When is a 0.08, not a 0.08?

A former State breath lab employee has analyzed breath samples on the DMT. He's found that small amounts of normal compounds on your breath could put you over the legal limit. Read More

Posted on May 08, 2023 by Charles Ramsay

The Fundamental Unfairness in Breath Alcohol Testing

Breath testing is fundamentally unfair due to large differences in lung capacities amongst different groups of people. Read More

Posted on May 01, 2023 by Charles Ramsay

The Dangers of GERD in Breath Alcohol

Acid reflux, GERD, hiccuping, burping, and belching can all cause falsely elevated numbers in breath alcohol testing. Here is what can happen if you experience these issues during a breath test. Read More

Posted on April 25, 2023 by Charles Ramsay

The State's Blood Alcohol Lab Made a HUGE Mistake

The State's blood alcohol lab used uncalibrated equipment when analyzing blood and urine. Because of this, their results can't be traced to a known standard. Read More

Posted on April 19, 2023 by Charles Ramsay

When is a Refusal Not a Refusal?

Not everyone who is charged with a refusal has actually refused to test. There are legal, scientific, and common sense reasons to examine when defending against a refusal charge. Let's explore them here. Read More

Posted on April 10, 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

Yes, the BCA Really Does Hide Bias in Breath Testing

It's true, the BCA really does make a huge mistake - they treat bias as just another component of random error in their uncertainty equation. Read More

Posted on February 20, 2023 by Charles Ramsay

State Alcohol Lab Mislabels Controls

The State crime lab has been mislabeling the certified values of the controls for their alcohol analysis. Read More

Posted on February 13, 2023

BCA Alcohol Lab Doesn't Use Proper Controls

The BCA blood and urine alcohol lab haven't been using matrix-matched controls with their machine. This is huge - they could be overestimating alcohol by 20%! Read More

Posted on February 06, 2023 by Charles Ramsay

BCA Blood/Urine Alcohol Lab Refuses to Follow Basic Quality Assurance Standards

The BCA blood/urine alcohol lab doesn't calibrate their pipette. It is standard procedure, yet the BCA refuses to follow the rules. Read More

Posted on January 30, 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

Q: Is it a crime to drive after consuming marijuana/THC/cannabis products?

Q: Is it a crime to drive after consuming marijuana/THC/cannabis products? A: It depends. Read More

Posted on August 18, 2022 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
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