Ramsay Law Firm built its reputation as a DWI defense firm through a track record of success. We don't win every case . . . but we win a lot. Whether that means getting the charges reduced, getting a license revocation reduced, getting a forfeited vehicle returned, or getting the entire DWI case thrown out, we go into every case with the motto "Every DWI Case Is Winnable," because that's the only way to put our clients in the best position to see results.

Here's a sampling of the types of cases we've won -- not even close to the full amount, but enough to give a broad overview of how many different types of cases we've succeeded with. Below that, you'll find links to some of our cases that include copies of the actual orders signed by the judges we convinced to rule in favor of our clients.

Breath Test DWI Victories

State v. A.M.H. A Hennepin County judge dismissed all the criminal charges against our client – and fully reinstated her driver’s license, despite a breath test result of .15.

State v. S.G.B. We convinced a Faribault County jury to find our client not guilty of DWI, even though they were presented with a breath test result of .16.

G.L.T. v. Comm’r of Pub. Safety. Our client lost his license for 180 days due to a failed breath test. Because we convinced the judge that the license revocation was unlawful, his license was fully restored and the revocation was taken off of his driving record

Blood Test DWI Victories

State v. M.R.S. We convinced a unanimous Sherburn County jury of 6 to find our client not guilty of DWI, even with a blood test result of 0.15.

J.B.M v. Comm’r of Pub. Safety. We used our scientific expertise to convince a Ramsay County judge to throw out a blood test result, resulting in a dismissal of the DWI charge and erasing the license revocation from her record. This was especially important because our client regularly visits Canda, and a DWI conviction would have destroyed her ability to travel. 

Urine Test DWI Victories

M.A.W. v. Comm’r of Pub. Safety. A Dakota County judge threw out our client’s urine test result of .13, after we convinced him that Minnesota’s use of urine testing is “novel and experimental in the eyes of the wider relevant scientific community.” 

State v. A.N. We convinced a Hennepin County jury to say “not guilty” to second-degree (gross-misdemeanor) DWI, despite a urine test result over .08. 

K.A.O. v. Comm’r of Pub. Safety. We used our experience in handling urine test cases to get our client’s license back in Dakota County Court, and get the prosecutor to dismiss the DWI charges. 

DWI Test Refusal Victories

State v. J.A.B. Our client refused to submit to testing in Hennepin County, and lost his license for a year. We went to court, and beat the license revocation outright after convincing the judge his due process rights were violated by law enforcement.

DWI Forfeiture Victories

L.J.R. v. One 2007 Hummer. A Washington County judge ordered the city to return our client's brand-new 2007 Hummer after arresting him for refusing to submit to a breath test. He didn't even have to pay storage costs.

B-Card Violation Victories

Our client had a “B-card” where the presence of any alcohol while driving will result in a license cancellation. Our client tested at .06 – but we used our scientific expertise to convince a Hennepin County judge to throw the case out and restore our client’s license.

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  • State v. A.J.Z.


    Our client was charged with a Gross Misdemeanor, Third Degree DWI for driving with an alcohol concentration of .16 or more. Despite his .25 breath test result, the prosecutor agreed to dismiss the Gross Misdemeanor count and our client pleaded to the less serious Misdemeanor charge of Fourth Degree DWI.

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  • State v. S.D.S.


    The trial court granted our motion to dismiss blood test results in a DWI case.

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  • K.L.B. v. Comm'r of Public Safety


    Our issue here was the validity, reliability, and accuracy of the breath test under Minn. Stat. § 169A.53 subd. 3 (b) (10), specifically the observation period. Here, this Hennepin County judge found that prosecution did not make a prima facie case, and the judge reinstated our client's driving privileges.

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  • T.J.H. v. Comm'r of Public Safety


    An Olmsted County judge ruled that our client's repeated request to go to the bathroom did not constitute breath test refusal under Minn. Stat. § 169A.53, and our client's driving privileges were restored.

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  • State v. D.A.B.


    In Dakota County, our client's Count I was amended from a 3rd Degree DWI to Careless Driving and the other Counts were dismissed.

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  • S.M.D. v. Comm'r of Public Safety


    Hennepin County judge threw out our client's alleged violation of ignition interlock after we proved that he did not consume alcohol

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  • State v. Thompson


    At the end of 2015, we persuaded the Minnesota Court of Appeals that Minnesota's DWI Test Refusal Law was unconstitutional. They ruled that the statute was null and void, and that drivers could not be convicted for a crime if they refused to submit to a warrantless urine test.

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  • Jirik v. Commissioner of Public Safety


    Our client had his driver's license revoked after his arrest for DWI. We were hired to appeal his loss of license, and convinced the Minnesota Court of Appeals to give it back.

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  • Janssen v. Commissioner of Public Safety


    Our client was revoked for having an alcohol concentration of twice the legal limit. For years, the State argued that we had no ability to challenge such a revocation in court. We convinced the Court of Appeals that this was wrong, and they re-interpreted Minnesota law to allow scientific challenges to breath tests that are twice the legal limit or more.

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  • State v. C.B.S.


    Our client was charged with DWI after a blood test showed an alcohol concentration of 0.155. This blood test was taken slightly more than two hours after our client had been driving, and the State wanted to use "reverse extrapolation" to prove that he was over the legal limit of 0.08. We used our scientific background to convince the judge to throw the 0.15 blood test results out and dismiss the DWI charge.

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  • D.A.B. v. Commissioner of Public Safety


    Our client was revoked after failing a breath test. She hired us to get her license back -- and we did, by using our scientific background to convince the judge that even though our client's alcohol concentration was reported to be over the 0.08 legal limit, the machine that tested her breath was too inaccurate to support the revocation.

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  • K.M.M. v. Commissioner of Public Safety


    Our client originally had her driver's license canceled and was enrolled in the Ignition Interlock program after being convicted of DWI. She contacted our firm after her conviction because the Minnesota DMV wanted to extend her cancellation due to alleged failed tests with the interlock device.

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