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

Posted on September 13, 2011 by Daniel Koewler

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

Posted on September 07, 2011 by Daniel Koewler

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

Posted on July 12, 2011 by Daniel Koewler

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

Posted on June 29, 2011 by Daniel Koewler

Selective Facts Make Bad Law

The use of urine tests for DWI's in Minnesota received yet another endorsement from the Court of Appeals today. Read More

Posted on June 27, 2011 by Daniel Koewler

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

Posted on June 24, 2011 by Daniel Koewler

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

Posted on June 13, 2011 by Charles Ramsay
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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

Posted on May 17, 2011 by Daniel Koewler

Minnesota Intoxilyzer Source Code Update: Commissioner of Public Safety Files Petition for Accelerated Review.

Yesterday the Commissioner of Public Safety filed a Petition for Accelerated Review with the Minnesota Supreme Court. Read More

Posted on May 13, 2011 by Charles Ramsay

DWI Urine Tests: Minnesota Appellate Court Signals Need for Search Warrant.

The Minnesota Court of Appeals issued an order last week which could signal a dramatic shift in the way DWI alcohol tests - especially urine tests - are conducted, while breathing new life into the Fourth Amendment. Read More

Posted on May 02, 2011 by Charles Ramsay

Breaking News: Review Granted in Consolidated Source Code Litigation

The thousands of consolidated DWI cases stemming from tests on the Intoxilyzer 5000EN, previously heard by Judge Abrams in the First Judicial District, have officially been accepted for review by the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Read More

Posted on April 29, 2011 by Daniel Koewler

Going Into Effect July 1: The Law of Unintended Consequences

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nesota's expansion of ignition interlock devices this summer may cause more problems than state officials anticipated. Read More

Posted on April 29, 2011 by Charles Ramsay

Minnesota Intoxilyzer Source Code Update: Responses to the Appeal.

Today, the Office of the Minnesota Attorney General on behalf of the Commissioner of Public Safety and Prosecution Liaison Counsel for the State of Minnesota filed responses to the Appeal of Judge Abrams' Order. Read More

Posted on April 29, 2011 by Charles Ramsay

DWI Urine Testing Under Review by Supreme Court.

We were probably the first attorneys in Minnesota to start bringing Frye-Mack challenges against the practice of using urine tests to prosecute drivers for DWI. Read More

Posted on April 28, 2011 by Daniel Koewler

Minnesota Intoxilyzer Source Code Victory: Why Deficient Samples Must Be Dismissed.

Judge Abrams ruled at the conclusion of the consolidated source code hearings that the Intoxilyzer cannot reliably determine deficient samples. Read More

Posted on April 21, 2011 by Charles Ramsay

Minnesota Continues to Utilize Broken Intoxilyzer

Judge Abrams noted that Minnesota officials and the BCA have been aware of the broken Intoxilyzer since at least 2006, but have refused to install corrected software. Read More

Posted on April 20, 2011 by Charles Ramsay

Intoxilyzer Source Code Victory: Judge Rules Machine Cannot Reliably Determine Deficient Samples.

Minnesota continues to use Intoxilyzer 5000 Despite Hundreds of Defective Breath Cases Annually. Read More

Posted on April 19, 2011 by Charles Ramsay

Not So Fast! Will Minnesota Supreme Court Stop the Flow of Unscientific DWI Urine Alcohol Tests?

Many believed challenges to DWI alcohol urine testing were finished last December after the Minnesota Court of Appeals issued a series of decisions. Read More

Posted on April 13, 2011 by Charles Ramsay

Minnesota Intoxilyzer Source Code Update: The Appeal

Yesterday the defense trial team filed an appeal of Judge Abrams Order regarding the statewide consolidated challenge to the Intoxilyzer 5000 based upon deficiencies in the Source Code. Read More

Posted on March 09, 2011 by Charles Ramsay

Judge Abrams Issues Final Order Regarding Source Code to Intoxilyzer 5000

Today Judge Abrams issued his ruling regarding the statewide consolidated challenge to the Intoxilyzer 5000 based upon deficiencies in the Source Code. Read More

Posted on March 09, 2011 by Daniel Koewler
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