What Non-Criminal Attorneys Need to Know about DWI Law: How to Get Your Clients the Best Help

Event Description

Sooner or later, a client or friend will get stopped for a DWI, or have a son or daughter who will.  They'll call the only attorney they know: YOU!  What do you do?  Should you answer their questions yourself?  Should they just take the test and deal with the rest later?  What can a defense attorney do for them anyway?  What if the police are holding the driver in jail pending a bail hearing?  How do you get them out now?

A panel of experienced attorneys who have handled hundreds of DWIs will explain all the things a driver needs to know when the police stop a driver and demand a test, as well as what to do after charges are issued.  Learn how to help clients avoid accidental test refusal charges (choosing a blood test is not always a safe option!), how much time they get to contact a defense attorney before having to take the test or refuse, ethical traps in what you say to a driver about consenting to the test, what the deadlines are that drivers must deal with promptly after they are released, and much, much more!

Ryan Pacyga, Ryan Pacyga Criminal Defense  
Named by Minnesota Law & Politics to “Who’s Who in Criminal Defense” and selected repeatedly as a Rising Star, Mr. Pacyga regularly appears as a guest commentator on criminal law issues on the radio.

Lee Orwig
, Halberg Criminal Defense  

A 2011 Rising Star, Mr. Orwig was on the forefront of the "source code" litigation issue in Minnesota and was instrumental in the federal litigation between the State of Minnesota and the manufacturer of the Intoxilyzer-5000. He was the chief author of the amicus brief submitted by the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice.

Douglas Kans, Kans Law Firm, LLC 
Mr. Kans has been practicing criminal law for over 18 years with a special emphasis on DWI cases. Named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association and selected to Who's Who in Criminal Defense, he is also a former prosecutor and has been asked to provide his legal analysis and opinions on criminal law by various television news programs.

Anthony Bushnell, Bushnell Law Firm

CLE Credits:
1.0 Standard CLE credits approved | Event Code: 190669

Date: Monday, April 28, 2014
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Registration and Lunch Served
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - CLE Presentation
Location: MSBA
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380
Minneapolis, MN  55402


Solo-Small Firm Section Members:   $10.00
Join the Section and Attend this CLE for free (must register by phone) : $22.00

MSBA Members but not SSF Section Members:  $25.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $30.00
Law Students:  Free

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Deadline to Register:  April 24, 2014
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Monday, April 28, 2014

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Minnesota State Bar Association Minneapolis, MN United States