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State of Minnesota v. B.B., Dakota County District Court (November 2014)

Charge: 4th Degree DWI

Result: Charge reduced to Careless Driving

State of Wisconsin v. S.L., St. Croix County Circuit Court (November 2014)

Charge: Possession of Marijuana/Drug Paraphenalia

Result: Reduced to Non-criminal ordinance violation

State of Minnesota v. B.O., Hennepin County District Court (October 2014)

Charge: 4th Degree DWI

Result: DWI dismissed, pled to amended charge of Speeding

State of Minnesota v. A.J., Hennepin County District Court (October 2014)

Charge: 3rd Degree DWI – Refusal

Result: Pled to lesser charge of 4th Degree DWI

State of Minnesota v. K.S., Hennepin County District Court (September 2014)

Charge: Indecent Exposure

Result: Received a Stay of Adjudication for amended charge of Disorderly Conduct.

Garcia-Mendoza v. 2003 Chevy Tahoe, et al., Minnesota Supreme Court (August 2014)

Charge: The police attempted to take client’s vehicle and money after they discovered narcotics during the search of his vehicle. The district court found that the search violated client’s right against unreasonable searches and seizures, but awarded the vehicle to the State anyways for other reasons. The Minnesota Court of Appeals refused to return the vehicle to client because it found that the Exclusionary Rule does not apply to civil forfeitures.

Result: The Minnesota Supreme Court reversed the Minnesota Court of Appeals and specifically held that the Exclusionary Rule is applicable to civil forfeitures in the State of Minnesota. Read the decision here.

State of Minnesota v. R.R., Ramsey County District Court (August 2014)

Charge: 4th Degree Sale of Controlled Substance.

Result: The State agreed to amend the charge to a 5th Degree Possession of Controlled Substance and to sentence client to a Stay of Adjudication.

State of Wisconsin v. A.M., Eau Claire County Circuit Court, WI (July 2014)

Charge: Possession with Intent to Distribute Controlled Substances (Felony)

Result: Deferred Acceptance of Guilty Plea. Felony charge will be dismissed upon client’s successful completion of program.

State of Minnesota v. E.R., Kandiyohi County District Court (July 2014)

Charge: 5th Degree Sale of Controlled Substance

Result: Stay of Adjudication

State of Wisconsin v. A.K., St. Croix County Circuit Court (July 2014)

Charge: Refusal to Submit to Testing

Result: Dismissed

State of Wisconsin v. T.S., St. Croix County Circuit Court (Wisconsin) (June 2014)

Charge: Operating a Motor Vehicle While Revoked

Result: Charges Dismissed

State of Minnesota v. M.N., Hennepin County District Court (June 2014)

Charge: Domestic Assault

Result: Pled to Amended Charge of Disorderly Conduct

State of Minnesota v. K.J.A., Hennepin County District Court (May 2014)

Charge: 3rd Degree DWI – Refusal – Gross Misdemeanor

Result: Pled to Fourth Degree DWI – Misdemeanor

State of Minnesota v. E.E.A., Carver County District Court (May 2014)

Charge: 2nd Degree DWI & Vehicle Forfeiture

Result: Pled Guilty to 3rd Degree DWI & vehicle was returned to client because he was not convicted of a designated offense.

State of Minnesota v. Andres Rasmussen, Minnesota Court of Appeals (March 2014)

Charge: Client was convicted of three (3) counts of criminal sexual conduct in the First Degree in Kandiyohi County District Court.

Result: The Minnesota Court of Appeals found determined that Client was entitled to a new trial because the District Court allowed hearsay evidence to be introduced at the trial, and that evidence prejudiced Client’s right to a fair trial. The Court of Appeals reversed the convictions and remanded to the District Court for a new trial.

State of Minnesota v. R.S.O., Hennepin County District Court (March 2014)

Charge: 2nd Degree Assault; Prohibited Person in Possession of Firearm

Result: Motion for Dismissal Granted by the district court

State of Minnesota v. S.F., Hennepin County District Court (March 2014)

Charge: 1st Degree Sale of Controlled Substance – Cocaine

Result: Following motion to suppress the evidence seized as a result of a warrantless arrest and search of our client, the district court granted our motion and suppressed all evidence discovered during the unlawful search. Since the evidence was suppressed, the State was unable to proceed with the charges.

State of Minnesota v. T.B., Hennepin County District Court (February 2014)

Charge: Fleeing Officer in Motor Vehicle – Felony

Result: Pled to Amended Charge of Obstruction of Legal Process – Gross Misdemeanor

State of Wisconsin v. A.H., Pierce County Circuit Court (February 2014)

Charge: Theft – Felony

Result: Dismissed

State of Minnesota v. F.P., Hennepin County District Court (February 2014)

Charge: 3rd Degree DWI – Refusal (Gross Misdemeanor)

Result: Pled to Amended Charge of 4th Degree DWI (Misdemeanor)

State of Minnesota v. A.C., Dakota County District Court (January 2014)

Charge: 3rd Degree DWI – Gross Misdemeanor

Result: Pled to lesser offense of 4th Degree DWI – Misdemeanor

State of Minnesota v. E.N., Hennepin County District Court (December 2013)

Charge: 5th Degree Possession of Controlled Substance

Result: Pre-Trial Diversion

State of Minnesota v. M.J., Ramsey County District Court (December 2013)

Charge: Prostitution

Result: Stay of Adjudication

State of Minnesota v. J.W., Anoka County District Court (December 2013)

Charge: Felony counts of 1st Degree Burglary, 2nd Degree Assault, Terroristic Threats

Result: Client pled to lesser charge of Domestic Assault (Misdemeanor)

State of Minnesota v. M.L., Ramsey County District Court (November 2013)

Charge: Criminal Vehicular Operation – Felony

Result: Motion for Downward Departure Granted, Client sentenced to a Gross Misdemeanor.

