Carey for DWI/BWI Legal Representation
Jay was great. I hired him based on his strong educational background highlighted in a letter I received from him after I was arrested for boating while intoxicated. He gave me a free consultation on the phone, advising me not to hire an attorney until after I received the urine test results back from the county. That was great advice, and after I received the test results back called Jay to hire him. He gave great advice throughout the process, represented me extremely well in the pre-trial hearing and in the end helped negotiate a misdemeanor down to a petty misdemeanor with no trial. I would recommend him to anyone who is charged with either a DWI or a BWI.His rates were extremely attractive, too, and he was both honest and sincere throughout.
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Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2011
Above and beyond
Jay Carey has provided fantastic representation services for me. I was facing a dui/dwi charge, which would have compromised my career. Jay was very available and thorough with answering my questions. I appreciate his patience, professionalism, and expertise. Jay's rate is also very fair! I know of others who've been in my similar situation who where charged an arm and a leg and did not have the excellent representation I received. I'd hire him again in a heart beat (but hopefully won't have to!)
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Carey Law Firm, LLC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Charles F. Gegen
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • Richard I. Diamond, P.A.
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Attorney
  • Briggs & Morgan, P.A.
  • 2000 - 2002
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Education

  • Washington University School of Law in St. Louis
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997
  • Benilde-St. Margaret's, St. Louis Park, MN
  • High School
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. J.H.
  • Court dismissed the case in its entirety, ruling that the traffic stop was unconstitutional because it was not supported by a reasonable, articulable suspicion of criminal activity.
  • State of Minnesota vs. D.G.
  • Charges reduced to Careless Driving, and client prevailed at the license revocation hearing. Client experienced only minimal interruption in work-related driving. Client has a clean record with respect to DWI.
  • State of Minnesota vs. E.E.
  • Prosecutor returned the forfeited vehicle to client's mother. Client received a stay of adjudication of guilt, meaning that client was not convicted of DWI. Client prevailed at the license revocation hearing and avoided one year of license cancellation.
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Associations

  • Better Business Bureau
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers Invitation Selection
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of DWI/DUI Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2018
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Clients' Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Cum Laude
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • 1997
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
Endorse Jay
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jay is a smart and thorough advocate for his clients. He is meticulous in his analysis of the facts and carefully ensures that his clients' rights are protected no matter how difficult a given situation may be. I strongly recommend Jay to anyone in need of an aggressive and ethical criminal defense lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is dedicated to providing outstanding representation for every client."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Carey's knowledge and experience in the area of DWI/DUI make him an asset to his clients. If you are charged with DWI/DUI you can feel confident that he will get you the best result possible."
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