Navigating the Criminal Justice System

January 26, 2017

The Minnesota or Wisconsin justice system wants you in court?  Who's on your side?  Who is going to fight and protect your rights?  Your case cannot wait.  You need an attorney who understands your issues, language, culture and who will listen to your side of the story, investigate, stand on your side and aggressively fight for your rights. 
 
Attorney Thomas Yang, a criminal and immigration defense Hmong Lawyer, is a former Community Service Officer with the Oshkosh Police Department, a former Special Agent with the Wisconsin Department of Justice and a former Adjunct Professor at Hamline University.  Hmong attorney, Thomas Yang, began his law practice in 1997 with a focus on handling criminal and immigration defense cases.  Let Thomas' prior law enforcement background and his 16 years of criminal defense experience help you with your case. 
 
DWI
 
The penalties and requirements for DWI vary somewhat from state to state, but due to the effort of many advocacy groups particularly Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), all 50 states have passed laws intended to crackdown on drunk driving by increasing penalties and consequences for repeat offenders.

 

The law is you are innocent until proven guilty in this country, but if you took a breath test or a blood test that recorded your blood alcohol content at .08 or above, you will be convicted of driver while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI), or operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (OWI) depending on what drunk driving is called in your particular state.
 
 It does not matter if you did not appear intoxicated, was not staggering or slurring your words. If you had a BAC above .08 in all 50 states that means you were in fact driving under the influence, under the “per se” laws. Even if you passed the field sobriety tests, if you recorded a .08 BAC or greater you will be found guilty.
 
If you have been arrested for DWI, or other criminal matters, you should consult a Hmong attorney who specializes in criminal defense to protect your rights.

 

 

 

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