Meaney & Patrin, PA

Our firm has devoted our practice to ensuring that you will have the comprehensive, solid DWI defense needed when you or a family member is facing one of these serious charges.

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Firm Overview


Focusing on Minnesota DWI Laws

As in most states, the DWI penalties in Minnesota are serious. If you need a serious defense to help you avoid, minimize, or manipulate these penalties, you can stop looking.

You can call us at any time. We will start you on the process, even after a late night, or before a test.

Meaney & Patrin, PA, has the experience and the focus to get the job done right. Our practice is devoted to defending people in Minnesota after a drunk driving traffic stop or DWI arrest. You can visit our practice areas overview page to learn more about our practice.

Knowledge

We are experienced DWI attorneys. We have given many Minnesota residents an effective defense to their DWI/DUI/Test Refusal charges, saving them time, money, and reducing the impact on their lives and families. Our focus on this area allows us to stay on the cutting edge of Minnesota DWI laws and defense strategy. We are not jacks of all trades, but we are masters of one: DWI Defense Strategy.

Strategy

We are very familiar with the courts, prosecutors, and administrators involved in these cases, and we can use our knowledge to anticipate what will be best for our clients. We have a reputation for crafting powerful and effective defenses to drunk driving charges, not making frivolous arguments that only hurt your chances to stay in the good graces of the courts.

Dedication

Our job is to assert and defend your rights, and to make you feel at ease about the charges against you so that you can get on with life and work. You will speak with our DWI/DUI lawyers directly and they will stay in contact with you. We think that it is more important to be smart and dedicated than act too quickly and treat people harshly. We will treat you with the respect you deserve, and we will give you a proper defense. The first person you talk with when you call us will be the person who will handle your situation from start to finish, every single step of the way.

As attorneys, we are active in local and Minnesota State Bar Associations. We live, work and raise families here in the Twin Cities, and we know what it means to be a part of this community.

We know you work hard, so we do too. When you are ready to start on a high-quality DWI/DUI defense, give us a call.
Main Office

THE DWI GUYS MAIN OFFICE
7582 Blackoaks Lane N
Maple Grove, MN 55311  MN  55311

Phone
  • (612) 223-6507
Fax
  • (763) 898-3011

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Flat fees. Accept all major credit cards.

Office Information

Office Hours

24 Hour Phone On-Call service

Office Manager

Ethan Meaney

Emergency After Hours

Yes

DUI and DWI
Our firm has devoted our practice to ensuring that you will have the comprehensive, solid DWI defense needed when you or a family member is facing one of these serious charges.
Focusing on Minnesota DWI Laws

As in most states, the DWI penalties in Minnesota are serious. If you need a serious defense to help you avoid, minimize, or manipulate these penalties, you can stop looking.

Call 1-800-DWI-GUYS or 612-333-3636 locally or Contact Us. You can call us at any time. We will start you on the process, even after a late night, or before a test.

Meaney & Patrin, PA, has the experience and the focus to get the job done right. Our practice is devoted to defending people in Minnesota after a drunk driving traffic stop or DWI arrest. You can visit our practice areas overview page to learn more about our practice.

Knowledge

We are experienced DWI attorneys. We have given many Minnesota residents an effective defense to their DWI/DUI/Test Refusal charges, saving them time, money, and reducing the impact on their lives and families. Our focus on this area allows us to stay on the cutting edge of Minnesota DWI laws and defense strategy. We are not jacks of all trades, but we are masters of one: DWI Defense Strategy.

Strategy

We are very familiar with the courts, prosecutors, and administrators involved in these cases, and we can use our knowledge to anticipate what will be best for our clients. We have a reputation for crafting powerful and effective defenses to drunk driving charges, not making frivolous arguments that only hurt your chances to stay in the good graces of the courts.

Dedication

Our job is to assert and defend your rights, and to make you feel at ease about the charges against you so that you can get on with life and work. You will speak with our DWI/DUI lawyers directly and they will stay in contact with you. We think that it is more important to be smart and dedicated than act too quickly and treat people harshly. We will treat you with the respect you deserve, and we will give you a proper defense. The first person you talk with when you call us will be the person who will handle your situation from start to finish, every single step of the way.

As attorneys, we are active in local and Minnesota State Bar Associations. We live, work and raise families here in the Twin Cities, and we know what it means to be a part of this community.

