OUR SUCCESS

We are often asked about our success rate, and an attorney’s track record is certainly a valid consideration in making a hiring decision. While a dismissal or acquittal is the ideal outcome, it is not possible in every case. Sometimes success means a lesser charge, shorter sentence, or fewer consequences, whether achieved through negotiation with the prosecutor or by arguing our client’s position to the judge. Below are some cases we are particularly proud of. Be advised, however, that every case is different, and that these results may not be possible for your case.

Case DISMISSED

Hennepin County, November 2016

We successfully argued that the search of our client’s car was unconstitutional and that the evidence found in it should be suppressed. Without that evidence, the prosecutor had no choice but to dismiss the case.

Case DISMISSED

Hennepin County, October 2016

Our client was stopped for a traffic violation. We successfully argued that the search of his car was unconstitutional and that the evidence seized from it must be suppressed. Without that evidence, the state did not have a case, and the charges against our client were dismissed.

 

Favorable Sentence

Scott County, September 2016

Our client was convicted on a subsequent-drug case, with a presumptive sentence of 57 months. Although probation also recommended a sentence of 57 months, we were able to secure a sentence of 18 months

 

Prison avoided

Wright County, July 2016

Our client was convicted of First-Degree DWI. Although the sentencing guidelines called for a prison sentence, we were able to help our client get probation with some jail time and some electronic home monitoring

 

DWI Test-Refusal case DISMISSED

Hennepin County, February 2016

Our client was found asleep in a car. After a preliminary breath test resulted revealed an alcohol-concentration of 0.028, the trooper asked our client to take a blood or urine test to see if there were any drugs in his system. Our client declined to submit to this warrantless search, and was charged with test-refusal. In accordance with recent decisions issued by the Minnesota Court of Appeals, the district court dismissed the charge.

 

License revocation rescinded

Hennepin County, October 2015

In a post-driving consumption case, our office successfully argued that there was insufficient evidence to show that our client drove a vehicle after consuming alcohol.

DWI case dismissed

Hennepin County, July 2015

Our office successfully argued a motion to suppress critical evidence against our client. Without the evidence, the prosecutor could not prove the case, so it was dismissed.

 

Expungement granted

Ramsey County, May 2015

Dakota County, May 2015

Our client had two old cases which were preventing her from moving forward in her career. We successfully got both cases expunged – both judicial and executive branch records – and our client is now looking for a better job.

 

ACQUITTAL after jury trial in drug case

Dakota County, April 2015

Our client was facing 2nd degree drug charges after selling to a police informant. We successfully argued to a jury that our client was entrapped by the informant, and he was found not guilty.

 

Prison avoided

Federal, March 2015

Our client was indicted in a meth distribution case, and was facing a 120-month minimum sentence. Through our advice and her hard work, she was ultimately sentenced to time served.

 

License revocation rescinded

Ramsey County, March 2015

Our office successfully argued that law enforcement violated our client’s constitutional rights by failing to even try to get an interpreter although it was clear he did not really understand English. As a result, the administrative (implied consent) revocation of his drivers license was reversed by the court.

DWI stay of adjudication

Wright County, March 2015

While stays of adjudication are relatively common for certain charges, they are rare in DWI cases. We recently secured one for a client based on procedural irregularities with his case. Assuming he successfully completes probation, he will not wind up with a DWI conviction for this case.

 

Prison avoided

Four Minnesota Counties, July – October 2014

We had a client facing a number of felony controlled substance and theft-related charges. Many of the cases carried presumptive prison sentences, but our client followed our advice (including completing treatment), and we kept her out of prison.

 

ACQUITTAL after jury trial in drug case

Anoka County, January 2014

Our client was charged with 1st degree drug possession and sales in what is believed to have been the largest meth bust in the history of the Anoka-Hennepin Drug Task Force. We successfully argued to a jury that the state could not prove that our client was legally responsible for the drugs found in a locked safe in his home, and he was found not guilty.

 

Dismissal of financial exploitation charges

Ramsey County, January 2013

Our client was charged with financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult. We successfully argued that the state failed to establish that our client had a fiduciary responsibility toward the alleged victim, and the court dismissed the charges.

 

ACQUITTAL after jury trial in terroristic threats / assault case

Washington County, October 2012

Our client was charged with terroristic threats and assault after an argument with her boyfriend got physical. We successfully argued to a jury that she was acting in self-defense, and she was found not guilty.

 

Dismissal of drug case

Ramsey County, February 2012

Our client was facing a felony drug charge, but we successfully argued that the search of his vehicle was unconstitutional, so the evidence was suppressed and the case was dismissed.

 

ACQUITTAL after court trial in felony domestic assault case

Ramsey County, January 2012

 

ACQUITTAL after court trial in indecent exposure case

Dakota County, March 2010

Our client had been charged with indecent exposure. He elected a court trial, and the judge found him not guilty.

 

Dismissal of drug case

Hennepin County, February 2009

Our client was facing a 1st degree drug possession charge, but we successfully argued that he was subjected to an unconstitutional search. As a result, the evidence was suppressed and the case was dismissed.

 

ACQUITTAL after court trial in assault case

Hennepin County, September 2008

Our client had been charged with assaulting her boyfriend. Our client agreed to have the police reports and other evidence submitted to the judge. We successfully argued that the state’s evidence was not sufficient to disprove self-defense, and she was acquitted.

If you are facing a criminal charge, you need professional, personal representation. Our team of attorneys will offer you Straight Talk and Honest Answers about your case.

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