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    Charge Dismissed

    May, 23 2017

    State vs. J.H.

    Domestic Assault & Violation of Order for Protection

    Attorney: Allan Caplan & Charlie Clas
    On the morning of trial, the prosecutor dismissed both charges. Client extremely happy with result.

    No Executed Jail Time

    May, 18 2017

    State. v. A.W.

    2nd Degree Assault

    Attorney: Lis Carlson
    Client was charged with 2 nd Degree Assault for assaulting his roommate with a knife. Client had a previous similar conviction, and as a result was facing a minimum of three years in prison. Client got help and addressed his chemical dependency issues while the case was pending. A plea agreement was reached whereby Client entered a plea to a reduced charge of Threats of Violence, and was not sentenced to prison or jail. Instead, Client was ordered to serve time on home electronic monitoring. Client was very happy with the result.

    No Executed Jail Time

    May, 10 2017

    State. v. R.A.

    3rd Degree DWI

    Attorney: Lis Carlson
    Client had a very high test reading of .29, and was charged with a Gross Misdemeanor 3 rd Degree DWI. Ms. Carlson and Client developed a game plan early on and client got the help she needed to address her issues including attending therapy and completing DWI related classes before court. As a result, Ms. Carlson was able to negotiate a resolution where the charges were reduced to a Misdemeanor level DWI (typical alcohol concentration range of .08 to .15), Client was not required to serve any jail time, and received unsupervised probation.

    Not Guilty

    May, 10 2017

    State v. M.M.

    Assault and Disorderly Conduct

    Attorney: Joe Tamburino

    Joe's client was accused of beating another person with an object on a public street. Joe's client adamantly denied using any weapon and believed that she acted in self-defense. Joe had the case investigated and prepared for trial. Joe cross-examined all of the prosecutor's witnesses and presented the defense's case. M.M. testified that she acted in self-defense. Verdict - Not Guilty on all counts. Joe and his client were very happy with the result.

    Charge Dismissed

    May, 9 2017

    State v. C.F.

    Controlled Substance Crime 5th Degree (Felony)

    Attorney: Joe Tamburino and Kayla Wengronowitz

    Joe Tamburino and Kayla Wengronowitz litigated C.F.'s case in Dakota County for months. They conducted an extensive investigation, reviewed every aspect of the case, and discovered a legal issue with the manner in which C.F.'s car was searched. The drugs were allegedly found in the car, so Joe and Kayla knew that if they win on the search issue they would win the whole case - and that's exactly what happened. Joe and Kayla challenged the search of their client's car at the contested hearing and the court ruled in their favor. All charges were dismissed. Their client was extremely happy.

    Case Dismissed

    May, 3 2017

    State v. T.A.

    Two Counts of Assault

    Attorney: Joe Tamburino

    Joe’s client was charged with two counts of assault. Joe and his client worked diligently on the case. Gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, obtaining electronic evidence, and thoroughly preparing for trial. The defense was self-defense and defense of others. Joe obtained a dismissal of all charges on the trial date. Joe and his client are extremely happy with the results.

    Client Won

    April, 14 2017

    N.B. v. D.B.

    Order for Protection

    Attorney: Joe Tamburino

    Joe’s client was the Respondent in an Order for Protection (OFP) action. The Petitioner made numerous allegations against the Respondent which the Respondent vehemently denied. After extensive investigation and preparation for trial, a hearing was conducted. Joe was able to vindicate his client by winning the hearing, and Petitioner’s requests to the court were denied. Joe’s client was very happy with the result.

    Case Resolved

    April, 11 2017

    R.B. v. Commissioner of Public Safety

    Revocation Rescinded

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Client’s license was revoked for a year after he was arrested for driving under the influence and alleged to have refused to take a breath test at the station. Client has a history of significant lung issues resulting from decades of work around asbestos and industrial solvents. Client attempted to take the test at the police station at the advice of an attorney, but was unable to blow a sufficient amount of air into the DataMaster testing device. The officer in the case did not offer a blood or urine test to the Client. At the hearing, the officer testified that Client was manipulating the machine to avoid submitting to a test. At that hearing, Client testified about his lung ailments which result in significant shortness of breath. He testified that he did everything he could to follow the officer’s directions but was unable to blow hard enough into the testing device. The officer testified that Client never informed him of his lung ailments, but this testimony was contradicted by the audio of the testing period in which Client clearly stated: “I have lung problems.” The officer in the case completely disregarded this statement and failed to offer an alternative test, instead charging Client with a gross-misdemeanor DWI. In the Court’s order rescinding Client’s revocation, Ramsey County Judge Nelson noted that the officer did not testify credibly about Client’s “manipulation” of the test. Judge Nelson found Client’s testimony about his work history and recent visits with his doctor to be credible. Client, whose serious medical condition was ignored by the arresting officer, is thrilled with the result of the hearing and that his license was reinstated.

    Avoided Conviction

    April, 3 2017

    State v. M.S.

    Felony Drugs, 2nd Degree DWI, Vehicle Forfeiture

    Attorney: Lis Carlson
    Ms. Carlson's client was charged with Felony Drug Possession and a 2nd Degree DWI. Ms. Carlson was able to obtain an outstanding plea agreement where her client was not convicted of the Felony Drug Charge and received no jail time on the DWI Charge. In addition, Ms. Carlson was able to negotiate an agreement that secured the return of her client's vehicle.

    Avoided Conviction

    April, 3 2017

    State v. J.S.

    2nd Degree DWI probation violation

    Attorney: Lis Carlson
    Ms. Carlson's client was charged with her 3rd DWI in ten years. This new charge violated Client's probation for a previous DWI conviction. As a result, Client was facing a significant jail sanction. (Minimum of 90 days incarceration on the new charge and up to 335 days on the probation violation.) Client was very proactive and completed chemical health programming while the case was pending. Ms. Carlson was able negotiate an outstanding global resolution where her client was reinstated on her previous probation, and was sentenced to serve only 20 days home monitoring on the new charge. Additionally, if her client completes both probations successfully, the charges will drop to misdemeanor convictions.

    Reduction of Charges

    March, 29 2017

    J.A. v. Commissioner of Public Safety

    Implied Consent Hearing

    Attorney: Charlie Clas

    Client received notice of a year long revocation of his driver’s license after he took a urine test and the result was more than twice the legal limit. Attorney Clas filed a petition for judicial review of the revocation of his client’s license and argued that his client’s due process right were violated when they told him it was a crime to refuse a urine test. The Judge ruled in Client’s favor. As a result, Client will have no loss of license, or have to have the special registration plates, also known as “whiskey plates.”

    Charge Dismissed

    March, 22 2017

    State. v. B.J.

    2nd Degree DWI

    Attorney: Lis Carlson
    Client was charged with a 2 nd Degree DWI. Client’s alcohol concentration was over three times the legal limit, but Mr. Clas successfully argued that Client’s rights were violated when they took his blood, and was able to get the test result suppressed. Ms. Carlson and Ms. Wengronowitz then prepared to take this case to trial. However, on the eve of trial, they were able to negotiate that the 2 nd Degree DWI charges against their client be dismissed and client entered a plea to Careless Driving. Client was initially facing a serious Gross Misdemeanor charge and mandatory jail time. Instead, Client’s DWI charges were dismissed, and he was placed on unsupervised probation and ordered to pay a fine. An outstanding outcome achieved through teamwork and collaboration of the lawyers at Caplan & Tamburino!

    Charge Dismissed

    March, 22 2017

    State. v. B.J.

    2nd Degree DWI

    Attorney: Lis Carlson, Charlie Clas and Kayla Wengronowitz
    Client was charged with a 2 nd Degree DWI. Client’s alcohol concentration was over three times the legal limit, but Mr. Clas successfully argued that Client’s rights were violated when they took his blood, and was able to get the test result suppressed. Ms. Carlson and Ms. Wengronowitz then prepared to take this case to trial. However, on the eve of trial, they were able to negotiate that the 2 nd Degree DWI charges against their client be dismissed and client entered a plea to Careless Driving. Client was initially facing a serious Gross Misdemeanor charge and mandatory jail time. Instead, Client’s DWI charges were dismissed, and he was placed on unsupervised probation and ordered to pay a fine. An outstanding outcome achieved through teamwork and collaboration of the lawyers at Caplan & Tamburino!

    Reduction of Charges

    March, 22 2017

    State. v. L.S.

    2nd Degree DWI and Vehicle Forfeiture

    Attorney: Lis Carlson
    Client was charged with a 2nd Degree DWI charge. After his arrest, Client received notice of the State's intent to forfeit his vehicle. Ms. Carlson was able to negotiate a dismissal of the 2nd Degree DWI charge, and her client pleaded guilty to a lesser offense. As a result of this plea agreement, Client was able to get his vehicle returned to him.

    Charge Dismissed

    March, 17 2017

    State. v. B.C.

    Domestic Assault

    Attorney: Lis Carlson
    Client was alleged to have assaulted his wife and was charged with domestic assault, disorderly conduct, and obstructing legal process. Client and his wife were going through a divorce. Ms. Carlson convinced the prosecutor that the incident was blown out of proportion and the allegation of physical assault had been made to gain an upper hand by the wife in the divorce proceedings. The charge of domestic assault against client was dismissed entirely. If client remains law abiding and of good behavior for one year, the remaining charges will be dismissed as well.

    Charge Dismissed

    March, 10 2017

    State v. H.C.

    Felony Fleeing in a Motor Vehicle

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    In January of 2017, Client was charged with a felony fleeing offense after he led several officers on a low-speed chase over several miles. The chase ended when an officer executed a maneuver to force client off the road. Client, who was represented by attorney Hillary Parsons, claimed that he did not notice the police officers as he had consumed too much alcohol. Client completed a chemical health assessment, and the State agreed to allow client to plead guilty to a Third-Degree DWI. The felony was dismissed, Client kept possession of his vehicle (which was subject to forfeiture due to the fleeing charge), and he was thrilled that the case resolved so quickly after he was changed.

    Reduction of Charges

    March, 1 2017

    State v. A.W.

    Third-degree DWI – refusal

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Client, who lives in the State of Texas and was in Minnesota for work, was pulled over and arrested for suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol. At the jail, Client refused the test since she was told that in Texas it was a good idea to refuse. Attorney Hillary Parsons represented her on the case. Ms. Parsons reviewed the video of the field sobriety tests and noted that Client performed remarkably well on the tests. Ms. Parsons spoke with the prosecutor, who agreed to resolve the matter as a Careless Driving. Because client has a Texas driver’s license, the resolution in the State of Minnesota did not affect her driving privileges whatsoever. Client was thrilled that the damage to her criminal record as well as her driving ability were so greatly minimized.

    Avoided Conviction

    February, 28 2017

    State vs. D.T.

    Prostitution

    Attorney: Allan Caplan
    D.T. Responded to an explicit advertisement which was a police sting and was arrested for prostitution. If he were to be charged his life would have been ruined. Attorney Allan Caplan relied on a technical defense which he has had great success with in other similar cases. Mr. Caplan convinced the prosecutor that client should not be charged. By client not being charged no record of the situation exists. Any record check would not reveal this incident. Client is very pleased with the outcome.

    Charge Dismissed

    February, 27 2017

    State v. R. J.

    Domestic Assault

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Client was charged with a domestic assault after he had an argument with his wife and concerned citizens called the police. Client admitted to police that he had yelled and broken his wife’s cell phone during the fight. The wife told officers that client had injured her arm during the fight. The wife continued making inconsistent statements throughout the case, and client had a strong chance of winning at trial on the domestic assault. On the day of trial, the State amended the complaint to add a charge of disorderly conduct, which was a difficult win given the circumstances of the offense. The State, however, agreed to dismiss the domestic assault and continue the disorderly conduct charge for dismissal in one year. Assuming that client commits no same or similar offenses, the disorderly conduct charge will be entirely dismissed without admissions or entry of any plea.

    Avoided Conviction

    February, 25 2017

    State v. T.H.

    Fourth-degree DWI

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Client was charged with a fourth-degree DWI after she was pulled over and submitted to a test resulting in a BAC of .15. Hillary Parsons represented client. There were no legal issues in the case, absolutely no defense at trial, and client was almost double the legal limit, but client needed to have the case resolved as a careless driving due to some custody concerns in a recent divorce. Ms. Parsons convinced the prosecutor to stay adjudication on the DWI and convict her on a careless driving so that a DWI conviction could be avoided.

    Charge Dismissed

    February, 23 2017

    State v. P.K.

    Driving After Cancellation-Inimical to Public Safety, Driving a vehicle without ignition interlock, B-Card Violation, Speeding

    Attorney: Lis Carlson

    Client had lost his license many years ago from prior DWI arrests. He was charged with several traffic offenses relating to his alcohol-related loss of license. Client worked very hard to get his license valid again for the first time in over a decade. Ms. Carlson was able to negotiate a settlement where her client plead guilty to only one charge and the remaining charges were dismissed. The remaining charge resolved as a stay of adjudication, meaning that this charge will get dismissed after successful completion of probation. This creative negotiation will allow her client to maintain his valid driver’s license status.

    Not Guilty

    February, 21 2017

    State of MN v. P.M.

    Damage to Property (Gross Misd); Disorderly Conduct

    Attorney: Allan Caplan
    Ex-girlfriend claimed former boyfriend (our client) kicked and broke the door to her home and was screaming obscenities at her. Client was charged with gross misdemeanor Damage to Property and Disorderly Conduct. Attorney Allan Caplan took the case to trial wherein the client was found not guilty on both charges.

    Reduction of Charges

    February, 21 2017

    State of MN v. D.D.

    Terroristic Threats (Felony); Assault 5th Degree (Misd)

    Attorney: Allan Caplan
    Client believed his wife was having an affair with a coworker. Client left a voice message on coworker’s phone to the effect that if he so much as looked at client’s wife, he would kill coworker’s children in front of him, then kill him. Client was charged with Felony Terroristic Threats carrying a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison. Attorney Allan Caplan negotiated a plea where client plead to misdemeanor assault charge involving causing fear in another of immediate bodily harm; 10 days of community service and a $50 fine.

    Reduction of Charges

    February, 16 2017

    State v. N.M.

    DWI and drug related Driving Offenses

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Client was charged with eleven counts of DWI and leaving the scene of a traffic accident. Because this was his third alcohol-related driving offense in a period of ten years he was charged with a second-degree DWI and facing a 90-day sentence in the Dakota County Workhouse. Attorney Hillary Parsons successfully challenged the blood test taken in the case, and client pleaded guilty to a single misdemeanor DWI count and driving after cancellation. He agreed to participate in DWI programming in Dakota County to avoid the mandatory jail sentence. Client was thrilled to be able to move past the incident without the significant penalties he initially faced.

    Reduction of Charges

    February, 13 2017

    State v. M.S.

    5th Degree Controlled Substance, 2nd Degree DWI, and probation violation

    Attorney: Lis Carlson
    Client was charged with two counts of 5 th Degree Controlled Substance and 2 nd Degree DWI. Client was also in violation of probation of a previous Gross Misdemeanor DWI sentence. Despite having participated in the Hennepin County DeNovo program previously, Ms. Carlson was able to successfully negotiate that her client be admitted for a second time into the DeNovo program on the drug charges. The two felony counts will be dismissed if client can complete the program successfully. The recommendation from the prosecutor and the probation agent was that Client serve 180 days in jail on the new DWI charge and probation violation. However, Ms. Carlson’s client had made great strides in his sobriety by completing in patient treatment, participating in therapy, and passing all drug testing. Ms. Carlson argued that her client’s progress would be hindered by returning him to jail many months after the offense date. The Judge agreed and only sentenced Client to 30 days on home electronic monitoring.

    Avoided Conviction

    February, 1 2017

    Client vs. 2015 Toyota

    Vehicle Forfeiture

    Attorney: Lis Carlson

    Client was charged with her third DWI in a ten year period. As a result, the State attempted to forfeit client’s vehicle. Ms. Carlson was able to successfully negotiate the return of her client’s vehicle.

    Reduction of Charges

    January, 19 2017

    Commissioner of Public Safety v. M.R.

    4th Degree DWI – Revocation rescinded

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Client’s driver’s license was rescinded after he was charged with a 4th Degree DWI. Ms. Parsons convinced the prosecutor to dismiss the case because the officer who arrested client did not have sufficient legal basis to request a Preliminary Breath Test during the stop. Ms. Parsons also challenged the driver’s license revocation on the same issue and, after a contested hearing, the judge agreed that the officer had no basis to administer a Preliminary Breath Test and that defendant was subjected to an unconstitutional search and seizure. The Court rescinded the revocation of the client’s driving privileges resulting in client avoiding any type of record related to the underlying offense.

    Conviction Expunged

    January, 13 2017

    State v. J.P.

    Expungement for an old Prostitution charge

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Client had been convicted of a prostitution offense in 2013, which was highly embarrassing for him to have on his criminal record. Client was interested in seeking a different job, but was afraid to do so given the conviction may show up on a background check. Attorney Hillary Parsons petitioned for expungement. Client attended several months of therapy, including marriage counseling, and Attorney Parsons was able to show the Court that the factors favoring expungement of the conviction outweighed the State’s interest in keeping the conviction on his record. Client was thrilled and relieved when the expungement was granted. He will no longer be haunted by his past conviction, and will be able to seek alternative employment without fear of a background check.

    Charge Dismissed

    January, 9 2017

    State v. P.N.

    GM Interfering with 911 Call and Domestic Assault

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons
    Client was charged with a domestic assault and a gross-misdemeanor interfering with a 911 call after he had an argument with his wife. Attorney Hillary Parsons obtained statements from the alleged victim, client’s wife, that contradicted what she initially told to police. Although client had a strong chance to prevail at trial, he did not want to take that risk. Ms. Parsons negotiated with the prosecutor, threatening to try the case, and the prosecutor agreed to dismiss both charges and the case was resolved as a petty misdemeanor disorderly conduct. This was stunning victory considering client’s initial charges.

    Reduction of Charges

    December, 30 2016

    State v. B.J. DWI

    DWI

    Attorney: Charlie Clas and Lis Carlson

    Client was charged with a second DWI, took a blood test, and had an alcohol concentration over three times the legal limit. Attorneys Clas and Carlson challenged whether Client’s blood was obtained legally. The Judge ruled in Client’s favor and suppressed the results of the blood test.

