Piercing the Veil: Disclosed Documents Define Minnesota's Datamaster DMT-G Breath Test Machine

As we promised, here are copies of the documents we were able to obtain after filing a Minnesota Data Practices Act demand to the Minnesota BCA. Read More

Posted on July 13, 2012 by Daniel Koewler

Piercing the Veil: Reviewing Minnesota's New DWI Breath Test Machine, the Datamaster DMT

Minnesota's new breath test device, the Datamaster DMT, is up and running. Read More

Posted on July 02, 2012 by Daniel Koewler

Chuck Ramsay Discusses the Intoxilyzer 5000 on Fox 9 News

Chuck Ramsay of our own Ramsay Law Firm again appeared on Fox 9 News to provide his experience and insight regarding the effects of the recent Supreme Court decision dealing with the Intoxilyzer 5000EN, and what effect this decision will have on pending and future DWI cases. Read More

Posted on June 28, 2012 by Daniel Koewler

Minnesota Supreme Court Source Code Decision: First Impressions

We've had some time to review the recent 4-3 decision regarding the Intoxilyzer 5000EN, and have already received a lot of phone calls and emails regarding the impact this decision will have on both our clients' cases and the thousands of breath test DWI's that are pending throughout the State of Mi Read More

Posted on June 27, 2012 by Daniel Koewler

BREAKING NEWS: SUPREME COURT RELEASES OPINION REGARDING INTOXILYZER 5000EN SOURCE CODE IN THOUSANDS OF MINNESOTA DWI CASES

The Minnesota Supreme Court has just released its 4-3 opinion regarding the use of the Intoxilyzer 5000 in thousands of Minnesota DWI cases. Read More

Posted on June 27, 2012 by Charles Ramsay

BREAKING NEWS: SUPREME COURT TO ISSUE DECISION REGARDING INTOXILYZER 5000EN SOURCE CODE IN THOUSANDS OF MINNESOTA DWI CASES

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e've just received word that the Minnesota Supreme Court intends to release its decision regarding the use of the Intoxilyzer 5000 tomorrow, June 27, 2012. Read More

Posted on June 26, 2012 by Daniel Koewler

The Price of Freedom: Remaining Vigiliant in the Face of Minnesota's New DWI Breath Test Machine

Ramsay recently appeared on KMSP - Fox 9 to explain how problems with the new Minnesota breath testing device are already raising concerns about the validity and reliability of these test results. Read More

Posted on June 11, 2012 by Daniel Koewler

DataMaster DMT - Minnesota's New Breath Test Machine Arrives.

Law enforcement authorities have finally (!) begun using Minnesota's new breath test machine, the DataMaster DMT, in St. Read More

Posted on April 18, 2012 by Charles Ramsay

Chuck Ramsay Discusses DWI Urine Tests on Fox 9 News

DWI Attorney Discusses DWI Tests: MyFoxTWINCITIES. Read More

Posted on April 09, 2012 by Daniel Koewler

Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice Annual DWI Seminar June 22, 2012

MSCJ, the premier Minnesota criminal defense lawyers organization representing those charged with DUI, announces its annual continuing education seminar. Read More

Posted on April 07, 2012 by Charles Ramsay

DWI Automobile Forfeiture Case Set for Oral Argument (Downloadable Briefs)

The Supreme Court has scheduled oral argument in Patino v. One 2007 Chevrolet, a DWI vehicle forfeiture case. The hearing is set for 9:00 a.m. at the Minnesota Judicial Center, Courtroom 300. Read More

Posted on April 03, 2012 by Charles Ramsay

Deliberate Destruction of DWI Evidence Deemed Unconstitutional on Due Process Grounds

Ever wonder what happens to that blood or urine sample that gets sent to the government lab for analysis once the testing is done? In Minnesota, the lab will hang on to the sample, giving defendants an opportunity to retest the sample and make sure that the lab's results are correct. Read More

Posted on March 27, 2012 by Daniel Koewler

DWI Breath Test Machines: Just A Lot of Hot Air Without Proper Maintenance & Calibration

Following up on my post last week, yesterday I had the opportunity to speak with Colin O'Keefe of LXBN on subject of the faulty Alco-Sensor IV breath test device and its impact on thousands of cases in the Bay Area. Read More

Posted on March 13, 2012 by Daniel Koewler

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 metabolite√Ę?¬¶. 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
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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
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