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Douglas T. Kans

Douglas T. Kans

Over 25 Yrs Successfully Defending DWI Charges
  • DUI & DWI, Criminal Law
  • Minnesota
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Mr. Kans has the required experience, professionalism, and legal knowledge to successfully represent any individual charged with a crime. He has always conducted himself respectfully and professionally with both colleagues and clients alike.
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Douglas Kans has been repeatedly selected as a "Top 100 Trial Lawyer" by The National Trial Lawyers Association. He is a highly respected Minneapolis Minnesota DWI DUI Attorney with over 25 years of exclusive criminal defense experience. He has successfully represented numerous individuals charged with all levels of DWI/DUI and criminal offenses at both the State and Federal level throughout Minneapolis and the entire state of Minnesota. This includes Drug Offenses, Assault, Theft crimes and Drunk Driving related offenses such as DWI/DUI. He is a member of both the prestigious organizations of The National College of DUI Defense and The DUI Defense Lawyers Association.

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  • DUI & DWI
  • Criminal Law
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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8th Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Kans Law Firm, LLC
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William Mitchell College of Law
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University of Maryland - College Park
B.S. | Robert H. Smith School of Business
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Gonzaga University School of Law
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Top 100 Trial Lawyer
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Who's Who in Criminal Defense
Minnesota Law and Politics Magazine
Professional Associations
DUI Defense Lawyers Association
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National College of DUI Defense
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Articles & Publications
Court rules drunk driving on Segway legal in Minnesota
NBC News
Speaking Engagements
Community Impact Statements, Channel 5 news KSTP
Segway Court of Appeals Decision, Kare 11 News
What Non-Criminal Attorneys Need to Know about DWI Law: How to Get Your Clients the Best Help, Continuing Legal Education
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4 Questions Answered

Q. I was arrested for a DUI associated with a car accident where I sustained some minor injuries. Aren't the police
A: I certainly don't have all the facts of your situation, but generally every department has policies on how to handle certain situations. If your injuries required medical attention from a professional, you certainly should have been taken to the hospital at some point, especially if you remained in-custody.
Q. Is it possible to get a license that has been cancelled IPS back without doing ignition interlock?
A: Under the current law in Minnesota, if your license has been Canceled Inimical to Public Safety, then it is now a requirement that you must comply with a set duration on the interlock program to ever become valid again without the requirement of interlock in the future.
Q. Can I refuse a breathalyzer test if I'm pulled over on suspicion of DUI?
A: In Minnesota, it is still currently a crime of Gross Misdemeanor Refusal, if you refuse to submit to an evidentiary breath test (Datamaster DMT) at the police station.
Q. Am I required to have DUI plates on my vehicle even though I was not with during the incident
A: Although the license plate impoundment order applies to your vehicle because he was driving it at the time of the incident, there is a process that you can appeal to the Department of Public Safety for administrative review to potentially have your plates restored.
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Kans Law Firm, LLC.
7825 Washington Ave S #220
Bloomington, MN 55439
Telephone: (952) 835-6314