Minnesota Intoxilyzer Source Code Update: Minnesota Supreme Court Schedules Oral Arguments.
Today the Minnesota Supreme Court has released the date for En Banc Oral Arguments regarding the consolidated Source Code litigation. Read More
Restored to Sanity: Court of Appeals Restores Faith in Minnesota's DWI Vehicle Forfeiture Law
Today, the Minnesota Court of Appeals issued a much-needed decision that clarifies the scope of Minnesota's DWI Vehicle Forfeiture law. Read More
Minnesota BCA Insider Blows Whistle on Shoddy Work and Unethical Conduct: Act of Courage or Just Plain Cowardice? Part II:
We blogged last week regarding yet another problem that affects first void urine alcohol tests (F-VUAT) that are tested by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Read More
Minnesota BCA Insider Blows Whistle on Shoddy Work and Unethical Conduct: Act of Courage or Just Plain Cowardice? Part I:
A senior forensic scientist at Minnesota's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) has come forward with shocking revelations. Read More
Putting the "Grand" in Grand Jury: Citizen Panel Protects Intoxilyzer Whistleblower.
We've told you about problems with the Intoxilyzer 5000, Minnesota's breath test machine. Read More
Minnesota Intoxilyzer Source Code Update: The Briefs Are In.
The last source code brief is in! The Source Code Coalition filed its reply brief on behalf of thousands of Defendants and Drivers with the Minnesota Supreme Court on October 17, 2011. Read More
Will I Lose My License If A Blood or Urine Test Shows I Smoked Marijuana Before Driving?
There are two types of punishment the state can impose on a driver who allegedly operated a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or a controlled substance â?? although not all controlled substances are viewed equally. Read More
Minnesota's Implied Consent Law: Is It (Again) Unconstitutional?
Shoot First â?? Ask Questions Later
Under a shoot-first-ask-questions-later philosophy, the Minnesota Commissioner of Public Safety can take away drivers' licenses without first conducting a hearing on the propriety of the revocation pursuant to the Minnesota Implied Consent Act. Read More
DWI Urine Alcohol Testing Case Set for Oral Argument
The Minnesota Supreme Court has set State v. Read More
Pt 2: Imprecise DWI Tests: Good Enough for Government Work?
Last week we told you that the scientific community requires blood, breath and urine tests be reported not as a certainty, but with a confidence interval that has a high probability of containing the true alcohol level. Read More
Imprecise DWI Tests: Good Enough for Government Work?
Minnesota analyzes drivers' blood, breath and urine to determine a specific level of alcohol concentration. Read More
The Source Code Shuffle - How the District Courts Are Handling the Intoxilyzer 5000 Appeal.
Currently, the consolidated source code litigation, originally presided over by Judge Abrams, is up on appeal before the Minnesota Supreme Court. Read More
Breaking News: Supreme Court Grants Accelerated Review of Source Code Appeal.
The Minnesota Supreme Court has accepted accelerated review of the appeal that was made of Judge Abrams' Order as part of the consolidated Source Code litigation. Read More
Beware the Overzealous Prosecutor: Being Charged With A Crime Does Not Mean You Committed a Crime.
Far too often we field calls from people who were recently arrested for DWI and just want to "plea and get it over with. Read More
Refusing to Submit to DWI Testing: Minnesota Supreme Court Reverses Conviction
Recognizing that Minnesota's DWI test refusal law is more complicated that meets the eye, this week the Minnesota Supreme Court reversed the conviction of a man convicted of refusing to submit to a DWI test in State v. Read More
Get Me OUT! Your Options When Being Detained After a DWI Arrest.
Many times the consequences for being arrested for DWI start before you even appear in court. Read More