More Issues with DWI Urine Testing: Fermentation

We have previously blogged about the unscientific nature of Minnesota's urine testing regimen. Read More

Posted on March 31, 2010 by Charles Ramsay

Court Flushes Urine Test in Another DWI Case

As we have blogged before, urine testing is not a scientifically accepted method of determining a driver's alcohol concentration in a DUI case. Read More

Posted on March 30, 2010 by Charles Ramsay

Ramsay Law Firm Wins Again: Judge Rules DWI Vehicle Forfeiture Law Unconstitutional

For years, Minnesota law has permitted the State to seize the vehicles of some arrested for DWI, sell them off, and keep the proceeds. Read More

Posted on March 26, 2010 by Daniel Koewler

MINNESOTA DWI INTOXILYZER SOURCE CODE UPDATE: IS YOUR LAWYER A MEMBER OF THE COALITION?

One Hennepin County judge wrote in a source code order that it may be malpractice for a lawyer not to seek breath test software. Read More

Posted on February 12, 2010 by Charles Ramsay

Intoxilyzer Maker Continues to Mislead Minnesota Courts

Last week, CMI, the Intoxilyzer 5000 manufacturer, attempted to defend its obstruction of Minnesota's DWI Source Code Coalition's efforts to review the breath test machine's software. Read More

Posted on February 01, 2010 by Charles Ramsay

Agency Under Siege: The MN BCA Attempts to Repair its Damaged Reputation

Recently, the Superintendent of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension sent a "fluff piece| to the Minneapolis Star Tribune titled, |Some Love for Forensic Scientists| touting why everyone should have |confidence in the quality of the BCA scientists' work. Read More

Posted on January 26, 2010 by Daniel Koewler

Pawlenty's Proposed DWI Penalties: Panacea or Patsy

This week, Minnesota Governor Pawlenty proposed new DWI laws in an effort to significantly reduce drunk driving in Minnesota. Read More

Posted on January 25, 2010 by Charles Ramsay

Minnesota's Complex DWI Laws: Daunting for the Dabbling DWI Lawyer

Minnesota's DWI law (Chapter 169A) consumes 186 pages on Westlaw. Read More

Posted on January 22, 2010 by Daniel Koewler

Minnesota Creates Certification for Lawyers Who Specialize in Criminal Law

The State Bar Association has created a new certification for Minnesota Lawyers: Specialist in Criminal Law. Read More

Posted on January 20, 2010 by Charles Ramsay

MINNESOTA DWI INTOXILYZER SOURCE CODE UPDATE: IS YOUR LAWYER A MEMBER OF THE COALITION?

One Hennepin County judge wrote in a source code order that it may be malpractice for a lawyer not to seek breath test software. Read More

Posted on January 18, 2010 by Charles Ramsay

Where's the Beef?? Government's Attempt to Defend Urine Testing Lacks Meat

Practicing on the cutting edge of criminal defense law is highly rewarding for both our clients and our attorneys. Read More

Posted on January 15, 2010 by Daniel Koewler

First Not Guilty Verdict of 2010: Hennepin County Jury Acquits Man of DWI Charges

In our first trial of 2010, a Hennepin County jury found my client not guilty after a trial in Minneapolis. Read More

Posted on January 14, 2010 by Charles Ramsay

Intoxilyzer 5000 Source Code Consolidation Order

The Minnesota Supreme Court issued an Order consolidating Minnesota's Intoxilyzer 5000 Source Code cases. Read More

Posted on January 12, 2010 by Charles Ramsay

Intoxilyzer Manufacturer Brings Software Review to a Screeching Halt

After months of negotiations, expert analysis of the breath test machine has come to a halt รข?? before even getting started. Read More

Posted on January 01, 2010 by Charles Ramsay

Minnesota Intoxilyzer 5000 Source Code Update: Ramsey County to Consolidate Cases?

As the battle of Minnesota's Intoxilyzer 5000 continues with no real end in sight, many metro counties have consolidated their source code cases to conserve state resources, prevent inconsistent rulings and to manage the growing caseload. Read More

Posted on December 22, 2009 by Charles Ramsay

Minnesota's Test Refusal Law: Finding a Loophole in a "Knotty" Law

Many consider the test refusal law to be unbeatable. Read More

Posted on December 21, 2009 by Charles Ramsay
Posted on December 17, 2009 by Charles Ramsay

Minnesota DWI Lawyers Pissed about Urine Cases: What Happens When Judges Assume the Role of Scientist

In a cruel, ironic twist, a Minnesota Court of Appeals ruling today makes the least scientific alcohol test the most unassailable. Read More

Posted on December 15, 2009 by Charles Ramsay

Good DWI Lawyers Must Beat Criminal, License and Vehicle Forfeiture Cases

In Minnesota, to beat a DWI, a good criminal defense attorney needs to win not once, but twice. Read More

Posted on December 14, 2009 by Charles Ramsay

Hennepin County's Consolidate Hearing - Nothing Resolved

Hennepin County consolidated 102 DWI breath test cases. Read More

Posted on December 11, 2009 by Charles Ramsay
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