DWI/DUI and Traffic
* Top Defense of DWI / DUI & Traffic Law
* Truthful Fees
* Why Hire an Attorney?
* Raise Successfull Issues
Top Defense of DWI / DUI & Traffic Law
- Reid & Assoc
- Ticket Clinic
I have some of the same training law enforcement uses to investigate DWI / DUI and traffic cases. This places me in an excellent position to assess and defend your DWI / DUI and traffic case.
I am a former elected prosecutor who is certified to operate an Intoxilyzer, the breath test machine used by law enforcement in DWI / DUI cases.
I have also had the same training in interview and interrogation from Reid & Associates that many law enforcement officers have had.
Because of this advanced training, and my regular defense of felony cases, I can defend hearings and trials better than a lawyer that does nothing but DWI / DUI and traffic cases.
My experience and success led to requests for me to be the Twins Cities representative for TixNix and the Ticket Clinic, two national referral sources for DWI / DUI and traffic cases.
I offer flat fees per hearing, or refundable retainers for DWI / DUI and traffic cases. This ensures you only pay for legal services you receive.
Most other attorneys require a large flat fee for criminal pre-trial and a license revocation or implied consent hearing.
An implied consent hearing is similar to criminal pre-trial hearing, so the research is almost identical.
However, with a large flat fee, you are essentially paying for the same research twice.
You should always have an attorney review your police reports to ensure that if there is a winning issue it will be identified to prove your innocence and obtain reinstatement of your driver’s license.
After prosecuting and defending hundreds of traffic tickets, I have been able to negotiate many traffic tickets without any charges going on my client’s record. Many times I can do this on the client’s behalf without their need to appear at court.
Attorneys cannot justify extensive amounts of time working on DWI / DUI cases. The only elements the prosecution and police have to prove in a DWI / DUI case is:
1. Were you operating the motor vehicle?
2. Were you impaired?
There are only ten (10) grounds set by statute to challenge your driver’s license revocation at an implied consent hearing.
Raise sucessful issues
Spotting successful issues is key in DWI / DUI defense. One example of many DWI / DUI cases I have handled include the following:
Type of case: Boating While Intoxicated and Speeding.
My role: I represented the Defendant in the Minnesota District Court for Hennepin County.
At issue: The Defendant was boating on Lake Minnetonka when he was pulled over at dusk for speeding. Law enforcement officers smelled alcohol and performed limited field sobriety tests. Eventually the Defendant was taken to the police station where his breath test indicated he was above the legal limit.
Results: All charges were dismissed by negotiation. I raised the issue of law enforcement lacking probable cause to stop my client as the sunset had not yet occurred, therefore, my client’s speed was still proper under Lake Minnetonka ordinance. This put all evidence of my client’s intoxication at issue with the possibility the court would not allow it at trial. Also, I raised the issue that law enforcement did not complete all standard field sobriety testing in a proper fashion.