2nd Degree Felony Burglary

By Results - Criminal Defense

Charge:

2nd Degree Felony Burglary

Result:

Negotiated Plea Agreement – Client pled guilty to 2nd Degree Burglary with a Stay of Imposition.  Sentenced to 10 days community service, 29 days in the Hennepin County Workhouse (allowed to serve on weekends), and no fine.

Story:

While under the influence of alcohol our Client and a few of his friends broke into a home that our Client previously resided at.  The evidence in this case was overwhelmingly against our Client, and included physical evidence and witness statements.  Naros Law sought to ardently defend our Client and give them an opportunity to seek treatment, prove remorse, and negotiate for leniency from the Court.  In a situation where hard jail time and prison is a normal outcome, Naros Law’s determination to prevent an otherwise good person from landing in prison convinced the Court that our Client’s mistake was isolated and should not ruin the rest of their life.  Our Client received that second chance.

Domestic Assault – Disorderly Conduct – etc

By Results - Criminal Defense

Charge:

Gross Misdemeanor Interference with a 911 Call, Driving After Cancellation, Domestic Assault, and Disorderly Conduct

Result:

Negotiated Plea Agreement – Client pled guilty to Interference with a 911 Call under a Stay of Adjudication, all other charges dismissed.

Story:

Our client was charged with Domestic Assault and Interference with a 911 Call following a dispute at his home.  Removing himself from the situation, when officers made contact with our Client they also found that he had a canceled license and charged with him with Driving After Cancellation as well as Disorderly Conduct.  Naros Law recognized that our Client had been living in a toxic environment, and enabled him to take the necessary steps in his life to improve the situation.  The Judge and Prosecutor agreed that our Client deserved an opportunity for a second chance because our Client was not too blame for the incident leading to the arrest.  In order to give our Client that second chance, the Court agreed to allow a plea agreement to Interference with a 911 Call while dropping all of the other charges.  Additionally, our Client was sentenced under a Stay of Adjudication, meaning that if they completed all aspects of their sentence without incident all charges would be dismissed and a criminal conviction would not remain on their record .

DUI – 3rd Degree Damage to Property – Disorderly Conduct

By Results - Criminal Defense, Results-DWI/DUI

Charge:

Driving Under the Influence, 3rd Degree Damage to Property, Disorderly Conduct

Result:

Negotiated Plea Agreement – Client pled guilty to Disorderly Conduct (misdemeanor), all other charges were dismissed.

Story:

Officers were called on our Client for being belligerently drunk in a local business and refused multiple requests by employees to leave.  Even though our Client was accompanied by a few friends, the responding officers determined that our Client had driven to the location despite any evidence supporting that conclusion.  While the Prosecutor was adamant that our Client plead guilty to Driving Under the Influence, we were able to demonstrate to the Court that those charges were not supported by evidence and should be dismissed.  After negotiations with the Prosecutor, our Client agreed to plead guilty Disorderly Conduct while all other charges were dismissed.

Domestic Assault – Disorderly – etc

By Results - Criminal Defense No Comments

Charge:

Domestic Assault, Interference with a 911 Call, Disorderly Conduct, Driving After Cancellation.

Result:

Negotiated Plea Agreement – Client pled guilty to Driving After Cancellation, all other charges dismissed.

Story:

Following a careful review of the police reports and interviewing witnesses, Naros Law was able to determine that the charges against our Client were not supported by any evidence whatsoever.  The Judge agreed, and all charges, except for Driving After Cancellation, were dismissed.  Client pled guilty to Driving After Cancellation and was sentenced to pay a small fine.

3rd Degree DUI

By Results-DWI/DUI No Comments

Charge:

3rd Degree Driving Under the Influence

Result:

All charges dismissed.

Story:

This case was another example of a police officer following a person just leaving a bar and not following protocol before making an arrest.  The officer alleged that the Client made a “late signal lane change” and based a traffic stop solely on that reason after following our Client for several miles.  Naros Law analyzed the squad video in detail down to the millisecond and found that the Client had appropriately signaled their lane change contrary to the officer’s statement.  The Judge agreed and dismissed all charges.

