East Grand Forks, MN asked in DUI / DWI for Minnesota

Q: Found not guilty of dui but still lost license and car isn't that double jeopardy?

By the time she was found not guilty it was passed the time-line for license reinstatement. From what I understand the arresting officer was fired for lying under oath. I believe someone is culpable and she should be made whole. She has suffered tremendously and is still feeling the after effects of this injustice.

I'm writing this on my daughter's behalf to see if there is anything that could help to make her whole.

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Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Saint Cloud, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: The processes for challenging the license revocation and motor vehicle forfeiture is completely separate from the criminal case. She would've needed to file challenges to the license revocation and to the forfeiture far earlier in the process and this would've been laid out in writing in the license revocation paperwork and in the notice of forfeiture. It sounds as if she did not file either challenge. To my knowledge, there is not a process to rewind the clock and go back to file those challenges that were waived when she chose not to challenge the license revocation or the motor vehicle forfeiture.

William Bailey agrees with this answer

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