In honor of last weeks Bar Results for Minnesota we thought we would do something nice for those young attorneys looking at starting out on their own, just like we did. So, what better way to help them out (besides underwriting the massive investment needed) than to upload some [redacted] memo’s.
Here is the first of the series: Urine Pooling Memo.pdf
This memorandum submitted to the Court addresses the issues found in the urine tests. When individuals are accused of driving while intoxicated and asked to provide a urine sample, there are several problems that arise. One of these problems is the errors that are inherent in the method the BCA has the test preformed. However, without even addressing the issues presented in this memorandum, the court denied our motion, and refused to allow us the right to have a hearing on the validity of the test, or have our expert present at trial.
Don’t worry, this story still has a happy ending – after much work the case was resolved with a Stay of Adjudication.
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