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1st Degree DWI – Felony

Hillary Parsons - 27-Jun-2017

Our client was charged with a felony DWI after he was pulled over and arrested in Anoka County. Client submitted to a breath test that showed he was over the legal limit. Because he had a prior conviction in another state involving a vehicular homicide almost 30 years ago, client was charged with a felony DWI in Minnesota. The Minnesota felony DWI charging statute allows for felony charging any time a person has a prior felony DWI conviction, or a conviction for criminal vehicular operation. Attorneys Joseph Tamburino and Hillary Parsons researched the statute and case law, and argued that first, because client’s prior felony conviction was from another state, the Minnesota statute involving criminal vehicular operations did not apply. Further, Mr. Tamburino and Ms. Parsons argued that the prior vehicular operation conviction from the other state was under a statute that is not in conformity with the criminal vehicular operation statutes in the State of Minnesota. The judge agreed with Mr. Tamburino and Ms. Parsons, and in a stunning victory for both the client and the firm, the court dismissed the felony complaint against our client. This was an amazing win and client is no longer facing a felony charge and prison time.

Felony 4th Degree Assault

Allan Caplan - 16-Jun-2017

Felony 4th Degree Assault of a Peace Officer, Gross Misdemeanor Obstruct Legal Process & Disorderly Conduct

Domestic Assault & Violation of Order for Protection

Allan Caplan & Charlie Clas - 23-May-2017

On the morning of trial, the prosecutor dismissed both charges. Client extremely happy with result.

Controlled Substance Crime 5th Degree (Felony)

Joe Tamburino and Kayla Wengronowitz - 9-May-2017

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.

2nd Degree DWI

Lis Carlson - 22-Mar-2017

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!

2nd Degree DWI

Lis Carlson, Charlie Clas and Kayla Wengronowitz - 22-Mar-2017

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!

Domestic Assault

Lis Carlson - 17-Mar-2017

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.

Felony Fleeing in a Motor Vehicle

Hillary Parsons - 10-Mar-2017

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.

Domestic Assault

Hillary Parsons - 27-Feb-2017

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.

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

Lis Carlson - 23-Feb-2017

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.

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