Terroristic Threats – Domestic Assault

By Results - Criminal Defense No Comments

Charge:

Felony Terroristic Threats, Misdemeanor Domestic Assault

Result:

Negotiated plea agreement – Client pled guilty to all charges, but was sentenced with a Continuance for Dismissal.

Story:

Our client was charged with terroristic threats and domestic assault following an argument at his home.  Naros Law recognized our Client’s need for intervention of a substance abuse issue, and was able to get him the help he needed to fully address his disorder.  Through treatment, family counseling, and anger management, our Client was able to repair his relationship with his family and demonstrate to the Court that he had made significant changes to his life.  The Judge and Prosecutor agreed that the Client deserved an opportunity to prove they are law-abiding by sentencing all charges under a Continuance for Dismissal.  This means that upon successful completion of probation and all aspects of the sentence, our Client’s plea would be dismissed, and a criminal conviction would not remain on their record.  This gave our Client incentive to do everything within their power to continue the positive changes they had already made, and to become a better person despite this incident.

DUI: 3rd & 4th Degree – Carrying a Pistol While Under the Influence

By Results-DWI/DUI No Comments

Charge:

3rd Degree Driving Under the Influence (Refusal to Test), 4th Degree Driving Under the Influence, Carrying a Pistol While Under the Influence.

Result:

Negotiated plea agreement – Client pled guilty to Carrying a Pistol While Under the Influence, all other charges were dismissed.

Story:

This case was recharged from the circumstances surrounding the above case where our Client was accused of pointing a gun at another person in an apartment building hallway.  Police found our Client sitting in his vehicle in the underground garage.  Prosecutors did not have evidence that the alleged assault occurred, and so recharged this case pursuing the Driving Under the Influence charges.  Naros Law was able to convince the Prosecutor that after the previous case was dismissed, they did not have enough evidence to pursue a case of Driving Under the Influence.  The Prosecutor agreed to drop the DWI charges and our client accepted a plea to Carrying a Pistol Under the Influence, a misdemeanor.

Assault – DUI – Carrying Pistol While Intoxicated

By Results - Criminal Defense, Results-DWI/DUI No Comments

Charge:

1st Degree Felony Assault, Driving Under the Influence, Carrying a Pistol While Intoxicated.

Result:

All charges dismissed.

Story:

Following a 911 report of a person pointing a gun at another in an apartment building hallway, police searched the apartment complex and found our Client sitting in his vehicle in the underground garage.  Our Client was assumed to be the person reported as he had a concealed carry permit and pistol on him at the time of the arrest.  After Naros Law’s extensive investigation into the alleged facts, we found significant lack of evidence, contradicting witness testimony, and issues with the stop and arrest of our Client.  All charges were dismissed.

DUI – Criminal Vehicular Operation

By Results-DWI/DUI No Comments

Charge:

Criminal Vehicular Operation and Driving Under the Influence

Result:

Negotiated plea agreement – Client pled guilty to Driving Under the Influence, all other charges, including Criminal Vehicular Operation, were dismissed.

Story:

Our Client was involved in a collision with another vehicle in which it was found that the Client had a blood alcohol content above the legal limit.  Naros Law was able to find the Client the treatment they needed to move their life forward in a positive direction, giving them the tools they needed to succeed.  Because there were no injuries in the crash, and because of our Client’s commitment to sobriety, the Judge and Prosecutor agreed that the best outcome for all parties was a plea to Driving Under the Influence, and dismissing the charge of Criminal Vehicular Operation.  While this event could have had a tragic outcome for an innocent person, it also allowed our Client a new lease on life, a commitment to sobriety that continues to this day, and a second chance.

DUI – Refusal to Test

By Results-DWI/DUI No Comments

Charge:

Driving Under the Influence – Refusal to Test

Result:

All charges dismissed.

Story:

Our Client had lunch at a bar and upon leaving was followed by a police officer for several miles.  The officer stopped the Client’s vehicle, not because of any driving conduct which warranted a stop, but only because he suspected the Client of having been drinking at the bar.  Our Client refused the officer’s request for him to take a blood alcohol test.  The officer did not have reasonable suspicion to pull over our Client, and Naros Law filed a Motion to Suppress all evidence of the traffic stop.  The Judge agreed, and all charges were dismissed.  Naros Law later had all records related to the arrest expunged, keeping the Client’s record clear of this unfortunate incident.