State v. A.G (2017)

State v. A.G (2017)

Our client was charged with DWI. We convinced the judge to dismiss the case because, after many months had passed since charging, discovery still had not been completed.

The Charges:

Gross Misdemeanor DWI

The Outcome:

Dismissed

Driver’s License Revocation Rescinded

Driver’s License Revocation Rescinded in Test Refusal Case (2016)

Ryan went to trial and argued that his clients right to speak with an attorney before deciding whether to submit to a test was violated. The judge agreed and dismissed the case. See attached order. drivers-license-revocation-rescinded

The Charges:

DWI Test Refusal

The Outcome:

Driver’s License Revocation Rescinded

State v. A.D.W.

Second Degree Test Refusal Dismissed (2016)

Our client was charged with Second Degree Gross Misdemeanor Test Refusal, Third Degree Gross Misdemeanor DWI, and Misdemeanor Careless Driving. We challenged the constitutionality of Minnesota’s test refusal law. The judge agreed the crime was unconstitutional and dismissed the Test Refusal count. Our client ended up resolving the case as a misdemeanor. See ORDER here

The Charges:

Second Degree Gross Misdemeanor DWI, Third Degree Gross Misdemeanor DWI, Misdemeanor Careless Driving

The Outcome:

Test Refusal dismissed

State v. S.R.L.

Gross Misdemeanor Test Refusal Dismissed! (2015)

Client was charged with Gross Misdemeanor DWI Test Refusal. A review of the police reports did not indicate anything was amiss. But a review of the squad video revealed the officers discussing that had no evidence that our client was driving under the influence of alcohol. Ryan and Elizabeth filed a motion to suppress and…

The Charges:

Gross Misdemeanor DWI Test Refusal

The Outcome:

Dismissed!

State v. D.S.

Refusal Reduced to Careless (2015)

Despite our client being charged with Third Degree DWI Refusal, Ryan and Elizabeth were able to negotiate a result where our client pled guilty to Careless Driving with administrative (unsupervised) probation and no jail time. In addition, given the particular legal issues in the case, our client maintained his ability to contest the implied consent…

The Charges:

Third Degree Test Refusal

The Outcome:

Pled to Careless Driving

State v. P.S.

DWI Reduced to Open Bottle (2015)

Client was pulled over and charged with Driving While Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance. Police found prescription narcotics in the vehicle as well as an open bottle of vodka. Elizabeth and Ryan were able to negotiate a resolution where the DWI charges were dismissed and the client pled guilty to an open bottle…

The Charges:

DWI (Controlled Substance), Open Bottle, Prescription Labels Missing

The Outcome:

DWI Dismissed, Pled to Open Bottle

State v. B.F.W.

DWI Case Dismissed – Cop Illegally Ordered PBT! (2014)

Ryan and Elizabeth’s client was pulled over for having her license plate partially covered up with snow. The arresting officer smelled the odor of alcohol coming from the car. Though our client was the only person in the vehicle, she had just dropped off other intoxicated people. The officer “suspected” drinking after driving, but admitted…

The Charges:

Misdemeanor DWI

The Outcome:

Case Dismissed

State v. C.W.

Third Degree GM DWI (2nd offense) Reduced to Careless Driving (2013)

In a recent Third Degree Gross Misdemeanor DWI case where Ryan and Elizabeth’s client had been convicted of a separate DWI one year earlier, Ryan convinced the prosecutor to dismiss all DWI charges and add a count of Careless Driving. At the plea hearing, the presiding judge called the resolution a “minor miracle,” praising Ryan’s…

The Charges:

Third Degree Gross Misdemeanor DWI

The Outcome:

Resolved as Careless Driving

J.W.P. v. Commissioner of Public Safety

Officer Had No Reason to Stop Petitioner – License Revocation Rescinded! (2013)

Ryan and Elizabeth’s client had been pulled over for allegedly swerving. At the Implied Consent Hearing, Ryan convinced the judge that our client did not swerve as the officer claimed. Ryan showed that the squad video contradicted the officer’s report. The judge agreed that the officer unlawfully pulled the client over. Ryan and Elizabeth’s client’s…

The Charges:

DWI Test Refusal - license revoked

The Outcome:

License revocation rescinded!

State v. W.S.

.14 DWI Resolved as a Careless Driving (2013)

Ryan’s client was charged with a DWI, having a blood alcohol concentration of a .14. After challenging many issues in this case, including Source Code and McNeely, Ryan was able to convince the prosecutor to resolve the case as a Careless Driving.

The Charges:

DWI (.14 BAC)

The Outcome:

Resolved as Careless Driving

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