Fuel Cell Problems Part II

We went way back to our archives to look at the initial interference testing by the manufacturer of the DMT. It turns out that the fuel cell needs to be turned on to identify chemicals on a person's breath that could inflate their alcohol score. Read More

Posted on March 20, 2023 by Charles Ramsay

It's Time to Shut Down the State Breath Alcohol Lab

The State breath alcohol lab has been hiding problems with the breath alcohol machine for over ten years. It's time to shut it down. Our latest findings show that the fuel cell is necessary to detect interfering substances. Read More

Posted on March 13, 2023 by Charles Ramsay

BCA's Breath Alcohol Machine Should've Never Been Approved

State breath alcohol lab technicians approved a machine that failed to meet their standards. This shoddy machine has been in use for over 10 years now. It's time to set the record straight. Read More

Posted on March 06, 2023 by Charles Ramsay

Ramsay Law Racks Up Another Source Code Victory!

Last week, a judge out of Stearns County, MN ordered that a breath alcohol test of one of our clients be suppressed. Read More

Posted on February 27, 2023 by Charles Ramsay

Yes, the BCA Really Does Hide Bias in Breath Testing

It's true, the BCA really does make a huge mistake - they treat bias as just another component of random error in their uncertainty equation. Read More

Posted on February 20, 2023 by Charles Ramsay

State Alcohol Lab Mislabels Controls

The State crime lab has been mislabeling the certified values of the controls for their alcohol analysis. Read More

Posted on February 13, 2023

BCA Alcohol Lab Doesn't Use Proper Controls

The BCA blood and urine alcohol lab haven't been using matrix-matched controls with their machine. This is huge - they could be overestimating alcohol by 20%! Read More

Posted on February 06, 2023 by Charles Ramsay

BCA Blood/Urine Alcohol Lab Refuses to Follow Basic Quality Assurance Standards

The BCA blood/urine alcohol lab doesn't calibrate their pipette. It is standard procedure, yet the BCA refuses to follow the rules. Read More

Posted on January 30, 2023 by Charles Ramsay

How the BCA Hides Bias in Breath Testing

The BCA has been mishandling bias in their breath testing machines. It's time they come clean and correct the issue. Read More

Posted on January 16, 2023 by Charles Ramsay

A Tale of Two Source Codes

The citizens of Minnesota deserve to question those who call them guilty, even if it is a little black box called a Breathalyzer. In the case of the DataMaster DMT, they deserve to look at the code that defines their guilt. Read More

Posted on January 09, 2023 by Charles Ramsay

Not Your Grandma’s Recipe for Acetone!

The MN BCA Breath Alcohol lab admits they don't have a procedure for making acetone solutions. The lab has been using a word-of-mouth recipe for over 10 years! Read More

Posted on January 02, 2023 by Charles Ramsay

Q: Is it a crime to drive after consuming marijuana/THC/cannabis products?

Q: Is it a crime to drive after consuming marijuana/THC/cannabis products? A: It depends. Read More

Posted on August 18, 2022 by Charles Ramsay

Meet Shauna Kieffer

Ramsay Law Firm is delighted to announce the addition of Shauna Kieffer to the firm. Her extensive trial experience and aggressive mindset will only improve the service provided to all clients of Ramsay Law Firm. Read More

Posted on August 16, 2022 by Charles Ramsay

New Inside Information Renders Minnesota Breath Test Results Invalid

Anyone with a test result of .10 or below could actually been below the legal limit. This also applies to those charged with being twice the legal limit (which brings significantly enhanced penalties) and commercial drivers (who face a legal limit of 0.04). Read More

Posted on August 03, 2022 by Charles Ramsay

Legal Pot Sneaks Into Minnesota

How are you going to celebrate your Independence Day? Read More

Posted on July 01, 2022 by Daniel Koewler

Jail Time for First Time DWI: Inflation Strikes Minnesota

For quite some time, only pilots, CDL holders, physicians, international travelers, and those with security clearances had reason to be concerned about the consequences of a first-time DWI arrest. Now, everyone should be worried. Read More

Posted on January 17, 2022 by Charles Ramsay

Hay You, Do You Need(le) A Lawyer?

When you’re looking for an answer to a tricky problem, people will often say that they’re having as much trouble as “looking for a needle in a haystack.” That’s a bad situation to be in . . . but what’s worse is when other people try to “help” you with your problem by doing nothing other than give you more hay, when what you really need is just a needle. Read More

Posted on January 07, 2022 by Charles Ramsay

Minnesota Ignition Interlock and Out-of-State DWI?

Our previous blog post discussed situations where a Minnesota driver is charged with a DWI under Wisoncon's DWI laws, and possible challenges to any license revocation. This post discusses the flip side of that scenario -- if you DO lose your Minnesota license due to an out-of-state DWI, can you get back behind the wheel on the ignition interlock program? It's harder than you think. Read More

Posted on December 16, 2021 by Charles Ramsay

Can Minnesota Revoke or Suspend My Driver's License for a Wisconsin OWI?

Wisconsin’s statutory scheme does not conform to Minnesota’s laws, and it appears that license revocations and suspensions arising from Wisconsin’s laws should not be used to suspend or revoke one’s Minnesota license . . . if handled properly both in Wisconsin and in Minnesota. Read More

Posted on December 02, 2021 by Charles Ramsay

Grateful for More Source Code Victories!

This Thanksgiving season some of our current clients have a lot to celebrate: In the last month we have had three judges throw out our client’s breath test results because of our "source code" issue. Read More

Posted on November 23, 2021 by Charles Ramsay
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