Aggressive, Experienced DWI and Criminal Defense Attorney with over 35 years of experience.
Ahern Law Firm specializes in DWI.MN, Assault, Theft, Controlled Substances/Drug Cases, Criminal Sexual Conduct, Prostitution, and Gun Possession in the state of Minnesota.
5101 Thimsen Ave
Minnetonka MN 55345
Available 24 hours a day!
A DWI in the State of Minnesota is a serious crime that requires an aggressive and knowledgeable lawyer.
Drunk driving involves the act of operating and/or driving a motor vehicle, recreational vehicles including boats, all-terrain vehicles and the piloting of an airplane while under the influence of alcohol or drugs to the degree that mental and motor skills are impaired. Penalties are increased for repeat offenders, first-time offenders who test .20 or more, or those who have a child under 16 in the vehicle. Many judges will place a first-time offender in jail and there are tough mandatory jail terms even for persons convicted on a Second DWI. As of August 1, 2002, a Fourth DWI in Ten Years is a felony with a three year prison term. Furthermore, on August 1, 2005, the per se DWI alcohol concentration was reduced from .10 to .08. There are additional penalties to one's driver's license, motor vehicle license impoundment, higher insurance rates, and in many cases forfeiture of your automobile. Before hiring a Minnesota DWI lawyer, it's important to consider their experience, peer review as well as the terms and conditions of this important relationship. You should also learn what that lawyer plans to do to try to limit or eliminate these penalties.
Since the mid 1980's Paul Ahern has worked as a Criminal Defense Attorney, helping clients achieve the very best outcome in the criminal justice system.
Aggressively Defending Cases for: Assault Theft Criminal Sexual Conduct Controlled Substances/Drug Cases Prostitution Gun Possession
Paul B. Ahern has been practicing law since 1983 when he was admitted to the Minnesota Bar. In 1987, he was admitted to the U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota. Mr. Ahern is a member of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice; the Criminal Section of the Minnesota Bar Association; and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
At the beginning of his career, Mr. Ahern worked as a City Prosecutor and Assistant County Attorney learning the process from the inside. Since the mid 1980s, he has worked as a defense attorney helping clients achieve the very best outcome in the criminal justice system.
Mr. Ahern has been a lecturer at the Minnesota Criminal Justice Institute. He is a Member of the NACDL (National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys). Mr. Ahern is a member of the National College of DUI Defense. As a respected and knowledgeable resource in the area of DUI defense, Mr. Ahern has been a lecturer at continuing education classes presented to other practicing groups including:
Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice
Minnesota Criminal Justice Institute
Lorman Educational Services
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