    Reduction of Charges

    December, 29 2016

    State v. J.A. DWI

    DWI

    Attorney: Charlie Clas and Lis Carlson
    Client was charged with a first time DWI, took a urine test, and had an alcohol concentration over two times the legal limit. Attorney Clas challenged whether Client’s urine was obtained legally. The Judge ruled in Client’s favor and suppressed the results of the urine test. Attorney Carlson then successfully negotiated for a resolution to a reduced charge of careless driving.

    Case Dismissed

    December, 27 2016

    State v. A.E.

    Felony Drug Possession and DWI

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Client was pulled over for erratic driving, given field sobriety tests, and arrested for a DWI. When her car was searched, the police officer found a baggie filled with drugs that field tested positive for marijuana and methamphetamine, and client charged with felony drug possession and a DWI. Attorney Hillary Parsons demanded that the State produce the BCA’s laboratory testing of the materials found in the car. When the BCA failed to test the materials within a timely manner, Attorney Parsons set the matter on for a speedy trial. A month before the trial, the BCA had still failed to produce laboratory testing of the materials found in client’s car. The State agreed to dismiss the felony drug charges, and the DWI was pled down to a Careless Driving. Client’s drug case was completely dismissed and she avoided a conviction for DWI.

    Reduction of Charges

    December, 16 2016

    State v. J.D.

    1ST DEGREE CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT, 2ND DEGREE CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT

    Attorney: Lis Carlson and Charlie Clas
    NOT GUILTY! Ms. Carlson and Mr. Clas’ client was charged with having inappropriate sexual relations with an underage girl. If convicted at trial, client was facing a minimum of twelve years in prison and would have been required to register as a sex offender. Ms. Carlson and Mr. Clas spent many hours investigating the case and discovered a motive for the complaining witness to fabricate the allegations. Their client denied the allegations and demanded a trial. After a week long trial, a jury found their client NOT GUILTY of all charges. Client was happy to have his name cleared and begin to move on with his life.

    Case Dismissed

    December, 6 2016

    University of Minnesota v. P.Y.

    Title IX Disciplinary Action

    Attorney: Joe Tamburino and Hillary Parsons

    Joe and Hillary represented P.Y. on a Title IX disciplinary action at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. P.Y. was accused of assault and harassment against a former partner. After extensive litigation and arguments, Joe and Hillary obtained a dismissal from the University thereby saving their client’s academic record and personal reputation. P.Y. was extremely happy with the outcome, and Joe and Hillary are pleased to have obtained a great result for their client.

    Reduction of Charges

    December, 5 2016

    State v. J.A.

    MISDEMEANOR THEFT

    Attorney: Lis Carlson
    Ms. Carlson represented her client on a theft charge and was able to secure a result of a continuance for dismissal. This means that as long as client stays out of trouble for the next year, the case will be dismissed against her entirely. This is an unusual result in this case because Ms. Carlson’s client had recently received a similar disposition on a separate theft charge only a few weeks prior. Ms. Carlson was able to negotiate a “second chance” for her client to keep her criminal record clean.

    Reduction of Charges

    December, 2 2016

    State v. M.C.

    Third-Degree DWI

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Defendant was charged with a third-degree DWI because she refused the test after she was arrested on suspicion of DWI. Although her preliminary breath test was over a .20, Attorney Hillary Parsons convinced the prosecutor to resolve the matter as a fourth-degree DWI, with no additional penalties. Because of this plea, the revocation of Client’s driving privileges went from one year down to 30 days.

    Avoided Conviction

    November, 23 2016

    JI v. BD

    HARASSMENT RESTRAINING ORDER

    Attorney: Jill Brisbois

    Ms. Brisbois represented J.I. in a case of mutual requests for a Harassment Restraining Order (HRO). J.I sought an HRO against B.D. B.D. sought an HRO against J.I. Ms. Brisbois successfully argued to the court that her client should be awarded an HRO as she was the victim of abusive and threatening behavior. Ms. Brisbois also successfully convinced the court that an HRO should not be issued against her client. As a result, J.I. prevailed in both hearings due to Ms. Brisbois’ zealous representation.

    Reduction of Charges

    November, 17 2016

    State v. H.W.

    Third Degree DWI

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Client was charged with a third-degree DWI after she submitted to a test that revealed a concentration of .26. In this case, police officers arrived at her home after her neighbor called in a driving complaint and indicated that he observed client to be under the influence of alcohol when she arrived to her garage. Client, who was represented by attorney Hillary Parsons, indicated that she had consumed most of the alcohol after she drove and when she was home. Because the police officers did not respond to her house for almost an hour, Ms. Parsons convinced the prosecutor to resolve the case as a misdemeanor, 4th degree DWI, because of the post-driving consumption defense. Trial was risky given the fact that the neighbor believed that client was under the influence when she drove home. Due to the high test result, Client’s driving privileges were to be revoked for a period of one year. Ms. Parsons asserted the same defense at the Implied Consent Hearing, and the State agreed to rescind her driving privileges for a period of one month. Given the extremely high test result, the resolution of the case exceeded everyone’s expectations.

    Case Dismissed

    November, 1 2016

    State v. T.B.

    Harassment Restraining Order

    Attorney: Lis Carlson

    Ms. Carlson represented the respondent in a Harassment Restraining Order case (HRO). The petitioner was requesting that Respondent have no contact with both himself and his son (Respondent’s nephew.) After participating in mediation with the petitioner, the request for an HRO against Ms. Carlson’s client was dismissed.

    Charge Dismissed

    October, 26 2016

    State v. T.Z.

    3rd Degree DWI

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Client was charged with a 3rd Degree DWI because she refused a breath test after being arrested for a suspected DWI. Client does union work for nuclear energy stations and a DWI conviction would be highly problematic for future employment. Although she was charged with a gross-misdemeanor offense, attorney Hillary Parsons convinced the State to drop the charge down to a Careless Driving because client received improper legal advice when she called an attorney before making the decision to refuse the test. Although this issue is not one that is challengeable at an evidentiary hearing or trial, the State agreed to drop the DWI charges.

    Reduction of Charges

    October, 24 2016

    State v. N.S.

    4th Degree DWI

    Attorney: Lis Carlson

    Client was charged with a first time DWI, having an alcohol concentration of .08 or more. A creative resolution was reached where Ms. Carlson’s client avoided a DWI conviction and instead entered a plea to speeding.

    Reduction of Charges

    October, 24 2016

    State v. T.U.

    Obstructing Legal Process (Gross Misdemeanor)

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Client was charged with gross-misdemeanor obstructing legal process after she resisted arrest after a call regarding a domestic situation at her house. Client was accused of having kicked a police officer in the face during handcuffing. Attorney Hillary Parsons represented client on the charge. Client went to treatment and started volunteering in the community. Ms. Parsons convinced the prosecutor to dismiss the gross-misdemeanor charge entirely, and agreed to continue for dismissal the lesser charge of disorderly conduct. Client did not enter a plea to either charge, and after a year probationary period, the disorderly conduct will be completely dismissed. Although Client was charged with a gross-misdemeanor and did not have a good defense at trial, she will not have a perfectly clear criminal record.

    Reduction of Charges

    October, 11 2016

    State v. B.W.

    4th Degree DWI

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Client was charged with a 4th Degree DWI in the City of Minneapolis, Hennepin County. Although his BAC was too high to resolve as a Careless Driving per Minneapolis prosecuting attorney policy, Attorney Hillary Parsons was able to successfully advocate on behalf of her client since he travels frequently into Canada as a requirement of his employment. The Prosecutor agreed to amend the charges and client’s case was resolved as a Careless Driving with no additional penalties beyond a $300.00 and completion of the Hennepin County One-Day DWI program. Client was thrilled with this result.

    Reduction of Charges

    October, 11 2016

    State v. S.W.

    3rd Degree DWI

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Client was charged with a 3rd Degree DWI after he was charged for driving under the influence with a prior alcohol-related offense within the previous 10 years. As a result, he was facing a mandatory 30-day jail sentence. Over the State’s vehement objection, attorney Hillary Parsons convinced the judge in the case to sentence client to a 10-day stint on Electronic Home Monitoring. The judge also stayed imposition of the sentence so that when client completes probation, his conviction will drop to a misdemeanor level crime.

    Case Dismissed

    October, 6 2016

    State v. J.C.

    Domestic Assault 5th Degree

    Attorney: Allan Caplan
    Attorney Caplan was able to get the case dismissed at the Arraignment hearing.

    Not Guilty

    October, 4 2016

    State v. D.J.

    Gross Misdemeanor Violation of Order for Protection

    Attorney: Joe Tamburino

    Joe’s client was charged with violating an order for protection that her ex-husband obtained against her. The client had other prior court activities involving no contact orders and custody issues. However, this was the first time that she retained Joe and he vigorously defended her and attacked the state’s case. The alleged victim testified as well as other state’s witnesses. Joe’s only witness was his client who testified very well. Joe and his client are extremely happy with the acquittal.

    Reduction of Charges

    September, 28 2016

    State v. T.K.

    3rd Degree Test Refusal, 4th Degree DWI

    Attorney: Lis Carlson

    During the encounter with police, Ms. Carlson’s client had in initial preliminary breath test result of more than three times the legal limit, and her client ultimately refused to take the breath test at the station. Client was very proactive and enrolled in in-patient treatment soon after her arrest. Despite the strong evidence of extreme intoxication, Ms. Carlson was able to obtain a favorable plea agreement very quickly for her client. Her client entered a plea to the misdemeanor DWI, despite evidence that she was over three times the legal limit prior to her arrest. Client was not sentenced to any jail time and received a minimal fine. Additionally, because the case was resolved quickly and in the client’s favor, her client was able to get her driving privileges reinstated almost immediately after hearing.

    Reduction of Charges

    September, 27 2016

    State v. R.P.

    Felony Criminal Vehicular Operation

    Attorney: Lis Carlson

    Client was involved in an accident where the other driver had to go to the hospital and had significant injuries. Additionally, Ms. Carlson’s client had a blood alcohol concentration of three and a half times the legal limit. Ms. Carlson’s client would lose his job if he was convicted of a felony. An outstanding plea agreement was reached where Ms. Carlson’s client entered a plea to an amended charge of Gross Misdemeanor 3rd Degree DWI. Not only was Client not convicted of a felony, his driver’s license problems improved greatly with this resolution.

    Reduction of Charges

    September, 23 2016

    State v. M.J.

    2nd Degree DWI

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Client was charged with a 2nd Degree DWI as a result of two prior DWI offenses in the last ten years. Furthermore, this was his sixth DWI in his lifetime. The initial offer was 180 days in custody. Attorney Hillary Parsons convinced the prosecutor to allow client to serve 45 days on Electronic Home Monitoring as client had gone to treatment.

    Case Dismissed

    September, 15 2016

    State v. L.P.

    Criminal Sexual Conduct, Kidnapping, Assault 1

    Attorney: Jill Brisbois

    Prior to beginning the jury trial, Attorney Jill Brisbois defeated a pretrial motion brought by the prosecutor to have a medical expert witness testify during the trial. After taking live testimony from the proposed expert, Attorney Brisbois argued to the Judge that the witness did not have the expertise or knowledge to opine about the seriousness of the witness’s injuries. The Court granted Attorney Brisbois’ motion. Two days later after the jury had been selected, the State dismissed all charges against the client.

    Not Guilty

    September, 6 2016

    State of MN v. C.C.

    First Degree Burglary

    Attorney: Joe Tamburino and Hillary Parsons

    Client was charged with first degree burglary for allegedly being part of a group of people who broke into a residence (known for drug dealing) and seriously assaulted someone inside. Our client’s co-defendant worked out a deal with the prosecutor in which he would testify against our client for a prison term of 3 years in prison rather than 7 years. The prosecutor called a number of witnesses, including the co-defendant, who all testified against our client. Our defense was alibi – client was at another location at the time of the crime. We only called our client as a witness. After over a week in trial and about 2 hours of deliberations, the jury found our client not guilty. Our client was ecstatic and extremely happy with Joe and Hillary’s advocacy.

    Reduction of Charges

    August, 29 2016

    State v. N.D.

    2nd Degree DWI

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Client was charged with a 2nd Degree DWI and the State forfeited her car as a result of the charge. Client was charged with a 2nd Degree DWI because she had a prior DWI in the State of Michigan from 2010, and she refused the test in this case. Attorney Hillary Parsons requested official records from the DWI case in Michigan to show that client’s prior DWI charge did not result in a conviction. Within two weeks of the arrest, the State returned her vehicle and amended the complaint to charge a 3rd Degree DWI. Attorney Parsons was able to provide documentation of client’s reduced lung capacity and the State agreed to resolve the matter as a misdemeanor DWI (4th Degree). The revocation of Client’s driver’s license, which was initially revoked for a period of 2 years, dropped to a 30-days. Although initially client was facing a mandatory jail sentence of 30 days, she served no additional jail time as a result of the agreed-upon disposition.

    No Executed Jail Time

    August, 10 2016

    State v. D.J.R.

    Felony Theft by Swindle

    Attorney: Allan Caplan

    Theft by Swindle carries a potential penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. Mr. Caplan was able to get the case diverted. The client will have no record and no jail time.

    No Executed Jail Time

    August, 9 2016

    State v. V.A.

    Felony Theft by Swindle

    Attorney: Allan Caplan

    Convicted of a Gross Misdemeanor Theft (rather than a Felony Theft by Swindle).

    Case Dismissed

    August, 8 2016

    C.I. (Petitioner) v. C.B. (Respondent)

    Harassment Restraining Order (HRO)

    Attorney: Joe Tamburino

    Petitioner requested the court to issue a 2 year restraining order against Respondent – an order that could affect Respondent’s travel, work and court record. Respondent hired Joe to fight the HRO and get it dismissed. The parties had a trial before the court. Both parties testified and 5 other witnesses were called. Joe attacked Petitioner’s case and forcefully argued in favor of Respondent. The court sided with Joe and his client and dismissed the entire matter. Joe’s client was extremely happy with Joe’s advocacy and the outcome of the case.

    No Executed Jail Time

    August, 4 2016

    State v. P.M.

    Assault of a Police Officer, Obstruction of Legal Process with Force, Test Refusal, and DWI

    Attorney: Lis Carlson

    Client was accused of several crimes, including Assault of a Police Officer, Obstruction of Legal Process with Force, Test Refusal, and DWI. After the incident, client was very proactive in completing programming addressing alcohol use and anger issues. As a result of her client’s excellent progress, Ms. Carlson was able to work out a creative agreement with the prosecutor. The prosecutor agreed to dismiss the serious charge of assaulting the police officer. Her client was ultimately convicted of Refusing to Submit to a Breath Test and received a stay of adjudication on the obstruction charge, which means at the end of probation the obstruction charge will be dismissed as well. Even after such serious charges were alleged, client was sentenced to only one year of probation, no jail time, and a minimal fine.

    Avoided Conviction

    July, 25 2016

    State v. F.S.

    Criminal Vehicular Operation (Felony)

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons & Joe Tamburino


    Client was charged with a felony criminal vehicular operation after being accused of causing a car accident that resulted in substantial bodily harm to his passenger. Attorneys Hillary Parsons and Joe Tamburino were able to show the prosecutor that the intoxicants in Defendant’s blood were due to prescription narcotics administered to him by his mother after the accident. Furthermore, through the use of the medical reports, Mr. Tamburino and Ms. Parsons were able to show that the passenger suffered only a minor laceration. Client pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor Careless Driving. He was able to avoid a felony conviction, never spent a day in jail, and his license will remain fully valid. This was a truly outstanding result!

    Charge Dismissed

    July, 22 2016

    State v. A.D.

    Theft (Four Felony Charges); Criminal Vehicular Operation (Felony); plus 5 Misdemeanor theft charges in other counties

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons & Allan Caplan

    Client was charged with four felony thefts, a felony criminal vehicular operation for causing a car accident that resulted in significant injury to the driver and passenger of the other vehicle. Client was also facing five other misdemeanor charges in three other counties. Attorneys Allan Caplan and Hillary Parsons convinced the client to participate in long-term treatment for her addiction to alcohol and drugs. She also cooperated with the prosecution of her cases and paid significant monetary restitution to the victims of her crimes. As a result, two of her felony thefts were dismissed, and client received stays of imposition on the three remaining felony cases, which means when she completes probation the convictions will become misdemeanors. Client was not ordered to serve any additional time in jail. She gets to return to her home state and start a new life with an intact criminal history and long-term sobriety.

    Charge Dismissed

    July, 11 2016

    State v. L.N.

    Felony Theft

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Client was charged with felony theft after she was caught stealing $2000 from the bank at which she worked. Client was in a pretrial trial diversion program but failed to make the requisite payments of restitution and was charged with the theft. Attorney Hillary Parsons convinced the prosecutor to dismiss the charge entirely after the client made a full restitution payment.

    Acquitted at Jury Trial

    July, 8 2016

    State v. M.D.

    Domestic Assault (Felony) – 2 Counts

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons & Joe Tamburino
    Our client was charged with two counts of felony domestic assault against his live-in girlfriend. He maintained his innocence, denied all of the allegations, and agreed with us that we should take the case to a jury trial. The trial was conducted this week. Numerous witnesses testified, including the alleged victim, and the prosecutor strenuously argued for a conviction. The 12 person jury, however, found our client not guilty of all counts after only 45 minutes of deliberations. Our client was ecstatic, and Joe and Hillary are very happy to have given him a complete victory.

    Avoided Conviction

    June, 28 2016

    State v. A.S.

    4th Degree DWI

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas
    Attorney Urbas was able to resolve the criminal portion of the case with a plea to a reduced charge of careless driving with no executed jail time, and also successfully motioned the court at the subsequent implied consent proceeding to rescind client's driver's license revocation. Due to this great defense, the client avoided a DWI conviction and any related license revocation.

    Not Guilty

    June, 13 2016

    State v. J.W.

    Solicitation of a Prostitute

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Our client was convicted of solicitation of a prostitute after a stipulated facts trial. Client appealed the decision because the evidence in this case was insufficient to convict him. Attorney Hillary Parsons filed the appeal and traveled to Duluth, MN and presented the Oral Argument. Upon review, the Minnesota Court of Appeals overturned the district court’s decision because the evidence failed to establish, beyond a reasonable doubt, the client’s intent to engage a prostitute for hire in a sexual activity, as required by the statute. In this case, the client responded to a sexually suggestive advertisement on www.backpages.com which was part of a police sting operation to prosecute men engaged in hiring prostitutes. He met undercover investigators at a hotel room and told them he was interested in a body rub, and would “maybe see” about further contact. The Court of Appeals noted that evidence that the client was interested in hiring a person he found in a sexually suggestive ad www.backpages.com for a body rub was far too indefinite to establish that he intended to make an offer of sexual contact.

