Three More Coerced DWI Breath Tests Suppressed

Posted On January 20, 2014 by Daniel Koewler

Last week, we received three orders suppressing the breath test results in three of our client's DWI cases. These suppression orders are a growing trend in Minnesota, as more and more judges are being asked to determine whether or not Minnesota drivers are actually "freely and voluntarily" consenting to DWI testing . . . or if they are being coerced.

When a judge suppresses DWI test results, due to a violation of an individual's constitutional rights, the evidence cannot be presented to a jury or cannot be used to support a revocation of that person's driver's license. Often (but not always) the entire DWI case hinges on the test results, and suppression of those results will result in winning the case.