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Marsh Halberg

Marsh Halberg

"Attorney of the Year" (Minnesota Lawyer 2011)

"Top Six Criminal Defense Attorneys" (Mpls/St.Paul Magazine)

"Super Lawyer" (1997-Present)

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Tina Appleby

Tina Appleby

Achieved jury acquittals / case dismissals / successful resolutions in over 2,000 cases

"Top 100 National Trial Lawyer"

"Who's Who in Criminal Law"

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Eric Nelson

Eric Nelson

"Rising Star" from 2004-2013

"Super Lawyer" 2014, 2015 and 2016

Named one of the "TOP 40 UNDER 40" by the National Trial Lawyers' Association

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Doug Hazelton

Doug Hazelton

"Best Lawyers in America" (2008-Present)

"Super Lawyer" (2008-Present)

Author Minnesota DWI Handbook (West Publishing)

Author Minnesota DWI Survival Guide

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Jeremy Kaschinske

Jeremy Kaschinske

One of a handful of MN defense attorneys certified on DataMaster, DMT (MN's current breath-testing device)

Contributing Author to Minnesota DWI Deskbook

"Super Lawyer Rising Star" 2014, 2015 and 2016

TOP 10 Under 40 for the State of MN

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Debbie Lang

Debbie Lang

2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016 "Super Lawyer Rising Star"

"Top 100 National Trial Lawyers" by the National Trial Lawyers' Association

1 of 50 Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice Members

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Dave Risk

Dave Risk

Eight-Time Award Winner of "SuperLawyer - Rising Star"

J.D. William Mitchell College of Law magna cum laude graduate

2014, 2015 and 2016 "Super Lawyer"

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Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson

Magna Cum Laude from Mitchell Hamline School of Law

"Marshall Brennan Fellow"

Former Law Clerk, Third Judicial District

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Christina Zauhar

Christina Zauhar

Member of Minnesota Women Lawyers

Member of the Minnesota State Bar Association

Contributing Author to Minnesota DWI Deskbook

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Victories

Over 140 years of combined experience

CASE TYPE: DWI

COUNTY: St. Louis

ATTORNEY: Christina Zauhar

OUTCOME: Ms. Zauhar's client was initially charged with a 2nd Degree DWI - Test Refusal as he was accused of refusing the breath test and had a prior DWI on his record within the past 10 years. After first litigating the Implied Consent, the client's license revocation was rescinded as the judge found he was physical unable to provide a breath sample due to a medical issue. The criminal case was ultimately resolved with a plea to Reckless Driving. The client will not have a DWI conviction nor a license revocation.

CASE TYPE: DWI Conviction Expunged

COUNTY: Ramsey

ATTORNEY: Andrew Wilson & Jeremy Kaschinske

OUTCOME: In a rare instance, a Ramsey County Judge agreed with Mr. Wilson and Mr. Kaschinske and granted their request to expunge their client's 5-year-old DWI conviction. Their client was seeking high level employment and the conviction harmed his ability to obtain employment or grow in his field. Despite 3 separate governmental agencies objecting, the Judge granted our request. Client will now have a clean criminal record and will not have to disclose the expunged DWI conviction.

CASE TYPE: 5th Degree Domestic Assault

COUNTY: Carver

ATTORNEY: Jeremy Kaschinske

OUTCOME: Accused of hitting her husband multiple times in the face while he was the passenger in a motor vehicle, charges against Jeremy Kaschinske's client were completely dismissed prior to trial. After conducting a separate investigation, Mr. Kaschinske was able to show the prosecutor that his client was acting in Self-Defense. All charges dismissed.

CASE TYPE: Second Degree Assault

COUNTY: Kandiyohi

ATTORNEY: Tina Appleby

OUTCOME: Accused of pointing a loaded firearm at others as he uttered a threatening remark. The crime called for a mandatory minimum sentence of 36 months in prison and the State moved for an upward departure from that. Ms. Appleby worked hard to present additional evidence and information to the prosecutor, the probation department and the court. Credit was given for the three days that her client served upon his initial arrest before appearing in court and he wound up with no additional executed jail or prison time whatsoever.

