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The Problems With A "Sometimes Unconstitutional" Law

"If it is possible, let this cup pass from Me. Read More

Posted on October 14, 2015 by Daniel Koewler
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Breaking News: Minnesota's DWI Test Refusal Law Is Unconstitutional

You didn't misread that headline - the Minnesota Court of Appeals just ruled that Minnesota's DWI test refusal law is unconstitutional. Read More

Posted on October 13, 2015 by Charles Ramsay
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The Technicalities (and Presumptions) of DWI Defense

This comes up often enough to warrant a blog post - the future client who calls us, looking for advice, who has several assumptions about the "technicalities" of being arrested for a DWI. Read More

Posted on October 12, 2015 by Daniel Koewler

Minnesota Expungement - Now Is the Time

I sat in on an expungement calendar recently (a court session dedicated to hearing expungement petitions) to get a sense of how Minnesota's new law is playing out in the courts. Read More

Posted on October 07, 2015
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Blowing Our Own Horn

You may notice that we cover a wide-array of DWI topics on our blog - sometimes we post about big news for the firm, like Chuck earning a new certification. Read More

Posted on October 06, 2015 by Daniel Koewler
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Introducing Minnesota's First and Only ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientist: Chuck Ramsay

Oyez Oyez! Hear ye, hear ye:

Chuck Ramsay has received the prestigious "ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientist| designation from the American Chemical Society. Read More

Posted on September 30, 2015
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Posted on September 25, 2015 by Charles Ramsay
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Following the Future: Minnesota's DWI Test Refusal Law

Minnesota's own Robert Zimmerman may have said it best when he noticed that "The Times, They Are A Changin'" It looks like the odds of the United States Supreme Court taking a careful look at Minnesota's decision to criminalize the act of DWI test refusal are going up by the day. Read More

Posted on September 25, 2015 by Daniel Koewler
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Crossing the Line - What Happened to Innocent Until Proven Guilty?

How many times did you cross the line on your drive to work today?

I hope it was fewer than three, because that's all it took to initiate the traffic stop that has turned my client's life upside-down. Read More

Posted on September 15, 2015
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A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing? Minnesota's Ignition Interlock Program

Ignition Interlock - the little gadget that is designed to ensure that you cannot start your vehicle unless there is no alcohol in your system. Read More

Posted on August 31, 2015 by Daniel Koewler

Minnesota Rulemakers, You Got Some 'Splainin' To Do

Yesterday I posted about my client, "Kate,| whose minor traffic violation metastasized into criminal charges for DWI and gross misdemeanor test refusal. Read More

Posted on August 28, 2015
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Collateral Consequences: A Pound of Prevention for an Ounce of Cure?

I recently appeared with a client at her arraignment for 3rd degree Test Refusal and 4th degree DWI. Read More

Posted on August 26, 2015

Chuck Ramsay Joins Faculty of National College for DUI Defense

In Atlanta, Georgia, on November 6th and 7th, 2015, our very own Chuck Ramsay will take the stage to teach nationally-known trial attorneys the science of chemical testing, and how to use it in court. Read More

Posted on August 25, 2015
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A Titillating Conversation About Equality

Today marks the eighth annual nationwide "Go Topless Day. Read More

Posted on August 23, 2015

Minnesota Adopts Good-Faith Exception to the Exclusionary Rule . . . Long Live the Exclusionary Rule!

Today the Minnesota Supreme Court issued a long awaited decision on whether or not to adopt the "good-faith| exception to the Fourth Amendment exclusionary rule. Read More

Posted on August 19, 2015 by Daniel Koewler
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Breaking It Down - One CJI Session at a Time

Today and tomorrow, the crème de la crème of the Minnesota criminal justice world converges on St. Paul RiverCentre for the annual Criminal Justice Institute. Read More

Posted on August 17, 2015
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Separating the Men from the Boys

Let's separate the men from the boys. Read More

Posted on August 12, 2015

Blog Watch: Judicial Training & Education Blog

We pride ourselves on bringing timely and knowledgeable information to our readers on a regular basis. Read More

Posted on July 30, 2015 by Charles Ramsay
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Know Your Rights During A Traffic Stop

You are responsible for knowing your rights and legal obligations. Read More

Posted on July 29, 2015
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Bad News For Hemophobiacs

Bad news for hemophobiacs:

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals just ruled that it is a-ok to arrest someone, haul her off to jail, and tell her:

We want evidence of the crime we think you committed, and we're not getting a warrant. Read More

Posted on July 23, 2015
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