Minnesota Police Ratcheting Up Efforts to Find Drunk Drivers

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The Minnesota Department of Public Safety has announced a statewide, December-long impaired driving crackdown involving more than 400 law enforcement agencies. For over a decade, Mr. Douglas Kans has dedicated himself solely defending individuals charged with crimes.

Recently, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) presented its list of the 13 deadliest impaired driving counties in the state. The list was presented with the DPS's notice of a statewide, December-long impaired driving crackdown involving more than 400 law enforcement agencies.

Minnesota DUI convictions are on the rise. Consider these sobering numbers: 3,872,093 people in Minnesota have a driver's license. The number of Minnesota licenses with a DWI on record is 462,497, which means that one in eight people with a Minnesota driver's license has a DWI.

These statistics have caused all law enforcement agencies in the state to really focus their drinking and driving. In fact, the state plans to target the 13 counties on the infamous list not only during the month of December, but also during 2007 through the Operation NightCAP program, a nighttime concentrated alcohol patrol. NightCAP is a federally funded program that combines local, county and state law enforcement agencies to target specific roadways where impaired driving is likely.

Between 2003 and 2005, impaired driving in the 13 counties collectively led to 296 alcohol related traffic deaths, 476 serious injuries, an estimated $356 million in costs and nearly 65,000 Minnesota DUI arrests.

With Minnesota DUI arrests on the increase, those arrested need a competent lawyer with the experience and expertise necessary to provide the best possible defense. For over a decade, Mr. Douglas Kans has dedicated himself solely defending individuals charged with crimes.

"Obviously, the message that drinking and driving don't mix is still not hitting home with many drivers. However, we must remember that those charged with DWI deserve the best possible defense as a conviction for DWI can have many consequences," states Mr. Kans.

"Minnesota DUI law is extremely complex, and it is important for any defendant to have an experienced lawyer who is able to navigate the intricate laws, understand the prosecutor's position and successfully negotiate or litigate the best possible outcome," Kans concludes.

Mr. Kans has earned a reputation as an attorney very experienced in Minnesota DUI law and whose success is also credited to the strong relationships he develops and maintains with his clients. His objective is to treat all clients with integrity and to respect their needs, goals and objectives throughout the process.

In 2005, NightCAP resulted in 2,796 DWIs and more than 17,000 other traffic citations. The December 2006 enforcement campaign and NightCAP are components of the state's Toward Zero Deaths initiative, which encourages local traffic safety stakeholders to address traffic issues through enforcement, engineering, education and emergency trauma care response.

Any individual finding themselves facing the Minnesota DUI laws should consult with Mr. Kans, who has the reputation, respect and experience to ardently represent the interests of the accused.

ABOUT KANS LAWFIRM:

For over a decade, Mr. Kans has dedicated himself solely to defending individuals charged with crimes. Over this period, he has earned the respect of fellow colleagues, prosecutors, and Judges throughout the State of Minnesota. Mr. Kans has successfully litigated and negotiated hundreds of criminal cases during his career. He has had many proud achievements, but none are as important as the personal satisfaction he receives from working hard and achieving wonderful results for his clients.

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