Our client was charged in a serious criminal sexual conduct case with mandatory registration as a predatory offender and a prison sentence. We were able to resolve it in a way that avoided a prison sentence and any need to register, and with a court order for eventual dismissal of the case in its entirety.
Our client had previously received a stay of adjudication for a criminal sexual conduct charge. He also had a prior violation resulting in additional conditions of probation. A new probation violation was putting him at risk of having to register as a predatory offender, among other potential consequences. By working with our client to develop a comprehensive argument, we were able to get him reinstated on probation. He will not have to register and also does not have to serve any jail time.
Our client was charged with both DUI and refusing to submit to DUI testing. Based on a legal argument and information we provided to the prosecutor, which included our client's medical history, she agreed to dismiss the DUI charges.
Our client was charged with damaging and stealing the property of a neighbor. We were able to demonstrate to the prosecutor that he did not intend any theft or damage, and that restoring the property and dismissing the charges was an appropriate outcome.
Our client had two convictions for felony driving while impaired, which in Minnesota typically always results in a prison sentence. He got a probation violation on the newest case; the prosecutor asked the judge to execute his sentence and send our client to prison. Through extensive discovery litigation and cross-examination of the probation agent, we were able to show that our client's violation was minimal and that he was better served on probation. The judge agreed with us and released our client in just a few days from the hearing.