WE OFFER DUI DEFENSE SERVICES THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF WYOMING

Right after Mr. Vang graduated from high school, Mr. Vang's parents were killed by a drunk driver. Although everyone agrees that no one should get drunk and drive, Mr. Vang learned early in his legal career that there are many legal fictions associated with impaired driving and Mr. Vang has been defending people accused of driving under the influence (DUI) for over twenty-six (26) - years. Mr. Vang has tried more than one hundred (100) - DUI jury trials and has obtained favorable rulings for his clients in numerous DUI cases without a jury trial. For more than twenty (20) - years, Mr. Vang has presented lectures on how to defend people accused of a DUI charge or implied consent violation throughout the United States and Wyoming. Mr. Vang currently has thirty-five (35) - reported appeals before the Wyoming Supreme Court concerning DUI and implied consent issues. Reported Cases,



On July 14, 2022, Mr. Vang received the National College of DUI Defense (NCDD) "Trial Advocacy Award," which is given to the NCDD member who has most personified the mission of the National College through an aggressive, creative, and ethical trial practice that is dedicated to defending those accused of impaired driving. This individual has set themselves apart in their local community as a premier DUI defense trial attorney and has litigated a number of DUI-related cases to verdict. This individual is recognized, in his/her local legal community, as a tenacious yet ethical litigator.


Mr. Vang is currently a sustaining member of the National College of DUI Defense (NCDD), current Co-Chairperson of the NCDD Amici and Research Committee, a lecturer for the NCDD, a founding member and lecturer of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA), a member and lecturer for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), and a member and frequent lecturer for the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association (WTLA). Mr. Vang is currently the only attorney in Wyoming awarded the Forensic Lawyer-Scientist Designation by the American Chemical Society (ACS) Chemistry and the Law Division on June 13, 2015. Mr. Vang has been admitted to practice law in all courts in the state of Wyoming, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

Trial Advocacy Award

On July 14, 2022, Mr. Vang was awarded the National College of DUI Defense's "Trial Advocacy Award," which is given to the NCDD member who has most personified the mission of the National College through an aggressive, creative, and ethical trial practice that is dedicated to defending those accused of impaired driving. This individual has set themselves apart in their local community as a premier DUI defense trial attorney and has litigated a number of DUI-related cases to verdict. This individual is recognized, in his/her local legal community, as a tenacious yet ethical litigator.

TRUST A LAWYER WHO'S WELL-VERSED IN WYOMING DUI LAW

R. Michael Vang teaches attorneys in Wyoming and throughout the United States how to defend people accused in DUI and implied consent proceedings.

Mr. Vang has thirty-six (36) reported cases in front of the Wyoming Supreme Court where Mr. Vang has raised legal issues in defense of his clients' rights and privileges.

R. Michael Vang is currently the only Wyoming attorney to have completed the Axion Forensic Chromatography class, the Axion Forensic Drug Analysis class , and the Axion Forensic Driving Under the Influence of Drugs (DUID) class.

R. Michael Vang understand the chemistry involved with drug and alcohol testing and has obtained the American Chemical Society (ACS) Forensic Lawyer-Scientist Designation as recognized by the Chemistry and the Law Division of the ACS.

Call R. Michael Vang at 307-460-9252 for a free consultation concerning your DUI and implied consent case today.

R. Michael Vang also handles other criminal matters ranging from attempted murder, arson, aggravated vehicular homicide, drug possession, interference with police, and other criminal offenses throughout the State of Wyoming.

Summary of Wyoming's Impaired Driving Statutes © 2017

The following information was updated to include information that is valid for the State of Wyoming from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018

Prepared by R. Michael Vang
R. Michael Vang, P.C.
1050 North Third Street, Suite B2
Laramie WY 82070
(307) 460-9252

www.rmichaelvangpc.com
mike@rmichaelvangpc.com

The 2015 Wyoming Legislature made a significant change to Wyoming's statutory post conviction relief that "may" allow a person that has previously been convicted of a driving under the influence (DUI) charge in Wyoming to have that DUI charge expunged after five (5) years; if the person otherwise meets the statutory requirements of Wyoming Statute 7-13-1501.

Since 1939, it has been unlawful in the State of Wyoming "[f]or any person who is under the influence of intoxicating liquor or narcotic drugs to drive any vehicle within this State."[1] In 1955, it became unlawful for the first time in Wyoming to have a specific "per se" blood alcohol concentration (BAC) result of 0.15% or more while driving a motor vehicle.[2] The new "per se" DWUI law also contained the first mandatory presumption of innocence associated with a BAC result of 0.05% or less,[3] which still remains in effect today.[4] In 1961, the Wyoming Legislature broadened the scope of Wyoming's DWUI law to include the 'actual physical control of a motor vehicle,'[5] which allows law enforcement to arrest people who are found within a vehicle while intoxicated or otherwise incapable of safely driving, who are not a passenger.[6] In 1973, Wyoming's "per se" BAC level was reduced from 0.15% or more, to 0.10% or more, while retaining the presumption of innocence associated with a BAC result of 0.05% or less.[7] In 1989, the mandatory presumption of guilt associated with a specific "per se" BAC level was repealed, while the legislature retained the presumption of innocence associated with a BAC result of 0.05% or less.[8] In 2002, the "per se" alcohol concentration level was again reduced to its current BAC level of 0.08% or more.[9]