Meet Dan Koewler

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Everything I’ve done as a lawyer has been dealing with DWI defense whether it’s at the state court level, whether I’ve been fighting it at the US Supreme Court, the Minnesota Supreme Court, Federal Court in Minnesota, the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Literally, every venue you can get at in Minnesota I’ve been there.

Early on in my career, I was selected by Minnesota Lawyer as the 2010 up and coming attorney. It was six years after that that me and my law partner, Chuck, were both selected as attorneys of the year for 2016. Not an award that’s given to DWI defense attorneys all that often. That had to do with our work fighting the breath test program in Minnesota.

The public has this perception that the tests that are given to them by the government are pretty much infallible and that once you’ve been arrested for DWI you’re sunk. And that couldn’t be further from the truth so I’m constantly telling people don’t trust the governments test. When the breath test says that somebody’s a .09, that doesn’t even mean that they’re over a .08 and that has to do with just the science of understanding how inaccurate these tests are.