Felony Drug Possession and DWI
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.
Title IX Disciplinary Action
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.
Harassment Restraining Order
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.
Domestic Assault 5th Degree
Allan Caplan -
Attorney Caplan was able to get the case dismissed at the Arraignment hearing.
Criminal Sexual Conduct, Kidnapping, Assault 1
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.
Harassment Restraining Order (HRO)
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.
Impersonating a Police Officer
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.
Aiding an Offender (Gross Misdemeanor)
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.
Theft from Employer
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.
Gross Misdemeanor Theft (Theft of more than $500)
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.