Breath of Fresh Air: Faulty DWI Breath Test Machine Affects Thousands of Cases

There's some shocking news coming out of San Francisco, California, where thousands of DWI breath tests are being questioned for their accuracy. Read More

Posted on March 07, 2012 by Daniel Koewler

But I Had A Prescription! Minnesota DWI Laws Turn Innocent Conduct Into Criminal Behavior.

Minnesota DWI laws make it a crime to drive a motor vehicle when a "person's body contains any amount of a controlled substance listed in Schedule I or II, or its metaboliteâ?¦. Read More

Posted on March 01, 2012 by Charles Ramsay

Legislature to Close Loophole in Felony Drunk Driving Law

Last week we told you that the Minnesota Supreme Court accepted review of State of Minnesota v. Read More

Posted on February 29, 2012 by Charles Ramsay
Posted on February 23, 2012 by Charles Ramsay

What Happens in Minnesota Stays In Minnesota: Canada Loosens Border Restrictions for DWI Convictions

The collateral consequences for a DWI conviction are severe - you not only have the possibility of going to jail, but have to deal with the loss of your driver's license, needing to use special series "whiskey| plates on your vehicles, court mandated treatment, expensive and exasperating ignition in Read More

Posted on February 21, 2012 by Daniel Koewler

Supreme Court Grants Amicus Status in DWI Forfeiture Case

Last week Ramsay Law Firm, on behalf of both the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, asked the Minnesota Supreme Court for permission to file an amicus curiae brief in an upcoming case that will interpret a troubling aspect of Minnesota's Read More

Posted on February 12, 2012 by Daniel Koewler

State v. Tanksley: Minnesota Supreme Court Decision Doesn't Tank Issue of DWI Urine Testing

The Minnesota Supreme Court issued a decision today in the case of State v. Tanksley. Read More

Posted on February 08, 2012 by Charles Ramsay

#1 Ongoing Problems With DWI First-Void Urine Alcohol Tests (F-VUAT)

It's been over a year since the Minnesota Supreme Court issued its decision in State v. Read More

Posted on February 07, 2012 by Charles Ramsay

Top Ten Issues in Minnesota DWI Law in 2012

Our blog is entitled, "Minnesota DWI Defense â?? Cutting Edge DWI/DUI News . Read More

Posted on February 02, 2012 by Charles Ramsay

Supreme Court To Review Minnesota's DWI Forfeiture Statute

As we discussed late last year, the Minnesota Court of Appeals interpreted Minnesota's DWI Forfeiture Statute in a way that defended, rather than undermined, the rights of all vehicle owners. Read More

Posted on January 26, 2012 by Charles Ramsay

Agents of the Constitution: The "Show Me" State Protects the Fourth Amendment.

Back in 2008, we strenuously argued in front of the Minnesota Supreme Court about a topic that directly impacted the lives of many of our clients - Minnesota's practice of ignoring the Constitution and performing warrantless searches in nearly every DWI case. Read More

Posted on January 23, 2012 by Charles Ramsay

Our Own Minnesota DWI Defense Blog Named Top Blog of 2011

The Minnesota State Bar Association just named the top 25 legal blogs for 2011, and our own Minnesota DWI Defense Blog made the grade. Read More

Posted on January 10, 2012 by Charles Ramsay

Chuck Ramsay Named Minnesota "Attorney of the Year"

Chuck Ramsay, of our own Ramsay Law Firm, was selected as a 2011 "Attorney of the Year| by Minnesota Lawyer. Read More

Posted on December 14, 2011 by Daniel Koewler

Evidence of Alcohol Impairment - Driving with Allergies Can Get You Arrested

Common indicia of intoxication include an odor of alcohol, bloodshot and watery eyes, slurred speech, and an uncooperative attitude . Read More

Posted on December 14, 2011 by Charles Ramsay

Evidence of Alcohol Impairment: Something Smells Funny

One common indicia of alcohol consumption is "odor of alcohol. Read More

Posted on December 08, 2011 by Charles Ramsay

Evidence of Alcohol Impairment: What's Your Function, Consumption Junction?

The mere odor of alcohol about a driver's person may be indicia of alcohol ingestion, but is no more a probable indication of intoxication than eating a meal is of gluttony. Read More

Posted on December 06, 2011 by Charles Ramsay

Minnesota Intoxilyzer Source Code Update: Oral Arguments Held Before Supreme Court

While we're already preparing for future challenges to Minnesota's new breath testing device, the Datamaster DMT, today was a day where our focus was squarely on the outdated Intoxilyzer 5000EN (which is still being used throughout most of Minnesota). Read More

Posted on December 01, 2011 by Charles Ramsay

Breaking Bad: Defending a Felony DWI Charge

In Minnesota, a DWI conviction can not only cause you to lose your license, your job, your ability to get car insurance, and your respect, but you can also lose your liberty. Read More

Posted on November 29, 2011 by Charles Ramsay

Attorneys Attend DWI Breath Test Course

This week, we headed down to Mansfield, Ohio to get some first hand knowledge about Minnesota's new breath test machine, the DataMaster. Read More

Posted on November 03, 2011 by Daniel Koewler

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

Posted on November 02, 2011 by Charles Ramsay
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