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Client Burps, Judge Throws Breath Test Out, We Win (PLUS: practice tip!)

Every breath test involves an observation period to make sure a driver isn't burping, vomiting, or putting anything in their mouth that might interfere with the testing process due to "mouth alcohol." Previous case law reduced the observation period nearly to a formality. We resurrected it -- and we'll show you how! Read More

Posted on August 11, 2017 by Hayley Steptoe
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It Is Better To Have "Lived Usefully" Than To Have "Died Rich."

It's one of Ben Franklin's more memorable quotes: "I would rather have it said, 'he lived usefully,' than, 'he died rich.'" It's a sentiment that has been around, in one form or another, since humans started writing things down, and it usually boils down to the old simple cliche "you can't take it with you." So what does this have to do with DWI defense? Read More

Posted on August 09, 2017
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Ramsay Law Firm Wins Case, Defends Minnesotans' Right to Independent Alcohol Testing

A recent win for Ramsay Law Firm! So you don't trust the breath test machine the police want you to take, but they won't let you get your own blood test on your own dime. Good news, friend! Their case against you can fall apart if they don't vindicate your right to an independent test. Read More

Posted on August 03, 2017 by Hayley Steptoe
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Can the Prosecution Withhold Evidence of Innocence?

Imagine you're on trial for killing your mother. Only one witness puts you at the scene of the crime at the right time. You're convicted of second degree murder after a harrowing trial. A few days later, one of the prosecutorial team comes forward and says "Hey, actually, there's this note from our key witness, saying that he was on drugs that whole night and might not have any memory of what he saw. Oh, and we've had this note all along, but we didn't tell the defendant's lawyer because we . . Read More

Posted on August 01, 2017 by Hayley Steptoe
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