    Charge Dismissed

    June, 7 2016

    State v. C.S.

    Solicitation of a Minor (Felony) – Police Sting Operation

    Attorney: Joe Tamburino
    Client was charged with felony solicitation for prostitution allegedly involving a minor as part of a sting operation. After reviewing all of the investigatory information (including recordings and surveillance), Joe Tamburino determined that the case was challengeable on statutory grounds. The case was litigated for 7 months and, in the end, Joe obtained an acquittal for his client. The client was extremely happy with the outcome.

    Reduction of Charges

    June, 6 2016

    State v. B.C.

    1st Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct and Possession of Child Pornography

    Attorney: Lis Carlson
    Client was accused of having sexual relations a young girl and was charged with two counts of 1 st Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct. A 1 st Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct charge alone carries a minimum of twelve years in prison. Ms. Carlson was able to work out an incredible plea agreement where her client admitted to possessing child pornography and the 1 st Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct charges against him were dismissed entirely. After facing many years in prison, her client was only sentenced to 90 days in the workhouse.

    Avoided Conviction

    June, 1 2016

    State v. J.M.

    Felony Domestic Assault by Strangulation

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas
    This is a case that involved an assault that resulted in multiple severe and prolonged injuries to the victim. Despite this, Attorney Urbas was able to effectively advocate for her client by highlighting his efforts in treatment and domestic abuse counseling to secure a gross misdemeanor disposition with only 30 days’ jail with work release privileges, thereby saving client from a felony conviction and from losing his long-time employment.

    Avoided Conviction

    May, 16 2016

    State v. J.P.

    Felony Domestic Assault and Probation Violation – Domestic Assault by Strangulation

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas

    Despite client’s lengthy record of domestic violence-related convictions that mandated a prison sentence under the guidelines, including a felony domestic case in which client was still under probation supervision, Attorney Urbas was able to effectively advocate for her client by highlighting his efforts in domestic abuse counseling to secure a stay of imposition disposition with only 30 days’ jail with work release privileges, thereby saving client from a permanent felony conviction and from losing his long-time employment. Additionally, Attorney Urbas successfully negotiated a concurrent sentence on the felony domestic assault probation violation with a stay of imposition disposition as well.

    Reduction of Charges

    April, 28 2016

    State v. M.C.

    2nd Degree DWI

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas

    Due to having a recent alcohol-related license revocation from 2011 and registering a blood alcohol concentration of .25 in the instant case, client was facing serious penalties, including the forfeiture of her vehicle. Attorney Urbas was able to negotiate a deal by which the case resolved for a reduced DWI charge, thereby securing the return of client’s vehicle. Additionally, client will be on probation for only the minimum 2 years, and will not serve any additional jail time.

    Reduction of Charges

    April, 27 2016

    State v. C.C

    4th Degree DWI

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas

    Despite registering a .12 blood alcohol concentration and being stopped by police for driving on the shoulder, Attorney Urbas was able to negotiate a resolution by which a conviction was entered only on a reduced Careless Driving charge. Client’s plea to the DWI charge was not accepted by the court, therefore there was no conviction entered, and that charge will be dismissed after only 1 year of unsupervised probation if client remains law abiding.

    Avoided Conviction

    April, 27 2016

    State v. D.U.

    Disorderly Conduct and Trespassing

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas

    This was a case in which the client became argumentative with an off-duty police officer and would not depart the premises, during which time the officer felt it necessary to utilize force due to client’s alleged ongoing behavior. Attorney Urbas negotiated a disposition by which prosecution of client’s case would be deferred for a period of only 3 months, and if client successfully completes the requirements of a diversion program, the two charges will be dismissed and he will be eligible in the future to petition to have this case expunged from his record.

    Reduction of Charges

    April, 26 2016

    State v. J.R.

    Interference with an Emergency Call (Gross Misdemeanor) and Domestic Assault

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas

    Despite evidence of injury to the complaining witness and said individual’s cooperation with prosecution, Attorney Urbas was able to secure a resolution that involved a plea to a lesser offense of disorderly conduct with dismissal of the above greater charges. Client was not ordered to serve any additional jail time, and if client successfully completes one year of probation, his plea will be vacated and the disorderly conduct charge will be dismissed.

    Charge Dismissed

    April, 25 2016

    State v. D.C.

    3 counts Financial Exploitation of a Vulnerable Adult; 4 counts Theft by Swindle; 1 count of Wrongfully Obtaining Public Assist.

    Attorney: Allan Caplan

    Prove that the State did not have enough evidence to win the case. A contested evidentiary hearing was held. As a result of which all charges were dismissed!

    Reduction of Charges

    April, 19 2016

    State v. K.O

    3rd Degree DWI, .33 BAC

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas

    This was a case in which client tested at over 4 times the legal limit after being stopped for ongoing erratic driving conduct that was observed and reported by another driver. Despite these facts and the prosecutor initially wanting a 30-day jail sentence, Attorney Urbas was able to secure a resolution that involved no additional jail time and the minimum 2 years of administrative probation.

    Reduction of Charges

    April, 18 2016

    State v. L.V.

    3rd Degree (breath) Test Refusal

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas

    This was a case in which the client was alleged to have been very uncooperative with police officers involved and exhibited numerous signs of overwhelming intoxication after being involved in a motor vehicle accident. Despite these facts and the prosecutor initially wanting a 15-day jail sanction, Attorney Urbas was able to negotiate for the dismissal of the higher level DWI Refusal charge, and the client resolved his case with a plea to the lower level misdemeanor DWI charge with no additional jail time, thereby avoiding a gross misdemeanor conviction and securing only a 30-day license revocation.

    Reduction of Charges

    April, 13 2016

    State v. M.J.

    5th Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas
    Client was found to be in possession of a large amount of marijuana after officers conducted a traffic stop on his vehicle as he left his apartment, which was subject to a search warrant based on reports that drug dealing was occurring within. Besides having detailed allegations of client’s drug sales, officers also found other indicia of drug sale in client’s vehicle upon further search. In light of this information, the prosecutor initially offered a resolution that involved a felony conviction and jail time. However, not only was Attorney Urbas able to avoid an upcharge to felony drug sale that would have mandated a felony conviction, she was able to convince the prosecutor to resolve the matter with a negotiation by which adjudication would be withheld for the period of probation (therefore no conviction was entered), client can petition the court for early probation discharge after 18 months if compliant, and client was not required to serve any additional jail time. If client successfully completes the terms of his probation, the felony drug charge will be dismissed, and he will be eligible in the future to petition to have this case expunged from his record.

    Reduction of Charges

    April, 7 2016

    State v. MV

    4th Degree DWI

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas

    Attorney Urbas helped her client avoid a DWI conviction, thus preserving his longstanding military employment, by successfully negotiating a resolution for a reduced charge of Careless Driving, with no executed jail time and unsupervised probation to the court.

    Reduction of Charges

    April, 5 2016

    State v. R.T.

    3rd Degree DWI (BAC .16 or more)

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas

    Attorney Urbas was able to resolve the criminal portion of the case with a plea to a reduced charge of 4th Degree DWI with no executed jail time despite a .21 BAC reading, and also successfully negotiated a reduced license revocation period (90 days v. 1 year) at the subsequent implied consent proceeding.

    No Executed Jail Time

    March, 25 2016

    State v. W.A.

    Domestic Assault

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Client was charged with a domestic assault after his girlfriend told police he hit her in the face. Furthermore, the alleged victim produced both a video and pictures showing extensive bruising from a prior incident in which he struck her several times on her back and buttocks. Attorney Hillary Prasons Parsons was able to negotiate a deal wherein client pleaded guilty to a disorderly conduct and served no time in jail. At sentencing, the Judge indicate that although she was hesitant to accept the resolution, but that because the parties had agreed upon it, she would respect the plea deal. Given the evidence in the case, as well as the prior incidents, keeping a domestic assault off of client’s record was a remarkable outcome.

    Conviction Expunged

    March, 25 2016

    State v. MO

    Felony Expungement

    Attorney: Lis Carlson
    Ms. Carlson represented client on charges of Felony Criminal Sexual Conduct. Before the scheduled trial, Ms. Carlson was able to convince the prosecutor to dismiss the charges against her client. However, the record of his arrest and charge still remained and was damaging to him as a professional. Ms. Carlson successfully petitioned the court for a full expungement of all matters relating to her client’s arrest, charge, and ultimate dismissal of very serious felony charges.

    Charge Dismissed

    March, 24 2016

    TC v. BC

    Order for Protection

    Attorney: Lis Carlson and Allan Caplan
    Client was accused of assaulting his wife. As a result, the wife sought an Order for Protection against client. The requested order prohibited contact with client’s wife, and also his young children. Client denied the allegations and made several court appearances with Ms. Carlson and Mr. Caplan. After being uprooted from his home, client was ultimately victorious. The Order for Protection was dismissed entirely.

    No Executed Jail Time

    March, 22 2016

    State v. K.H.

    Criminal Vehicular Operation; 3rd Degree DWI

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Client was charged with a Criminal Vehicular Operation as well as a Third-Degree DWI after he caused an accident with a blood alcohol reading of .10. Client was facing a mandatory 30 days in jail, which in Anoka County cannot be served via electronic home monitoring. The prosecutor agreed to dismiss the Criminal Vehicular Operation because attorney Hillary Parsons was able to show through insurance records that the other driver involved in the accident incurred to injury. Because client got sober and attended several months of AA meetings, Ms. Parsons was able to convince the judge to waive the required 30-day jail sentence and allow the client to perform 60 hours of community service. This sentence was particularly remarkable because this was client’s fourth DWI offense in his lifetime.

    Case Dismissed

    March, 14 2016

    STATE V. J.S.

    Impersonating a Police Officer

    Attorney: Hilary Parsons

    After a witness observed client’s car was flashing blue and red lights while driving on the freeway, client was pulled over. He was charged with impersonating a police officer because the witness claimed that Client was using the lights to pull people over. Client is a psychologist and a city council member of a local town, and this criminal charge put his elected position and job at risk of termination. Attorney Hillary Parsons convinced the prosecutor to continue the impersonation charge for dismissal for a period of 9 months. After 9 months, the charge against Client will be completely dismissed without any admission of wrongdoing or a plea of guilt.

    No Executed Jail Time

    March, 11 2016

    STATE V. H.S.

    Felony Drug Possession

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Client was stopped while driving a vehicle. During a subsequent search of the car, over 200 grams of marijuana were located. Client was charged with Fifth Degree Drug Possession. Although there were no legal issues or defenses in the case, Attorney Hillary Parsons convinced the prosecuting attorney to stay adjudication of the case under Minn. Stat. Sec. 152.18. Client pleaded guilty and was put on probation for up to 3 years. Upon a successful completion of probation, the charge will be completely dismissed. Client agreed to perform 40 hours of community service in lieu of any time in the workhouse.

    No Executed Jail Time

    March, 7 2016

    STATE V. B.G.

    Second Degree DWI

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Client was charged with a Second Degree DWI after he was stopped for careless driving and refused to submit to a breath test at the police station. Client also had two prior DWIs in the last 10 years. Attorney Hillary Parsons was able to negotiate the return of the seized motor vehicle because it belonged to client’s mother. Further, although client was facing a 90-day mandatory minimum jail sentence, Ms. Parsons convinced the judge to sentence Client with disregard to that mandatory minimum. Client was ordered to serve 45 days on Electronic Home Monitoring and pay a nominal fine.

    Reduction of Charges

    March, 4 2016

    STATE V. D.G.

    Third Degree DWI

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Client was charged with a gross misdemeanor test refusal after he was arrested for a DWI in Hennepin County and also refused to submit to a breath test at the station. Because attorney Hillary Parsons was able to argue to the State that D.G. was seized without reasonable basis, the State agreed to resolve the case as a misdemeanor careless driving. Client does not have a DWI on his record, he was not given any jail time, nor did he did have to complete a chemical health assessment or the Hennepin County One Day DWI Program.

    Charge Dismissed

    March, 1 2016

    State v. J.N

    Felony Domestic Assault

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas

    This case involved very serious allegations by our client’s wife that he strangled her with the strap of her purse and prevented her from calling the police. Additionally, client had been previously convicted of the same offense involving his wife just 4 years ago. After extensive investigation, Attorney Urbas was able present witness statements and physical evidence to the prosecutor that contradicted the wife’s initial statement to the police, thereby securing the dismissal of both charges against client for insufficient evidence to proceed to trial.

    Reduction of Charges

    March, 1 2016

    STATE V. M.F.

    4th Degree DWI

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Client was charged with a Fourth Degree DWI with a .10 blood alcohol level after she was stopped for reckless driving. Even though the Chisago County Attorney’s Office has a strict policy against negotiating DWIs, attorney Hillary Parsons was able to show the prosecutor certain evidentiary issues related to the stop that would possibly result in case dismissal. State agreed to resolve the case as a Careless Driving.

    Case Dismissed

    February, 25 2016

    STATE V. S.W.

    Aiding an Offender (Gross Misdemeanor)

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Client was charged with gross misdemeanor aiding a criminal and misdemeanor obstructing legal process because she allegedly helped her ex-boyfriend evade police officers during a burglary and assault investigation. Attorney Hillary Parsons determined that the Complaint in the matter lacked probable cause. Rather than amend the complaint, the city attorney agreed to dismiss the more serious charge, and the misdemeanor obstructing legal process was continued for dismissal. If client does not incur any same or similar offenses for the next year, the case will be entirely dismissed.

    Reduction of Charges

    February, 12 2016

    State v. M.N

    Domestic Assault

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas
    Despite a statement from an independent witness confirming the victim’s assertion that client assaulted her, Attorney Urbas was able to secure a deal by which client pleaded to a reduced charge of Disorderly Conduct, a finding of guilt and conviction was withheld, and he was not ordered to serve any jail time or pay any costs. Moreover, if client has no same or similar offenses for one year, the case will be dismissed and he will be eligible to petition for a full expungement in the future.

    Reduction of Charges

    February, 4 2016

    STATE V. D.O.

    Domestic Assault

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Client was charged with a domestic assault after he grabbed his wife and pushed her during an argument. Client owns several firearms and enjoys hunting. Attorney Hillary Parsons negotiated a plea to a disorderly conduct. Imposition of any sentence was stayed for a period of 1 year, and after that year, the conviction will be vacated and dismissed. Client’s firearm rights were returned and after one year he will have no criminal record.

    Case Dismissed

    February, 3 2016

    STATE V. M.W.

    Theft from Employer

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Client was charged with stealing merchandise from her employer over the course of several weeks. Although she admitted to the thefts, which were caught on camera, attorney Hillary Parsons convinced the prosecutor to give her another chance. Client received a stay of adjudication, which means the case will be dismissed upon satisfactory completion of probation. The theft will not go on Client’s criminal record.

    No Executed Jail Time

    January, 22 2016

    STATE V. A.D.

    Disorderly Conduct

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Client was charged with a serious disorderly conduct after she physically attacked a stranger at a bar while she was intoxicated. Because client went to treatment for addiction to alcohol, attorney Hillary Parsons was able to convince the prosecutor to give her a second chance. The case was continued for dismissal. Assuming client remains law abiding for a period of one year, the case will be dismissed and no conviction will be entered on client’s record.

    Reduction of Charges

    January, 21 2016

    State v. S.N.

    DWI 4th Degree

    Attorney: Allan Caplan
    Client is an airline pilot who routinely flies into Canada and would lose his job if convicted of a DWI. Even though the breath test was significantly over .08, Mr. Caplan was able to convince the prosecutor in the case to amend the charge to Careless Driving. Client was extremely happy with this outcome which will not affect his ability to fly to Canada. Client paid a fine and has no DWI conviction on his record and no jail time.

    Reduction of Charges

    January, 15 2016

    STATE V. R.D.

    Third Degree DWI

    Attorney: Hillary

    Client was charged with Second Degree DWI (Refusal), and a felony fleeing in a motor vehicle. Client also had eight prior DWI’s. Attorney Hillary Parsons encouraged her client to seek inpatient treatment for addiction to alcohol and to pursue long-term sobriety. Because of these efforts, the charge of felony flee was dismissed and Defendant pleaded guilty to a gross misdemeanor DWI. Even though client’s record included numerous prior driving while intoxicated offenses, at sentencing Ms. Parsons convinced the judge to give him just 18 days in the workhouse and a remaining 30 days on electronic home monitoring, far below the mandatory minimum for his crime of conviction.

    Reduction of Charges

    January, 13 2016

    State v. M.W.

    3rd Degree DWI (Test result of .25)

    Attorney: Lis Carlson
    Client was charged with a DWI with a very high BAC reading of over three times the legal limit. Ms. Carlson was able to negotiate an outcome whereby her client entered a plea to a reduced charge of Misdemeanor DWI, and was able to keep her client out of serving any jail time.

    No Executed Jail Time

    January, 10 2016

    State v. R.S

    1st Degree Damage to Property

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas
    Despite evidence of multiple instances of damage, including surveillance video footage, Attorney Urbas was able to successfully negotiate client’s acceptance into a pre-trial diversion program. Client was not required to plead guilty to or serve any jail time and, if the client successfully completes the program and remains law abiding for the next year, this charge will be dismissed, client will avoid a felony conviction on his record, and he will be eligible to petition the court for a full expungement in the future.

    Reduction of Charges

    December, 16 2015

    STATE V. I.K.

    Third Degree DWI (BAC .24)

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Client was charged with a Third Degree DWI after being stopped while driving and submitting to a breath test indicating his blood alcohol concentration was a .24. Although he was three times the legal limit, Attorney Hillary Parsons convinced the State to allow her client to plead guilty to a misdemeanor offense. Client did not have to do any further time in custody.

    Case Dismissed

    December, 8 2015

    State v. R.K.

    Gross Misdemeanor Theft (Theft of more than $500)

    Attorney: Lis Carlson

    Defense: Get charge reduced or dismisse

    Outcome: Client received a stay of adjudication. As long as client remains law abiding for the next year, the case against him will be dismissed.

    Case Dismissed

    November, 24 2015

    State v. K.N.

    DWI

    Attorney: Lis Carlson

    Defense: Get charge reduced or dismissed

    Outcome: Client was charged with a DWI with a high alcohol reading of .19. Ms. Carlson was able to negotiate an outstanding resolution for a stay of adjudication on the DWI charge. This means as long as her client completes his probationary period successfully, the DWI charge against him will be dismissed.

