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Ramsay Law Firm's Own Charles Ramsay Discusses Missouri v. McNeely on Eyewitness 5 News

Charles Ramsay appeared on KSTP Eyewitness 5 News last night to discuss the recent Supreme Court decision in Missouri v. Read More

Posted on April 18, 2013 by Daniel Koewler
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Four Years Later, Vindication: SCOTUS Upholds Missouri v. McNeely, overturns State v. Netland

The manner in which the police enforce Minnesota's DWI laws was fundamentally changed this morning, when the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued a landmark decision in the case of Missouri v. Read More

Posted on April 17, 2013 by Daniel Koewler
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Ramsay Law Firm to Present CLE About DWI Testing

If you're free over the lunch hour, it might be a good idea to tune in to our live Webcast from 12:00 - 1:30. Read More

Posted on March 27, 2013 by Daniel Koewler

Dayton to Appoint David Lillehaug to Minnesota Supreme Court

Minnesota Lawyer is reporting that Governor Dayton has selected David Lillehaug as the newest member of the Minnesota Supreme Court. Read More

Posted on March 26, 2013 by Daniel Koewler

Police Union Blocks Creation of Independent, Civilian Post for Troubled St. Paul Crime Lab

Last year the St. Paul Crime Lab was shut down after Minnesota defense attorneys Christine Funk and Lori Traub exposed the lab's shoddy practices and procedures when dealing with crucial evidence. At the time, the lab was supervised by a poorly trained St. Paul Police Sergeant.

Following the lab's Read More

Posted on March 18, 2013 by Charles Ramsay
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Minnesota's DWI Test Refusal Law: Crafting New Defenses

Completely winning a DWI case requires a lot more work than most people realize, and a lot more smarts than most people give credit for. Read More

Posted on March 06, 2013 by Daniel Koewler
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Cops Stabbing Citizens with Needles for Blood Tests: US Supreme Court Says "Unconstitutional" (Part 3)

In part 1 of our series, "Cops Stabbing Citizens with Needles for Blood Tests,| we told you the true story of a citizen who slid off the road during a winter storm. Read More

Posted on March 05, 2013 by Charles Ramsay
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Cops Stabbing Citizens with Needles for Blood Tests: Legal Under Minnesota Law (Part 2)

Many believe we need to tighten our impaired driving laws for both drunk driving and people who abuse prescription drugs and narcotics. Read More

Posted on February 27, 2013 by Charles Ramsay
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Cops Stabbing Citizens for DWI Blood Tests: A True Story (Part 1)

Imagine, if you will: A typical February snowstorm. Read More

Posted on February 26, 2013 by Charles Ramsay
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Problems Escalate As a Result of Investigation Into St. Paul Crime Lab.

As our own Charles Ramsay discussed previously on Channel 5 Eyewitness News, the St. Read More

Posted on February 18, 2013 by Daniel Koewler
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The Future of Minnesota's DWI Law: Admitting that the Supreme Court Could Be Ready to "Change the Legal Landscape" for DWIs

Since the beginning of February, we've been spending some time blogging about the Missouri v. Read More

Posted on February 14, 2013 by Daniel Koewler

The Future of Minnesota's DWI Law: How the McNeely Decision Will Affect DWI Arrests Here At Home

As we discussed previously, the McNeely decision could have a huge impact on the way DWIs in Minnesota are handled in the future. Read More

Posted on February 12, 2013 by Daniel Koewler
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Minnesota's DWI Test Refusal Law in Review: Why the Crime of Test Refusal is Currently Considered Constitutional

In 2009, the Minnesota Supreme Court upheld the DWI test refusal law in the case of State v. Netland 762 N.W.2d 202 (Minn.2009). In doing so, the court placed all its emphasis on the "fact" that alcohol in a driver's bloodstream "rapidly" and "naturally" dissipates, reasoning that law enforcement would never have enough time to obtain a warrant for a blood, breath, or urine test before the evidence of alcohol consumption was destroyed. Read More

Posted on February 03, 2013 by Daniel Koewler
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Minnesota's DWI Test Refusal Law Under Scrutiny: Will Missouri v. McNeely Fix a Broken System?

Most states increase the license revocation penalties for drivers who refuse to submit to alcohol testing, but Minnesota Impaired Driving Law straight up makes it a crime for a driver to refuse to submit to testing. Read More

Posted on February 03, 2013 by Daniel Koewler

Oops! Ramsey County Has Not Consolidated St. Paul Crime Lab Cases

We pride ourselves on posting relevant, accurate information on this blog, and view our blog as an opportunity to not only educate potential and current clients, but also other defense attorneys and judges. Read More

Posted on January 24, 2013 by Charles Ramsay

Charged With a DWI? Not If You Were On a Segway

In an opinion released on Tuesday January 22, 2013, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled that a "Segway" is not a motor vehicle and the driver isn't subject to the state's DWI laws. Read More

Posted on January 22, 2013 by Daniel Koewler
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St. Paul Crime Lab: What's Next?

In July we blogged about two public defenders who exposed serious scientific flaws at the St. Paul Crime Laboratory. Christine Funk and Laurie Traub elicited testimony at a pre-trial hearing revealing widespread problems at the lab, including poor documentation of testing procedures, lack of standard operating procedures and contamination of evidence. Several counties agreed not to use the drug test results from the lab, but stopped short of admitting the results were unreliable. Read More

Posted on January 16, 2013 by Charles Ramsay
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U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Oral Argument in Landmark DWI Case

Next week, on January 9th, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the landmark DWI case of Missouri v. McNeely. Read More

Posted on January 04, 2013 by Charles Ramsay
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DWI Defense Issues- 2012 Year in Review

Earlier this year we posted our prediction for the top-10 DWI issues for 2012. Read More

Posted on December 26, 2012 by Charles Ramsay
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Cash Grab Continues to Climb: DWI Forfeitures on the Rise

Ever since the 2009 scandal where it was revealed that the Metro Gang Strike Force was using the threat of gang violence as an excuse to profit from illegally seized and forfeited property, Minnesota police agencies have been under increased scrutiny when it comes to property forfeitures. Read More

Posted on December 19, 2012 by Daniel Koewler
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