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What Skills are Necessary for a Good DWI Lawyer in Minneapolis?

If you are facing charges for a DWI arrest, you need an attorney. But you may be wondering what you should be looking for in a lawyer to help you with this particular crime. That’s extremely wise of you because all lawyers are not the same. Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorney, Judith A. Samson has been on the job for more than 20 years. She has got what it takes to defend you, contact Ms. Samson now.

Skill #1 – A Proven Track Record

Finding a defense attorney is not difficult, but finding a defense attorney who knows the ins and outs of DWI defense takes a bit more effort. Judith Samson, Attorney at Law, has years of experience under her belt and has significant experience and knowledge of Minnesota DWI laws. But there is more to a DWI case than knowing the law.

A lawyer defending a DWI case must also:

  • Patiently listen to the client
  • Remain empathetic to the client’s situation, but know when to detach for the client’s best interest
  • Have the courage to face morally ambiguous terrain, if necessary

Skill #2 – Providing Full-Service Representation

A DWI defense attorney must be capable of:

  • Connecting with a client 24-hours a day
  • Offering clients the documentation and paperwork necessary for their cases
  • Understanding and utilizing negotiation tactics
  • Always returning calls
  • Working diligently and in a timely fashion for the resolution of the client’s case
  • Treating clients with respect
  • Regularly communicating with clients
  • Having relationships with their clients based on trust
  • Showing compassion

Skill #3 – Maintaining Relationships with Prosecutors

Specific individuals are “repeat players” in the criminal justice system. A defense attorney is likely to see the same judge, prosecutors, and others repeatedly during their careers. Developing a positive working relationship with these players is vital. Keeping a professional friendship going with these players benefits everyone.

Clients do not want to feel their attorney is too familiar with other persons in the courtroom, but they don’t want to feel hatred among the attorneys, judge, or witnesses.

Skill #4 – Collecting “Discovery”

An outstanding defense attorney investigates the allegations against his or her client by:

  • Requiring the prosecutor to turn over information concerning the case
  • Collecting records
  • Visiting the (alleged) crime scene
  • Hiring experts
  • Talking to witnesses
  • Serving subpoenas, etc.

Skill #5 – Intuition

According to an American Bar Association article about a survey created by University of Missouri at Kansas City law professors Nancy Levit and Douglas O. Linder, after their book, The Happy Lawyer, was published, they discovered that:

  • Female lawyers are better at assessing the emotional states of others.
  • Female lawyers listen more intently.
  • Women score higher on tests of empathy.
  • Females identify emotional states from clues.
  • Women interrupt less frequently.

All of these skills are beneficial in the field of law.

Skill #6 – Reasoning and Logical Thinking

Only years of experience develop these two characteristics in lawyers. Evaluating and creating arguments is at the heart of being a lawyer or a judge. Attorneys need to understand the principles of logic used in legal reasoning and judicial decision-making.

Judith A. Samson, Attorney at Law, knows this to be true.

Skill # 7 – Client Approval Ratings

  • Attorney Samson has represented more than 7,000 clients.
  • Ms. Samson’s client testimonials are outstanding.
  • Judith Samson’s case results are excellent.

Contact Judith A. Samson, Attorney at Law 24/7

If you or a loved one need an excellent lawyer, call the offices of Judith Samson today. She will study your case and discuss how she can assist you in making the crucial decisions necessary. You are in expert hands when you have Judith Samson on your side.

Disclaimer: The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established.

Client Testimonials

To meet your needs, I provide 24 hour service, off-site appointments, and a free initial consultation. Contact my Minneapolis law office to have a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney on your side.

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Case Results


County: Scott

Type of Charge: 3rd DWI

Priors: 1 prior

Final Deposition: Plead to a 4th degree DWI

Sentence Imposed: No jail


County: Dakota

Type of Charge: Harassment Order

Priors: None

Final Deposition: Dismissed

Sentence Imposed:


County: Hennepin

Type of Charge: Solicitation of Prostitute

Priors: 1 prior

Final Deposition: Stay of imposition vacate and dismiss

Sentence Imposed: No jail

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Phone: 612-333-8001

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