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A Strong Defense Can Make All The Difference

Photo of Amber S. Johnson

A Strong Defense Can Make All The Difference

Drunk Driving Arrest? Get Serious Representation.

Driving while impaired is not something people do intentionally. It’s a crime of misjudgment, but because of the potential for injury or death, DWI is punished harshly. In addition to fines, license suspension and possible jail time, the black mark on your record can affect employment and your standing in the community.

Johnson Criminal Defense provides a sophisticated defense against charges of driving while impaired. Amber Johnson is well-versed in Minnesota DWI law and your rights. She will do everything in her power to avoid a conviction and maintain your driving privileges.

Avoid The Worst Consequences Of A DWI

Johnson Criminal Defense represents people of all ages and all walks of life who find themselves facing DWI charges (sometimes called DUI). Amber has defended every scenario, including:

  • First-time DWI
  • DWI with prior convictions
  • Underage DWI (zero tolerance violation)
  • Felony DWI (fourth offense)
  • Driving while impaired by drugs
  • Breath test refusal (implied consent violation)
  • Drunk driving accidents

The penalties are escalated for second and subsequent offenses, and for aggravating factors such as BAC of .16 or greater (twice the legal limit) or impaired driving with a child under age 16 in the car.

Challenging The Arrest And The Evidence

You may be charged with a per se DWI, meaning a blood alcohol concentration of .08. Even if your BAC is less than the legal limit you can still be charged with impaired driving based on other signs of intoxication.

Amber Johnson brings 10 years of experience and an aggressive approach. She has obtained good results for clients by thoroughly examining every aspect of their DWI arrest. This includes the legal basis for the traffic stop, the administration of field sobriety tests and the portable breath test, the arrest procedure, and the official breathalyzer test (or blood/urine sample). She aims for a dismissal, exclusion of evidence or reduced charges to a non-DWI offense. If she is not able to reach a favorable result out of court, Amber is prepared to defend you at trial to fight for your freedom and your future.

Fighting For Your Driving Privileges

In addition to the criminal charge, Johnson Criminal Defense represents you in the driver’s license proceedings. You can request a hearing when you receive the notice of license revocation. If your license suspension is upheld, Amber can try to get a work/school permit to retain limited driving privileges. Depending on the circumstances (second offense or first offense with BAC over .16) you may have to install an ignition interlock on your vehicles before you can drive again.


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Get A Passionate DWI Lawyer On Your Side

Amber Johnson is committed to protecting your rights and preventing a DWI arrest from ruing your life. Call her right away if you or a family member is charged with driving while impaired. She takes cases in the Twin Cities metro and throughout Minnesota. Start with a free consultation by calling 612-263-8250 or contact Johnson Criminal Defense online.