Ramsay Law Firm PLLC, Roseville, MN
Chuck Ramsay has practiced Criminal Defense since 1995 and gained acquittals in nearly every type of case from DWI to Murder. He prides himself on being on the cutting edge of criminal defense and has helped pioneer a number of defenses in Minnesota, including faulty eyewitness identification, false confessions, and the right of a defendant to present alternative suspects to a jury. Today he practices primarily in the area of DWI/DUI criminal defense and appeals, and civil forfeitures arising out of alleged criminal conduct. He has tried dozens of cases to verdict, the majority of which have resulted in a not guilty.An effective appellate lawyer, Chuck has appeared before the Minnesota Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court in approximately 75 cases.Ramsay is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and of William Mitchell College of Law. He is also a graduate of the prestigious Robert F. Borkenstein Course on Alcohol and Highway Safety: Testing Research and Litigation at the University of Indiana. In 2007. He is a member of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice (MSCJ) - a prestigious group of attorneys limited in number to 50 of the top criminal defense attorneys in the state. Chuck is also an active member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), and the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL). Chuck has been named Super Lawyer, being among the top 40 of the criminal defense lawyers in Minnesota in the last two years.A Certified Intoxilyzer 5000 operator, Ramsay has testified about the shortcomings of the Intoxilyzer 5000.Chuck also regularly serves as a faculty member at continuing education classes for health care professionals where he lectures on the topics of boundaries and ethics, and represents various professionals before their licensing boards and in the legal system.Chuck has been named Super Lawyer by Minnesota Law & Politics, Twin Cities Business Monthly and Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine. This honor is bestowed upon the top 5% of Minnesota lawyers as selected by their peers. In 2007 and again in 2008, he was among the top 40 of all the criminal defense lawyers in Minnesota.Throughout his career he has successfully challenged the constitutionality of unjust laws and invalid and unreliable scientific testing methods. Most recently he intervened in the federal source code lawsuit and obtained access to the actual source code for the Intoxilyzer 5000. He is one of the three lead counsel of the Source Code Coalition. Chuck is also widely recognized at the leading attorney on attacking Minnesota’s urine testing program, having obtained court orders suppressing the urine testing as unscientific, unreliable and outright absurd.