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Your First DWI Case


600 Nicollet Mall, #370, Minneapolis, MN 55402

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.


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.

Practical Applications

Midnight Phone Call; Initial Consultation; Affirmative Defenses; Ignition Interlock; Ethics; Case Strategy

Charles A. Ramsay & Daniel J. Koewler

DWI defense that you can trust. Hundreds of satisfied clients chose Ramsay Law Firm since 1995 - contact us and find out why.