Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. is pleased to announce a recent successful
case result obtained by Attorney Hillary Parsons. The case, which took
place in Ramsey County, involved a client whose driver’s license
was revoked after he was charged with a 4th Degree DWI.
During the case, Attorney Parsons was able to gather evidence that showed
the arresting officer did not have sufficient legal basis to request that
our client take a preliminary breath test after he was stopped. The officer
did not note any indications that our client was impaired or administer
any other field sobriety tests. The officer also stated there was no odor
of alcohol and that our client did not have bloodshot or watery eyes,
slurred speech, or difficulties walking or balancing.
Based on these points, Attorney Parsons was ultimately able to convince
the prosecutor to dismiss the case. Additionally, she was able to file
a successful petition with the Commissioner of Public Safety by challenging
our client’s driver’s license revocation on the same issue.
Following a contested hearing, the judge agreed with Ms. Parsons that
the arresting officer had no valid reason to conduct a preliminary breath
test and that he subjected our client to an unlawful search and seizure.
Our client’s driving privileges were fully restored.
Successful results such as the one obtained by
Attorney Parsons are the result of experienced lawyers who not only understand criminal
law, but also go above and beyond in protecting the rights of clients
during all facets of their case, including both criminal matters and issues
pertaining to their driver’s licenses.
Our firm represents clients charged with
DWI and other serious crimes throughout Minneapolis and the state of Minnesota.
Contact us if you would like to discuss a current case.