Blair W. Nelson
Criminal Defense

Second Degree DWI



As a 2nd degree DUI defense lawyer in Bemidji MN, Blair W. Nelson wants anyone facing a 2nd degree DUI to fully understand the details of the charges and potential punishments, and to know that they’re not alone.

2nd degree DUI is a gross misdemeanor in the state of Minnesota. You will be charged at this level for the following offense:

  • Driving under the influence
  • At least two prior DUIs within the last 10 years
  • Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of .20 or higher
  • Two aggregating factors including, but not limited to: refusal of chemical testing, BAC of .20 or higher, and having a child under the age of 16 in the car.

The maximum sentence for 2nd degree DUI is 1 year of jail time and $3,000 in fines. Additional punishments include revocation of the vehicle involved in the incident, loss of drivers license, and impounded (or whiskey) plates. If you are facing a 2nd degree DUI charge it is important that you contact an experienced attorney. Call Blair W. Nelson for the Bemidji 2nd degree DUI defense lawyer who is on your side.