Experienced Criminal Defense Representation
An arrest can be a frustrating experience. If you are accused of committing a criminal offense in southeastern Minnesota, you owe it to yourself to learn your rights. Many honest, hardworking people face charges in Winona, Wabasha or Houston counties. At Bernatz & Van Beek, we provide practical legal counsel and aggressive advocacy aimed at obtaining the most favorable outcome possible for our clients.
Let Us Protect Your Rights In Court
A conviction for any criminal charge can lead to harsh consequences. The potential jail or prison time, loss of full freedom while under the supervision of probation, hefty fines and other sentencing factors are only one portion of the consequences of a conviction. With the ever-increasing use of background checks, a conviction can adversely impact job, educational and housing opportunities for years to come. Our law firm is dedicated to providing quality representation in criminal cases to aggressively guard the rights of our clients.
Our lawyers are ready, willing and able to stand between you and the power of the government in a wide range of criminal law matters such as:
- DUI/DWI offenses, including civil implied consent hearings
- DWI test refusal allegations
- Repeat DWI charges
- Assault charges
- Domestic violence allegations, including civil order for protection matters
- Drug charges
DWI Charges Require Prompt Action To Preserve Your Rights
Many honest, hardworking people are arrested in Winona and surrounding communities each year on suspicion of DUI/DWI or boating while impaired (BWI). The trial attorneys at Bernatz & Van Beek are committed to presenting a solid defense to any criminal charge. We can also provide you with practical legal guidance and strong advocacy to protect your driving privileges in an implied consent hearing. However, it is vital to act promptly after a DWI arrest as Minnesota law gives you a limited amount of time to challenge your driver’s license suspension or revocation after a DWI or DWI test refusal arrest.