    Reduction of Charges

    November, 12 2015

    State v. D.F.

    4th Degree DWI, .14 BAC

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas

    Defense: Avoided upcharge and jail time

    Outcome: Client was initially charged with a misdemeanor 4th Degree DWI. However, it later came to light that the client had a previous out-of-state impaired driving incident on his record from 2012, thereby potentially exposing him to higher level gross misdemeanor DWI charges and a mandatory minimum 30-day jail sentence. Despite this, Attorney Urbas was still able to secure a plea to the misdemeanor DWI as charged, with no jail time and probation to the court for 1 year.

    Case Dismissed

    November, 9 2015

    State v. TK

    Domestic Assault

    Attorney: Lis Carlson

    Defense: Get charge reduced or dismissed

    Outcome: Client entered into an agreement whereby the prosecutor agreed to suspend the prosecution of the case for one year. As long as client remains law abiding for the next year and completes an anger management class, the case against him will be dismissed.

    Charge Dismissed

    November, 6 2015

    State v. M.S.

    3rd Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas

    Defense: No felony conviction or jail time imposed

    Outcome: Despite a prior felony-level drug offense (see above) AND a subsequent arrest for felony drug possession, Attorney Urbas was able to negotiate a disposition by which imposition of sentence was stayed for the probationary period, the conviction will be reduced to a misdemeanor upon successful completion of probation, and client was not ordered to serve any time in custody. In addition, Attorney Urbas was able to secure an agreement with the prosecutor that the subsequent case not be charged, thereby avoiding a third felony drug possession prosecution for her client.

    Case Dismissed

    October, 30 2015

    State v. C.P.

    3rd Degree DWI and Careless Driving

    Attorney: Lis Carlson

    Defense: Get charge reduced or dismissed

    Outcome: CASE DISMISSED! Client was charged with his 2nd DWI in a ten year period and was facing a minimum of 30 days in jail and at least a $900 fine. Ms. Carlson filed motions challenging the legality of the stop and seizure of her client. After a contested hearing where Ms. Carlson cross examined the arresting officer, the Judge found that her client’s rights were violated and suppressed all evidence stemming from the illegal seizure. As a result, the prosecutor dismissed all charges against her client.

    Case Dismissed

    October, 26 2015

    State v. M.F.

    Assault of a Child

    Attorney: Joe Tamburino for the Defendant, M.F.

    Defense: Get charge reduced or dismissed

    Outcome: We won. The prosecutor dismissed the case at trial. Joe represented M.F. and litigated her case for almost a year. Our private investigator interviewed numerous witnesses and uncovered a number of problems with the state’s case. Motions were completed and the case was ready for trial. On the day of trial, the case was dismissed. Joe and his client were very happy that the charges were all dismissed.

    Conviction Expunged

    October, 13 2015

    STATE V. M.K.

    Felony Expungement

    Attorney: Charles Clas

    Defense: Case dismissed and expunged from record.

    Outcome: Client was convicted of a felony aggravated forgery. The conviction had caused him to have difficulty in his employment. Further, the client was forced to carry around the burden of an old felony conviction which was not representative of who he was as a person. The records held by both the Minnesota BCA and the Minnesota court system were entirely expunged. The client was very pleased with this result and is happy to be able to put the past behind him.

    Charge Dismissed

    October, 9 2015

    STATE V. T.C.

    Domestic Assault - Charges Dismissed

    Attorney: Hillar Parsons

    Client was charged with domestic assault after his wife accused him of hitting her during a fight. The alleged victim was highly intoxicated at the time, and later reneged on her statement. Attorney Hillary Parsons convinced the State to dismiss charges before trial.

    Reduction of Charges

    October, 7 2015

    State v. M.W.

    Driving While Intoxicated

    Attorney: Charles Clas

    Defense: Get charge reduced or dismissed.

    Outcome: Mr. Clas obtained a very good result for his client. The client was facing a 4th Degree Driving While Intoxicated charge. The client had a very high test result of .17 and was also underage at the time of the incident. Mr. Clas convinced the prosecutor to dismiss the Driving While Intoxicated charge and allow the client to plead guilty to the charge of Underage Drinking and Driving, a much less serious charge.

    Case Dismissed

    October, 6 2015

    State v. CN

    Disorderly Conduct

    Attorney: Lis Carlson

    Defense: Get charge reduced or dismissed

    Outcome: Client received a stay of adjudication on this misdemeanor charge. As long as client remains law abiding for six months, the case against him will be dismissed entirely.

    Charge Dismissed

    October, 5 2015

    Petitioner, T.W. v. Respondent, J.B.

    OFP (Order for Protection) hearing

    Attorney: Joe Tamburino for Respondent, J.B.

    Defense: Get charge reduced or dismissed.

    Outcome: Joe won the case. Judge ruled in favor of the Respondent. Joe represented a young man (Respondent) who was accused of felony domestic assault/strangulation against his girlfriend (Petitioner). She alleged that he has been abusive to her in the past and during the incident in question, he hit her, threw her against a wall, held her down and suffocated her to the point where she couldn’t breathe. She said she was barely able to escape and run for help. Respondent completely denied the allegations. Joe cross-examined Petitioner and her witnesses (two civilian and one police officer) and was able to show the court all of Petitioner’s inconsistent and contradictory statements. Joe also called a witness and had Respondent testify. Joe proved to the court that his client’s statements were credible and consistent with the other evidence. The court ruled for Respondent and dismissed the OFP. Respondent and his family were extremely happy with Joe’s work and the judge’s ruling.

    Charge Dismissed

    September, 30 2015

    State v. N.P.

    Marijuana Possession

    Attorney: Charles Clas

    Defense: Get charge reduced or dismissed

    Outcome: Mr. Clas obtained a continuance for dismissal for his client. After one year with no further similar charges, all charges against the client will be completely dismissed and he will have no criminal convictions on his record.

    Conviction Expunged

    September, 15 2015

    STATE V. K.K.

    Expungement of Three Felony Convictions

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Client had three serious convictions dating from 2000 and 2001 for felony motor vehicle theft, felony damage to property and felony receiving stolen goods. Client’s recent history included numerous instances of missed job and housing opportunities due to these three convictions. Attorney Hillary Parsons petitioned the court for a full expungement. After a hearing on the matter, the court granted a full expungement of all the records related to the arrests, charges, court proceedings, and convictions. Client was promoted at his job as a result of this expungement.

    Charge Dismissed

    September, 11 2015

    State v. KB

    Marijuana Possession

    Attorney: Lis Carlson

    Defense: Get charge reduced or dismissed

    Outcome: Ms. Carlson obtained a continuance for dismissal for her client. After one year with no further similar charges, all charges against the client will be completely dismissed.

    Case Dismissed

    September, 11 2015

    State v. K.B.

    Marijuana Possession

    Attorney: Lis Carlson

    Defense: Get charge reduced or dismissed

    Outcome: Ms. Carlson obtained a continuance for dismissal for her client. After one year with no further similar charges, all charges against the client will be completely dismissed.

    Charge Dismissed

    September, 2 2015

    State v. L.D.

    Theft

    Attorney: Charles Clas

    Defense: Get charge reduced or dismissed

    Outcome: Attorney Clas convinced the prosecutor that there was insufficient evidence that his client committed a crime. The prosecutor agreed to suspend prosecution of the case for one year. At the end of one year all charges will be dismissed and the client will have no convictions on their record.

    Charge Dismissed

    August, 24 2015

    State v. J.R.

    Domestic Assault

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Defense: Negotiated dismissal of charges

    Outcome: Attorney Hillary Parsons spoke with the alleged victim who reneged on her testimony. Client’s charges were continued for dismissal with no further fine, or without having him do any sort of domestic abuse assessment or classes.

    Reduction of Charges

    August, 20 2015

    State v. C.H.

    3rd Degree DWI

    Attorney: Lis Carlson

    Defense: Negotiate reduced charges and one year probation.

    Outcome: C.H. was charged with her second DWI in 10 years and was facing a Gross Misdemeanor sentence with 30 days in jail. Ms. Carlson filed motions challenging the stop and seizure of her client. After negotiating with the prosecutor, C.H. received a disposition where she received a misdemeanor conviction and served no time in jail and one year of unsupervised probation.

    Reduction of Charges

    August, 19 2015

    State v. M.A.

    Criminal Sexual Conduct in the 1st Degree

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas and Lis Carlson

    Defense: Negotiate discharge from probation early

    Outcome: Client motioned the Court to discharge him from the probation 9 years before his scheduled end date of probation. Attorneys Urbas and Carlson worked on this case together and presented the Court with documentation regarding their client’s good work while on probation and his low risk to reoffend. After a contested motion hearing, the Judge granted the motion to allow M.A. to be discharged from probation early.

    Case Dismissed

    July, 31 2015

    State v. L.L.

    Soliciting Prostitution

    Attorney: Lis Carlson

    Defense: Negotiate dismissal of charge

    Outcome: Client was arrested and charged with soliciting prostitution. Ms. Carlson was able to convince the prosecutor that there was not enough evidence against her client for the State to proceed with the charges against him. Case DISMISSED!

    Charge Dismissed

    July, 29 2015

    State v. D.G

    5th Degree Assault, Disorderly Conduct, Criminal Damage to Property

    Attorney: Lis Carlson

    Defense: Negotiate dismissal of charge

    Outcome: Client was arrested and charged with 5th Degree Assault, Disorderly Conduct, and Criminal Damage to Property resulting from an alleged road rage incident in Anoka County. Client (who had no previous criminal history) alleged self-defense and that the other driver was the aggressor in the incident. After successful negotiations with the prosecutor, the assault, disorderly conduct, and property damage charges we dismissed. Client entered a plea to a traffic offence and served no jail time.

    Reduction of Charges

    July, 17 2015

    State v. W.J.

    Failure to Drive with Due Care, No Insurance

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas

    Defense: Secure deal for dismissal of conviction after one year and minimal restitution repayment

    Outcome: Attorney Urbas was able to negotiate a disposition by which the No Insurance charge was dismissed, thus allowing her client to avoid a license revocation, and where his plea to and conviction for the lesser charge of Failure to Drive with Due Care would be vacated and dismissed after one year with no executed jail time. Additionally, the issue of restitution was central to this case, as the other party allegedly incurred a total loss to his vehicle due to damages from accident and was requesting almost $24,000.00 in restitution. After a contested hearing and extensive briefing to the court, Attorney Urbas was able to convince the court that the other party's claim was not credible, and the court awarded only S1500.00 in restitution to be paid, thereby preserving her client’s financial stability.

    No Executed Jail Time

    July, 16 2015

    State v. T.D.

    Second-Degree DWI

    Attorney: Lis Carlson

    Defense: Negotiated sentence with no jail time with compliance of treatment recommendations

    Outcome: Client was arrested and charged with a 2nd degree DWl. Client had a recent DWI conviction and an alcohol concentration of .20 or more, TD was facing a minimum jail sentence of 30 days. Ms. Carlson negotiated a creative sentence for her client. As long as TD complies with her treatment recommendations, TD will not have to serve any jail time.

    Charge Dismissed

    July, 13 2015

    State v. M.H.

    Participate in a Disorderly House

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas

    Defense: Dismissal for lack of probable cause

    Outcome: Attorney Urbas motioned the court to dismiss the above charge against her client for lack of probable cause. Prior to any motion being heard, the prosecutor agreed to dismiss the charge at the pretrial conference. As a result, the client will avoid having any conviction on his record, and will be eligible to have the court record and any criminal records held by the police department and prosecuting authority expunged.

    Case Resolved

    July, 9 2015

    J.S. v. Commissioner of Public Safety

    Implied Consent License Hearing

    Attorney: Lis Carlson

    Defense: Petitioned for judicial review; reversed cancellation of driver’s license.

    Outcome: Client was arrested for DWI and asked to take a urine test. Testing at the BCA revealed Schedule I and II controlled substances. JS’ driver’s license was cancelled for three years as inimical to public safety as a result. Attorney Carlson petitioned for judicial review of this license cancellation, challenging the urine test. After a contested hearing, and cross examination of the arresting officer, the Judge ruled in Attorney Carlson’s favor and reversed the cancellation of her client’s license.

    Reduction of Charges

    June, 26 2015

    State v. T.D.

    Second-Degree DWI- Refusal, Forfeiture

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas

    Defense: Negotiate reduced charge; recover vehicle

    Outcome: This is a serious case in which client had 3 prior alcohol-related incidents on his record, one of which was in the past 10 years, and where he submitted a very high PBT of .29 and allegedly refused testing at the police station. After successfully arguing legal issues with the more serious Refusal to Submit to Testing charge to the prosecutor, Attorney Urbas was able to resolve the criminal portion of the case with a plea to a reduced charge of Third-Degree DWl with informal probation to the court for only 2 years, no further executed jail time, and a fine of only S5O. If Client successfully completes probation, the gross misdemeanor conviction will be reduced to a misdemeanor. Additionally, Attorney Urbas was able to secure the return of her client's vehicle without the need for a contested evidentiary hearing or forfeiture trial.

    Charge Dismissed

    June, 25 2015

    State v. A.V.

    Second-Degree DWI (Test Refusal and Third-Degree DWI

    Attorney: Lis Carlson

    Defense: Negotiate reduced charge; recover vehicle

    Outcome: Client was charged with refusing to take a breath test even though he made several attempts to take the test. As a result of the officer deeming this a test refusal, the client's car was forfeited. Attorney Carlson filed motions challenging the forfeiture of the vehicle and provided the prosecutor with medical evidence indicating that her client had a lung condition and would have had a hard time successfully taking the breath test despite his best efforts. As a result, Ms. Carlson convinced the prosecutor to dismiss the 2nd Degree Test Refusal charge and to allow her client to enter a plea to a lesser charge. In addition, she was able to successfully negotiate the return of the vehicle to her client!

    Charge Dismissed

    June, 24 2015

    State v. T.H.

    Domestic Assault

    Attorney: Lis Carlson & Charlie Clas

    Defense: Negotiated dismissal of charges after one year probationary period

    Outcome: Client was charged with assaulting his step son. Ms. Carlson, along with attorney Charlie Clas, investigated the claims made by the alleged victim and took additional witness statements. Ms. Carlson argued to the prosecutor that her client was using reasonable discipline in a dispute with his step son. As a result, Ms. Carlson was able to successfully negotiate a disposition by which prosecution of this charge will be suspended for a period of one year. Client was not required to plead guilty or serve any jail time. If the client remains law abiding for the next year, the charge will be dismissed.

    Charge Dismissed

    June, 15 2015

    State v. M.S.

    5th Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance (3 separate counts)

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas

    Defense: Probation violation – avoided conviction and jail sentence

    Outcome: Client was terminated from a pretrial diversion program due to new felony-level drug charges filed against her in Washington County, MN. Successful completion of said program would have resulted in the dismissal of all the charges against client. Despite the new charges, Attorney Urbas was able to negotiate a disposition by which one count was dismissed outright, and adjudication was withheld for a period of 3 years on the remaining two charges. No jail time was imposed, and if the client remains law abiding and follows probation conditions for the next 3 years, the remaining two charge will be dismissed and the client will avoid those convictions on her record.

    No Executed Jail Time

    June, 15 2015

    State v. P.H.

    Third-Degree Gross Misdemeanor DWI

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Defense: Negotiated reduced charge with no executed jail time

    Outcome: Attorney Hillary Parsons convinced the prosecutor to charge the case as a Fourth-Degree DWI, and although the Illinois prior offense should have been used to enhance the Minnesota charge, Client was able to avoid Third-Degree charges and pleaded guilty to a Fourth-Degree DWI with no executed jail time.

    No Executed Jail Time

    June, 11 2015

    State v. J.M.

    Second Degree DWI

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Defense: Negotiated probation and admission to Veterans Court

    Outcome: Client was facing a 90-day mandatory minimum sentence for a Second-Degree DWI because he had a .32 BAC and two prior DWI convictions. He was facing a consecutive 90-day jail sentence because he violated probation with the new charges. Client agreed to go to treatment, and Attorney Hillary Parsons negotiated probation with both the prosecutor for the DWI as well as for the probation violation to admit Client into Veterans Court. Client pleaded guilty to the DWI and admitted the probation violation but will serve absolutely no executed jail time or additional fine if he completes the Ramsey County Veterans Court Program. Client was given a new chance at life!

    Charge Dismissed

    June, 10 2015

    State v. L.M.

    Violations of City Ordinances relating to massage parlors and sexually orientated businesses

    Attorney: Lis Carlson

    Defense: Negotiate dismissal of charge

    Outcome: After litigation, Attorney Carlson was able to successfully negotiate a disposition by which prosecution pf these charges will be suspended for a period of one year. Client was not required to plead guilty or serve any jail time. If the client remains law abiding for the next year, the charges will be dismissed entirely.

    Reduction of Charges

    June, 9 2015

    State v. R.C.

    Reckless Driving

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Defense: Negotiate reduced charges and dismissal after one year probation.

    Outcome: Client was charged with Reckless Driving after a road-rage incident. After convincing the prosecutor that there was reasonable doubt as to whether Client had an alibi, Attorney Hillary Parsons was able to negotiate a deal to keep the incident off Client’s record. Client pleaded guilty to a public nuisance charge, which will be vacated and dismissed after Client keeps his record clean over the next year. Client’s insurance company did not find out about the incident and he will have no criminal record.

    Case Dismissed

    June, 3 2015

    State v. M.F.

    Possession of a Pistol without a Permit

    Attorney: Lis Carlson

    Defense: Negotiate dismissal of charge

    Outcome: The case against Ms. Carlson’s client was dismissed as there was insufficient evidence a crime was committed.

    Reduction of Charges

    June, 2 2015

    State v. E.D.

    Second Degree DWI (Refusal) and Probation Violation

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Defense: Negotiate reduced charge

    Outcome: Client was facing a Second-Degree DWI and a 9O-day jail sentence as well as an additional 30-day jail sentence because he had violated probation by incurring a new DWI charge. Based on an issue relating to the vindication of his right to counsel, Attorney Hillary parsons negotiated a plea to a Third-Degree DWl as well as a resolution of the probation violation. Client was sentenced to serve a total of 30 days on Electronic Home Monitoring thereby avoiding significant time in jail.

    Charge Dismissed

    June, 1 2015

    State v. A.E.

