I live in Fairmont, Minnesota, I got a dwi March 8, 2016 (.09). I have an attorney. Next week I go for sentencing. In Dec. 2008 I got a dwi on a snowmobile (in a ditch). So I'm looking at two in ten year. I served four days in jail before released on own recognince. I have learned of others with a prior and just got another ( blowing a double or more on last one, plus open bottle). She was given no jail time and unsupervised probation, madd, cda review, fines. They dropped double to single, and dropped open bottle, no house arrest or jail, 1 yr unsupervised prob. My lawyer told me he might be able to negotiate my mandatory minimum 30 day jail to house arrest 26 days(if prosec. agrees) plus 0-3 years supervised probation. Someone else just got dwi blew2.4 and his attorney got it dropped to single. My question is why is my .09 not negotiable. I was pulled over for headlight out., and honest when asked if I had anything to drink breathalized 20 minutes after last beer. Two hours later after being booked in jail I was given a chance to blow again and it was .5. I've asked my attorney and his answer is every situations different. Am I being represented fairly.
We don't have the facts to double guess your attorney. I suggest you speak to your attorney about your concern. If you're not happy, you have the right to seek other counsel.
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I always question and take with two grains of salt when someone says, "I know someone who did the same thing as me or, they even something worse, but they got a better deal then me." What I find is that there is always a difference in the facts between cases and /or a difference in two peoples histories. Don't believe the grass is always greener for someone else. If you have questions, talk with your attorney.
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