Thompson Takes Effect - Judge Throws Out Urine Test Report

It has been 24 years since the Minnesota legislature took away Fourth Amendment protection for drivers suspected of driving while impaired. Read More

Posted on January 11, 2016

Ramsay Law Firm Attorney Dan Koewler Discusses DWI Law Upheaval on Fox 9 News

Over the weekend, Fox 9 News featured our own Dan Koewler in its coverage of recent DWI law developments in Minnesota. Read More

Posted on January 05, 2016 by Charles Ramsay

Minnesota Court of Appeals Finds Crime of Test Refusal Unconstitutional for Urine Tests

Today, we won an appeal in State v. Thompson. In the published opinion, the Court of Appeals ruled that the State cannot prosecute drivers for refusing to submit to a warrantless urine test. Read More

Posted on December 28, 2015

Addiction is a Disease, Not a Criminal Activity

Today at 2:00 p.m. the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission is holding a public hearing in Room 10 of the State Office Building, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155 to receive public comments on its proposed changes to the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines. Read More

Posted on December 23, 2015

Washington County Judge Continues Implied Consent Proceedings Pending SCOTUS decision in Bernard

This just in: Today a Washington County judge continued the implied consent cases before him, and ordered reinstatement of the drivers' licenses pending the United States Supreme Court's ruling in State v. Bernard. Read More

Posted on December 21, 2015

Chuck Ramsay Interviewed By Minnesota Lawyer Regarding The Bernard Case

In the wake of the United States Supreme Court's decision to review DWI Test Refusal law, the nation's attention is being focused squarely on the state of Minnesota . . . and those attorneys who are closest to the fight. Read More

Posted on December 18, 2015 by Daniel Koewler

Trahan Update - Beating the Bernard Boomerang

Apparently, the State of Minnesota still has a bone to pick with the Constitution. Read More

Posted on December 16, 2015

Cert Granted in Bernard!

It's official. The United States Supreme Court has granted certiorari in State v. Bernard.

Read the order here.

Enjoy the weekend...


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Posted on December 11, 2015 by Charles Ramsay

Will The United States Supreme Court Review Minnesota's DWI Test Refusal Law?

Unless this is the first time you've ever visited our blog, you're undoubtedly aware that one of the hottest topic in the area of DWI law is Minnesota's DWI Test Refusal law, which effectively makes it a crime to refuse to submit to a warrantless search. Read More

Posted on December 10, 2015 by Daniel Koewler

SCOTUS Holds Over Bernard Appeal Until December 11

Last Friday, the United States Supreme Court held conferences on a variety of petitions for review. Read More

Posted on December 07, 2015 by Daniel Koewler

Second Amendment On Deck - They're Coming for Your Guns

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak outâ??

Because I was not a Socialist. Read More

Posted on December 04, 2015 by Charles Ramsay

Update: Minnesota Supreme Court Accepts Review Of Minnesota DWI Test Refusal Law

We've got more developments to report regarding whether or not Minnesota's DWI Test refusal law is constitutional. Read More

Posted on December 02, 2015 by Daniel Koewler

Constitutional Rights Matter -- in Hawaii, at Least

From my snowed-in perch at my desk in Minnesota, Hawaii looks mighty good right about now, and I'm not just talking about the weather. Read More

Posted on December 01, 2015

The Constitution Won!

Apologies for the terrible title, but we've got big news from waaaaaaay down south. Read More

Posted on December 01, 2015 by Daniel Koewler

Ramsay Law Firm Presents - Uncertainty of Measurement With the Innocence Project

If you have any interest in learning more about the hottest topic in forensic criminal defense, you'll want to mark your calendars for December 17, 2015. Read More

Posted on November 19, 2015 by Daniel Koewler

Supreme Court to Discuss Bernard Appeal on December 4

We've got a small update to provide regarding the ongoing state of the law regarding Minnesota's Test Refusal Law. Read More

Posted on November 17, 2015 by Daniel Koewler

Those Who CAN Do, Also Teach

Good attorneys - the ones who want to do more than take your money, the ones that actually want to (and enjoy) fighting for you, are constantly learning the latest and greatest legal tactics to help their clients win. Read More

Posted on November 06, 2015 by Daniel Koewler

Lowering the Legal Limit to 0.05 - We've Been Here Before

Recently, the National Transportation Safety Board issued its formal recommendation that the states reduce the per se legal limit for alcohol from 0. Read More

Posted on November 04, 2015 by Daniel Koewler

The Technicalities (and Presumptions) of DWI: Part II

We previously discussed one of the most common misconceptions held by people who were arrested for driving while impaired - the future client who calls our office and feels obligated to keep reminding us that they "know" that they are "technically guilty of DWI" but . Read More

Posted on November 02, 2015 by Daniel Koewler

Test Your Knowledge: Free and Voluntary Consent in Minnesota

What does "free and voluntary consent| mean in Minnesota?

Here's a quiz! See how your notion of free and voluntary consent compares with that of Minnesota appellate courts. Read More

Posted on October 28, 2015
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