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RAMSELL & ASSOCIATES, LLC

DUI Defense Available throughout Illinois

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There is a reason that Ramsell & Associates, LLC is a member of America's Top DUI & DWI Defense AttorneysTM:

They win Illinois DUI and Illinois Drunk Driving Cases.

The Illinois DUI Laws and Illinois Criminal Laws are strictly enforced, so you need Illinois DUI Attorneys and Illinois Criminal Defense Attorneys who can respond effectively to your problems and concerns. Failure to obtain highly qualified attorneys such as Ramsell & Associates, LLC can cost your freedom and your driving privileges. The outcome of your case depends on your choice of attorneys. Attorneys like those at Ramsell & Associates, LLC are the difference you need. Recently, Chicago magazine featured them in Illinois Super Lawyers.

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  2. Every Lawyer's Guide to DUI
  3. ILLINOIS DUI BREATH TESTING ISSUES AND ILLINOIS DUI STATE BREATH REGULATIONS
  4. Illinois Dui & Illinois Criminal Case Review of 2003
  5. ILLINOIS DUI LAWS AND FACTS REGARDING ILLINOIS DRUNK DRIVING AND DUI ARRESTS
  6. ILLINOIS DUI Jury Instructions from the Illinois Pattern Instructions
  7. USING THE CONFRONTATION CLAUSE TO WIN DUI CASES
  8. DUI Field Sobriety Testing In Illinois - Science V. DUI Laws
  9. Alcohol's Properties in Illinois DUI & Drunk Driving Cases
  10. Illinois DUI Field Sobriety Testing Chapter
  11. Essential DUI Cases to Know
  12. Illinois DUI Vehicle Forfeiture: You Can Lose Your Car to the Man Who Wears the Star
  13. Beat Illinois Breath Tests: Foreign Substances and Breathalyzer Testing Field Sobriety Tests in Illinois: valid Psychophysical Tests or Voodoo Science?
  14. Cross-Examination of the Breath Alcohol Test Operator: Impeaching Testimony of the Observation-Period Requirement
  15. Recent Developments in Illinois DUI Law
  16. Illinois DUI Law Brief on Warrantless Entry for DUI Arrest
  17. Illinois DUI Laws Brief - Improper Breath Test Foundation
  18. THE EFFECT OF AN OUT-OF-STATE DUI CONVICTION ON AN ILLINOIS LICENSED DRIVER AND HOW TO DEAL WITH IT

WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR WHEN CHOOSING AN ILLINOIS CRIMINAL LAWYER AND ILLINOIS DUI DEFENSE ATTORNEY?

Success: The success of Ramsell, Ramsell & Associates, LLC in Illinois DUI and Illinois Criminal cases is well known internationally and in the legal community. Our clients have included police officers, doctors, Hall of Fame Rock and Roll band members, athletes, and politicians. Ramsell & Associates, LLC have been featured on ABC's 20/20, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, COURT-TV, the New York Times, Washington Post, and on radio shows across the United States.

Donald J. Ramsell has been recognized by his peers as an Illinois Leading Lawyer, through a survey of his peers run by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. In March of 2005, Ramsell was recognized in Chicago Magazine as an Illinois Super Lawyer. These honors are only available to the top 5% of all attorneys in Illinois.

Recently, Ramsell & Associates, LLC was featured in the London and worldwide editions of the Financial Times. Ramsell was named a Leading Illinois DUI Lawyer by the Leading Lawyers Network. In 2004, the Chicago Sun-Times identified Ramsell & Associates as one of the top 5 DUI Defense firms in Illinois. Read about some of our successful Illinois DUI Defense cases .

Experience: Ramsell & Associates, LLC have successfully handled over 12,000 Illinois DUI, DWI, ILLINOIS DUI DEFENSE CASES, Illinois drunk driving, Illinois misdemeanor and Illinois felony cases since 1986, so we have the experience that counts. The combined experience of Ramsell & Associates, LLC in defending DUI and Criminal cases exceeds 50 years.

