Douglas V. Hazelton

Top rated DUI-DWI attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Halberg Criminal Defense
Douglas V. Hazelton
Halberg Criminal Defense

Practice Areas: DUI-DWI, Criminal Defense; view more

Licensed in Minnesota since: 1993

Education: William Mitchell College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005, 2008 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 1998 - 1999, 2004

Halberg Criminal Defense

7900 Xerxes Avenue South
Suite 1700
Minneapolis, MN 55431 Visit website


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Doug practices exclusively in the area of criminal defense. He represents clients in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Bloomington, Hennepin County and throughout Minnesota. He is also licensed in Wisconsin. For nearly 30 years, Doug has successfully handled hundreds of criminal cases, including assault, theft, sex crimes, drug offenses, homicide and alcohol-related traffic offenses such as DWI/DUI and driver's license revocations and. For three decades, Doug has dedicated himself to providing excellent representation to criminal defendants.

After graduating from Antioch College in Ohio with a bachelor's degree in 1989, Doug went on to receive his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law. He graduated from the National College of DUI Defense conducted at Harvard Law School and was named a member to the college in 1997. In 2006, he became Minnesota's State Delegate to the college. Doug also enjoys the unique distinction of being only one of two Minnesota criminal defense attorneys to complete the Borkenstein Course conducted at Indiana University, which teaches the forensics of alcohol testing. He is a certified Intoxilyzer and DataMaster operator and fully trained in conducting NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Testing.

In addition to his extensive courtroom experience, Doug frequently delivers lectures on DUI/DWI-related topics, both in Minnesota and throughout the United States. His articles have appeared in Criminal Defense Techniques, Criminal Constitutional Law, the Hennepin Lawyer and in 2008 he wrote the Minnesota DWI Law Handbook, Volume 31 of Thomson West's Minnesota Practice Series, which is currently in its fifteenth printing.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense

Focus areas

Criminal Law, DUI/DWI, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Traffic Violations

  • 50% Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 50% Criminal Defense

First Admitted: 1993, Minnesota

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, Wisconsin State Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Delegate, National College for DUI Defense
  • Past President and Member, Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice
  • Minnesota State Delegate to the National College for DUI Defense, 2006
  • Top Attorneys in Minnesota
  • Best Lawyers in America
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Intoxilyzer Operator
  • Graduate, NHTSA/IACP Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner Student Course (Platt and Associates), 2012
  • Graduate, Borkenstein Course on Alcohol and Highway Safety: Testing, Research and Litigation, Indiana University Center for Studies of Law in Action, 2005
  • Certified DataMaster-DMT Operator
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Lecturing on DUI/DWI-related topics locally and nationally, his articles have been published in numerous publications including Criminal Defense Techniques (Matthew Bender), Criminal Constitutional Law (Matthew Bender), the Police Misconduct and Civil Rights Law Report (Clark Boardman) and the Hennepin Lawyer
  • Study of Alcohol Breath Testing, Borkenstein Program at Indiana University, 2005
  • Author, Minnesota DWI Handbook, Volume 31, Minnesota Practice Series, Thomson West/Reuters, 2008-2017
Educational Background:
  • J.D. William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1992
  • B.A. Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 1989
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Recipient of the Hanson Memorial Advocates Prize awarded by the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2016

Office location for Douglas V. Hazelton

7900 Xerxes Avenue South
Suite 1700
Minneapolis, MN 55431

Phone: 612-333-3673


17 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2005, 2008 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 1998 - 1999, 2004

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