RESULTS ARE WHAT SEPARATE US FROM EVERYONE ELSE

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 most. 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." 

Here's a sampling of the types of cases we've won, enough to give a broad overview of how many different types of cases we've succeeded with. It starts with our victories at the district court level, county by county, judge by judge. These are examples of some of the cases we've recently won, including links to redacted copies of actual winning orders, signed by the judges.

Sometimes, we need to win a case on appeal. Whether appealing our own clients cases, or taking up other defense attorney's client's cases for appeal, Ramsay Law Firm is also known for its success on appeal. Below the listing of district court DWI wins, we've included some of our successful DWI appeals. 

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District Court Victories

  • J.C.O. v. Comm'r of Pub. Safety

    11/08/18

    The State revoked our client's drivers license for a full year after a breath test reported a result of 0.18. Even though out client was given access to a telephone and phone books while at the jail, we convinced the judge to throw out the license revocation entirely due to violations of our client's right to consult with an attorney.

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  • State v. R.W.K.

    06/04/18

    After four long years of litigation, we managed to convince the State to drop the 4th Degree DWI (Blood test of .15) to a Careless Driving Plea. This charge, with no executed jail time, and fines under $800 is a major win for Ramsay Law Firm.

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  • State v. E.I.H.

    05/22/18

    This was a major win for Ramsay Law Firm. Our client came to us with a BrAC of .12, plus a prior, and a charge of Third Degree DWI. We were able to win over the Judge and suppress his breath test results based on the State failing to vindicate his right to counsel.

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  • State v. J.C.I.

    05/16/18

    Our client was charged with a Fourth Degree DWI Charge when he blew a .11 BrAC. With a Chemical Health Assessment, as well as a MADD Impact Panel completed, we were able to convince the State to drop the charges to a Careless Driving Plea.

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  • State v. K.M.L.

    05/07/18

    An important edge one can have after receiving a DWI, is the completed certificates of a Chemical Health Assessment and a MADD Impact Panel. Being able to show the Judge that you are willing to better yourself, as well as the society, can help your case when pleading down to a lesser charger. We were able to convince the State to bring a Third Degree DWI Charge down to a Fourth Degree DWI, with the intent to complete these programs in the next 90 days.

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  • State v. S.C.G.

    05/16/18

    Our client was arrested and charged with Gross Misdemeanor DWI for having a breath alcohol concentration over .16. The DataMaster breath test instrument result was a .23 BAC. Grief stricken that his 3rd Degree DWI charge could preclude him from our entering Canada, our client came to us knowing we are the best at what we do. We convinced the State to drop the charges down to a Reckless Driving, and dismissed all DWI criminal charges.

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  • State v. M.R.B.

    04/16/18

    Our client came to us distraught over the possibility of being unable to see his family overseas. With so much riding on the line, our office convinced the State to drop a BrAC of .08, DWI 4th Degree Charge, down to a jaw-dropping Speeding Ticket. This was a major win for Ramsay Law Firm.

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  • State v. H.M.L.

    04/12/18

    As an out of state resident, coming to and from Minnesota will get expensive. Without having to return to the land of 10,000 lakes, we were able to reduce a 4th Degree DWI Charge, BrAC at .08, down to a speeding ticket. This is a major win for Ramsay Law Firm, as well as the client with no other repercussions.

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  • State v. B.K.J

    01/31/18

    A refusal to taking the breath, blood, or urine test, will result in an enhancement of the charges. This in essence means that what was the lowest charge of a Fourth Degree DWI, will now automatically become a Third Degree DWI. Our client not only refused the test, giving her an enhancement, but has priors that were beyond the 10 year time frame.

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  • State v. O.G.P.

    07/20/17

    Our client was on a mission to gain his United States citizenship when he was charged with a 4th Degree DWI charge that threatened his eligibility. Since our successes defeating low breath tests like the .09 result here, we managed to convince the State to drop the DWI conviction for a Careless Driving plea and no executed jail time, preserving our client’s eligibility for naturalization.

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  • State v. A.M.M.

    07/06/17

    While we have previously defeated breath test results at the .188 level, our client, a first-time offender, blew .20 BrAC. With no other aggravating factors, our client was charged with a 3rd Degree DWI. However, our client completed a Chemical Dependency Evaluation and fulfilled all the recommendations prior to his second hearing. Therefore, the Court agreed to a one-year stay of imposition for a plea to a 4th Degree DWI and a small fine.

