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
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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
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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

Minnesota Court Finds Minn. Stat. 171.19 Unconstitutional

A win for individual rights and due process!

(Read the redacted order here. Read More

Posted on October 20, 2015 by Charles Ramsay
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Chuck Ramsay Discusses Minnesota DWI Blood Testing With Minnesota's Capitol Report

The DWI legal landscape continues to shift after last week's decision by the Court of Appeals that Minnesota's DWI Test Refusal law is unconstitutional when law enforcement demand a blood sample. Read More

Posted on October 19, 2015 by Daniel Koewler
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It's a Sin To Kill A Mockingbird

Last night I enjoyed the distinct pleasure of seeing my favorite book transformed into a live play. Read More

Posted on October 15, 2015 by Charles Ramsay
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Minnesota DWI Policy: Don't Drink and Drive - Do Drugs Instead!

Think about the public policy implications of the latest development in Minnesota's DWI law debacle. Read More

Posted on October 14, 2015
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The Problems With A "Sometimes Unconstitutional" Law

"If it is possible, let this cup pass from Me. Read More

Posted on October 14, 2015 by Daniel Koewler
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Breaking News: Minnesota's DWI Test Refusal Law Is Unconstitutional

You didn't misread that headline - the Minnesota Court of Appeals just ruled that Minnesota's DWI test refusal law is unconstitutional. Read More

Posted on October 13, 2015 by Charles Ramsay
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The Technicalities (and Presumptions) of DWI Defense

This comes up often enough to warrant a blog post - the future client who calls us, looking for advice, who has several assumptions about the "technicalities" of being arrested for a DWI. Read More

Posted on October 12, 2015 by Daniel Koewler

Minnesota Expungement - Now Is the Time

I sat in on an expungement calendar recently (a court session dedicated to hearing expungement petitions) to get a sense of how Minnesota's new law is playing out in the courts. Read More

Posted on October 07, 2015
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Blowing Our Own Horn

You may notice that we cover a wide-array of DWI topics on our blog - sometimes we post about big news for the firm, like Chuck earning a new certification. Read More

Posted on October 06, 2015 by Daniel Koewler
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Introducing Minnesota's First and Only ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientist: Chuck Ramsay

Oyez Oyez! Hear ye, hear ye:

Chuck Ramsay has received the prestigious "ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientist| designation from the American Chemical Society. Read More

Posted on September 30, 2015
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Posted on September 25, 2015 by Charles Ramsay
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Following the Future: Minnesota's DWI Test Refusal Law

Minnesota's own Robert Zimmerman may have said it best when he noticed that "The Times, They Are A Changin'" It looks like the odds of the United States Supreme Court taking a careful look at Minnesota's decision to criminalize the act of DWI test refusal are going up by the day. Read More

Posted on September 25, 2015 by Daniel Koewler
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Crossing the Line - What Happened to Innocent Until Proven Guilty?

How many times did you cross the line on your drive to work today?

I hope it was fewer than three, because that's all it took to initiate the traffic stop that has turned my client's life upside-down. Read More

Posted on September 15, 2015
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A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing? Minnesota's Ignition Interlock Program

Ignition Interlock - the little gadget that is designed to ensure that you cannot start your vehicle unless there is no alcohol in your system. Read More

Posted on August 31, 2015 by Daniel Koewler

Minnesota Rulemakers, You Got Some 'Splainin' To Do

Yesterday I posted about my client, "Kate,| whose minor traffic violation metastasized into criminal charges for DWI and gross misdemeanor test refusal. Read More

Posted on August 28, 2015
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Collateral Consequences: A Pound of Prevention for an Ounce of Cure?

I recently appeared with a client at her arraignment for 3rd degree Test Refusal and 4th degree DWI. Read More

Posted on August 26, 2015

Chuck Ramsay Joins Faculty of National College for DUI Defense

In Atlanta, Georgia, on November 6th and 7th, 2015, our very own Chuck Ramsay will take the stage to teach nationally-known trial attorneys the science of chemical testing, and how to use it in court. Read More

Posted on August 25, 2015
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