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Recent Cases

STATE V. J.K.

Original Charge: Dangerous Weapon - Discharge Firearm – Endanger Safety

Case Date: 11/29/12 – 10/31/14

Final Result: Not Guilty

Facts: The Defendant was hunting on the river bottoms of the lower Mississippi wherein the alleged victim indicated that the Defendant had run down the shore and intentionally fired at his boat because the alleged victim was hunting too close to the Defendant. Based on the investigation of physical facts, including surveying and photography, along with the Defendant’s testimony, the jury acquitted the Defendant of all charges.

STATE V. J.K.

Original Charge: DWI-Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test - Felony

Case Date: 12/29/14 – 07/30/15

Final Result: Not Guilty

Facts: Based on the Defendant’s record, the Defendant was charged with felony DWI and felony refusal to submit to testing. The Defendant was stopped by a highway trooper in Inver Grove Heights for speeding. The Defendant was facing 56 months in prison. After a three-day trial, the Defendant was found not guilty on both counts.

LC V. KF

Original Charge: None

Case Date: 02/13/14

Final Result: Settlement of the Policy Limits - $100,000

Facts: While going east on Highway 36, LC was stopped in traffic when she was hit from behind by a vehicle. Injuries incurred were lower back pain, as well as concussion symptoms. Based on continuing care with the concussions symptoms, the liability carrier settled for the policy limits of $100,000. LC is currently pursuing underinsured benefits with her own insurance company.

TT V. EL

Original Charge: None

Case Date: 10/30/13

Final Result: Settlement of $250,000

Facts: While caring for a neighbor’s dog, the dog jumped up and bit the Plaintiff in the face causing severe scarring on her cheek and chin. The law in Wisconsin is that if you are a keeper of a dog, namely taking care of the dog, you cannot sue the owner of the dog. Based on investigation, it was discovered that the dog had previously bit two other people and therefore the Defendant settled in the amount of $250,000.

STATE V. M.C.

Original Charge: False Imprisonment - Intentional Restraint

Case Date: 12/15/09 – 01/11/11

Final Result: Not Guilty on All Counts

Facts: The Defendant was charged with kidnapping and assaulting a distant cousin who had burglarized the family house and stolen over $25,000. It was alleged the Defendant took matters into his own hands, he along with another cousin, kidnapped the distant cousin and injured him by breaking his ribs to gain insight on a location of the proceeds of the burglary. After a lengthy jury trial, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty on all counts.

STATE V. M.C.

Original Charge: Terroristic Threats – Reckless Disregard Risk

Case Date: 12/15/09 – 01/11/11

Final Result: Not Guilty on All Counts

Facts: The Defendant was charged with kidnapping and assaulting a distant cousin who had burglarized the family house and stolen over $25,000. It was alleged the Defendant took matters into his own hands, he along with another cousin, kidnapped the distant cousin and injured him by breaking his ribs to gain insight on a location of the proceeds of the burglary. After a lengthy jury trial, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty on all counts.

STATE V. M.C.

Original Charge: Assault in the First Degree – Great Bodily Harm

Case Date: 12/15/09 – 01/11/11

Final Result: Not Guilty on All Counts

Facts: The Defendant was charged with kidnapping and assaulting a distant cousin who had burglarized the family house and stolen over $25,000. It was alleged the Defendant took matters into his own hands, he along with another cousin, kidnapped the distant cousin and injured him by breaking his ribs to gain insight on a location of the proceeds of the burglary. After a lengthy jury trial, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty on all counts.

STATE V. M.C.

Original Charge: Kidnapping-to Commit Great Bodily Harm/Terrorize

Case Date: 12/15/09 – 01/11/11

Final Result: Not Guilty on All Counts

Facts: The Defendant was charged with kidnapping and assaulting a distant cousin who had burglarized the family house and stolen over $25,000. It was alleged the Defendant took matters into his own hands, he along with another cousin, kidnapped the distant cousin and injured him by breaking his ribs to gain insight on a location of the proceeds of the burglary. After a lengthy jury trial, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty on all counts.

STATE V. T.Y.

Original Charge: DWI-Fourth Degree Driving While Impaired

Case Date: 02/20/16 – 08/30/16

Final Result: All Charges Dismissed by Judge at Preliminary Hearing

Facts: The Defendant was charged after being stopped by a deputy for weaving on a gravel, snowy, rural road in Dakota County. Based on photographs and testimony of the Defendant and his passenger, the judge ruled that the sheriff’s deputies had no right to stop the Defendant and all charges were dismissed in the Defendant’s favor.

STATE V. T.Y.

Original Charge: DWI-Driving While Under the Influence

Case Date: 02/20/16 – 08/30/16

Final Result: All Charges Dismissed by Judge at Preliminary Hearing

Facts: The Defendant was charged after being stopped by a deputy for weaving on a gravel, snowy, rural road in Dakota County. Based on photographs and testimony of the Defendant and his passenger, the judge ruled that the sheriff’s deputies had no right to stop the Defendant and all charges were dismissed in the Defendant’s favor.