State v. Z.Z.

Loiter to Buy/Sell Narcotics Case Dismissed (2014)

Bob’s client was charged with Loitering with Intent to Buy or Sell Narcotics. After being in constant communication with the city attorney’s office, Bob convinced the prosecutor that they just did not have enough evidence to proceed with the case. They agreed and dismissed the case. See dismissal here.

The Charges:

Loiter with Intent to Buy or Sell Narcotics

The Outcome:

Case Dismissed

State v. X.X.

Not Guilty Jury Verdicts in Felony Assault Case (2014)

Bob and Elizabeth’s client was charged with Felony Second Degree Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Felony Terroristic Threats. Our client had allegedly gone over to his neighbor’s house, waived a gun at her, and threatened her to pay him for a car accident she caused. Bob believed from the beginning that these charges would…

The Charges:

Felony Second Degree Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Felony Terroristic Threats

The Outcome:

Not Guilty Jury Verdicts

State v. N.J.

First Degree Drug Charges Dismissed: Client walks free, avoids 86 months in prison (2014)

Our client was charged with First Degree Possession and Sale of a Controlled Substance (mushrooms). The criminal charges carried a presumptive prison commitment of 86 months (meaning that if our client, who had no criminal history, would have been convicted of the charges, he would have gone to prison for 86 months). On the date…

The Charges:

First Degree Drug Sale, Second Degree Drug Possession

The Outcome:

Case Dismissed

State v. T.M.

Expungement of Drug Case (2014)

Elizabeth and Ryan’s client was charged with Fifth Degree Drug Possession back in August of 2010. He pled guilty and received a stay of adjudication. In 2013, we petitioned the court for expungement. Elizabeth appeared before the judge and argued that the expungement should be granted and applied to ALL documents (not just judicial records,…

The Charges:

Expungement of Felony Drug Case

The Outcome:

All Records Expunged

State v. E.A.F.

Gross Misdemeanor Stop Arm Violation Dismissed (2014)

Elizabeth’s client was charged with illegally driving past a school bus stop arm – a gross misdemeanor. Her client was adamant that she did not commit the crime. The bus driver described the driver of the suspect car as having messy blond hair (Elizabeth’s client has near black hair). The problem was that the investigating…

The Charges:

Gross Misdemeanor School Bus Arm Violation

The Outcome:

Case Dismissed

State v. B.F.W.

DWI Case Dismissed – Cop Illegally Ordered PBT! (2014)

Ryan and Elizabeth’s client was pulled over for having her license plate partially covered up with snow. The arresting officer smelled the odor of alcohol coming from the car. Though our client was the only person in the vehicle, she had just dropped off other intoxicated people. The officer “suspected” drinking after driving, but admitted…

The Charges:

Misdemeanor DWI

The Outcome:

Case Dismissed

State v. X.X.

Not Guilty Verdict in Arson Trial (2014)

Bob’s client was charged with First Degree Arson in Becker County, Minnesota. The government sought a prison term of 57 months. Bob knew from the start there was something wrong with the government’s version of the story. Bob hired a fire expert and tried the case before the jury. After very little deliberation, Bob’s client…

The Charges:

First Degree Arson

The Outcome:

Not Guilty Verdicts

State v. D.E.B.

Government’s Restitution Request Denied! (2014)

Ryan and Elizabeth’s client was charged with Felony Robbery due to taking a man’s cell phone. Our client was also accused of damaging a different man’s truck, but that conduct was never charged. At sentencing, the government tried to require our client pay the restitution for the damage to the truck. We opposed that at…

The Charges:

Restitution in Felony Robbery

The Outcome:

No Restitution Ordered

K.W. v. Commissioner of Public Safety

Client Avoids Whiskey Plates and Ignition Interlock (2014)

At the implied consent hearing, Ryan convinced the attorney general’s office to administratively reduce the client’s high BAC test to a level below .16, which means that the client was able to avoid “whiskey plates” as well as the year long requirement of the ignition interlock device.

The Charges:

DWI, Implied Consent

The Outcome:

No Whiskey Plates, No Ignition Interlock

State v. E.B.

Expungement Granted in Felony Assault Case (2014)

Ryan and Elizabeth’s client was wrongfully charged with Felony Third Degree Assault. After far too long, the criminal case was finally dismissed. The civil side of the case went forward and was finally won after multiple appeals. Ryan and Elizabeth petitioned for expungement, which was put on hold until the civil side reached a final…

The Charges:

Felony Third Degree Assault

The Outcome:

Expungement Granted

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