    Theft

    Attorney: Attorney: Betsey Urbas

    Defense: Negotiate dismissal of charges after one year probation

    Outcome: Despite client having a recent theft case from another county with similar facts in which client was given the benefit of no conviction on her record, Attorney Urbas was able to convince the prosecutor to offer a negotiation whereby adjudication of guilt would be withheld for 1 year on the condition that client not have any new theft charges. Client was not ordered to serve any jail time, and if client successfully completes the one year probationary period, the theft charge will be dismissed and client will maintain a clean record.

    Charge Dismissed

    June, 1 2015

    State v. L.R.

    Investigation - Hit and Run

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Defense: Negotiate to avoid Hit-and-Run charges involving alcohol

    Outcome: Client contacted Attorney Hillary Parsons in regards to a Hit-and-Run accident that he has caused while under the influence of alcohol. Attorney Hillary Parsons contacted local authorities and gave them the client’s insurance information. In exchange that he will pay for any damage caused in the incident, the client will not be charged in relation to the incident.

    Case Dismissed

    May, 28 2015

    State v. B.N.

    Disorderly House

    Attorney: Lis Carlson

    Defense: Negotiate dismissal of charge

    Outcome: Attorney Carlson convinced the prosecutor that there was insufficient evidence that her client committed a crime. Case dismissed!

    Charge Dismissed

    May, 21 2015

    State v. J.R.

    Gross Misdemeanor- Interference with a 911 Call; Domestic Assault and Gross Misdemeanor Destruction of Property

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Defense: Negotiate dismissal of charges and stay adjudication

    Outcome: Attorney Hillary Parsons convinced the prosecutor to dismiss the gross misdemeanor charges and stay adjudication of the domestic assault charge for two years. When Client completes probation, the domestic assault charge will be completely dismissed. Hillary Parsons negotiated this sentence over the very strong objection of Dakota County Probation, especially since Client did not serve any executed jail time in relation to the incident. Client's career was saved because of this resolution.

    Charge Dismissed

    May, 20 2015

    State v. D.B.

    5th Degree Drug Possession (Felony)

    Attorney: Attorney: Lis Carlson

    Defense: Get charge reduced or dismissed

    Outcome: Client was charged with Felony 5 th Degree Drug Possession in Anoka County. Ms. Carlson was able to obtain for her a client a Stay of Adjudication with no jail time. If D.B. completes probation successfully, the Felony charge against him will be dismissed.

    Not Guilty

    May, 15 2015

    State v. M.D.

    3rd Degree Assault

    Attorney: Attorney: Joe Tamburino & Charles Clas

    Defense: We won a Jury Verdict of “Not Guilty”


    Outcome: Joe Tamburino and Charlie Clas represented our client on the serious felony charge of Third Degree Assault in Waseca County. The case was over two years old due to extensive investigation and litigation of issue. In May 2015, Joe and Charlie presented a defense of “self-defense” to the jury. Our client and a number of other witnesses testified for the defense. After deliberating for less than two hours, the jury found our client not guilty. Our client, his extended family, Joe and Charlie are all extremely happy with the result.

    Reduction of Charges

    May, 11 2015

    State v. JD

    Domestic Assault

    Attorney: Attorney: Lis Carlson

    Defense: Negotiate dismissal of charge

    Outcome: Client was charged with assaulting his girlfriend in Anoka County. Attorney Carlson was able to successfully negotiate a disposition by which the Domestic Assault Charge was dismissed and her client entered a plea to a reduced charge of petty misdemeanor disorderly conduct. Client did not have to serve any jail time, be on probation. As the charge was reduced to a petty misdemeanor, Client can truthfully say he was not convicted of a crime out of this incident.

    Charge Dismissed

    May, 11 2015

    State v. B.T.

    Interfering with a 911 Call, Domestic Assault, 5th Degree Assault, Criminal Damage to Property and Disorderly Conduct

    Attorney: Attorney: Lis Carlson

    Defense: Negotiate dismissal of charges after one year probation.

    Outcome: Attorney Carlson was able to convince the prosecutor to outright dismiss four of the five charges against her client. B.T. received a stay of adjudication on the disorderly conduct charge and was not ordered to serve any jail time nor pay a fine. If client completes a one year probationary period successfully, the disorderly charge against him will be dismissed as well, resulting in a dismissal of all five charges.

    Reduction of Charges

    May, 5 2015

    State v. G.D.

    4th Degree DWI; Implied Consent Proceeding

    Attorney: Attorney: Betsey Urbas

    Defense: Negotiate reduced charge; motion to rescind license revocation


    Outcome: Attorney Urbas was able to resolve the criminal portion of the case with a plea to a reduced charge of careless driving with no executed jail time. At the subsequent implied consent hearing, Attorney Urbas successfully motioned the court to rescind client's driver's license revocation. As a result, the client avoided both a DWI conviction and any related license revocation.

    Reduction of Charges

    April, 30 2015

    State v. J.H.

    Third-Degree DWI- Refusal

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Defense: Negotiated reduce charge with no executed jail time

    Outcome: Client was facing a gross-misdemeanor DWI after he refused to take a test at the station. His Preliminary Breath Test results indicated he was approximately a .27. Furthermore, Client had a prior DWI offense outside the 10-year enhancement period. Attorney Hillary Parsons negotiated a plea to a Fourth-Degree DWI with no executed jail time.

    Charge Dismissed

    April, 20 2015

    STATE V. J.S.

    No Proof of Insurance/Warrant for Failure to Appear

    Attorney: Attorney: Charles Clas

    Defense: Get charges dropped

    Outcome: Client was charged with operating a motor vehicle without proof of insurance. Client also had a warrant for his arrest issued after he failed to make his first court appearance. Attorney Clas was able to successfully obtain a dismissal for the charges and quash the outstanding warrant. Client was never required to turn himself in, make any court appearances or pay any fines.

    Case Dismissed

    April, 14 2015

    STATE V. B.L.

    Domestic Assault

    Attorney: Attorney: Lis Carlson

    Defense: Continue Case without Prosecution

    Outcome: Client was charged with assaulting his wife. Attorney Carlson was able to successfully negotiate a disposition by which prosecution of this charge will be suspended for a period of one year. Client was not required to plead guilty or serve any jail time. If the client remains law abiding for the next year, the charge will be dismissed.

    No Executed Jail Time

    April, 7 2015

    STATE V. M.X.

    4th Degree DWI

    Attorney: Attorney: Betsey Urbas

    Defense: Negotiate a deal to reduce charges

    Outcome: Attorney Urbas was able to successfully negotiate a disposition by which adjudication of guilt was withheld for a period of 1 year on the DWI charge in Dakota County. Client pled guilty to only a charge of misdemeanor Failure to Yield. No jail time was imposed. If the client remains law abiding for the next two years, the DWI charge will be dismissed completely. Moreover, Attorney Urbas was able to secure the rescission of her client’s license revocation with the Attorney General’s Office. This global resolution was obtained due to a faulty breath test result, even though the prosecutor in the criminal case had ample evidence to go forward on a 4th Degree DWI – Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol charge due to the client’s driving conduct and other indicia of intoxication.

    Case Resolved

    April, 6 2015

    STATE V. S.I.

    Appeal of Felony Drug Conviction

    Attorney: Attorney: Joe Tamburino & Hillary Parsons

    Defense: 4 th Amendment – Illegal Search & Seizure

    Outcome: Joe and Hillary’s client was convicted of a felony marijuana grow operation in Hennepin County. The case involved the search of the client’s business wherein the police found a marijuana grow operation. Joe and Hillary determined that the search was not constitutionally permitted and decided to appeal the conviction to the Minnesota Court of Appeals. After almost a year of appellate litigation, including brief writing and oral arguments, the Minnesota Court of Appeals issued their decision and found in favor of the defense. The Court of Appeal reversed the conviction. The client, as well as Joe and Hillary are very happy with the decision. The client is no longer a felon.

    Case Resolved

    April, 2 2015

    STATE V. M.L.

    5th Degree Assault

    Attorney: Attorney: Betsey Urbas

    Defense: Negotiate a deal to reduce charges

    Outcome: This was a serious case in Hennepin County in which the client was initially arrested for probable cause felony Assault in the Third Degree after a large melee that resulted in the victim losing consciousness upon being struck by the client. Attorney Urbas was able to help client avoid felony-level charges and successfully negotiated a disposition by which adjudication of guilt was withheld for a period of 1 year on a lesser charge of misdemeanor 5th Degree Assault. No jail time was imposed, and if the client remains law abiding for the next year, the charge will be dismissed completely and the client will avoid any conviction on his record thus preserving his employment as a corrections officer with the Department of Corrections.

    Reduction of Charges

    April, 2 2015

    State v. M.S.

    Fourth-Degree DWI

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Defense: Negotiated reduced charge and stay of imposition

    Outcome: Client was charged with a Fourth-Degree DWI after he was stopped with a .12 BAC. Attorney Hillary Parsons identified a problematic issue with the sop of Client’s vehicle and negotiated the case down to a Careless Driving. Client received a stay of imposition and no executed time.

    Charge Dismissed

    April, 1 2015

    S.L. (PETITIONER) V. R.A. (RESPONDENT)

    Order for Protection Hearing

    Attorney: Attorney: Joe Tamburino

    Defense: Obtain dismissal of charge

    Outcome: Joe’s client, Respondent, was accused of domestic abuse in the Order for Protection (OFP) that was filed by Petitioner. Joe thoroughly prepared the case for trial with extensive discovery, witness interviews, background information, and electronic discovery of emails and phone records. After two hearings, the court granted Joe’s Motion to Dismiss Petitioner’s OFP. Joe and his client are very pleased with the great result.

    Charge Dismissed

    April, 1 2015

    State v. J.P.

    Underage Drinking and Driving Expungement

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Outcome: Client was convicted of misdemeanor Underage Drinking and Driving in 2000. The conviction had caused her to be rejected for teaching jobs throughout the State of Minnesota. Attorney Hillary Parsons petitioned for an expungement under the Minnesota expungement statutes which were amended in 2015. Although the judge disagreed on the record with the scope of the new expungement law he granted the expungement. The records held by both the Minnesota BCA and the Minnesota court system were entirely expunged. Client is delighted to be able to move on with her life.

    Charge Dismissed

    March, 26 2015

    STATE V. J.B.

    Child Endangerment

    Attorney: Attorney: Joe Tamburino & Charles Clas

    Defense: Litigate dismissal of charge

    Outcome: Our client was charged with child endangerment in 2013 in Carlton County. He rightly and completely denied the allegations. Joe and Charlie litigated the matter for almost two years and obtained a complete dismissal of all charges. We are all very happy with the outcome.

    Case Dismissed

    March, 25 2015

    STATE V. M.S.

    Domestic Assault - Case Dismissed

    Attorney: Hillary Parson

    Case Dismissed - Client was charged with a misdemeanor domestic assault after his girlfriend accused him of hitting her during an argument. Attorney Hillary Parsons compiled text messages, emails, and phone messages that indicated that the alleged victim had lied in the past about similar accusations. The State agreed to completely dismiss the charges before trial.

    No Executed Jail Time

    March, 24 2015

    STATE V. E.H.

    2nd Degree Assault with a Dangerous Weapon; Terroristic Threats

    Attorney: Attorney: Lis Carlson

    Defense: Negotiate to Prevent 21 Month Prison Sentence

    Outcome: Client was charged with two very serious felony charges in Dakota County. Even though he had no similar criminal history, E.H. was facing a minimum of 21 months in prison on the 2 nd Degree Assault charge. A plea agreement was reached and the serious assault charge was dismissed. Client entered a plea to the terroristic threats charge. At sentencing, the prosecuting attorney asked for client to serve six months in jail. Ms. Carlson successfully persuaded the Judge to order that her client serve no jail time. Further, completion of client’s probation will result in a misdemeanor conviction. Client, who was facing a prison term of 21 months did not spend any time in jail and will have no permanent felony record after completion of probation.

    Petition Dismissed

    March, 24 2015

    STATE V. H.F.

    Expungement – Violation of Harassment Restraining Order

    Attorney: Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Defense: Obtain an Expungement of Prior Charges

    Outcome: Client hired Hillary Parsons to argue on his behalf at a hearing on a case for which he received a continuance for dismissal. Because the case involved a domestic relationship and violation of a restraining order, the prosecutor strongly objected to the expungement. Attorney Hillary Parsons researched the case and argued vehemently for her client. Over the prosecutor’s arguments, the judge granted client’s petition.

    Charge Dismissed

    March, 20 2015

    STATE V. M.E.

    Hit and Run – Occupied Vehicle

    Attorney: Attorney: Betsey Urbas

    Defense: Obtain Continuance for Dismissal

    Outcome: Client was charged with hit and run of an occupied vehicle in Hennepin County. Attorney Urbas was able to successfully negotiate a disposition by which prosecution of this charge will be suspended for a period of one year. Client was not required to plead guilty or serve any jail time and, if the client remains law abiding for the next year, the charge will be dismissed and the client will avoid any conviction on his record.

    No Executed Jail Time

    March, 15 2015

    State v. T.P.

    Second-Degree DWI

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Defense: Negotiated lesser sentence with no jail time

    Outcome: Attorney Hillary Parsons was able to assist her client’s involvement in Hennepin County DWI and Client avoided having to do any jail time in relation to his offense.

    Reduction of Charges

    March, 11 2015

    STATE V. E.M.

    DWI 4th Degree (BAC .14)

    Attorney: Charge Reduced

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas

    Defense: Negotiate reduced charge to avoid DWI

    Outcome: Attorney Urbas helped her client avoid a DWI conviction by successfully negotiating a resolution for a reduced charge of Careless Driving, with no executed jail time, on a case with a .14 BAC.

    No Executed Jail Time

    March, 11 2015

    STATE V. J.O.

    DWI 2nd Degree (Refusal and Two Priors)

    Attorney: Attorney: Hillary Parson

    Defense: Negotiate to avoid Jail Time

    Outcome: Client was facing a mandatory 90 days in custody, a mandatory $1000 fine, and six years of probation in Dakota County following his third DWI in the last 10 years. This case was further exacerbated by the fact that the client refused to take an alcohol test at the police station. Attorney Hillary Parsons, over the prosecutor’s strong objections, convinced the judge to deviate from the mandatory minimum and sentence client to 2 years of probation, a $200.00 fine, and no executed jail time, including no time on Electronic Home Monitoring, no time in the Dakota County Workhouse, and no community service. After two years, client’s gross misdemeanor will reflect as a misdemeanor on his criminal record. Client avoided having to serve 90 days in the workhouse.

    Charge Dismissed

    March, 11 2015

    STATE V. M.D.

    DWI 3rd Degree (Refusal)

    Attorney: Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Defense: Negotiate to avoid DWI Conviction and Jail Time

    Outcome: Client was facing a DWI conviction in Dakota County and loss of her job after she refused a test at the station. Her preliminary breath test indicated that she was at a .24 BAC. Attorney Hillary Parsons negotiated a deal with the prosecutor in which she pleaded guilty to a Careless Driving, and received a Stay of Adjudication for the DWI charge. She was given no executed jail time and only has to complete 30 hours of community service. As soon as client is released from probation, the DWI charge will be dropped and client’s record will reflect only a conviction for a Careless Driving. Client was thrilled with the outcome.

    Reduction of Charges

    March, 10 2015

    STATE V. J.A.

    3rd Degree DWI

    Attorney: Charge Reduced

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas

    Defense: Negotiate A Lesser Charge

    Outcome: Client was charged in Hennepin County with 3rd Degree DWI. Due to a previous DWI conviction in the preceding 10 years, Client was facing a gross misdemeanor charge, a minimum 30-day jail sentence, and 3+ years of supervised probation. Attorney Urbas was able to successfully negotiate a disposition which reduced the charge to a misdemeanor, and Client will face a 2-year probationary period with conditions of only a one-day DWI class and 4 days of sentence to serve.

    Reduction of Charges

    March, 9 2015

    STATE V. G.D.

    5th Degree Assault; Disruptive Intoxication

    Attorney: Charge Reduced

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas

    Defense: Negotiate Dismissal and Reduction of Charges

    Outcome: Client was accused in Blue Earth County of striking another individual in the face during an altercation with no justification, causing lingering visible injury to the victim’s eye. Attorney Urbas was able to secure a disposition by which the Disruptive Intoxication charge was dismissed, the 5 th Degree Assault charge was reduced to Disorderly Conduct, and the Client received informal probation for 1 year with no jail time.

    Reduction of Charges

    March, 9 2015

    State v. K.O.

    Second-Degree DWI

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Outcome: Client was charged with a Second-Degree DWI and was initially offered 45 days executed jail time by the Prosecutor. Attorney Hillary Parsons negotiated time down so that Client served a long weekend in custody and spent an additional 12 days on Electric Home Monitoring. Client was thrilled with the outcome that saved him from serving 45 days in jail.

    No Executed Jail Time

    March, 2 2015

    STATE V. J.A.

    Felony theft of a Controlled Substance, Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance

    Attorney: Attorney: Betsey Urbas

    Defense: Avoid felony charge and jail time

    Outcome: This was a serious case in Hennepin County in which client was accused of taking thousands of narcotic pain pills from the pharmacy where he was employed over a period of almost one year. Attorney Urbas was able to successfully negotiate a disposition by which the felony theft charge would be dismissed, and adjudication was withheld for a period of 3 years on the drug charge. No jail time was imposed, and if the client remains law abiding for the next 3 years, the charge will be dismissed and the client will avoid any conviction on his record.

    Charge Dismissed

    February, 19 2015

    STATE V. S.E.

    Domestic Assault

    Attorney: Attorney: Lis Carlson

    Defense: Negotiate Plea Agreement a lesser charge

    Outcome: Successful negotiation to lesser charge; no jail time

    Client was charged with a Domestic Assault in Washington County. After successful negotiations with the prosecuting attorney, the domestic assault charge was dismissed and client entered a plea to a reduced charge of disorderly conduct. Further, client received a stay of adjudication and no jail time. This means that after client successfully completes one year of probation, the charge against him will be dismissed entirely, resulting in a dismissal of all charges and no criminal record from this incident.

    Charge Dismissed

    February, 18 2015

    STATE V. R.B.

    Appeal of Finding regarding Maltreatment of a Minor

    Attorney: Attorney: Allan Caplan & Betsey Urbas

    Defense: Win Appeal of original Decision

    Outcome: In August 2013, Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department made a determination that R.B. had maltreated his two minor daughters by not adequately protecting them, after law enforcement investigated claims by R.B.’s step-daughter that R.B.’s son had sexually abused her in the family home on several occasions over the course of two to three years. In September 2013, Attorneys Caplan & Urbas requested that Hennepin County reconsider this determination, but Hennepin County advised that it would adhere to its original decision. As a result, Attorneys Caplan & Urbas requested a formal appeal hearing before a Human Services Judge. In January 2015, after a nearly 8 hour evidentiary hearing involving testimony from numerous witnesses, the Human Services Judge determined that Hennepin County had failed to provide sufficient evidence to support their determination that R.B. had maltreated his minor children by neglect and recommended that the initial determination of Hennepin County be reversed. The Commissioner of Human Services agreed with the Judge’s recommendation and reversed the maltreatment finding.

