Minneapolis DWI DUI Lawyers


Minnesota DWI Lawyer, Mark Arneson  does not dabble in DWI law!  With over 19 years of  experience, Mark Arneson dedicates 100 percent of his practice exclusively to DWI & Criminal Defense.  Mark Arneson has a proven track record of successfully defending those accused of DWI and will use his experience, expertise, reputation and resources to aggressively defend you!  Rest assured, if the officer(s) made a mistake with respect to your case, he we will find it and use it to your advantage!

  • ad pictures 002Named a Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney in Minnesota! (National Academy of Criminal Defense)
  • Named a Top 100 Trial Attorney in Minnesota! (National Trial Lawyers Association)
  • Named Top 100 DWI Attorney! (The National Advocacy for DUI Defense)
  • Named a “Rising Star” by “Minnesota Law & Politics!”
  • Has achieved a “Superb” rating with AVVO! (Independent Attorney Review Site)
  • Former prosecutor that has over 19 years of experience dedicated exclusively to DWI/DUI and Criminal Defense!
  • Has Successfully Defended Thousands of Criminal Defense Clients!
  • Proven Results!

For more information regarding your case, please visit our DWI Resource Center. However, if you are facing a DWI charge, it is very important to speak to Minnesota DWI Lawyer, Mark Arneson, to protect your rights!





State v. Painter    Charge: 2nd Degree DWI     Result:  Case Dismissed by Prosecutor

Client was charged with 2nd Degree DWI after Officers showed up at his house on an earlier complaint byf a concerned citizen.  Despite client’s denial of driving, client was arrested after giving a PBT sample of well over .20.  Case was set for trial and the prosecutor was forced to dismiss for lack of evidence.

State v. McBorrough    Charge: 4th Degree Dwi   Result: Charge Dismissed and License Reinstated.

Client was standing next to his running vehicle when the State Trooper pulled in behind him on Hwy 169.  Despite the fact that Trooper was informed that client’s wife had driven the vehicle to the area it was stopped, Trooper charged client with 4th Degree DWI.  After a contested hearing, the judge ruled that the Trooper did not have probable cause to believe client was in physical control of the vehicle. 

State v. Timm     Charge: 4th Degree Dwi    Result: DWI charge dismissed and License Reinstated

Client was charged with 4th Degree Dwi after a Chaska Police Officer responded to a noise complaint and observed client standing next to his running Harley Davidson parked in his garage.  After a contested hearing, judge ruled that officer did not have probable cause to believe client was in physical control of the motorcylcle. .

State v. Berreth     Charge: 3rd Degree Dwi      Result: Test Refusal charge dismissed and License Reinstated.

Client was stopped in his vehicle in a parking lot when officer approached him. After providing officer with a PBT result of .20, Officer arrested client. While at the police station officer only offered client a urine test and when client attempted to dip container into toilet, officer charged client with Test Refusal. After a contested hearing judge ruled that Officer violated client’s rights by not offering a Blood Test. 

State v. Haaland      Charge: 4th Degree Dwi      Result: DWI charge dismissed and License Reinstated.

Officer claimed that client did not come to a complete stop at a stop sign.  Officer’s claim was made despite the fact that his view was obstructed and client’s claim that a full stop was made. During a contested hearing client’s passenger testified that client made a complete stop and was fully aware of where the officer was positioned. Judge ruled that passenger’s testimony was more credible.


We understand that being charged with a DWI can be a very stressful experience.  We will help alleviate your stress by providing you with an outline of how your case will be handled and give you candid advice on your situation.

If you have been arrested for a DWI it is very important to contact a DWI Lawyer immediately.  Minnesota law requires that aNY challenge to License Revocation, Plate Impoundment or Vehicle Forfeiture be filed GENERALLY within 30 days from the date of your arrest.  If that filing deadline is not met, you automatically lose your right to make any challenge in the future!


Arneson & Geffen, PLLC represent clients throughout Minnesota, including the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Duluth, Rochester, Mankato, St. Cloud, Moorhead, Apple Valley, Blaine, Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Burnsville, Coon Rapids, Eagan, Eden Prairie, Edina, Lakeville, Maple Grove, Maplewood, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Roseville and Woodbury as well as Anoka, Hennepin, Carver, Dakota, Ramsey, Scott, Washington, Chisago, Isanti, Sherburne, Wright County.