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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.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 75%
    16 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    16 years
  3. Speeding Ticket: 5%
    16 years



Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Clay Barkley St. Clair

    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.


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  • Misty Fields

    I endorse this lawyer. He is dedicated to providing outstanding representation for every client.


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Contact info

Carey Law Firm, LLC

222 S. 9th S.
Suite 1600
Minneapolis, MN, 55402


MNAuthorized to practice200008/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Cum LaudeCollege of the Holy Cross1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentCarey Law Firm, LLC2006 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Charles F. Gegen2004 - 2006
AttorneyRichard I. Diamond, P.A.2002 - 2004
AttorneyBriggs & Morgan, P.A.2000 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Minnesota State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Hennepin County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
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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Publication nameTitleDate
Washington University Law QuarterlyImproving the Efficacy of CITES by Providing the Proper Incentives to Protect Endangered Species1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
College of the Holy CrossEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Benilde-St. Margaret's, St. Louis Park, MNN/AHigh School1993