DWI laws make it a crime to operate anything that is motorized while impaired. Therefore, DWI laws apply to All Terrain Vehicles (ATV’s) and you can be convicted of DWI while operating a motor vehicle such as an ATV. This crime is commonly referred to as Driving-While-Impaired All Terrain Vehicle (DWI ATV). If you have been charged with DWI ATV make sure you have an experienced Minnesota DUI Defense Attorney defending your rights throughout the case.
DWI ATV Consequences
Depending on one’s prior DWI history, penalties for DWI ATV can include jail time and heavy monetary fines just like any other DWI offense. Further, even on a 1st DWI ATV you can lose ATV operating privileges for an entire year.
Possible Driver’s License Sanctions
If a driver’s first DWI offense occurs on an ATV, it is possible that one may not lose their actual Minnesota driver’s license. However, if a driver of an ATV has qualified prior impaired driving incidents within a ten year period a DWI ATV will be treated as any other DWI as far as driving privilege revocations are concerned.
Should I Hire a Minnesota DUI Defense Attorney?
Experience matters with a crime as complex as DWI ATV. Gerald Miller PA has over 35 years of experience helping and guiding people through these frightening and difficult times. Contact Gerald Miller PA today at 612-341-9080 for a free consultation.
For more information see the Minnesota All Terrain Vehicle Driving While Impaired Statute 169A.20.