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Backdoor Breath Testing 4: Legal Standards From Our Implied Consent Law and Standard Jury Instructions (Part III)

Last week was a very busy week for Ramsay Law Firm, but here's the final part in our recent trilogy of blog posts dealing with the legal standards that apply to uncertainty challenges to breath testing. Read More

Posted on June 13, 2016 by Daniel Koewler
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MSCJ: Blood, Bernard, and Beyond!

The Minnesota Society of Criminal Justice will be hosting their 31st annual DWI Seminar on Friday June 17th at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest. Read More

Posted on June 08, 2016 by Jay Adkins
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Supreme Court Update (Of Sorts . . . )

Things are about to get interesting when it comes to the state of DWI law in Minnesota. Read More

Posted on June 03, 2016 by Daniel Koewler
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Backdoor Breath Testing 4: Legal Standards From Our Implied Consent Law And Standard Jury Instructions (Part II)

This blog post is the second sub-part of the fourth part of a multi-part series which is attempting to explain the serious problems plaguing alcohol breath testing in Minnesota. Read More

Posted on May 31, 2016 by Daniel Koewler
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University of Minnesota: Wrestling with Xanax

Yes, it is a crime to possess Xanax without a proper prescription from a health care provider. Read More

Posted on May 27, 2016 by Jay Adkins
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Backdoor Breath Testing 4: Legal Standards From Our Implied Consent Law And Standard Criminal Jury Instructions (Part I)

Our previous posts in this series discussed why law enforcement prefer breath tests when investigating DWIs, why it is important to report how uncertain breath test results actually are, and why untraceable and inaccurate breath tests are a serious problem. Read More

Posted on May 26, 2016 by Daniel Koewler
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Backdoor Breath Testing 3: Scientific Community Regarding Traceability and Accuracy

So, if you've taken the time to read our previous post regarding measurement uncertainty, you've already seen that the leading scientific bodies (the International Standards Organization, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the National Academy of Sciences) all demand that any sc Read More

Posted on May 24, 2016 by Daniel Koewler

Backdoor Breath Testing 2: Scientific Community's Opinion on Measurement Uncertainty

You've been arrested on suspicion of DWI; you were placed in the back of a cop car, brought to a police station, and told to blow into strange looking device that looks like a computer straight out of an 80's science fiction movie with an E-cigarette attached to it. Read More

Posted on May 17, 2016 by Jay Adkins
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Backdoor Breath Testing 1: Why Law Enforcement Agencies Choose Breath Tests Over Blood and Urine Tests

As mentioned in the series introduction, breath tests are the most common tests given to DWI suspects in Minnesota. Read More

Posted on May 09, 2016 by Jay Adkins

Backdoor Breath Tests: Bypassing the Constitution and Bastardizing Science In One Blow -- A New Blog Series From Ramsay Law Firm

By far, the most common tests given to DWI suspects in Minnesota are breath tests; and while the Minnesota BCA, prosecutors, the Attorney General, and many judges hold these test results to be gospel and unassailable, they suffer from inherent limitations and a lack of essential scientific informati Read More

Posted on May 03, 2016 by Jay Adkins
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Supreme Court Releases Audio Recording of Bernard Argument

The United States Supreme Court posted the audio of the Bernard argument this morning. Read More

Posted on April 22, 2016 by Daniel Koewler
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Bernard Oral Argument: Impressions From Inside the United States Supreme Court

It's been several hours since I walked out of the lower level of the United States Supreme Court and back out onto the sunlit National Mall (and even longer since I first started standing in the "Bar Member Only| line to get a front-row seat to the arguments) and after having a little time to collec Read More

Posted on April 20, 2016 by Jay Adkins

Minnesota's Test Refusal Law Argued at the U.S. Supreme Court Today

This morning the United States Supreme Court heard attorneys' arguments on Bernard, a case which will decide whether drivers may be charged with a crime for refusing to submit to warrantless DWI alcohol tests. Read More

Posted on April 20, 2016 by Jay Adkins
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When Tragedy Strikes

Last week, a man shot and killed 23-year old law clerk Chase Passauer while he was sitting in his office. Read More

Posted on April 11, 2016 by Daniel Koewler
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" . . . . and Knocked Down For Its Dollars."

If you ever watched the American version of The Office, your poor brain is probably overloaded with funny and memorable quotes from the office manager, Michael Scott. Read More

Posted on April 05, 2016 by Daniel Koewler
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Bernard Brief Bank: All Amicus Briefs Have Been Filed

In case you didn't already know, the United States Supreme Court is set to determine whether or not Minnesota's DWI laws are constitutional. Read More

Posted on March 30, 2016 by Daniel Koewler

Charles Ramsay Discusses the United States Supreme Court on Fox 9 News

Minnesota is one of 13 states where it is a crime to refuse to submit to a warrantless search. Read More

Posted on March 29, 2016 by Daniel Koewler
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Bernard Brief Bank: Respondent's Briefs Are Filed

In case you didn't already know, the United States Supreme Court is set to determine whether or not Minnesota's DWI laws are constitutional. Read More

Posted on March 22, 2016 by Daniel Koewler
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Coming Up: Your First DWI Case

If you haven't signed up yet, I wanted to let you know that Chuck and I will be presenting the ever-popular "Your First DWI Case" Seminar on April 1, 2016. Read More

Posted on March 22, 2016 by Daniel Koewler
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Ramsay Law Firm Introduces Jay Adkins As Our Newest Member

Ramsay Law Firm is proud to announce that Jay S. Read More

Posted on March 17, 2016 by Daniel Koewler
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