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
Tampering with the Evidence - Forensic Labs Are Dropping Like Flies
You may recall the St. Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
Minnesota Adopts Good-Faith Exception to the Exclusionary Rule . . . Long Live the Exclusionary Rule!
Today the Minnesota Supreme Court issued a long awaited decision on whether or not to adopt the "good-faith| exception to the Fourth Amendment exclusionary rule. Read More
Is the Constitution Slowing You Down? Hop on the Legislative Bypass!
Happy Monday. Let's start the week with a quick peek at the Minnesota judiciary, circa 2001.
In 2001, in State v. Larsen, 637 N.W.2d 315, Minnesota courts denounced the "legislative bypass" Read More
Dan Koewler Selected By Super Lawyers Magazine for Rising Star List
Ramsay Law Firm is proud to announce that Dan Koewler was recently selected for the 2014 Minnesota "Rising Star" list maintained by Super Lawyers. Read More
The DWI Suspect: Lady Liberty's "Red-Headed Step-Child"
The State of Minnesotaâ??courts, cops, and legislatorsâ??provides more constitutional protection to convicted criminals than it does to drivers arrested under suspicion of drunk driving. Read More