Implied Consent License Hearing
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
Appeal of Felony Drug Conviction
Attorney: Joe Tamburino & Hillary Parsons -
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.
5th Degree Assault
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.
Maltreatment Determination & DHS Disqualification- $1.00
Hillary Parsons -
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.
4th Degree DWI; Implied Consent Proceeding
Betsey Urbas & Lis Carlson -
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.
4th Degree DWI (test of .11)
Lis Carlson -
Ms. Carlson helped her client avoid a DWI conviction by negotiating a
plea to a careless driving.
Gross Misdemeanor Third Degree DWI
Debbie Lang -
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.