Case Results


A Winning History

 

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Like most attorneys, we like to win…and we win a lot. We consistently get criminal charges dismissed or reduced, avoid incarceration for our clients, and keep their criminal records clean. Successful defense attorneys are not afraid to push cases to trial but also know when to negotiate or settle cases to obtain the best possible outcome. In addition to the countless reduced charges, stays of adjudications, continuances for dismissal, suspensions of prosecution, continuances without prosecution, and petty misdemeanor resolutions we’ve obtained for our clients, here is a small sample of our recent case results:



Recent Case Dismissals


Retail Shoplifting
State v. TM
Washington County
( 2016)
Misdemeanor Theft
State v. DP
Washington
( 2016)
Gross Misdemeanor Criminal Neglect of Child
State v. CB
Washington
( 2016)
Illegal Possession of Prescription Drugs
State v. VW
Washington
( 2016)
Juvenile Felony Drug Possession
In the Matter of the Welfare of RK
Stearns
( 2016)
Domestic Assault
State v. CH
Hennepin County
( 2016)
Domestic Assault
State v. MB
Hennepin County
( 2015)
Misdemeanor Theft
State v. RB
Carver County
( 2015)
Domestic Assault
State v. NM
Hennepin County
( 2015)
Marijuana Possession
State v. AB
Washington County
( 2015)
Domestic Assault
State v. ML
Washington County
( 2015)
Damage to Property
State v. DR
Hennepin County
( 2015)
Domestic Assault
State v. MA
Hennepin County
( 2015)
Drug Parahernalia
State v. LK
Ramsey County
( 2015)
Felony Theft
State v. PO
Washington County
( 2015)
Falsely Reporting a Crime
State v. MB
Washington County
( 2015)
Obstruction of Legal Process
State v. MM
Washington County
( 2015)
First & Second Degree Assault
State v. KN
Hennepin County
( 2015)
Domestic Assault
State v. DS
Hennepin County
( 2015)
Malicious Punishment of a Child
State v. SW
Hennepin County
( 2015)
Loitering with Intent to Prostitute
State v. DG
Hennepin County
( 2015)
Felony Failure to Register as Sex Offender
State v. CB
Ramsey County
( 2014)

Obstruction of Legal Process and Disorderly Conduct
(State v. OH)

Client was charged with Obstruction of Legal Process (Resisting Arrest) and Disorderly Conduct in Minneapolis. The client’s car was being towed and he confronted the tow truck driver about it. The client became upset and police claimed they repeatedly told the client to calm down and walk away, but he didn’t. The State alleged that the client was being aggressive towards others, loud, causing a scene, and resisted police when being arrested. We convinced the jury that it’s not illegal to be loud or upset and that the client’s actions were not criminal. The jury agreed and deliberated for less than one hour before acquitting our client.

  • NOT GUILTY of Obstruction of Legal Process
  • NOT GUILTY of Disorderly Conduct
Fifth Degree Assault and Disorderly Conduct / Brawling
(State v. MI)

Client was charged with Fifth Degree Assault and Disorderly Conduct after fighting with a co-worker in St. Paul. We asserted a self-defense claim. Through cross-examination at trial, the alleged victim was caught in numerous inconsistencies and found unreliable. We also convinced the jury that the police made several assumptions about our client and failed to complete a thorough investigation. The jury deliberated for less than one hour.

  • NOT GUILTY of Fifth Degree Assault (Harm)
  • NOT GUILTY of Disorderly Conduct (Brawling)
Domestic Assault and Disorderly Conduct
(State v. MB)

Client was charged with two counts of domestic assault and one count of disorderly conduct. This case was unique because the alleged victim (client’s significant other) did not testify at trial. The State relied on a 911 call and client’s admission of guilt to police.  At trial we successfully cross-examined the police officers to show they were biased and did not complete a fair investigation in the case. The jury deliberated for less than one hour.

  • NOT GUILTY of Domestic Assault (Fear)
  • NOT GUILTY of Domestic Assault (Harm)
  • NOT GUILTY of Disorderly Conduct (Fighting)
Assault, Criminal Damage to Property, Disorderly Conduct
(State v. BS)

Client was charged with assaulting a security guard, breaking the guard’s phone, and being disorderly in public. We rejected all State offers for Client to plead guilty and proceeded to trial. After 45 minutes of deliberation, the jury unanimously found Client not guilty of all charges.

  • NOT GUILTY of Assault
  • NOT GUILTY of Criminal Damage to Property
  • NOT GUILTY of Disorderly Conduct
Felony Failure to Register as a Predatory Offender
(State v. CB)

Client was charged with failing to notify the government of his address change – a requirement as a convicted sex offender. Because the client had several prior convictions for the same offense, the State sought the mandatory two-year prision term (and up to five years if we lost at trial). We refused to plead guilty since the client made a good faith effort to notify his change of address, and we felt the government was unfairly treating our client based on his record. We prepared the case for trial and the State dismissed the charge the day of trial.

  • Case Dismissed at Trial




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