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Two Counts of Assault

Joe Tamburino - 3-May-2017

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.

Felony Drug Possession and DWI

Hillary Parsons - 27-Dec-2016

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 - 6-Dec-2016

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 - 1-Nov-2016

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 - 6-Oct-2016

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

Criminal Sexual Conduct, Kidnapping, Assault 1

Jill Brisbois - 15-Sep-2016

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 - 8-Aug-2016

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 - 14-Mar-2016

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 - 25-Feb-2016

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 - 3-Feb-2016

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.

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