    Reduction of Charges

    February, 18 2015

    STATE V. J.T.

    DWI 2nd Degree (BAC .19)

    Attorney: Attorney: Lis Carlson

    Defense: Fantastic negotiated plea

    Outcome: Client was charged in Hennepin County with her third DWI in a 10 year period and had a high alcohol concentration of .19. This new arrest triggered a probation violation on client’s last DWI case. Client was facing a minimum 90 day jail sentence on the new charge, plus up to 335 days in jail for violating probation. A fantastic resolution was reached to cover both files. Ms. Carlson’s client entered a plea to a reduced DWI charge and admitted that she was in violation of probation. As a result of the plea agreement negotiated by Ms. Carlson, her client will only serve a total of 28 days on home electronic monitoring.

    Not Guilty

    February, 13 2015

    STATE V. J.B.

    Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Murder, Aiding and Abetting Attempted First Degree Murder, and Aiding and Abetting First Degre

    Attorney: Attorney: Joseph Tamburino & Charles Clas, Jr.

    Defense: Extensive preparation for trial to prove our client’s innocence

    Outcome: In June, 2013, our client was charged with conspiring with his ex-wife to kill her current husband in Carlton County. Our client steadfastly maintained his innocence throughout the process, and extensive litigation was conducted for 18 months. At the jury trial (which lasted five (5) days), the prosecutors called numerous witnesses, including the ex-wife. We called a number of witnesses including our client. We conducted a very good trial and the jury returned verdicts of “not guilty” on all counts after only three (3) hours of deliberation. Our client and his family were ecstatic. We are so happy that we were able to secure this great result for our client.

    Charge Dismissed

    February, 10 2015

    STATE V. M.F.

    4th Degree DWI (BAC .13)

    Attorney: Lis Carlson

    Client was charged in Hennepin County with 4 th Degree DWI and his alcohol concentration was .13. Ms. Carlson filed motions challenging the seizure and arrest of her client. As a result, a plea agreement was reached where the DWI charges against M.F. were dismissed and he entered a plea to a reduced charge of careless driving.

    Case Dismissed

    February, 5 2015

    STATE V. K.D.

    2nd Degree Assault with a Dangerous Weapon; Terroristic Threats

    Attorney: Allan Caplan and Lis Carlson

    Outcome: Client was charged in Wright County with two very serious felonies. K.D. was facing a minimum THREE YEAR PRISON SENTENCE on the 2 nd Degree Assault charge alone. Mr. Caplan & Ms. Carlson worked diligently to prepare a defense for their client who had no previous criminal history. An outstanding plea agreement was reached in this matter whereby K.D. entered a plea to a misdemeanor charge of reckless discharge of a firearm. Not only were the serious felony charges dismissed entirely but the agreement also called for no jail time. Further, K.D. was sentenced to a stay of adjudication on the reckless discharge of a firearm. Client, who was facing a mandatory three year prison term, did not even spend one day in jail as a result of this plea agreement. As long as K.D. successfully completes his probationary period, the case will result in a dismissal of all charges!

    Case Dismissed

    February, 5 2015

    STATE V. C.B.

    Expungement

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons & Betsey Urbas

    Defense: Initial Case was Dismissed

    Outcome: Defendant was charged with First Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct in Hennepin County. This charge was later dismissed, due in large part because a witness refused to testify. Attorneys Betsey Urbas & Hillary Parsons moved the court for expungement of all records related to the case. This expungement was strongly opposed by the Department of Human Services and the prosecuting attorney because of the seriousness of the case and the fact that the witness may testify in the future.

    After an extensive hearing on the issue, attorneys Urbas & Parsons were able to show the court that Defendant was entitled to an expungement regardless of the State’s interest in prosecuting a various serious criminal sexual conduct offense. The motion for expungement was granted and the client can move on with their life without fear of any job, social and economic ramifications of being charged with such a serious offense.

    Case Dismissed

    February, 4 2015

    STATE V. T.T.

    Malicious Punishment of a Child (Gross Misd) & Domestic Assault

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Defense: File Motions to Exclude Witnesses

    Outcome: Defendant was charged with gross misdemeanor Malicious Punishment of a Child and Domestic Assault in Carver County following an incident involving his son. Attorney Parsons set the case for trial and filed extensive motions precluding witness testimony and testimony regarding prior assaultive behavior on Defendant’s behalf. On the eve of trial, the State agreed to dismiss both counts and continue the case for dismissal on an amended count of disorderly conduct. As soon as client completes an anger management assessment, the sole remaining count will be dismissed. Defendant did not have to pay any fees or prosecution costs.

    Case Dismissed

    February, 3 2015

    STATE V. A.H.

    Conspiracy to Sell Drugs (Felony)

    Attorney: Lis Carlson

    Defense: Negotiate a Deal to a Lesser Charge

    Outcome: Client was charged in Washington County with participating in a conspiracy to sell marijuana and aiding and abetting the sale of marijuana. Ms. Carlson negotiated a deal whereby all charges dealing with sale of drugs would be dismissed and her client was allowed to plead guilty to a lesser charge of possession of marijuana. At sentencing, Ms. Carlson persuaded the Judge to stay adjudication of the drug possession charge. This means that is A.H. complies with probation for a period of up to one year, the charge against him will be entirely dismissed. As a result, client will maintain a clean criminal record.

    Case Dismissed

    February, 2 2015

    STATE V. T.O.

    Impersonating an Officer

    Attorney: Lis Carlson

    Defense: Negotiated a Suspended Sentence

    Outcome: Client was charged in Anoka County with impersonating an officer. Ms. Carlson convinced the prosecutor to agree to suspend the case for one year for dismissal. This means that if the client is law abiding for one year, the case will be completely dismissed.

    Case Dismissed

    February, 2 2015

    J.H. V. C.S.

    Harassment Restraining Order

    Attorney: Allan Caplan

    Defense: Conduct a Trial to Prove Innocence

    Outcome: J.H. tried to obtain a Harassment Restraining Order against our client C.S. in Hennepin County. A trial was held. The case was dismissed.

    Case Dismissed

    February, 2 2015

    L.H. V. C.S.

    Harassment Restraining Order

    Attorney: Allan Caplan

    Defense: Conduct a Trial to Prove Innocence

    Outcome: L.H. also tried to obtain a Harassment Restraining Order against our client C.S. in Hennepin County. A trial was held. The case was dismissed.

    Charge Dismissed

    January, 27 2015

    STATE V. L.Z.

    Theft (Misdemeanor)

    Attorney: Lis Carlson

    Outcome: Client was charged with misdemeanor theft in Hennepin County. Ms. Carlson convinced the prosecutor to agree to suspend the case for one year for dismissal. This means that if client is law abiding for one year, the case will be completely dismissed.

    Case Dismissed

    January, 27 2015

    STATE V. P.S.

    4th Degree DWI (BAC .13)

    Attorney:

    Defense: Negotiation to a reduced charge.


    Outcome: Attorney Urbas helped her client avoid a DWI conviction, thus preserving his employment, by successfully negotiating a resolution for a reduced charge of Careless Driving, with no executed jail time, on a case with a .13 BAC in Washington County.

    Charge Dismissed

    January, 26 2015

    STATE V. M.S.

    Dangerous Weapons Violation

    Attorney: Joseph Tamburino

    Defense: Dismissal of charge.

    Outcome: Joe’s client was charged with possessing a dangerous weapon in a motor vehicle in Anoka County. After months of litigation and contested hearing dates, the charged was dismissed. Joe’s client was very grateful and happy.

    Case Dismissed

    January, 20 2015

    State v. B.E.

    3 cases of 5th Degree Drug Possession

    Attorney: Lis Carlson

    Outcome: B.E. was charged with 3 different drug charges, stemming from a series of arrests over a 9 month period. Ms. Carlson was able to negotiate a fantastic global resolution that covered all files. Two of the drug cases against B.E. were outright dismissed. The remaining charge resulted in a stay of adjudication with no time in jail to serve. That means as long as B.E. can successfully complete probation on the last charge, all three felony charges will be dismissed.

    Reduction of Charges

    January, 16 2015

    STATE V. S.C.

    DWI 3rd Degree (Child in Car; BAC .16)

    Attorney: Avoided Jail Time, Charge Reduced

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Defense: Negotiate to a lesser DWI & avoid Child Endangerment Charges

    Outcome: Client was facing potential child endangerment charges and a third-degree DWI conviction after she was stopped for DWI with her young daughter in the car in Hennepin County. Client’s BAC was a .16, which is twice the legal limit. Attorney Hillary Parsons argued that the stop lacked reasonable basis based on a left turn lane violation. The Prosecutor agreed to resolve the case as a fourth-degree DWI with no executed jail time or time on Electronic Home Monitoring.

    Charge Dismissed

    January, 8 2015

    Theft

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas

    Defense: Negotiation to a suspended sentence. (Washington County)

    Outcome: Attorney Urbas was able to successfully negotiate a disposition by which prosecution of the theft charge will be suspended for a period of one year. Client was not required to plead guilty or serve any jail time and, if the client remains law abiding for the next year, the charge will be dismissed and the client will avoid any conviction on her record.

    Case Dismissed

    December, 29 2014

    STATE V. J.R.

    3rd Degree DWI

    Attorney: Lis Carlson

    Defense: Obtain Dismissal of DWI Charge

    Outcome: J.R. was charged with his second DWI in a ten year period, and his third DWI in a lifetime. He was facing a maximum sentence of 365 days and a $3,000 fine. He was also facing a mandatory minimum 30 days in jail. Ms. Carlson was able to negotiate a very favorable plea agreement. The Gross Misdemeanor 3 rd Degree DWI charge was dismissed. Instead, J.R. entered a plea to careless driving. He will not serve any time in jail and received only a $200 fine.

    Case Dismissed

    December, 22 2014

    L.M. V. J.E.

    Harassment Restraining Order

    Attorney: Joe Tamburino

    Defense: First Amendment/Free Speech Issue

    Outcome: Joe Tamburino represented the Respondent, J.E., on a Harassment/Restraining Order case. J.E. and the Petitioner, L.M., were involved in a relationship for over a year, which ended in June 2014. Throughout most of 2013 and 2014, J.E. was working on authoring a book about his relationship with L.M. After the two of them broke up, L.M. obtained a temporary harassment/restraining order prohibiting J.E. from publishing his book. J.E. immediately hired Joe to fight the order and try to have it dismissed and Joe was successful.

    Joe attacked the order on First Amendment/Free Speech grounds and argued that J.E. had an absolute right to express his thoughts, experiences, and opinions about his relationship with L.M. in his book. After a lengthy process that included motions, briefs, and two days of hearings and testimonies, the court agreed with Joe and dismissed the order. J.E. was extremely happy with our victory!

    Reduction of Charges

    December, 22 2014

    STATE V. I.P.

    Drug Possession 5th Degree; Underage Drinking & Driving

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Defense: Get Defendant into De Novo Drug Program.

    Outcome: Attorney Hillary Parsons convinced the Hennepin County Prosecuting Attorney to allow Defendant into the De Novo drug program on both counts. If Defendant follows program guidelines for one year, both charges will be dismissed and Defendant will have no criminal record. Further, Ms. Parsons arranged so Defendant can comply with testing requirements of De Novo within a different state so that this case did not affect Defendant’s out-of-state college class attendance.

    Not Guilty

    December, 20 2014

    State v. L.M.B.

    4th Degree DWI (BAC .18); Driving While Impaired; Careless Driving

    Attorney: Allan Caplan & Lis Carlson
    Defense: Acid Reflux caused a contaminated breath test
    Outcome: Mr. Caplan & Ms. Carlson tried this case in front of a jury. The result was Not Guilty on all three charges.

    Reduction of Charges

    December, 19 2014

    STATE V. K.T.

    3rd Degree DWI

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas

    Defense: Negotiation of a reduced charge

    Outcome: Attorney Betsey Urbas successfully argued that, despite the client being arrested for and charged with OWI in Wisconsin just three months prior to this case, her client legally could not be charged with gross misdemeanor 3 rd Degree DWI and thus not subjected to the 30-day mandatory jail sentence. As a result, her client was able to resolve her case with a reduced charge of misdemeanor DWI and no executed jail time.

    Reduction of Charges

    December, 19 2014

    STATE V. H.L.

    2nd Degree DWI

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas

    Defense: Negotiation of a Reduced Sentence

    Outcome: Despite her client facing a mandatory minimum 90-day jail sentence due to two prior DWI convictions in the previous six years, Attorney Urbas was able to successfully negotiate a sentence that called for only 30 days of electronic home monitoring with work release and unsupervised probation.

    Reduction of Charges

    December, 11 2014

    STATE V. H.H.

    3rd Degree DWI (.24 BAC)

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Defense: Got Defendant into a Treatment Program and Negotiated for a Better Result with the Prosecutor.

    Outcome: Client was charged with 3 rd Degree DWI because he tested at a .24 (3 times the legal limit) in Dakota County. Defendant immediately entered a treatment program for his issue with alcohol. Attorney Parsons convinced the prosecutor to settle the matter as a 4 th Degree DWI. Further, the prosecutor agreed to certify Defendant’s test result to the BCA as a .15 so that Defendant could get his driver’s license back sooner.

    Reduction of Charges

    December, 2 2014

    STATE V. J.W.

    4th Degree DWI (BAC .13)

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas

    Defense: Negotiation of a reduced charge

    Outcome: Ms. Urbas helped her client avoid a DWI conviction, thus preserving his military employment, by successfully negotiation a resolution for a reduced charge of Careless Driving. Client received no executed jail time, on a case with a .13 BAC.

    No Executed Jail Time

    December, 1 2014

    STATE V. F.M.

    5th Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance, 2nd Degree DWI, 3rd Degree DWI

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas

    Defense: Negotiation of a reduced charge, Diversion & No jail time

    Outcome: Attorney Urbas was able to successfully negotiate client's acceptance into a pre-trial diversion program on the felony drug charge, despite the presence of additional charges for a higher level DWI offense. Client was not required to plead guilty to or serve any jail time in connection with the drug offense and, if the client successfully completes the program and remains law abiding for the next year, this charge will be dismissed and the client will avoid a felony conviction on her record. Additionally, Attorney Urbas was able to secure (1) dismissal of the 2 nd Degree DWI charge, thus wiping out any forfeiture action and allowing client to reclaim her vehicle, and (2) an agreement for no jail time (despite a 30-day mandatory minimum jail sentence by law) and only one year of unsupervised probation upon a plea to the lesser 3 rd Degree DWI charge.

    No Executed Jail Time

    November, 18 2014

    State v. S.G.

    Fourth-Degree DWI

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Defense: Negotiated reduced charge and no executed jail time

    Outcome: Client was at risk of losing her job if convicted of a DWI. Attorney Hillary Parsons identified an issue with the stop of her vehicle and convinced Prosecutor to resolve the matter as a Careless Driving. Client did not have to serve any executed jail time and she kept her job.

    No Executed Jail Time

    November, 12 2014

    State v. O.S.

    3rd Degree DWI (Gross Misdemeanor)

    Attorney: Lis Carlson
    Outcome: O.S. was charged with a 3rd Degree DWI for having her second DWI arrest in 10 years. Client was facing a mandatory minimum 30 day jail sentence. After successful negotiations with the prosecutor, the case was resolved with a plea to a reduced charge of 4th Degree DWI (misdemeanor) with no executed jail time or community service.

    Charge Dismissed

    November, 10 2014

    State v. M.F.

    4th Degree DWI (BAC .13)

    Attorney: Lis Carlson
    Outcome: Client was charged with a 4th Degree DWI with a .13 breath test result. Attorney Carlson filed motions with the court challenging the arrest of client. After successful negotiations with the prosecutor, DWI charge was dismissed and client entered a plea to a reduced charge of careless driving.

    Reduction of Charges

    October, 31 2014

    D.J. V. 2004 FORD EXPEDITION

    Vehicle Forfeiture

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Defense: Client was out of town when stepdaughter drove vehicle without permission.

    Outcome: Client’s car was seized and forfeited by Hennepin County after his stepdaughter, who was driving the car, was arrested for a 2 nd Degree DWI. Client was facing the loss of his only vehicle and terrible financial hardship. Attorney Hillary Parsons negotiated with the State for the return of the vehicle to client in exchange for two fees; after she was able to show that client was out of town when his stepdaughter drove his car and that the stepdaughter did not have permission to drive the vehicle.

    Charge Dismissed

    October, 14 2014

    State v. D.D.

    Felony Possession

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Defense: Negotiated dismissal after one year diversion program

    Outcome: Attorney Hillary Parsons negotiated Client’s entry into diversion program. If Client complies with the term of the program, after one year the charges will be completely dismissed.

    No Executed Jail Time

    October, 13 2014

    State v. C.N.

    1st Degree DWI (Felony)

    Attorney: Allan Caplan
    Outcome: C.N. was charged with a felony DWI and had a probation violation for a prior DWI with 364 days in jail hanging over his head. Mr. Caplan was able to resolve this case with no executed jail time and 120 days of electronic home monitoring. The client also received a fine and community service for 80 hours.

    Petition Dismissed

    October, 10 2014

    J.P. v. C.G.

    Harassment & Restraining Order Hearing

    Attorney: Joseph Tamburino
    Outcome: J.P. served a Harassment & Restraining Order Petition on Joe’s client, C.G., on 9/3/14. Joe mounted a defense of his client against the unsubstantiated allegations by gathering electronic evidence, interviewing witnesses and forming a legal challenge to the petition. In the end, the petition was dismissed and C.G. won the case.

    Not Guilty

    October, 8 2014

    State v. K.R.

    Misdemeanor Unlawful Assembly (U of M “hockey riots” April, 2014)

    Attorney: Joseph Tamburino
    Outcome: Joe’s client was one of the U of M students charged in the alleged “hockey riots” during the Frozen Four semi-finals on April 10, 2014. He was accused of participating in an unlawful assembly by allegedly taunting the police, acting disorderly and not following police commands. Joe’s client denied all charges and said that he was near the disruptive crowd but was not a part of it. As any good defense attorney would do, Joe thoroughly investigated the case and discovered a witness who corroborated his client’s statements. Police officers, witnesses and Joe’s client testified before the judge at trial. After careful consideration, the judge found Joe’s client “not guilty.” The client and his family are extremely happy with the result.

