Your First DWI Case
An essential guide to handling your first (or next) DWI case to further your understanding of Minnesota's DWI laws, your client's constitutional protections, exposing the limitations in DWI testing, and practical applications.
Schedule and Faculty
Thursday, March 23, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. (CENTRAL TIME)
Includes one 10-minute break
8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
CHECK-IN & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
Understanding Minnesota’s DWI Laws
Overview; Types and Degrees of Offenses; Implied Consent Law; Sentencing; Mandatory Minimums; Collateral Consequences
9:45 – 10:30 a.m.
Your Client’s Constitutional Protections
Unreasonable Searches and Seizures; Violations of Right to Silence; Due Process Protections; Preserving Issues for Appeal
10:30 – 10:40 a.m.
10:40 – 11:25 a.m.
Exposing the Limitations in DWI Testing
Whose Burden Is It Anyway?; Blood; Urine; Breath; Independent Tests; Statutory Requirements
11:25 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
Midnight Phone Call; Initial Consultation; Affirmative Defenses; Ignition Interlock; Ethics; Case Strategy
Charles A. Ramsay & Daniel J. Koewler