State of Minnesota v. J.C., Hennepin County District Court (November 2013)

Charge: Fleeing Police in Motor Vehicle (Felony) & 2nd Degree DWI – Refusal

Result: Pled Guilty to Amended Charge of Obstructing Legal Process (Gross Misdemeanor) & 3rd Degree DWI. As a result, the State was forced to drop forfeiture efforts and to return his vehicle.

State of Minnesota v. K.W., Wright County District Court (October 2013)

Charge: Terroristic Threats

Result: Stay of Adjudication

State of Wisconsin v. T.C., Eau Claire County Circuit Court (October 2013)

Charge: Possession with Intent to Deliver THC 2,500-10,000 grams

Result: Deferred Acceptance of Guilty Plea for 2 years. If client successfully completes, charge will be reduced to a county ordinance violation.

State of Minnesota v. A.P., Dakota County District Court (October 2013)

Charge: Theft – Felony

Result: Dismissed

State of Minnesota v. J.C.V., Steele County District Court (October 2013)
Charge: Possession of Controlled Substance in 3rd Degree
Result: Pled Guilty to Amended Charge of 5th Degree Possession of Controlled Substance and received a Stay of Adjudication.

State of Minnesota v. S.K., Wright County District Court (September 2013)

Charge: 4th Degree DWI

Result: Pled Guilty to Amended Charge of Careless Driving

Igbanugo Partners Int’l Law Firm v. Sabhari, et al., Minnesota Court of Appeals (September 2013)

Case: Appellant Igbanugo Partners appealed from a district court’s award of summary judgment to our client.

Result: The Court of Appeals affirmed the award of summary judgment, and the judgment of more then $15,000.00. Read Opinion here.

State of Wisconsin v. C.B., Pierce County Circuit Court (August 2013)
Charge: OWI (2nd Offense)
Result: Dismissed

State of Minnesota v. G.A., Hennepin County District Court (August 2013)

Charge: 2nd Degree DWI (Refusal)/3rd Degree DWI

Result: Pled Guilty to Amended Charge of 4th Degree DWI despite the fact that client had a prior DWI within the last 10 years.

State of Wisconsin v. J.C., Pierce County Circuit Court (July 2013)

Charge: Administrative Suspension of Driver’s License following OWI

Result: Administrative Suspension Rescinded

State of Minnesota v. A.P.M., Hennepin County District Court (July 2013)

Charge: 5th Degree Possession of Controlled Substance

Result: Stay of Adjudication

State of Minnesota v. C.F., Anoka County District Court (June 2013)

Charge: Possession of Marijuana in Motor Vehicle

Result: Pled to Possession of Open Bottle in Motor Vehicle as a Petty Misdemeanor

State of Wisconsin v. C.B., Prescott Municipal Court (May 2013)

Charge: Possession of Marijuana/Drug Paraphernalia & Failure to Notify Officers of Accident

Result: Pled guilty to amended charge of Disorderly Conduct in a Motor Vehicle. Remaining charges dismissed.

State of Wisconsin v. C.B., Pierce County (April 2013)

Charge: Administrative Revocation of Driver’s License following suspected OWI.

Result: Administrative suspension rescinded because the blood draw was obtained without a search warrant.

In re the Welfare of L.M.O, Dakota County District Court (April 2013)

Charge: 2nd Degree Possession Methamphetamine; 5th Degree Possession Marijuana

Result: Charge of 2nd Degree Possession was Dismissed. Client received a Stay of Adjudication on 5th Degree charge.

State of Minnesota v. S.M., Wright County District Court (April 2013)

Charge: 1st Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct

Result: Pled Guilty to lesser charge of 2nd Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Stay of Adjudication. 1st Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct was dismissed.

Pereira v. 2004 Dodge Durango, Hennepin County District Court (November 2012)
Charge: Attempted Vehicle Forfeiture following DWI
Result: Following a Court Trial, the district court determined that client was an innocent owner and ordered that the vehicle be immediately returned to his possession.

Pena v. 2001 Mitsubishi, Hennepin County District Court (November 2012)
Charge: Attempted Vehicle Forfeiture following DWI
Result: Following Court Trial it was determined client was an innocent owner and vehicle was ordered returned.

Patino v. 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe, Minnesota Supreme Court (September 2012)
Charge: Attempted Vehicle Forfeiture following DWI.
Result: The Minnesota Supreme Court affirmed the Court of Appeals and ordered the vehicle returned to the client.