    Charge Dismissed

    October, 3 2014

    State v. E.B.

    4th Degree DWI, Underage Drinking & Driving, Possession of a Fictitious Driver’s License

    Attorney: Lis Carlson
    Outcome: E.B., a college student, was charged with three misdemeanor offenses. Ms. Carlson was able to secure a plea negotiation whereby all three misdemeanor charges against her client were dismissed and instead the matter resolved with a plea to a petty misdemeanor traffic violation. Not only were the misdemeanor charges dismissed, but now client can truthfully say she was not convicted of any crime as a result of this incident. Further, client was facing potential revocation of her driver’s license. This successful negotiation not only kept the DWI charges off her record, her license will remain valid.

    No Executed Jail Time

    September, 30 2014

    State v. B.K.

    3rd Degree DWI (Gross Misdemeanor)

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas
    Outcome: Despite having a blood alcohol concentration of .22 within 2 hours of driving, Attorney Urbas successfully negotiated a resolution for a reduced misdemeanor DWI charge with no executed jail time.

    Charge Dismissed

    September, 29 2014

    State v. J.B.

    5th Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas
    Outcome: Attorney Urbas was able to successfully negotiate client’s acceptance into a pre-trial diversion program, and client was not required to plead guilty to the above offense. If the client successfully completes the program and remains law abiding for the next year, this charge will be dismissed and the client will avoid a felony conviction on his record. Furthermore, client was not subject to any executed jail time as part of this resolution.

    September, 29 2014

    State v. R.R.

    Gross Misdemeanor Possession of a Firearm by an Ineligible Person

    Attorney:
    R.R. was charged with being a person ineligible to possess a firearm and was facing up to 365 days in jail. Attorneys Carlson & Parsons worked on this matter together. Ms. Parsons spent hours researching the law and preparing a legal brief to the Judge. Ms. Parsons' well written brief helped Ms. Carlson negotiate a favorable outcome for their client. Client received a stay of adjudication with no executed jail time and a $100 fine. As long as client remains law abiding for the next year the case against him will be dismissed. Additionally, Ms. Carlson negotiated that the prosecutor agree not to charge her client with Obstructing Legal Process stemming from a separate arrest. Due to this great team defense, client was arrested two different times, but will end up with all the charges dismissed as long as he follows the terms of his probation.

    Charge Dismissed

    September, 26 2014

    State v. J.S.

    Gross Misdemeanor Interference with a 911 Call; Domestic Assault

    Attorney:

    Outcome: Attorney Hillary Parsons negotiated a resolution whereby the State dismissed the Gross Misdemeanor charge and agreed to a stay of adjudication of the Domestic Assault charge because client is completing an educational program to become an air traffic controller. If client successfully completes probation, the Domestic Assault charge will be dismissed after one year. Client will have a completely clean record and his future job prospects will be unaffected by either charge.

    Case Dismissed

    September, 19 2014

    State v. N.S

    Obstructing Legal Process

    Attorney:
    Outcome: Joe's client was charged with obstructing legal process involving the police. The client consistently maintained his innocence. After some discovery and litigation, the charge was dismissed. Joe's client was very happy.

    No Executed Jail Time

    September, 17 2014

    State v. N.P

    DWI 4th Degree (Drugs & Alcohol)

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Outcome: Client was arrested subsequent to an accident because she was suspected of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Blood results indicated a BAC of .04 and the presence of a benzodiazepene in client's blood. Attorney Hillary Parsons was able to obtain medical records and a doctor's opinion that the amount of alcohol and drugs in client's blood would not likely have had an influence on her ability to drive. The State agreed to resolve the case as a petty misdemeanor traffic violation that will not be reflected in client's criminal history.

    Case Resolved

    September, 16 2014

    Department of Human Services v. M.H.

    Maltreatment Determination & DHS Disqualification

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons
    Outcome: Client, who worked at a residential facility providing care to troubled teenagers, was found to have committed serious maltreatment after a patient's finger was broken while under his care. He was disqualified from ever working with individuals serviced by facilities licensed by the Dept. of Human Services, which completely destroyed his career. Attorney Hillary Parsons appealed both the maltreatment determination and the disqualification. After a lengthy appeal, The Dept. of Human Services determined that although maltreatment had occurred, client was not responsible for the maltreatment. The determination of maltreatment was reversed and the disqualification was rescinded. The file was sealed and client is now freely able to work with individuals serviced by the DHS.

    Case Dismissed

    September, 16 2014

    State v. T.D.

    Controlled Substance Crime 5th Degree

    Attorney: Joe Tamburino
    Outcome: Joe used the same unique legal argument that he had success with in State v. Z.G. and successfully obtained a dismissal in this case too.

    Charge Dismissed

    September, 16 2014

    State v. Z.G.

    Controlled Substance Crime 5th Degree

    Attorney: Joe Tamburino
    Joe's client was charged with a felony level drug crime in June 2014. Joe successfully motioned the court to dismiss the charge on a very unique legal argument. The charge was dismissed.

    Charge Dismissed

    September, 8 2014

    State v. J.I.

    Implied Consent Proceeding (BAC .15)

    Attorney: Lis Carlson
    Outcome: Attorney Carlson motioned the Court to rescind the revocation of her client's driving privileges. Specifically, Ms. Carlson argued that the State Trooper did not have a valid basis to stop her client's vehicle. After a contested hearing and a successful cross examination of the trooper by Ms. Carlson, the Judge granted the motion to rescind J.I.'s license revocation. As a result, client will suffer no license revocation from this incident whatsoever. (Attorney Carlson had previously resolved the criminal portion of the case with a plea to a reduced charge of careless driving. This 4th Degree DWI case with a .15 alcohol concentration became a careless driving with no loss of driving privileges.

    Case Dismissed

    August, 28 2014

    State v. D.G.

    Domestic Assault

    Attorney: Dismissed
    Outcome: Dismissed. Joe's client was accused of domestic assault in March 2014. After months of litigation, investigation and motions, Joe was able to obtain a dismissal of all charges. Joe's client was extremely happy

    Case Dismissed

    August, 27 2014

    State v. A.O.

    Domestic Assault

    Attorney:
    Outcome: Client was charged with assaulting his wife while their young daughter was in the room. Attorney Carlson prepared for trial and set forth a strong self-defense claim for her client. The prosecuting attorney dismissed the case against A.O. As a result, client maintains a clean criminal record. Furthermore, this dismissal allowed Ms. Carlson's client to maintain his employment. Client's professional license was in jeopardy unless and until this case was dismissed entirely.

    Reduction of Charges

    August, 27 2014

    State v A.H.

    4th Degree DWI

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas
    Outcome: Client was ultimately charged with the above offense even though she tested at just under the legal limit due to failed physical field sobriety tests and reported dangerous and erratic driving conduct that was observed and called in by another police officer. Despite these damaging facts, Attorney Urbas was still able to negotiate a Careless Driving disposition with no executed jail time, community work service or revocation of driving privileges.

    Reduction of Charges

    August, 27 2014

    State v. T.F.

    2nd Degree Assault (Felony)

    Attorney: Joe Tamburino
    Outcome: Reduction of charge to a gross misdemeanor. Joe's client was accused of using a deadly weapon during the commission of an assault. After extensive motion work and litigation, Joe was able to secure his client a non-felony disposition. This saved his client a felony record and 21 months in prison.

    August, 26 2014

    State v. M.M.

    DWI 4th Degree (.14)

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons
    Outcome: Attorney Parsons convinced the prosecutor to allow her client to plead guilty to a Careless Driving conviction in order to avoid ramifications to her employment.

    Reduction of Charges

    August, 20 2014

    State v. T.C.

    Assault 5th Degree

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons
    Outcome: Client was charged with 5th degree assault after being involved in a road rage incident. Attorney Parsons negotiated with the prosecutor to avoid an assault conviction and client pleaded guilty to careless driving.

    Case Dismissed

    August, 19 2014

    State v. S.H.

    Gross Misdemeanor Contributing to Delinquency of a Minor

    Attorney: Lis Carlson
    Outcome: Client's teenage daughter had a party in S.H.'s home where underage drinking was involved. The allegations were that S.H. knew about the party beforehand, and allowed the underage drinking to happen in her home. After a careful review of the case and negotiations with the prosecutor, the prosecuting attorney dismissed the Gross Misdemeanor charges against S.H.

    Charge Dismissed

    August, 13 2014

    State v. C.B.

    Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st Degree

    Attorney: Allan Caplan & Betsey Urbas
    Outcome: Client was charged with felony 1st Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct. This crime carries a potential penalty of up to 30 years in prison. Attorneys Caplan & Urbas conducted extensive pretrial investigation and prepared tirelessly for a jury trial in order to prove their client's innocence. After presenting numerous pieces of exonerating evidence to the prosecutor, all charges were ultimately dismissed against their client. As a result, client maintains a clean criminal record, did not have to serve any time in custody, and will not have to register as a sex offender as a result of his initial arrest.

    Reduction of Charges

    August, 8 2014

    State v. C.B.

    DWI 2nd Degree (.23 BAC)

    Attorney: Lis Carlson
    Outcome: The allegations against C.B. were very serious. Client was alleged to be driving with his young daughter while having an extremely high alcohol concentration of .23. Because of these aggravating factors, C.B. was not only facing serious criminal consequences, but forfeiture of his car as well. This case resolved with a plea to a reduced DWI charge. C.B. received no jail time and administrative probation. As a result of this favorable resolution, C.B. will not lose his car to forfeiture.

    Charge Dismissed

    July, 31 2014

    State v. R.J.

    Driving After Cancellation – Inimical to Public Safety (Gross Misdemeanor)

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas
    Outcome: Attorney Urbas was able to negotiate a Continuance for Dismissal disposition, which will result in dismissal of the charge with no conviction after one year of probation to the court. Additionally, client was not subject to any executed jail time or additional driver's license consequences.

    Case Dismissed

    July, 31 2014

    State v. R.J.

    Driving After Revocation

    Attorney: Lis Carlson
    Outcome: Attorney Carlson was able to convince the prosecutor that her client's license was actually valid at the time the police stopped N.G.'s vehicle. Case was dismissed.

    Charge Dismissed

    July, 28 2014

    State v. J.R.

    DWI 4th Degree (BAC .14)

    Attorney: Lis Carlson and Allan Caplan
    Outcome: Client was charged with a 4th Degree DWI with a .14 breath test result. Attorneys Carlson and Caplan filed motions with the court challenging the arrest of client. Additionally, they presented medical evidence to the prosecutor that client had a medical condition that affected his ability to properly absorb and process alcohol. As a result, the DWI charge was dismissed and client entered a plea to a reduced charge of careless driving.

    No Executed Jail Time

    July, 24 2014

    State v. J.P.

    DWI 4th Degree

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas
    Outcome: Despite the client's previous DWI-related license revocation on her record, Attorney Urbas helped her client avoid a DWI conviction by successfully negotiating a resolution for a reduced charge of Careless Driving, with no executed jail time, on a case with a .08 BAC.

    No Executed Jail Time

    July, 22 2014

    State v. J.H.

    DWI 3rd Degree with drugs (Ambien & Vicodin)

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons
    Outcome: Defendant was facing a mandatory 30 day jail sentence because of his prior DWI offense. Ms. Parsons negotiated a plea wherein Defendant plead guilty to a Careless Driving offense with no executed jail time or any other conditions of sentence along with a $300.00 fine.

    Case Dismissed

    July, 17 2014

    State v. S.P.

    Misdemeanor Theft

    Attorney: Lis Carlson
    Outcome: Client was charged with misdemeanor theft. Ms. Carlson got the prosecutor to agree to suspend the case for one year for dismissal. This means that if the client is law abiding for one year, the case will be completely dismissed.

    Charge Dismissed

    July, 16 2014

    State v. M.O.

    Criminal Sexual Conduct 4th Degree

    Attorney: Lis Carlson
    Outcome: Attorney Carlson represented client on serious criminal sexual conduct charges. Ms. Carlson and her team at Caplan & Tamburino prepared extensively for a jury trial to prove her client's innocence. Ms. Carlson conducted her own investigation and spoke to several witnesses who were never questions by the police. After negotiations with the prosecuting attorney, the State agreed to dismiss all charges against her client. As a result, client maintains a clean criminal record, did not have to serve any time in custody and will not have to register as a predatory offender as a result of his initial arrest.

    Reduction of Charges

    July, 16 2014

    State v. S.S.

    Criminal Vehicular Operation; DWI 3rd Degree

    Attorney: Lis Carlson
    Outcome: Client was charged with six different crimes, including Criminal Vehicular Operation and 3rd Degree DWI. On the DWI charges alone, client was facing a minimum 30 day jail sentence. However, this was not your typical 2nd time DWI case as client was involved in an accident with two other vehicles. Two people suffered injuries and were taken to the hospital. Even with those bad facts, Ms. Carlson was able to negotiate a very favorable outcome for her client. Five of the six charges were dismissed. Ms. Carlson convinced the prosecutor and Judge to waive the mandatory minimum jail sentence of 30 days. Instead, client will only serve two weekends in custody. Further, if she successfully completed probation, her charge will be reduced to a misdemeanor.

    Case Dismissed

    July, 15 2014

    State v. S.T.

    Controlled Substance Crime 1st Degree (Felony)

    Attorney: Allan Caplan

    Outcome: Client was facing 86 months in prison (over 7 years) on this serious felony drug crime. Attorney Caplan successfully challenged the search warrant and was able to get the case dismissed.

    Case Dismissed

    July, 8 2014

    State v. M.S.

    Misdemeanor Theft

    Attorney: Allan Caplan
    Outcome: Client was charged with misdemeanor theft. Mr. Caplan got the prosecutor to agree to suspend the case for one year for dismissal. This means that if the client is law abiding for one year, the case will be completely dismissed.

    Case Dismissed

    July, 8 2014

    State v. T.S.

    DWI 3rd Degree

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons
    Outcome: Defendant was charged with a 3rd Degree DWI because he had a child under the age of 16 in his vehicle at the time he was allegedly driving. After reviewing the discovery in the case, Ms. Parsons was able to convince the State to dismiss the case because it was unclear from the evidence whether Defendant was the individual driving the vehicle at the time of the incident.

    Case Dismissed

    July, 8 2014

    State v. D.T.

    DWI 4th Degree and Implied Consent Hearing

    Attorney: Allan Caplan
    Outcome: Mr. Caplan arranged for a plea agreement to reduce the charge to careless driving. On the Implied Consent, Mr. Caplan got the court to rescind the revocation, meaning the client's driving privileges were reinstated.

    No Executed Jail Time

    July, 7 2014

    State v. J.N.

    4th Degree DWI

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas
    Outcome: Despite a prior DWI incident on the client's driving record, Attorney Urbas was able to avoid gross misdemeanor DWI charges and secured a misdemeanor DWI disposition with no jail time, nominal fine and one year of unsupervised probation.

    Not Guilty

    July, 7 2014

    State v. D.S.

    Two Counts of Obstructing Legal Process

    Attorney: Joe Tamburino
    Outcome: Client was charged with two separate counts of Obstructing Legal Process for allegedly interfering with the police during an arrest. At trial, the State called the police officers involved and Mr. Tamburino called his client and another witness. Both sides argued and Mr. Tamburino's client was found not guilty on all counts.

    Reduction of Charges

    July, 3 2014

    State v. J.I.

    DWI 4th Degree (.15)

    Attorney: Lis Carlson
    Outcome: Attorney Carlson filed motions with the court challenging the validity of the stop of client's car. After negotiations with the city attorney, Ms. Carlson was able to negotiate a plea agreement to a reduced charge of careless driving. Even though client had an alcohol concentration of almost twice the legal limit, the DWI charges against him were dismissed. He entered a plea to a reduced charge of careless driving, will serve one year on administrative probation, no jail time and received a $50.00 fine.

    Case Dismissed

    July, 2 2014

    State v. T.S.

    DWI 3rd Degree

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons
    Outcome: Client was charged with a 3rd Degree DWI. Client had been drinking but insisted he was not driving at the time of the stop and arrest. A Good Samaritan had called 911 and reported a vehicle swerving and gave the 911 operator a description of the vehicle and the license plate number. Attorney Parsons reviewed the 911 Call tape and discovered that the caller had clearly said it was a woman driving the vehicle and described the woman. Ms. Parsons informed the prosecutor, who dismissed the case.

    Charge Dismissed

    June, 23 2014

    State v. P.M.

    Harassment Restraining Order (HRO)

    Attorney: Joseph Tamburino
    Outcome: Joe Tamburino represented the Respondent. Petitioner accused Respondent of committing sexual abuse and harassment against a minor child. Respondent denied all allegations. After a two-day hearing and numerous witnesses taking the stand, the court found in Respondent's favor and dismissed the HRO. Respondent was cleared of all charges. Mr. Tamburino and Respondent were very pleased with the court's findings.

    Reduction of Charges

    June, 16 2014

    State v. R.B.

    DWI 4th Degree (BAC .16)

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas
    Outcome: Attorney Urbas helped her client avoid a DWI conviction by successfully negotiating a resolution for a reduced charge of Careless Driving on a case with a .16 BAC (blood alcohol content).

    Charge Dismissed

    June, 13 2014

    State v. N.M.O

    Felony 5th Degree Drug Possession

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons
    Outcome: After extensive litigation and a hearing on the issue, all charges were dismissed by the prosecutor because the officer did not have probable cause to search the defendant's vehicle.

    Case Dismissed

    June, 10 2014

    State v. D.G.

    Order for Protection

    Attorney: Joe Tamburino
    Outcome: Joe Tamburino won an OFP (Order for Protection) trial in this case in Hennepin County. Joe's client denied all of the Petitioner's allegations. After a witness's testimony and closing arguments, the judge found in favor or Joe's client and dismissed the case.

    Reduction of Charges

    June, 9 2014

    State v. K.C.

    DWI 4th Degree (BAC .13)

    Attorney: Lis Carlson
    Outcome: Attorney Carlson helped her client avoid a DWI conviction by successfully negotiating a resolution for a reduced charge of Careless Driving on a case with a .13 BAC (blood alcohol content).

    Charge Dismissed

    June, 5 2014

    State v. C.B.

