Getting You Out Of Jail
Release From Custody
Nobody wants to spend the night in jail, much less an entire weekend (or longer). Most DWI arrests happen on or around a weekend, and many of those arrests result in the driver being held in custody for court. There are several different rules that determine how long someone can be held in custody without being formally charged, but it boils down to the fact that the State will likely try to keep everyone arrested on a weekend in jail until at least Monday or Tuesday. That's not just an uncomfortable weekend, that's a situation that can cause real problems for people's employers -- it's one thing to call in sick on a Monday, but it's another thing entirely to "call in custody."
We want to get you back to your life and your family. There are things that we can do --strings we can pull, arguments that we can make -- to get someone released from jail before they're brought before a judge. This typically involves having to post monetary bail, but when someone is being held for court, it likely means that the judge is going to order monetary bail regardless of whether it happens on a Saturday morning or on a Tuesday afternoon.
Don't get demoralized, or think that "I deserve to be in jail." Once you've been arrested for DWI, the State is lining up every type of punishment imaginable to impose on you: mandatory jail, penalty assessments and fines, years of probation, loss of license, loss of your vehicle, loss of your dignity . . . the list goes on and on. And in the end, you may end up facing one or more of those types of punishment. But immediately after an arrest, you may feel guilty, but in the eyes of the law, you are still presumed innocent. Simply put, that means stop punishing yourself before the State even has a chance to do it. In our experience, the vast majority of people that are arrested for DWI never commit a new offense, and they learned their lesson the second the felt the handcuffs on their wrists -- not weeks or months later when they were in a courtroom. The sooner you get out of jail, the sooner you can begin putting your life back in order. And we can help.
When you call Ramsay Law Firm, you're not an "inmate," you're our client. And to us, that makes you the most important person in the world. Feel free to check out our website. It will likely answer at least some of the questions you have (that's why we built it in the first place). When you're ready to talk about what we can do to get you (or a loved one) out of jail, please give us a call, or use one of the contact forms on the website. We're here, waiting to help you.
Getting Out Of Jail
Dan Koewler of Ramsay Law Firm describes how to get out of jail after a DWI arrest.
Minnesota 2016 DWI Attorneys of the Year
In 2016, Minnesota Lawyer formally released their list of selections for Attorney of the Year. Both Chuck and Dan were jointly recognized as Attorneys of the Year for their efforts and successes in challenging Minnesota's DWI breath test program, and for their ability to use scientific principles to win cases for their clients.