We know you work hard, so we do too. When you are ready to start on a high-quality DWI/DUI defense, give us a call at 1-800-DWI-GUYS or 612-333-3636.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Meaney & Patrin the "DWI Guys"

DWI is a serious crime and when arrested for this crime, it can be difficult to fight the charges. The arresting officer will perform field sobriety tests to determine if you are drunk and, if he or she decides that you are, then you will be handcuffed and taken to jail. If you refuse the field sobriety tests, you will still be taken to jail for further testing. You will be fingerprinted, photographed, and asked to submit to chemical testing for the presence of alcohol and/or controlled substances. You do, however, have the option to contact an attorney first, and the DWI lawyers of Meaney & Patrin, PA, are available for you 24 hours when you have been arrested for DWI.

The reason why that first phone call should be to your lawyer is because you do not want to say anything to the police that could be used against you in court. Even the smallest statement could be twisted into something you did not mean. In other words, anything can be taken out of context in order to prove your guilt. The decision to submit to testing also has numerous implications either way.

Even if you have already made it home, the DWI GUYS can help you. Seek immediate consultation by filling out the form to the right or calling our office at 1-800-DWI-GUYS. We can help.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer

Meaney & Patrin works closely with clients to provide a criminal defense that is aggressive, competent, and informative. You will learn:
-What options are available to you
-What outcome to expect
-Criminal defense strategies that are tailored to the uniqueness of your case
-How we protect your rights during a time when you feel you have none

The sooner you speak with our attorneys, the sooner a strong defense can be put together for you. It is best to speak with us as soon as possible so that we can inform you of your rights and ensure that they are not violated. When you call and decide to retain us, we will begin an immediate investigation of the charges made against you to uncover the relevant facts so we can craft the proper legal strategy for your case in court. We know the law, the prosecutor, the judge, and the courtroom procedures and we will use that experience for you.

Dedicated To Your Defense

We are DWI attorneys in the Minneapolis metro area that many people trust when they need help. Most of our business comes from referrals from prior clients. Our experience, knowledge, and dedication to creating an excellent defense strategy gives our clients confidence that they have retained the best DWI representation available, whether they feel they are guilty or innocent. We want you to feel at ease by clearing up the confusion you feel. We want you to move on with your life. We don't want you to lose your job, have difficulty finding a new one, to lose your license, or any of the other DWI penalties that you could be inflicted with. There are ways to get around the charges or penalties and we will use every way possible to make the law work for you.

Minneapolis DWI Lawyer

When you or a loved one has been charged with DWI, you need a caring defense that is aggressive in the courtroom. DWI charges can compromise a person's ability to find a job, a place to live, to acquire affordable insurance, and so much more for the remainder of their lives. It doesn't make sense to pay for a single mistake for a lifetime, which is why we are here to help. We want to provide you with a free consultation regarding your case or, if you have been arrested, call our aggressive DWI lawyers in Minneapolis at 1-800-DWI-GUYS. The sooner you make the call, the sooner your rights will be protected and the sooner we can begin investigating the charges against you.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

We are DWI attorneys in the Minneapolis metro area that many people trust when they need help. Most of our business comes from referrals from prior clients. Our experience, knowledge, and dedication to creating an excellent defense strategy gives our clients confidence that they have retained the best DWI representation available, whether they feel they are guilty or innocent. We want you to feel at ease by clearing up the confusion you feel. We want you to move on with your life. We don’t want you to lose your job, have difficulty finding a new one, to lose your license, or any of the other DWI penalties that you could be inflicted with. There are ways to get around the charges or penalties and we will use every way possible to make the law work for you.

Ethan Meaney

ETHAN P. MEANEY has been practicing in the area of DWI defense since 2001. Prior to that he prosecuted hundreds of DWIs in Hennepin and Goodhue Counties. Meaney has represented hundreds of DWI cases and his recent victories in the Minnesota Court of Appeals cases State of Minnesota v. Paul Scott Demars and Tracey Ernest Wiberg v. Commissioner of Public Safety are just examples of his commitment to quality DWI representation.

Meaney graduated magna cum laude from Northern State University in 1996 and graduated in 1999 from the University of South Dakota School of Law in the top quarter of his class. Immediately out of law school Meaney was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Richard C. Perkins, Minnesota First Judicial District Court Judge. He then joined the firm of Hoff, Barry & Kuderer in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, where he was the sole criminal prosecutor. From his time prosecuting, Meaney has developed a unique understanding of DWI law from a prosecutor
License
  • Bar Number: 0295887
    Minnesota , 1999
Education
  • University of South Dakota School of Law
    Juris Doctororate , 1999

Derek Patrin

DEREK A. PATRIN has been practicing in the area of DWI defense since 2001. In that timeframe, he has handled hundreds of DWI cases. His work in DWI defense has been recognized by Minnesota Law & Politics, who named Derek a
License
  • Bar Number: 0291328
    Minnesota , 1999
Education
  • University of Minnesota School of Law
    Juris Doctororate , 1998

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