The State's Blood Alcohol Lab Made a HUGE Mistake

The State's blood alcohol lab used uncalibrated equipment when analyzing blood and urine. Because of this, their results can't be traced to a known standard. Read More

Posted on April 19, 2023 by Charles Ramsay

When is a Refusal Not a Refusal?

Not everyone who is charged with a refusal has actually refused to test. There are legal, scientific, and common sense reasons to examine when defending against a refusal charge. Let's explore them here. Read More

Posted on April 10, 2023 by Charles Ramsay

Out for Blood - Our Latest Jury Trial Victory

Our client was charged with "Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol," and "Refusal to Submit to Chemical Testing." We showed the HGN was improperly administered, and challenged the PBT results -- without an expert. The jury came out with the verdict: NOT GUILTY. Read More

Posted on April 03, 2023 by Charles Ramsay

Ramsay Law Exposes New Levels of State Corruption This Year

We've exposed new levels of State corruption this year. We've shown how State scientists colluded with lawyers to prevent the release of the source code; uncovered the lack of quality assurance in the breath, blood, and urine alcohol labs; and we've got much more to come. Read More

Posted on March 27, 2023 by Charles Ramsay

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

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

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

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


It's been a few years since a manufacturing error has caused problems for blood alcohol testing in Minnesota . . . but here we are. We've been provided with what appears to be a valid recall notice for the type of tube used in Minnesota BCA testing kits. The notice is dated June 4, 2021, and impacts kits that expire in September of 2022. Read More

Posted on July 28, 2021 by Charles Ramsay

Facing Drug-related DWI Charges? Your Prescription Might Not Matter

Minnesota's Supreme Court recently issued a ruling addressing what the governement does (and does not) have to prove when charging someone with a DWI based upon a driver's use of prescription drugs. And you'd be surprised how easy it can be to be charged with a DWI just for taking your prescription according to your doctors directions. Read More

Posted on April 14, 2021 by Charles Ramsay

Three Beers, Two Shots, and Retrograde Extrapolation

When a DWI alcohol test is taken more than 2 hours after driving, there are solid scientific reasons to discard that test result -- primarily the fact that the government is going to try to "fill in the blanks" with that test result in a very unscientific manner. We wrote the playbook on fighting these types of tests, and your choice of attorney may be the difference between a lucky victory and . . . a different end result. Read More

Posted on March 29, 2021 by Charles Ramsay

The Ongoing War on Science – Stifling Progress

Good scientific practices can keep us safe, and insure the guilty are punished according to the law. Junk science, however, is what unjustly punishes the innocent and undermines our faith in the judicial system. Today, we're writing about junk science. Read More

Posted on November 19, 2020 by Charles Ramsay

Faulty Forensic Science: the Danger of PseudoScience in Courtrooms

It's how humans are wired -- we want to be able to answer every question. "Why" is the first question we learn to ask as a small (sometimes annoying) child, and that question carries on throughout our lives. But sometimes, in our rush to come up with answers, we start asking the wrong questions. Read More

Posted on April 22, 2020 by Charles Ramsay


We ended part 2 of this 4 part blog series with the question: “We’ve been down this road before and we learned from it. Right?” The answer is, Yes! . . . but apparently, it didn't take long for some of us to forget . . . Read More

Posted on March 10, 2020 by Charles Ramsay


Part 2 of our 4 part blog series exploring the software (source code) that controls every aspect of Minnesota's breath testing machine -- the DataMaster DMT. Read More

Posted on March 03, 2020 by Charles Ramsay

Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Under Fire: Part I – A Sketchy Past

After the highly-publicized Noor trial, prosecutors, the media, and the public are increasing their scrutiny of the practices and potential biases of Minnesota's own Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA). This isn't surprising to us -- we've been criticizing their biases and practices for years. What is surprising is how long it took for everyone else to notice. Read More

Posted on May 08, 2019 by Charles Ramsay

Minnesota DWI - 2018 Year in Review

Our ten-year blog-aversary (we've been practicing criminal defense far longer than 10 years) came and went without much fanfare, but as this year draws to a close we make note of that anniversary now. In our first blog post we said the purpose of the blog was "to share information and promote excellence." We believe we've done that and continue to do so. Read More

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