J.A.J. v. Commissioner of Public Safety

Source Code DWI Victory (2009)

At the implied consent hearing, an Anoka County judge granted Ryan’s motion to order the State to produce the Source Code to the Intoxilyzer 5000 (breath test machine) within 30 days. Case dismissed on other grounds. Click to see Judge’s Order

The Charges:

Fourth Degree DWI

The Outcome:

Source Code Victory

J.B. v. Commissioner of Public Safety

Driving Privileges Reinstated (2008)

At the implied consent hearing in McLeod County, the Commissioner of Public Safety rescinded the implied consent revocation of Ryan’s client’s driving privileges based upon unconstitutional search and seizure.

The Charges:

DWI, Implied Consent Revocation

The Outcome:

Driving Privileges Reinstated

State v. J.B.

Charges Dismissed – Fourth Amendment Violation (2008)

Ryan litigated a contested omnibus hearing in McLeod County and argued that all charges should be dismissed based on Fourth Amendment violations. The judge dismissed all charges and ruled that the police officer violated the Fourth Amendment when entering Ryan’s client’s property (deck) without his permission or a warrant. Click to see Judge’s Order

The Charges:

Third Degree DWI/Refusal, Fourth Degree DWI

The Outcome:

Charges Dismissed

C.L.J. v. Commissioner of Public Safety

DWI Charges Dismissed, License Revocation Rescinded (2008)

During negotiations prior to trial in Anoka County, Ryan convinced the prosecutor to dismiss the DWI charges. Ryan’s client pled guilty to Careless Driving. In the civil case, Ryan was able to convince the court that his client’s license revocation should be rescinded. See Ryan’s Motion to Dismiss in Criminal Case See Judge’s Order Rescinding…

The Charges:

DWI (Breath test .19)

The Outcome:

DWI Charge Reduced to Careless Driving

A.B. v. Commissioner of Public Safety

License Revocation Rescinded (2008)

At the implied consent trial, Ryan convinced a Hennepin County judge to rescind the revocation of Ryan’s client’s license revocation.

The Charges:

DWI (.30)

The Outcome:

License Revocation Rescinded

A.L. v. Commissioner of Public Safety

Revocation of License Rescinded (2008)

After the implied consent hearing in Ramsey County, revocation of Ryan’s client’s driver’s license was rescinded. Click to see Judge’s Order

The Charges:

DWI

The Outcome:

Revocation of License Rescinded

State v. S.M.D.

BCA Could Not Produce Blood Test – Test Suppressed (2008)

At the contested omnibus hearing, a Watonwan County judge granted Ryan’s motion to compel Ryan’s client’s blood collection kit for independent examination. Because the blood collection kit had been destroyed, the blood test was suppressed. Click to see Defense’s Discovery Request to the State Click to see Defense’s Discovery Motion Click to see State’s Motion…

The Charges:

DWI

The Outcome:

Test Suppressed

State v. N.M.S.

Illegal Traffic Stop: All Charges Dismissed (2008)

After a contested omnibus hearing in which Ryan cross-examined the arresting officer, a Ramsey County judge dismissed all charges because the traffic stop was illegal. Ryan’s client, although perhaps not morally innocent, benefited from Ryan’s cross-examination and was exonerated. Click to see Ryan’s letter to the judge Click to see Order

The Charges:

Fourth Degree DWI

The Outcome:

Charges Dismissed

State v. J.L.H.

Source Code Victory, License Revocation Rescinded (2008)

In Dakota County, Ryan argued that his client was entitled to the source code for the intoxilyzer. The court granted the Ryan’s motion and ordered the State to produce the source code or else his client’s license would be reinstated. The State failed to produce the source code, so Ryan’s client’s license revocation was rescinded….

The Charges:

DWI

The Outcome:

Source Code Motion Granted, License Revocation Rescinded

E.F.H. v. Commissioner of Public Safety

DWI Dismissed – Illegal Stop (2007)

In Dakota County, the State dismissed the DWI charges of Ryan’s client (an FBI agent) at the pretrial hearing given the fact that Ryan won the implied consent trial because (1) the traffic stop was illegal and (2) Ryan’s client’s right to counsel prior to the blood-alcohol test was violated. Ryan’s client’s license revocation was…

The Charges:

Fourth Degree DWI

The Outcome:

Charges Dismissed