Case Updates

State vs. D.H

County: Ramsey

Case: Felony Terroristic Threats

Outcome: Client was charged with felony terroristic threats.  Mr. Dahlquist conducted significant investigation and requested that the prosecutor dismiss the case.  The prosecutor initial refused and the case proceeded to jury trial. A jury was picked and just before opening statements were set to begin, the prosecutor dismissed the case.

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State vs. B.G.

County: Lyon

Case: Second Degree DUI Refusal

Outcome: Client was charged with second degree refusal to submit to a test to detect the presence of a controlled substance.  Mr. Dahlquist argued at a contested hearing that client was not provided a reasonable chance to consult with an attorney prior to submitting to a blood or uring sample.  The Court agreed and dismissed the case.

 

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State vs. D.T

County: Ramsey

Case: Reckless Discharge of a Firearm

Outcome:  Client was charged after SWAT responded to his house, resulting in a stand-off.  Mr. Dahlquist negotiated a dismissal of all charges.

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State vs. A.P.

County: Ramsey
Case : Driving After Cancellation as Inimical to Public Safety
Outcome: Client was charged with driving after cancellation as inimical to public safety, a gross misdemeanor which would extend his driver’s license cancellation time. Mr. Dahlquist convinced the prosecutor to resolve the case with a plea to No Minnesota Driver’s License in Possession with no jail time. This resolution allowed AP to get his driver’s license back.

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State vs. M.B.

County: Blue Earth
Case : First Degree Controlled Substance Sale and Possession
Outcome: Client was charged with sale and possession of a controlled substance in the first degree, an offense which carried a presumed prison term of 6 years. Mr. Dahlquist successfully negotiated a plea to 5th degree controlled substance possession, with no felony sentence imposed, and no additional jail time. All other charges were dismissed.

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State vs. M.Z.

County: Kandiyohi
Case : Second Degree Assault
Outcome: Client was charged with felony second degree assault. Mr. Dahlquist successfully negotiated a plea to gross misdemeanor domestic assault, with no additional jail time. The felony charge was dismissed.

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State vs. B.G.

County: Renville
Case : Third Degree Assault
Outcome: Client was charged with felony Third degree assault. Mr. Dahlquist successfully negotiated a plea to misdemeanor domestic assault. The felony charge was dismissed.

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STATE vs. L.R.

County: Ramsey
Case : 3rd Degree DWI (BAC .20)
Outcome: Client was a passenger in her car which was involved in a single car accident. The original driver fled the scene. Client got into the car and attempted to drive the car. Mr. Dahlquist successfully argued that the car was not operable after the original accident, and the prosecutor dismissed the case.

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State vs. M.N.

County: Ramsey
Case : Obstructing Legal Process with Force
Outcome: Client was charged following an altercation with police officers. Mr. Dahlquist negotiated a continuance for dismissal of the charges.

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State vs. M.C.

County: Redwood
Case : First and Second Degree Burglary, Felony Theft and Receiving Stolen Property
Outcome: Client’s most serious charge was First Degree Burglary, an offense with a minimum prison term of 4 years. Mr. Dahlquist negotiated a plea to Receiving stolen property with no felony sentence imposed. All other charges were dismissed.

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State vs. S.W.

County: Renville
Case : Fifth Degree Drug Possession
Outcome: Mr. Dahlquist negotiated dismissal of the felony drug possession charge in exchange for a plea of guilty to petty misdemeanor possession of a small amount of marijuana.

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State vs. A.P.

County: Redwood
Case : Felony Domestic Assault (two counts)
Outcome: Mr. Dahlquist negotiated dismissal  of all felony charges and plea to misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

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State vs. D.L.

County: Redwood
Case : First Degree and Second Degree Burglary, etc
Outcome: Client’s most serious charge was First Degree Burglary, an offense which carried a prison term of 4 years. Mr. Dahlquist negotiated a plea deal to misdemeanor domestic assault and gross misdemeanor criminal damage to property. All felony charges were dismissed.