I was convicted of a DWI which I blew a .19, it was my first offense and it was lower to a fourth degree. I work about 45 minutes away, with no bus routes or ride shares available. I am wondering if I am still able to apply for a DWI work permit so I can drive to and from work.
Because your test was over .16, you don’t have the option of getting a work permit. However, you can participate in the ignition interlock program and be able to drive freely during your revocation period with that device. Getting the criminal case reduced to a misdemeanor was good, but it doesn’t modify your license revocation terms.
No, not a work permit. But you should be eligible for the ignition interlock program. That would allow you to drive anywhere you want.
Do not rely on this information. My office accepts clients from Avvo, but this initial impression is not protected by any privilege and is not attorney-client communication. You should consult a lawyer promptly about your legal matter.
The license revocation penalty is for one year and you are not eligible for a limited license with a first offense over .16. You can have an alcohol interlock installed in your vehicle, however, to reinstate early.
Disclaimer: Nothing in board or email messages should be construed to create an attorney- client relationship absent a retainer agreement with this office. Any response should be considered general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. You should always consult a lawyer in your state regarding your specific legal matter.
You would have to contact the Minnesota Department of Public Safety for help with a restricted license (which may require participation in the Minnesota ignition interlock program).
Our Rating is calculated using information the lawyer has included on their profile in addition to the information we collect from state bar associations and other organizations that license legal professionals. Attorneys who claim their profiles and provide Avvo with more information tend to have a higher rating than those who do not.
Years licensed, work experience, education
Peer endorsements, associations, awards
Publications, speaking engagements