State of Minnesota v. C.P. (Becker County, 2014):
Client was charged with First-Degree Arson. Client was adamant at the outset that Client did not intentionally set Client’s house on fire. However, there were a myriad of problems in proving Client’s innocent such as, lack of exonerating expert testimony and that Client had multiple prior fires at Client’s residence. Through tireless investigation and dedication to Client’s cause, an expert was secured who testified Client’s residence was not intentionally set based on all of the facts of Client’s case and we were successfully in excluding the majority of Client’s prior fires from evidence at trial. After a week-long trial, Defendant was found NOT GUILTY of all charges.
State of Minnesota v. C.F. (Chisago County, 2014):
Client was charged with multiple felony charges after crashing Client’s vehicle into a guardrail, which caused significant injuries to the passenger of the vehicle, including First-Degree Burglary because Client unlawfully entered another person’s house after he alleged fled from the accident scene. A Judge DISMISSED the First-Degree Burglary charge as Client did not demonstrate any criminal intent to commit a crime inside of the house other than a trespass, which cannot support a burglary charge.
State of Minnesota v. C.C. (Wright County, 2014):
Client was charged with felony malicious punishment of a child as Client had a prior of the same. Client’s step-child claimed that Client woke him up in the middle of the night and struck him so hard in the face that he fell off the top of his bunk bed. Client was adamant that he innocent of the offense. Through aggressive investigation, we found that there was no medical evidence of any injuries, Client’s wife supported Client’s narrative of events, Client’s biological children that resided at the house supported Client’s narrative of events, Client provide photographs of the alleged victim shortly after this event that depict no physical injuries, and that the alleged victim’s biological father was helping facilitate the story. On the eve of trial, the State DISMISSED all felony malicious punishment charges against Client.
State of Minnesota v. M.G. (Wright County, 2014):
Client was charged with malicious punishment of his girlfriend’s child. Client, his children, his girlfriend, and her child all resided together. Client’s girlfriend’s child claimed that Client abused her by smacking her numerous times on her lower back, which left large black and blue bruises. The State relentlessly prosecuted this case. Through the use of private investigation, obtain key statements from witnesses, and a stalwart position, we learned that the alleged victim was not assaulted by Client; rather, the alleged victim was bouncing on a trampoline with other children, fell off and landed on another child who was on the ground, which likely caused the alleged victim’s bruising. On the eve of trial, the State DISMISSED all malicious punishment charges against Client.