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Officer Had No Reason to Stop Petitioner – License Revocation Rescinded!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License revocation rescinded!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

State v. M.B.D.

Second Time Our Client Wins His DWI Charge (2013)

At the client’s first appearance, attorneys Elizabeth and Ryan convinced the prosecutor to dismiss all charges against the client. This was the second time our client was charged with a DWI. Ryan had represented this client on DWI charges several years ago and was able to get that charge dismissed, as well as the revocation…

The Charges:

DWI

The Outcome:

Charge dismissed

State v. J.M.M.

McNeely Win, Charge Dismissed (2013)

Ryan and Elizabeth’s client was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Driving While Intoxicated with a Blood-Alcohol Content of .08 or more within 2 hours of driving in Stearns County. Ryan and Elizabeth filed a McNeely motion arguing that the breath test was without a warrant and without true consent and so it must be…

The Charges:

DWI, DWI - .08 or more

The Outcome:

McNeely motion to suppress granted, DWI .08 charge dismissed

State v. T.T.

DWI Charges Dismissed (Despite Blood Level .14)! (2012)

On the day of the jury trial in Anoka County, Ryan was able to convince the prosecutor to dismiss all DWI charges, and, despite Ryan’s client’s blood alcohol level being .14, allow him to plead guilty to an added count of Careless Driving.

The Charges:

Fourth Degree DWI

The Outcome:

DWI Charge Reduced to Careless Driving

State v. D.S.

.14 BAC DWI Reduced to Careless Driving (2012)

On the day of the Jury Trial in Anoka County, Ryan was able to convince the prosecutor to dismiss all DWI charges, and, despite Ryan’s client’s blood alcohol level being .14, allow him to plead guilty to an added count of Careless Driving. The DWI charges were dismissed.

The Charges:

Fourth Degree DWI

The Outcome:

DWI Charge Reduced to Careless Driving

J.R.B. v. Commissioner of Public Safety

State Destroyed Test: Client Wins! (2011)

The government destroyed Ryan’s client’s blood test before he had a chance to retest it to confirm its accuracy. The Hennepin County judge threw the State’s case out at the implied consent trial. Click to see Order

The Charges:

DWI (IC)

The Outcome:

Case Dismissed

State v. (Confidential)

Third DWI Offense Reduced to Careless Driving (2010)

In Ramsey County at the contested omnibus hearing, Ryan successfully argued to the prosecutor that because the State’s BCA blood test was destroyed prior to the date of the hearing, Ryan’s client’s Sixth Amendment constitutional right to confrontation was violated. The prosecutor agreed to reduce the charges to Careless Driving with no jail or community…

The Charges:

Third Degree DWI (Child in Vehicle)

The Outcome:

Third Offense DWI Charge Reduced to Careless Driving

State v. P.B.C.

.19 DWI Reduced to Careless Driving (2010)

At the contested omnibus hearing in Hennepin County, Ryan cross-examined the arresting police officer and made him admit that he “made a mistake” by reading the wrong section of the Implied Consent Advisory. The Minneapolis City Attorney’s Office then offered a Stay of Adjudication on the DWI (BAC was .19) and Ryan’s client pled guilty…

The Charges:

DWI (.19 BAC)

The Outcome:

DWI Charge Reduced to Careless Driving

K.A.H. v. Commissioner of Public Safety

DWI – Police Officers Illegally Enter Apartment (2009)

At a bench conference prior to the trial, a Hennepin County judge issued a decision rescinding the Revocation of Ryan’s client’s license after discussions with counsel about the Illegal Entry of the police officers into Ryan’s client’s apartment in violation of the Fourth Amendment without a warrant or probable cause and exigent circumstances. Click to…

The Charges:

DWI

The Outcome:

Charges Dismissed