    5th Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas
    Outcome: Attorney Urbas was able to successfully negotiate client's acceptance into a pre-trial diversion program and was not required to plead guilty to the above offense. If the client successfully completes the program and remains law abiding for the next year, this charge will be dismissed and the client will avoid a felony conviction on his record.

    Case Dismissed

    May, 30 2014

    State v. A.L.

    Order for Protection

    Attorney: Joseph Tamburino
    Outcome: Mr. Tamburino was vociferously fighting an OFP (Order for Protection) and an investigation for an alleged sex crime concerning his client. After extensive discovery and litigation, the OFP was dismissed and no criminal charges were issued. This saved Mr. Tamburino's client from a lifetime of being labelled a sex offender and domestic abuser. The client was enormous grateful.

    Reduction of Charges

    May, 24 2014

    State v. D.B.

    Snowmobiling While Intoxicated; Probation Violation

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons
    Outcome: Defendant was facing a mandatory 30 day jail sentence for a Third-Degree DWI, as well as 90 days in jail for a probation violation. Defendant was also subject to a year-long license revocation as well as being required to have special series plates on all his vehicles. Ms. Parsons negotiated a result where Defendant pleaded guilty to a Careless Snowmobiling, with the agreement that the conviction not be sent to the Dept of Public Safety. Defendant agreed to serve 10 days total for both his Careless Snowmobiling and Probation Violation. Because the State's witness failed to testify at the Implied Consent Hearing, Defendant's license revocation was rescinded.

    Case Dismissed

    May, 16 2014

    State v. K.B.

    Felony Theft

    Attorney: Lis Carlson
    Outcome: Client was charged with stealing more than $30,000 from her employer. Attorney Carlson negotiated a Stay of Adjudication for K.B. As long as client successfully completes probation, this serious felony charge will be completely dismissed.

    Charge Dismissed

    May, 13 2014

    State v. E.J.

    Domestic Assault

    Attorney: Lis Carlson
    Outcome: Attorney Carlson convinced the prosecuting attorney to dismiss the domestic assault charges against her client. Client entered a plea to a reduced disorderly conduct charge. As long as the client remains law abiding for the next year, the disorderly conduct charge will also be dismissed against him. As a result, client will ultimately have no permanent criminal convictions whatsoever from this incident.

    No Executed Jail Time

    May, 7 2014

    State v. M.K.

    Aiding & Abetting Attempted Simple Robbery

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas
    Outcome: Attorney Urbas helped her client avoid a felony conviction by successfully negotiating and motioning the court for a gross misdemeanor sentence on a reduced charge of Aiding & Abetting Attempted Theft from Person, with no executed jail time and a two-year probation period.

    Case Resolved

    April, 24 2014

    State v. A.E.

    4th Degree DWI; Implied Consent Proceeding

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas & Lis Carlson
    Outcome: Attorney Urbas was able to resolve the criminal portion of the case with a plea to a reduced charge of careless driving with no executed jail time or license revocation. Attorney Carlson handled the implied consent proceeding and successfully motioned the court to rescind client's driver's license revocation. Due to this great team defense, the client avoided a DWI conviction and any related license revocation.

    No Executed Jail Time

    April, 22 2014

    State v. C.K.

    4th Degree DWI (BAC .13)

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas
    Outcome: Attorney Urbas helped her client avoid a DWI conviction by successfully negotiating a resolution for a reduced charge of Careless Driving, with no executed jail time, on a case with a .13 BAC.

    No Executed Jail Time

    April, 21 2014

    State v. R.J.

    Felony Receiving Stolen Property

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas
    Outcome: Attorney Urbas' motion to the court to have the matter sentenced as a gross misdemeanor was granted; any felony conviction was completely avoided and client was sentenced to a reduced probation term of 2 years with no executed jail time.

    Reduction of Charges

    April, 16 2014

    State v. J.F.

    3rd Degree DWI (Gross Misdemeanor, BAC .22)

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas
    Outcome: Attorney Urbas negotiated a plea to a reduced charge of 4th Degree DWI (misdemeanor), with no executed jail time, $50.00 fine and unsupervised probation to the court for one year.

    No Executed Jail Time

    March, 28 2014

    State v. W.P.

    4th Degree DWI (Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Marijuana)

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas
    Outcome: Attorney Urbas negotiated a resolution for a reduced charge of Careless Driving, no executed jail time or license revocation.

    Reduction of Charges

    March, 24 2014

    State v. J.C.

    4th Degree DWI (.10)

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons
    Outcome: Attorney Parsons negotiated a resolution for a reduced charge of Careless Driving, no executed jail time and a dismissal or the DWI charges.

    No Executed Jail Time

    March, 21 2014

    State v. D.P.

    DWI 2nd Degree & DWI 2nd Degree – Refusal

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons
    Outcome: Client was facing a gross misdemeanor 2nd Degree DWI and a 90 day jail sentence and forfeiture of vehicle. Ms. Parsons negotiated with the State and got the charge reduced to a 3rd Degree DWI with no executed jail time and return of the forfeited vehicle.

    Charge Dismissed

    March, 11 2014

    State v. D.G.

    Speeding (70 mph in a 55 mph zone)

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons
    Outcome: Ms. Parsons was able to get this case Continued for Dismissal with payment of a fine. If the client refrains from receiving any moving violations in the next year this ticket will be dismissed.

    Case Dismissed

    March, 7 2014

    State v. G.V.

    Major Felony Fraud/White Collar Crime

    Attorney: Joe Tamburino & Hillary Parsons
    Outcome: Dismissed by court as a result of our Motion. This case involved allegations of tens of thousands of dollars of fraud against a corporation in Minnesota allegedly committed by an individual in California. Joe Tamburino and Hillary Parsons represented the client from California and they successfully argued to the trial court that the State of Minnesota lacked subject matter jurisdiction. The court agreed and dismissed the case. This saved the client a potential prison sentence and felony conviction.

    Reduction of Charges

    March, 4 2014

    State v. J.C.

    3rd Degree DWI – Refusal and Implied Consent

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas
    Outcome: Attorney Urbas negotiated a resolution for a reduced charge of Careless Driving, no executed jail time and a dismissal of the DWI charges. She also secured a reduction in her client's driver's license revocation time from 1 year down to 90 days.

    No Executed Jail Time

    February, 26 2014

    State v. M.G.

    Violation of a Domestic Abuse No Contact Order

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas
    Outcome: Attorney Urbas secured a resolution for a Continuance for Dismissal to avoid a conviction on her client's record, a nominal fine and no executed jail time

    Charge Dismissed

    February, 25 2014

    N.M. v. Commissioner of Public Safety.

    License Revocation

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons
    Outcome: Client's driver's license was revoked for 90 days because of a 4th Degree DWI charge. After resolving the criminal matter, Ms. Parsons successfully challenged his arrest on the basis that the officer lacked reasonable suspicion to request that the client submit to a PBT. After an evidentiary hearing and extensive cross-examination of the arresting officer, client's revocation was rescinded and he was immediately returned to full driving privileges.

    Reduction of Charges

    February, 24 2014

    State v. D.H.

    4th Degree DWI

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas
    Outcome: Attorney Urbas helped her client avoid a DWI conviction by successfully negotiating a resolution for a reduced charge of Careless Driving on a case that started with a .11 BAC.

    Charge Dismissed

    February, 20 2014

    State v. J.D.

    Domestic Assault

    Attorney: Allan Caplan
    Outcome: Attorney Caplan negotiated the charge to be continued for dismissal with a $500 payment for prosecution costs.

    Reduction of Charges

    February, 20 2014

    State v. D.H.

    Probation Violation on 2nd Degree DWI

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons
    Outcome: Client was facing between 30 and 335 days in jail for violating a term and condition of her probation. Ms. Parsons negotiated a resolution wherein Client was reinstated on the original terms and conditions of probation and served no jail time.

    Charge Dismissed

    February, 19 2014

    State v. R.S.

    Felony 5th Degree Drug Possession

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons
    Outcome: Ms. Parsons helped her client avoid a felony disposition by negotiating the client into a diversion program. If client remains law abiding for one year, the felony drug charge will be completely dismissed and removed from the client's record.

    Case Resolved

    February, 19 2014

    State v. S.M.

    4th Degree DWI (test of .11)

    Attorney: Lis Carlson
    Outcome: Ms. Carlson helped her client avoid a DWI conviction by negotiating a plea to a careless driving.

    Reduction of Charges

    February, 11 2014

    State v. T.M.

    Boating While Intoxicated (test of .14)

    Attorney: Allan Caplan
    Outcome: Mr. Caplan negotiated down to a Careless Boating. One time fine of $610. Case closed.

    No Executed Jail Time

    February, 10 2014

    State v. M.G.

    5th Degree Domestic Assault

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas
    Outcome: Attorney Urbas negotiated a resolution that involved a Stay of Adjudication to avoid a conviction on her client's record and no executed jail time.

    Reduction of Charges

    February, 5 2014

    State v. A.W.

    1st Degree Arson

    Attorney: Allan Caplan
    Outcome: Client was facing 1st Degree Arson and jail time. Through plea negotiations, Mr. Caplan got the charge reduced to 2nd Degree Arson with no jail time and a fine of $100.00.

    Reduction of Charges

    January, 27 2014

    State v. A.S.

    3rd Degree DWI

    Attorney: Lis Carlson
    Outcome: Client was charged with a Gross Misdemeanor 3rd Degree DWI because the client had a prior DWI in the last ten years. Client was facing a mandatory minimum jail sentence of 30 days. Ms. Carlson was able to negotiate a plea agreement to a Misdemeanor 4th Degree DWI and the client did not serve any time in jail.

    Reduction of Charges

    January, 27 2014

    State v. M.M.

    Felony Theft

    Attorney: Lis Carlson
    Outcome: Client received a Stay of Adjudication on the Felony Theft charge, with no jail time and no fine. As part of the plea agreement, the State agreed not to charge a pending 4th Degree Assault (Assault of a Police Officer). With a client facing two felony charges, Ms. Carlson was able to negotiate a deal resulting in no criminal convictions as long as her client remains law abiding for six months.

    Petition Dismissed

    January, 27 2014

    State v. J.H.

    Harassment Restraining Order

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Outcome: Client's ex-spouse obtained an ex parte harassment restraining order on behalf of herself, her new boyfriend and her two children. Ms. Parsons tried the case and the harassment restraining order was dismissed.

    No Executed Jail Time

    January, 21 2014

    State v. W.T.

    2nd Degree DWI

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons
    Outcome: Client was facing a gross misdemeanor 2nd Degree DWI and a 90 day jail sentence and forfeiture of vehicle. Ms. Parsons negotiated with the State and got the charge lowered to a 3rd Degree DWI with no executed jail time and return of the forfeited vehicle.

    Charge Dismissed

    January, 17 2014

    State v. L.P.

    4th Degree DWI

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas
    Outcome: Attorney Urbas negotiated a resolution for a reduced charge of Speeding with no executed jail time and a minimal fine. All DWI charges were dismissed.

    Petition Dismissed

    January, 16 2014

    State v. J.D.E.

    Order for Protection

    Attorney: Allan Caplan
    Outcome: Our client was accused of Domestic Abuse and the spouse filed an Order for Protection. Allan Caplan took the case to trial. Result: Order for Protection was dismissed.

    Charge Dismissed

    January, 14 2014

    State v. N.D.M.

    4th Degree DWI (2 Counts)

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons
    Outcome: Client was charged with two counts of 4th Degree DWI after he tested over the legal limit. Attorney Parsons challenged his arrest on the basis that the officer lacked reasonable suspicion to request that client submit to a PBT. After an evidentiary hearing and extensive cross examination of the arresting officer, charges against the client were dismissed when the Judge ruled in favor of our client.

    Charge Dismissed

    January, 14 2014

    State v. T.D.

    2 Counts of Felony Aiding & Abetting the Sale of Synthetic Cannabinoids

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons & Joseph Tamburino
    Outcome: Client was the owner of a smoke shop selling a product that the State considered to be a synthetic cannabinoid. Joe Tamburino and Hillary Parsons challenged the designation of the drugs in question as synthetic cannabinoids based on their chemical composition. After extensive research, Hillary and Joe showed the prosecutors that the product that client sold was neither a structural nor chemical analog to any drugs prohibited by Minnesota or Federal Statute. The State dismissed the charges against client.

    Reduction of Charges

    January, 10 2014

    State v. A.P.

    2nd Degree DWI – Refusal; 2nd Degree DWI (two or more priors)

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons
    Outcome: Client was charged with a 2nd Degree DWI for refusing to take a breath test and because she had two prior DWIs in the last 10 years. As a result, client was facing a large fine and a mandatory minimum of 90 days in jail, as well as the forfeiture of the vehicle she was driving. Ms. Parsons negotiated a result where client pleaded guilty to a 3rd Degree DWI, served a total of 21 days on Electronic Home Monitoring and the vehicle was returned to its owner.

    Reduction of Charges

    December, 26 2013

    State v. D.H.

    2nd Degree DWI

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons
    Outcome: Client was facing 2nd Degree DWI and gross misdemeanor B-card violation pending the results of a blood test. Attorney Parsons avoided serious gross misdemeanor charges by negotiating a guilty plea to careless driving.

    Reduction of Charges

    December, 11 2013

    State v. M.S.

    4th Degree DWI

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons
    Outcome: Ms. Parsons helped her client avoid a DWI conviction by negotiating a plea to a Careless Driving.

    Reduction of Charges

    December, 11 2013

    State v. S.M.

    Domestic Assault

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons
    Outcome: After litigation, Ms. Parsons got the charges reduced to a disorderly conduct. Client received a stay of adjudication on the disorderly conduct. If client remains law abiding for one year, the conviction will be dismissed from his record.

    Case Dismissed

    December, 10 2013

    State v. T.A.

    Felony Domestic Assault/Strangulation

    Attorney: Joe Tamburino (Jury Trial)
    Outcome: Joe Tamburino won a felony jury trial of domestic abuse/strangulation for his client. This was a significant win since it saved his client a felony conviction as being treated as a domestic abuser. Mr. Tamburino cross-examined numerous State witnesses and presented a strong defense with Defendant's witnesses. The client was extremely happy with the outcome.

    No Executed Jail Time

    November, 12 2013

    State v. K.S.

    2nd Degree DWI Gross Misdemeanor Refusal and forfeiture of property worth over $30,000.00

    Attorney: Joe Tamburino
    Outcome: Joe Tamburino was successful in negotiating a deal to plead to 3rd Degree DWI with a dismissal of all greater counts. Additionally, Mr. Tamburino was able to secure no jail time for the client and get the entire forfeiture action dismissed. All property/vehicles were returned to his client.

    Charge Dismissed

    October, 22 2013

    State v. S.R.

    Felony Theft (Investigation)

    Attorney: Betsey Urbas
    Outcome: Attorney Urbas arranged for the immediate repayment of lost monies. As a result, the investigating officer agreed not to refer the case to the County Attorney's Office and the matter was not charged.

    Charge Dismissed

    September, 20 2013

    State v. W.J.

    Felony Terroristic Threats

    Attorney: Joe Tamburino
    Outcome: Mr. Tamburino was able to get all felony charges dismissed and have his client placed on administrative probation (with no jail time) for two years on a non-felony firearm violation. This save his client a felony conviction, jail time and active probation.

    Charge Dismissed

    March, 18 2013

    State v. D.S.

    Criminal Sexual Conduct 3rd Degree

    Attorney: Allan Caplan & Debbie Lang
    Outcome: Allan Caplan and Debbie Lang conducted an investigation and convinced the Prosecuting Attorney not to charge the accused. Case closed, no charges issued.

    Case Resolved

    March, 15 2013

    State v. K.M.

    Gross Misdemeanor Third Degree DWI

    Attorney: Debbie Lang
    Outcome: Despite the prior DWI conviction, Attorney Lang resolved this case by negotiating a plea to speeding. The DWI charges were dismissed. There was no jail time, no community service, no electronic home monitoring. Client did not have to attend alcohol treatment or educational programming.

    Case Dismissed

    February, 8 2013

    State v. A.E.

    Order for Protection Hearing

    Attorney: Joe Tamburino
    Outcome: In trial, the Judge ruled that Petitioner did not meet the burden of proof necessary for an Order for Protection and the case was dismissed.

    Case Dismissed

    January, 22 2013

    State v. W.O.

    Domestic Assault

    Attorney: Allan Caplan
    Outcome: At trial, Attorney Caplan got the case Continued Without Prosecution for one year with the payment of court costs. If client remains law abiding for one year, the case will be dropped.

    No Executed Jail Time

    January, 18 2013

    State v. R.H.

    1st Degree Controlled Substance Crime

    Attorney: Allan Caplan
    Outcome: Client was looking at a sentencing guideline of 98 months in prison, if convicted. Mr. Caplan made a Motion for a downward departure, which was granted by the Court. Client was sentenced to 3 years' probation, no jail time, no STS, and no fine.

    No Executed Jail Time

    State. v. R.A.

    3rd Degree DWI

    Attorney: Lis Carlson
    Client had a very high test reading of .29, and was charged with a Gross Misdemeanor 3 rd Degree DWI. Ms. Carlson and Client developed a game plan early on and client got the help she needed to address her issues including attending therapy and completing DWI related classes before court. As a result, Ms. Carlson was able to negotiate a resolution where the charges were reduced to a Misdemeanor level DWI (typical alcohol concentration range of .08 to .15), Client was not required to serve any jail time, and received unsupervised probation.

    Case Dismissed

    State v. R.W.

    Third Degree DWI

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Client was charged with a third-degree DWI because she blew a .14 and had one prior DWI in the last ten years. Hillary Parsons represented her and discovered that client was given a warrantless blood test in the underlying case. Hillary Parsons negotiated with the prosecutor, and the case was resolved as a misdemeanor failure to signal a lane change. The DWI was completely dismissed and client avoided the mandatory 30 day jail sentence associated with the third-degree DWI.

    Reduction of Charges

    State v. S.D.

    Fourth-Degree DWI

    Attorney: Hillary Parsons

    Client was charged with a misdemeanor DWI when he submitted to a breath test with a result of .08. Attorney Hillary Parsons was able to convince the prosecutor that he would not be able to prove the DWI beyond a reasonable doubt a trial because the uncertainty of the measures resulted in a range of test results that included values beneath a .08. Prosecutor agreed with Ms. Parsons and to avoid trial, agreed to resolve the matter as a petty misdemeanor traffic violation. Because client did not want to risk a trial, he accepted the deal because it avoided any type of criminal conviction on his record.

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