Jason Ramos graduated from the University of New Mexico Law School and passed the New Mexico Bar Exam in 1998. He moved to Illinois and also passed the Illinois Bar Exam in 1999. Jason worked as a prosecutor for the Peoria County State’s Attorney’s Office from 1999 to 2001 primarily prosecuting traffic and DUI cases, but also felony and misdemeanor cases.
Jason left the State’s Attorney’s office in 2001, and went into defending those accused of crimes. He opened his own law office in 2004 and has dedicated himself to protecting the constitutional rights of those charged with crimes ever since.
One of the standardized field sobriety tests is the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) test or “the eye” test. The Illinois Supreme Court recently sent a case back to Peoria County to do a “Frye” Hearing to determine if this test would be acceptable in court in the future. Jason Ramos is co-counsel with attorney Don Ramsell on the Defense in this “Frye” Hearing.
Once the hearing is complete, the Illinois Supreme Court will take the case back to make the final decision on the admissibility of the HGN test. To see the Oral Argument in front of the Illinois Supreme Court, click here and click on the case of People v. McKown from 9/17/09. Jason can be seen seated at the Defense counsel table