Minneapolis DWI Lawyer


When you’ve been charged with Driving While Impaired (DWI), there is a lot at stake. Your  license, your job, your liberty – the consequences of DWI conviction are dramatic. And the most important decision you need to make is who to select as your attorney, because nothing will have more bearing on the result of your case than the person you chose to represent you.

Read more about our attorneys Charles Ramsay and Daniel Koewler.

At Ramsay Law Firm, we’ve dedicated ourselves to vigorously and tirelessly defending our clients whenever they’ve been charged with a DWI offense. Our years of experience, our top-notch support staff, and our leadership in the field of DWI defense is what makes the attorneys of Ramsay Law Firm the right choice in your case.

We believe that being your attorney means much, much more than just accepting a fee and pleading you guilty. It’s not enough for you to merely be represented; we want our clients to feel that they are represented, and know that we’re in their corner, defending their rights. A true defense attorney wears many hats, and includes being:

Your Resource: We won’t just tell you what the law says. We’ll explain how the law applies to your case, and how we can use the law to obtain a favorable outcome for you. And then we’ll go a step further, and explain how our cutting-edge scientific expertise can help us win your case. By staying current with both new legal developments and new scientific advances, our experience insures that every reasonable interpretation of the law will work to your advantage, and that you’ll have access to new legal defenses other attorneys aren’t even considering.

Your Counselor: We’re always available to answer your questions, and have years of experience handling every variety of DWI offense. We understand what you’re going through, and will work to ensure that you rest easy at night knowing that we’re working your case. We spend the duration of your case working and worrying, so that you don’t have to.

Your Gladiator: Without the will to fight, knowledge of the law is largely useless. We’ve got a proven reputation for zealously defending our clients, and prosecutors know that behind every negotiation is the fact that we’re ready and willing to fully litigate every issue that we feel will give our clients an edge. We may not walk soft, but we certainly carry a big stick.

Your Guide: Working your way through the criminal justice process can be frightening, confusing and at times outright baffling. We’ll explain the process in layman’s terms, and let you know what to expect every step of the way. That way you can continue to plan for the future, without worrying about the unknown, and rest assured that we’ve got your back every step of the way. And whenever you ask us “why,” we’ll tell you.

Through our ability to act as Your Legal Resource, Your Counselor, Your Gladiator and Your Guide, you’ll get the best legal representation possible on your DWI charge. We’ll be there every step of the way, and won’t rest until we’ve gotten you the best possible outcome for your case.


When facing DWI charges, many people believe that the charge is not very serious and that pleading guilty is their only option. As a seasoned law firm that has defended every type of DWI case, we want you to know the truth – that DWI’s are beatable, and have consequences more severe than you may think.

Choosing Ramsay Law Firm means that you gain access to attorneys who have spent their entire careers becoming leaders in the field of DWI defense. We know the law – backwards and forwards – and more importantly, know how to use the law to your advantage. We also know the science behind DWI tests, and understand exactly how to use that knowledge to benefit our clients. Through tireless investigation, research and litigation, we’ve proven time and time again that it is possible to beat a DWI charge. Whether beating the charges involves getting the test results suppressed, getting charges dismissed, restoring your driver’s license or commercial driver’s license, or reaching a favorable plea to a non alcohol related offense, we leave no stone unturned and do everything within our power to protect your rights.

And make no mistake, your rights are at risk whenever you’ve been charged with a DWI. The penalties of many DWI convictions include steep fines, imprisonment, driver’s license revocation, professional license revocation, and personal repercussions within your community. We understand this, and it’s our goal to keep you from having to experience any of these consequences.

Ramsay Law Firm has been proudly serving the Minneapolis and St. Paul area for more than 15 years. We’ve successfully resolved hundreds of DWI cases, when necessary by taking things all the way to jury trial. We also regularly handle appeals, not just at the Court of Appeals but sometimes all the way to the Minnesota Supreme Court. Give us a call today – it’s the best thing you can do to protect yourself.