Qualifications:Donald J. Ramsell is a Past President of the DuPage County Bar Association, with a membership of 2,000 lawyers and judges, so he knows the system. Recently, Donald and his partner Steve argued a case before the United States Supreme Court. Donald is also an invited member of the National College for DUI Defense and a member of the DuPage County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. All of the attorneys are members of the Illinois State Bar Association. Together, their firm has the highest reputation for defending Illinois DUI and Criminal cases

Training: Every attorney at Ramsell & Associates. LLC has been trained & certified in DUI Standardized Field Sobriety Testing under the standards created by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration so they know the inside tricks.

Familiarity with Court Procedures : Illinois DUI and Illinois Criminal Defense Attorneys Ramsell & Associates, LLC appear regularly in traffic courts and criminal courts throughout DuPage, Cook and Kane counties.

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About Donald J. Ramsell

Donald J. Ramsell was born on November 28, 1958. He is married to his wife Veronica, and has two daughters, Jennifer and Anne. He is a resident of St. Charles, Illinois. His interests include golf, Corvettes, the Cubs, travel, and winning cases.

Donald J. Ramsell is the only Illinois DUI defense attorney to appear and argue on a DUI case before the United States Supreme Court in its entire 213 years of existence.

In 2004, the Chicago Sun Times identified Mr. Ramsell as one of the top 5 DUI Defense Attorneys in the State of Illinois.

In 1986, Donald J. Ramsell discovered that the statewide breath testing program was using questionable procedures in certifying breathalyzers, causing thousands of tests to become disputed, and forcing immediate changes in the program.

In 1988, Ramsell discovered that the statewide breath testing program was falsifying testing documents, again causing thousands of tests to become suspect.

In 1998, Ramsell successfully proved that the Intoxilyzer 5000 breath testing instrument software had been rigged to produce false negative air blank results, causing all breath tests using that model to become inadmissible in the State of Illinois.

In 1999, after a two year investigation, Ramsell discovered that the Department of Public Health had failed to perform critical testing on breath testing equipment, causing test results to be suppressed across the state. Later that same year, the IDPH was forced to turn over control of the entire program to the State Police.

Education:
Juris Doctor, Law Degree, DePaul University, 1984
Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice, Loyola University, 1981

Offices:
President, DuPage County Bar Association, 2002-2003
President, DuPage County Bar Foundation, 2003-2004
President, DuPage County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2000-2001
Chair, Judiciary Committee, DuPage County Bar Association, 2003-2004
Vice-Chair, ISBA Traffic Law & Courts Section Council, 2003-2004
Delegate, American Bar Association, 2002-2003
President-Elect, DuPage County Bar Association, 2001-2002
Planning Committee Chairperson, DuPage County Bar Association, 2001-2002
Second Vice President, DuPage County Bar Association, 2000-2001
Member, Mental Health Court Committee, DuPage County Health Dept., 2000-2001
Third Vice President, DuPage County Bar Association, 1999-2000
Chair, Lawyer Referral Service Committee, DBCA, 1999-2000
Chair, Membership Committee, DuPage County Bar Association, 1999-2000
Director, DuPage County Bar Association, 1998-1999
Chair, Entertainment Committee, DuPage County Bar Association, 1998-1999
Member, Traffic Laws & Courts Section Council, ISBA, 1997-Present
Chair, Judges' Nite, DuPage County Bar Association, 1996-1997
Member, DCBA Judiciary Committee, 1994-1996


Past & Present Memberships:
U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society
National Association of Bar Presidents
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National College of DUI Defense
Illinois State Bar Association
DuPage County Bar Association
Kane County Bar Association
Northwest Suburban Bar Association
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
American Bar Association

Admittances:
United States Supreme Court, 1989-present
U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, 1986-present
Northern District of Illinois, 1985-present
Illinois Supreme Court, 1984-present
Wisconsin Supreme Court, 1989-present

Editor:
DWI Newsletter, Regional Editor
DuPage County Criminal Defense Lawyers Newsletter 2000-2001

Publications:
"Field Sobriety Testing", Chapter Author, Defending DUI and Related Cases, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education 2004

"Are all Breath Tests taken in Illinois Between 1986 and 2000 Invalid? Two Recent Developments Suggest that they are." ISBA Traffic Laws & Courts Newsletter, Vol. 12, No. 2, November 2002

