Domestic Assault

By Results - Criminal Defense

Charge:

Domestic Assault

Result:

All charges dismissed.

Story:

Our Client was charged with Domestic Assault following an incident with their significant other.  The victim in this incident was not injured, and only incidental minor physical contact occurred during their argument.  After discussing this matter with the Prosecutor, they agreed that our Client should not need to plead guilty to Domestic Assault for what all involved parties and witnesses agreed was an accident.  The Court agreed, and all charges were dismissed.

DUI – Speeding

By Results - Criminal Defense

Charge:

Driving Under the Influence, Speeding (50 in a 30)

Result:

Negotiated plea agreement – Client pled guilty to Careless Driving, all other charges were dismissed.

Story:

Our Client was stopped for speeding, taking a fast turn, revving his engine, and quick acceleration.  Police found our Client had a blood alcohol content of 0.11, which is over the legal limit of 0.08.  After an extensive review of the police reports, Naros Law found significant and material issues with the arresting officer’s version of the events, and the procedures used in testing our Client’s blood alcohol content.  Naros Law negotiated with the prosecutor to dropping the driving under the influence charge, and accept a plea of Careless Driving.

Trespassing

By Results - Criminal Defense

Charge:

Trespassing

Result:

All charges dismissed.

Story:

Our Client was accosted by an overly aggressive police officer while standing outside of a bar.  The officer, apparently confusing our Client with another patron, berated our Client for returning to the bar despite never being asked to leave in the first place.  Our Client was confused by the officer’s conduct, and when attempting to go back into the bar to remove himself from the situation the officer arrested our Client for Trespassing.  After lengthy discussions with the Prosecutor, they agreed to dismiss all charges against our Client.

Domestic Assault – Disorderly Conduct – Interference with 911 Call

By Results - Criminal Defense

Charge:

Domestic Assault, Disorderly Conduct and Interference with a 911 Call

Result:

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

Story:

Our Client was charged with Domestic Assault and Interference with a 911 Call following an isolated and one-time incident at the home.  Naros Law convinced the Court that our Client posed no risk for re-offending, posed no risk to the victim, and sought the help of a counselor, and was truly remorseful for what had occurred.  The Judge and Prosecutor agreed that the Client deserved an opportunity to prove they are law-abiding by sentencing both charges under a Continuance for Dismissal.  This means that upon successful completion of probation and all aspects of the sentence against them, 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 make a real change in their life, and to become a better person through counseling and learning from their mistakes.

Obstructing the Legal Process – Assaulting Police Horse – Disorderly Conduct

By Results - Criminal Defense

Charge:

Obstructing the Legal Process, Assaulting a Police Horse, and Disorderly Conduct.

Result:

Negotiated Plea Agreement – All charges continued for dismissal.

Story:

After a Vikings game our out-of-towner Client and his friends walked from the Metrodome to a restaurant in downtown, Minneapolis.  A mounted police officer, who positioned himself on a busy sidewalk with high pedestrian traffic, directed his horse in front of Client’s path, causing him to bump into the horse.  A nearby police officer saw the incident and immediately tackled, tazed, and arrest our Client – charging him with a number of crimes that were not supported by the facts.  Naros Law was able to convince the Prosecutor and Judge that the Client should not plead guilty to the charges, and negotiated a compromise where the Court sentenced our Client under a Continuance for Dismissal.  This means that if the Client successfully completes probation and fulfill their sentence without any violation, the charges would be dismissed.  This type of sentence allows people without criminal records and who are not likely to re-offend to prove to the Court that they are able to remain law-abiding.

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

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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.

Terroristic Threats – Domestic Assault

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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.