Blowing Our Own Horn

Posted On October 06, 2015 by Daniel Koewler

You may notice that we cover a wide-array of DWI topics on our blog - sometimes we post about big news for the firm, like Chuck earning a new certification. Sometimes we're working to bring our readers up to speed on potential new changes in the law affecting DWIs. Other times, we're straight up criticizing baffling examples of where the DWI law went wrong. And of course, there are times where we're just flexing our creative writing muscles and protesting laws we find completely unjust.

One thing we don't do much of on this blog is tout our victories - specifically, the cases we win for our clients. There are a couple of reasons for this.

The first is that we generally tout our victories on our Facebook page - here's a handy link if you wanna go check it out (and maybe click "Follow" while you're there?). We don't announce every single time we get a case dismissed, pled down, or craft a sweatheart deal, but more often than not we reserve our humblebrag posts for Facebook and don't clutter the blog with such content.

The second reason is arguably more important: the fact that past results don't automatically determine future successes. Here's the thing: contrary to popular belief, every DWI case is very, very different. There is no such thing as a "routine" or "run-of-the-mill" DWI, and anyone who says otherwise just isn't putting the right amount of time into the case. We've won some zany cases with facts that we'll likely never see again, and we've won a lot of cases that look like they were just "routine" cases -- but upon careful review we were able to find that unique lever that pried the case right open. A casual comment by the arresting officer, a slight irregularity in the DataMaster calibration logs, an odd notation in the blood file; years of experience mean that we catch these things, and can use them to our client's advantage.

We've got a long-standing philosophy at Ramsay Law Firm: Every DWI Case Is Winnable, and it's our job to figure out how. That being said, we'd be doing a disservice to our clients (both past and future) if we tried to rig it so it looked like we win every single case . . . the reality is that we don't. We can have a week like last week, where we won four cases in a row, but that doesn't mean that we're going to win the next one. Each case is unique, each case takes a lot of effort towards obtaining a favorable outcome . . . and that's why we don't tout our victories on our blog.

If you're researching online for an attorney to successfully defend your DWI case, and are looking for a string of victories, make sure that's not your only criteria. An attorney who never wins is almost certainly an attorney who never tries, but there's more to finding a good attorney than a string of out-of-context victories.