"Every Lawyers Guide to DUI" Illinois Bar Journal, June 2002

"Field Sobriety Testing; Science v. Law" DuPage Bar Brief, March 2002

"Field Sobriety Tests in Illinois: Valid Psychophysical Tests or Voodoo
Science?", ISBA Traffic Laws & Courts Newsletter, Vol. 11, No. 2, February 2002

Illinois DUI Fact Book 2001-2002, Contributing Author

"Recent Developments in DUI Law" DCBA Brief, June 2000

"Effective Closing Arguments in DUI Cases" Illinois Bar Journal,
May 2000

"Breathalyzer Logbooks - What they don't and won't tell you", ISBA
Traffic Laws & Courts Newsletter, Vol. 8, NO. 3, April 1999

"Criminal Trial Case Study, The Trial of a DUI" DCBA Brief,
January 1998

"A Practical Guide to Summary Suspension Law", Illinois Bar Journal, August 1997

"Foreign Substances and Breath Testing", ISBA Newsletter, January 1997

"Summary Suspension Issues and Use of Experts in DUI Jury Trials" DCBA Brief, October 1993

"A Practical Approach to A Successful Summary Suspension Hearing"
DCBA Brief, September 1992

"Impeaching 10,000 Breath Alcohol Tests: The Solution is the Solution," DWI Journal, February 1989

"Impeaching Infrared Absorption Breath Test Devices," DWI Journal, March 1988

"Cross Examination of the Breath Alcohol Test Operator, Testimony of the Observation-Period Requirement," DWI Journal, August 1987

"A Practical Guide to the New DUI Laws" Illinois Bar Journal, July 1986

Media Features:
ABC's 20/20
The Oprah Winfrey Show
The Aaron Freeman Show
Justice Files, Discovery Channel
Chicago Tribune, Front Page of Metro Section
Daily Herald, Front Page
Chicago Sun Times, Front Page
Kane County Chronicle
Court TV
Hannity & Colmes, Fox News Channel
Washington Post
New York Times
CNN Headline News
Boston Globe
Houston Chronicle
Christian Science Monitor
WGN Television
WLS Television
WMAQ Television
WBBM Television
Fox Television, Chicago
MSNBC News Channel
CLTV News Channel
Road & Track Magazine, February 2002
Reason Magazine
Financial Times (US & London Editions) 2004
Lawyers Weekly USA 2004
Over 229 Newspapers across America
Over 75 Radio Interviews across America

Recent Seminars Presented:
"DUI & Field Sobriety Testing: A Practical Guide for Defense Attorneys and Prosecutors" Chicago Bar Association, March 3, 3004

"DUI Defense and Jury Trials" West Suburban Bar Association, October 2003

"DUI Forfeitures and Blood Testing" Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Champaign, IL, June 2003

"Field Sobriety Testing" 38th Illinois Traffic Conference, Bradley University, June 2003

"DUI and Blood Draws: A Practical Guide for the Defense" Chicago Bar Association, March 2003

"Standardized Field Sobriety Testing" Panel Discussion, Illinois State Bar Association, March & April 2003, Oak Brook and Springfield, IL

"Moderator, Illinois State Bar Association Field Sobriety Testing Panel, March & April 2003

"Field Sobriety Testing" Illinois State Bar Association, April, 2002, Springfield, IL

"Field Sobriety Testing" Illinois State Bar Association, March 2002, Oak Brook, IL

"Field Sobriety Testing" DuPage County Bar Association, February 2002

Criminal Law Seminar, DuPage County Bar Association, January 2002

NHTSA Certification Course Instructor, Wheaton, IL, 2002

Illinois Public Defenders Conference, 2002

Illinois Attorneys for Criminal Justice, 2002

"DUI Defense" DuPage County Bar Association, September 2001

"Pre-Trial Motions, Requests to Admit, and Bill of Particulars in DUI Cases", Illinois State Bar Association, March 2001 Oak Brook, Springfield, IL

"Practice Tips for the Prosecution and Defense of DUI", Illinois State Bar Association, February & March 2000

Kane County Violent Crimes Defense Seminar, Office of the State Appellate Defender, August 1999, Geneva, IL

