How to Beat a Breath Alcohol Test in Minnesota

Breathalyzer bust? Don't overblow! We show you how to beat the Minnesota breath alcohol machine. Read More

Posted on January 22, 2024 by Charles Ramsay

An Unscrupulous State Alcohol Lab is a Serious Threat to Public Safety

The state alcohol labs have been less than forthright in fixing their errors. Learn about the latest problems. Read More

Posted on July 10, 2023 by Charles Ramsay

Cannabis Legalization Bill Includes a Mega Hit of Pseudoscience

It seems our legislators may have been suffering from reefer madness when they wrote the latest bill to "legalize" marijuana. The bill gives millions of dollars to pseudoscientific oral fluid testing and bogus drug recognition evaluator training. Read More

Posted on May 30, 2023 by Charles Ramsay

Out for Blood - Our Latest Jury Trial Victory

Our client was charged with "Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol," and "Refusal to Submit to Chemical Testing." We showed the HGN was improperly administered, and challenged the PBT results -- without an expert. The jury came out with the verdict: NOT GUILTY. Read More

Posted on April 03, 2023 by Charles Ramsay

Ramsay Law Exposes New Levels of State Corruption This Year

We've exposed new levels of State corruption this year. We've shown how State scientists colluded with lawyers to prevent the release of the source code; uncovered the lack of quality assurance in the breath, blood, and urine alcohol labs; and we've got much more to come. Read More

Posted on March 27, 2023 by Charles Ramsay

Fuel Cell Problems Part II

We went way back to our archives to look at the initial interference testing by the manufacturer of the DMT. It turns out that the fuel cell needs to be turned on to identify chemicals on a person's breath that could inflate their alcohol score. Read More

Posted on March 20, 2023 by Charles Ramsay

It's Time to Shut Down the State Breath Alcohol Lab

The State breath alcohol lab has been hiding problems with the breath alcohol machine for over ten years. It's time to shut it down. Our latest findings show that the fuel cell is necessary to detect interfering substances. Read More

Posted on March 13, 2023 by Charles Ramsay

BCA's Breath Alcohol Machine Should've Never Been Approved

State breath alcohol lab technicians approved a machine that failed to meet their standards. This shoddy machine has been in use for over 10 years now. It's time to set the record straight. Read More

Posted on March 06, 2023 by Charles Ramsay

Ramsay Law Racks Up Another Source Code Victory!

Last week, a judge out of Stearns County, MN ordered that a breath alcohol test of one of our clients be suppressed. Read More

Posted on February 27, 2023 by Charles Ramsay

How the BCA Hides Bias in Breath Testing

The BCA has been mishandling bias in their breath testing machines. It's time they come clean and correct the issue. Read More

Posted on January 16, 2023 by Charles Ramsay

A Tale of Two Source Codes

The citizens of Minnesota deserve to question those who call them guilty, even if it is a little black box called a Breathalyzer. In the case of the DataMaster DMT, they deserve to look at the code that defines their guilt. Read More

Posted on January 09, 2023 by Charles Ramsay

Not Your Grandma’s Recipe for Acetone!

The MN BCA Breath Alcohol lab admits they don't have a procedure for making acetone solutions. The lab has been using a word-of-mouth recipe for over 10 years! Read More

Posted on January 02, 2023 by Charles Ramsay

New Inside Information Renders Minnesota Breath Test Results Invalid

Anyone with a test result of .10 or below could actually been below the legal limit. This also applies to those charged with being twice the legal limit (which brings significantly enhanced penalties) and commercial drivers (who face a legal limit of 0.04). Read More

Posted on August 03, 2022 by Charles Ramsay

Can Minnesota Revoke or Suspend My Driver's License for a Wisconsin OWI?

Wisconsin’s statutory scheme does not conform to Minnesota’s laws, and it appears that license revocations and suspensions arising from Wisconsin’s laws should not be used to suspend or revoke one’s Minnesota license . . . if handled properly both in Wisconsin and in Minnesota. Read More

Posted on December 02, 2021 by Charles Ramsay


It's been a few years since a manufacturing error has caused problems for blood alcohol testing in Minnesota . . . but here we are. We've been provided with what appears to be a valid recall notice for the type of tube used in Minnesota BCA testing kits. The notice is dated June 4, 2021, and impacts kits that expire in September of 2022. Read More

Posted on July 28, 2021 by Charles Ramsay


We ended part 2 of this 4 part blog series with the question: “We’ve been down this road before and we learned from it. Right?” The answer is, Yes! . . . but apparently, it didn't take long for some of us to forget . . . Read More

Posted on March 10, 2020 by Charles Ramsay


Part 2 of our 4 part blog series exploring the software (source code) that controls every aspect of Minnesota's breath testing machine -- the DataMaster DMT. Read More

Posted on March 03, 2020 by Charles Ramsay


Part 1 of our 4 part blog series exploring the software (source code) that controls every aspect of Minnesota's breath testing machine -- the DataMaster DMT Read More

Posted on February 26, 2020 by Charles Ramsay

Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Under Fire: Part I – A Sketchy Past

After the highly-publicized Noor trial, prosecutors, the media, and the public are increasing their scrutiny of the practices and potential biases of Minnesota's own Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA). This isn't surprising to us -- we've been criticizing their biases and practices for years. What is surprising is how long it took for everyone else to notice. Read More

Posted on May 08, 2019 by Charles Ramsay

Minnesota DWI - 2018 Year in Review

Our ten-year blog-aversary (we've been practicing criminal defense far longer than 10 years) came and went without much fanfare, but as this year draws to a close we make note of that anniversary now. In our first blog post we said the purpose of the blog was "to share information and promote excellence." We believe we've done that and continue to do so. Read More

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