Helpful Resources for Minnesota DWI and Criminal Cases
1. Minnesota Department of Public Safety (Driver and Vehicle Services)
Check Your Minnesota Driver's License Status at www.mndriveinfo.org or by calling 651-284-2000 (automated system)
Minnesota Driver Evaluation: 651-296-2025
- Evaluators answer questions regarding driver's license history, revocation, cancellation, suspension, and reinstatement
- Calls accepted Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Number is often busy; dialing repeatedly is recommended
- When prompted, state "agent" and have your driver's license number available and wait up to five minutes to speak with an evaluator
Minnesota License Plate Impoundment Division: 651-297-5034
Minnesota DWI Knowledge Test: Chapters 7 and 8 of Driving Manual
Metro Locations Where Drivers Can Take DWI Knowledge Test and Meet with License Evaluator to Obtain a Limited License (if eligible):
- Minneapolis Office - 2929 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55407; M-F 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
- St. Paul Office - 445 Minnesota St., St. Paul, MN 55101; M-F 8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
- Plymouth Office - 2455 Fernbrook Lane, Plymouth, MN 55447; M-F 8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
- Arden Hills Office - 35E, Highway 8 & County Road I West, Arden Hills, MN 55112 (apparently there is no actual address for this location); M-F 8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
- Eagan Office - 2070 Cliff Road, Eagan, MN 55122; M-F 8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
2. Minnesota Ignition Interlock Program
3. Minnesota District Courts
Below is information applicable to four judicial districts in Minnesota
Fourth Judicial District (Hennepin County)
Second Judicial District (Ramsey County)
First Judicial District (Carver County, Dakota County, Goodhue County, Le Sueur County, McLeod County, Scott County, and Sibley County)
Tenth Judicial District (Anoka County, Chisago County, Isanti County, Kanabec County, Pine County, Sherburne County, Washington County, and Wright County)
Pay Fines Online for All Minnesota Counties Except Hennepin and Ramsey
(Note: paying a traffic ticket fine is pleading guilty and will affect your driving record. You should consult with a lawyer before doing so because you may be able to keep the incident off of your driving record.)
Minnesota Appellate Court Opinions Online (since 1996): www.lawlibrary.state.mn.us/archive/
4. Access to Minnesota Court Records and Criminal History
Minnesota trial court public access: pa.courts.state.mn.us
- Please note that the public trial court access site does list criminal cases that are pending or dismissed unless one searches by case number.
Minnesota BCA criminal history: cch.state.mn.us/pcchOffenderSearch.aspx
- Convictions are publicly available for 15 years, although not every misdemeanor conviction will appear here. If one's criminal history is incorrectly reported on this site, the individual should contact the BCA to correct the errors.
FBI National Criminal Records: FBI website regarding background checks
5. Minnesota MADD Impact Panel Registration
6. Minnesotans for Safe Driving Victim Impact Panel
7. City Ordinances of Minnesota
8. Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines
9. Minnesota Department of Corrections