"Closing Arguments in DUI Cases", Illinois State Bar Association, February and March 1999, Oak Brook and Bloomington, IL

"Secretary of State Hearings and Breath/Blood Alcohol Testing", Kane County Bar Association, February 1998

"Freedom of Information Act and Breathalyzer Repair Records", Illinois State Bar Association, April 1997, Springfield and Oak Brook, IL

Joint Civil/Criminal Law Seminar, DuPage County Bar Association,
January 1996

"Update on DUI Law", DuPage County Bar Association, October 1995

Law Practice Management Seminar, DuPage County Bar Association, September 1995

Civil/Criminal Joint Seminar, DCBA, April 1995

Criminal Law Seminar, Kane County Bar Association, March, 1995

Criminal Law Seminar, DuPage County Bar Association, Sept.1993

DuPage County Bar Association, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1994

Ill. Dept. Public Health Breath Test Operators Conference, 1986-87-88

Awards:
Outstanding Author, DuPage Bar Association 1992-1993

Columns:
DUI Corner, DuPage Bar Briefs

Certifications:
National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration Field Sobriety Student Course, San Francisco, California
National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration Field Sobriety
Instructor Course, Nashville, Tennessee

Experience:
Attended over 100 Criminal Defense and DUI Seminars
Defended over 7,000 DUI cases as an attorney
Tried over 500 DUI and Criminal Bench Trials
Tried over 100 DUI and Criminal Jury Trials
Written over 25 Appellate Briefs
2001 Graduate, National College of DUI Defense Summer Session
Qualified as an Expert on Standardized Field Sobriety Testing

Published Appeals:
Illinois v. Lidster 02-1060 United States Supreme Court 2004
People v. Rozela (2d. Dist. 2003)
People v. James Kelly (2d. Dist. 2003)
People v. Blankschein 337 Ill. App. 3d 526 (2d Dist. 2003)
City of Naperville v. Schiavo 327 Ill. App. 3d 230 (2d Dist. 2002)
People v. O'Neill 329 Ill. App. 3d 213 (2d Dist. 2002)
People v. Poncar 323 Ill. App. 3d 702 (2d 2001)
People v. Hruza 312 Ill. App. 3d 319 (2d 2000)
People v. Gemeny 313 Ill. App. 3d 902 (2d Dist. 2000)
People v. Petty 311 Ill. App. 3d 301 (2d Dist. 2000)
Village of Bloomingdale v. Meline 309 Ill. App. 3d 389 (2d 1999)
People v. Thill 297 Ill. App. 3d 7 (2d Dist. 1998)
People v. Gallegos 293 Ill. App. 3d 873 (3rd Dist. 1997)
People v. Bavas 251 Ill. App. 3d 720 (2d dist. 1993)
People v. Diaz 247 Ill. App. 3d 625 (2d Dist. 1993)
People v. Simac 236 Ill. App. 3d 1096 (2d Dist.1992)
People v. Burke 220 Ill. App. 3d 839 (1st dist. 1991)
People v. Lendabarker 268 Ill. App. 3d 170 (2d Dist. 1991)
People v. Kilpatrick 216 Ill. App. 3d 875 (2d Dist. 1991)
People v. Bulman 212 Ill. App. 3d 795 (1st Dist. 1991)
People v. Krueger 208 Ill. App. 3d 897 (2d Dist. 1991)
People v. Madsen 196 Ill. App. 3d 220 (2d Dist. 1990)
People v. LaRosa 198 Ill. App. 3d 862 (1st Dist. 1990)
People v. Tritthardt 195 Ill. App. 3d 167 (2d Dist. 1990)
People v. Spence 188 Ill. App. 3d 761 (2d Dist. 1989)
People v. Phillipi 186 Ill. App. 3d 353 (2d Dist. 1989)
People v. England 188 Ill. App. 3d 9 (2d Dist. 1989)

Trial Cases Reported:
People v. Baltzer 2-00-0932 (2d Dist. 2002)
People v. Kamide 254 Ill. App. 3d 215 (2d Dist. 1993)

Certification Courses Taught:

Instructor, NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Testing March 15-17, 2002, Wheaton, IL

Instructor, NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Testing October 2002, Wheaton, IL

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