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  • State v. L.R.O.

    07/12/17

    Our client was charged with multiple ignition interlock violations for failing to meet calibration deadlines -- not for alcohol use -- resulting in a 545-day extension. He was subsequently notified of his right to an administrative review, but not a judicial review. Upon his second violation, our client filed for such an administrative review; and, he was denied. We proved to the Court that his constitutional due process rights were violated in that he was never notified of his right to a judic

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  • State v. L.N.F.

    07/06/17

    Our client was charged with a first offense of 4th Degree DWI with a .09 BrAC. At our first hearing, the State offered to reduce the DWI charge to Careless Driving without any executed jail.

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  • State v. J.L.C.

    06/30/17

    This client was a first-time offender who blew .21 BrAC. She did preparation prior to the Omnibus Hearing, including a Chemical Dependency Evaluation and its recommendation to enroll in a DUI educational program, that Opposing Counsel agreed to dismiss her Gross Misdemeanor charge for a plea to the lesser Misdemeanor charge.

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  • State v. E.C.W.

    06/19/17

    Our client had an alcohol concentration of .33, a difficult case to win. It took a enormous amounts of negotiating (and litigating) but we were eventually able to persuade the Carver County prosecutor to dismiss the 3rd Degree gross misdemeanor DWI charge in exchange for a plea to 4th Degree, misdemeanor DWI.

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  • State v. A.J.N.

    06/19/17

    Our client blew a breath sample of .17 in Washington County. At the first hearing, we convinced the prosecution to dismiss the enhanced 3rd Degree DWI charge (enhanced because the test result was twice the legal limit). As a result, our client did not have to serve any time in jail.

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  • M.A.O. & H.F.O. v. Vehicle Foreiture

    05/24/17

    Our client was arrested for felony DWI in Scott County. We challenged the forfeiture with the bold argument that the whole DWI Forfeiture Law is unconstitutional ; and, the judge agreed. The Judge ruled the statute was unconstitutional and ordered the State to return our client's vehicle.

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  • C.A.W. and J.J.T. v. Vehicle Forfeiture

    05/26/17

    In another innocent owner case in Hennepin County, the State offered a forfeiture deal to return this 2016 Chevrolet Silverado to its rightful owner (who was not driving the vehicle on the night of the incident).

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  • State v. K.L.B.

    06/07/17

    A Hennepin County prosecutor agreed to reduce our client's first offense DWI to careless driving. Our negotiating leverage was mostly a result of the fact that we had already won the Implied Consent Case, which helped us convince the State not to re-fight an issue we'd already won.

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  • State v. D.W.S.R.

    06/08/17

    Authorities in Carver County arrested and charged our client for 4th Degree Driving While Intoxicated, even though their breath alcohol concentration was only .06. We appeared on the case, and the prosecutor dismissed the charges entirely at the first hearing.

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Appellate Court Victories

  • T.L.J. v. Commissioner of Public Safety

    05/30/17

    Ramsay Law Firm is going back to the Minnesota Supreme Court for the driving privileges of not just our client, but many, many drivers who were mislead by an unconstitutional form of the Minnesota Motor Vehicle Implied Consent Advisory. This isn't a "victory" in the traditional sense; it is a victory in that we've earned the right to plead our client's case to the Supreme Court.

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

    05/30/17

    Ramsay Law Firm is again going back to the Minnesota Supreme Court for the driving privileges of not just our client, but many, many drivers who were mislead by an unconstitutional form of the Minnesota Motor Vehicle Implied Consent Advisory. This isn't a "victory" in the traditional sense; it is a victory in that we've earned the right to plead our client's case to the Supreme Court.

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  • D.K.S. v. Commissioner of Public Safety

    04/17/17

    Another victory at the Minnesota Court of Appeals! The appellate court overturned the trial court and held that the police seized our client without a reasonable, articulable suspicion of criminal activity (the constitutional standard for stopping a motor vehicle).

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  • State v. Thompson

    12/28/15

    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

    11/21/16

    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

    08/22/16

    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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Want to see more? If the above orders didn't convince you, here's a simpler list of additional victories we've obtained over the years:

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. 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 Canada, 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 rule “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.