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2nd Degree Assault

Lis Carlson - 18-May-2017

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.

3rd Degree DWI

Lis Carlson - 10-May-2017

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.

Felony Theft by Swindle

Allan Caplan - 10-Aug-2016

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.

Felony Theft by Swindle

Allan Caplan - 9-Aug-2016

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

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

Lis Carlson - 4-Aug-2016

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.

Domestic Assault

Hillary Parsons - 25-Mar-2016

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.

Criminal Vehicular Operation; 3rd Degree DWI

Hillary Parsons - 22-Mar-2016

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.

Felony Drug Possession

Hillary Parsons - 11-Mar-2016

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.

Second Degree DWI

Hillary Parsons - 7-Mar-2016

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.

Disorderly Conduct

Hillary Parsons - 22-Jan-2016

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.

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