Hennepin County, July 2018
Our client was charged with 5th degree drug sales while possessing a firearm and 5th degree drug possession. The firearms charge carried a mandatory minimum sentence of 36 months. We presented a court trial, and successfully convinced the judge that our client was not guilty of the firearms charge. While he was found guilty of the 5th degree possession charge, the judge did not adjudicate him guilty. As long as he successfully completes three years of probation, the case will be dismissed, and our client will avoid both prison and jail.