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Donald 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 Ramsell has the proud distinction of having argued Illinois v. Lidster, a DUI/roadblock case, before the United States Supreme Court. In the past 24 years, his law firm has defended over 13,000 drivers. He is Board Certified in DUI Defense; the NCDD State Delegate for Illinois and a Sustaining Member of the National College for DUI Defense. Don is also a Certified Standardized Field Sobriety Test Instructor. In 2009, Donald's book, Illinois DUI Law and Practice Guidebook was published by West Publishing in 2009. Also, the second edition of Ramsell's co-authored national book, Inside the Mind: Understanding DUI Scientific Evidence published by Aspatore Books, was released. Also in 2009, Don argued two DUI cases before the Illinois Supreme Court, and he successfully completed a course in gas chromatography. In November of 2009, Don Ramsell successfully argued that the Illinois DUI Vehicle Forfeiture statute was unconstitutional. This ruling has made front page headlines in the largest legal newspaper in Illinois.

Illinois Cops Caught in a Web of Lies Judge Says

What happens when Illinois drug cops get caught lying? usually nothing. But every once in a while ajudge stands up and does something about it. That’s what happened here. And so Tribune reporter Steve Shmadeke reports as follows: Cook County Circuit Judge Catherine Haberkorn suppressed the search and arrest, leading prosecutors to quickly dismiss the felony charges. All five officers were later stripped of their police powers and put on desk duty pending internal investigations. And the state’s attorney’s office ... Read More »

Illinois Police Traffic Ticket Quotas Outlawed? | DuPage DUI Lawyer | Wheaton IL

Illinois Police Traffic Ticket Quotas Outlawed? | DuPage DUI Lawyer | Wheaton IL. It is a well known secret amongst Illinois attorneys, police and others that there are quotas for police officers who work for the various police agencies in Illinois. Illinois drivers have suspected as much for years. But if you ask any police officer, they will likely deny its existence. It looks like some politicians are ready to end the quota system if a new bill is passed. ... Read More »