CASE TYPE: Third Degree Murder and Controlled Substance violations

COUNTY: Washington

ATTORNEY: Tina Appleby

OUTCOME: The law dictates that, due to the severity of such charges, such a juvenile should be certified as an adult. Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines called for a presumed prison sentence of 150 months for the top charge. In her efforts to fight the adult certification and ensuing exposure to many years in prison, Ms. Appleby provided a wealth of positive and supportive material to the prosecuting attorney and the court. Eventually the State agreed that it was not in the interest of justice to pursue an adult certification, a prosecution for murder, or a prison sentence. Her client acknowledged the controlled substance violation, was ordered to participate in community service, serve twelve weekends in a facility for juveniles, and will never go to prison or have a criminal conviction as long as he remains law-abiding and follows other conditions of his sentence.

CASE TYPE: Theft by Swindle

COUNTY: Hennepin

ATTORNEY: Tina Appleby

OUTCOME: Dismissed. Alleged victim claimed Ms. Appleby's client purported to sell him stereo equipment but that there were simply bricks in the stereo box and no equipment. Ms. Appleby maintained the position that her client was not the perpetrator, but the victim of a scammer. The State eventually agreed that the case could not be proved beyond a reasonable doubt.

CASE TYPE: Domestic Assault

COUNTY: Dakota

ATTORNEY: Tina Appleby

OUTCOME: Continued for Dismissal --- i.e., no admission or finding of guilt and no criminal conviction upon completion of a class and an assessment and payment of court costs. Ms. Appleby was able to obtain her client's release from jail without a no contact order so that he could return home immediately, and then accomplish this outcome before the second court appearance. This outcome and quick turn-around time was of the essence due to immigration issues.

CASE TYPE: Violating Restricted Driver's License

COUNTY: Pine

ATTORNEY: Tina Appleby

OUTCOME: Stay of adjudication for six months upon payment of a fine. Ms. Appleby's discussion with the State over the wording and interpretation of the statute resulted in a negotiation wherein the gross misdemeanor charge against her client will be dismissed without conviction or other consequence if he commits no same or similar offenses in that time period.

CASE TYPE: Implied Consent in DWI case

COUNTY: Dakota

ATTORNEY: Tina Appleby and Andrew Wilson

COUNTY: Revocation of driver's license rescinded --- i.e., alcohol notation removed from record, driver's license returned, $680. reinstatement fee refunded, Ignition Interlock and "whiskey plates" able to be removed from car. This is because Ms. Appleby challenged whether her client's constitutional right to counsel had been vindicated, cross-examining the police officers and putting her client on the stand. Mr. Wilson assisted in writing a brief on the issue. The State submitted an opposing brief and Ms. Appleby submitted a reply. The Court agreed with Mr. Wilson and Ms. Appleby.

CASE TYPE: Felony Possession of Controlled Substance

COUNTY: Hennepin

ATTORNEY: Tina Appleby

OUTCOME: Diversion program providing for no guilty plea and no criminal conviction whatsoever as long as certain conditions are followed, after which matter will be completely dismissed. Client found in possession of heroin and to his credit, entered a treatment program almost immediately.

CASE TYPE: DWI

COUNTY: Hennepin

ATTORNEY: Christina Zauhar

OUTCOME: DWI charges dismissed! Ms. Zauhar's client was facing a DWI that would lead to loss of his Commercial Driver's License (CDL) and other serious employment consequences. Ms. Zauhar challenged the traffic stop of her client arguing there was insufficient reasonable suspicion to pull him over when his only driving conduct was minor weaving. After hearing testimony of the arresting officer and reviewing the squad video, the judge agreed that the stop was illegal.

CASE TYPE: DWI - Implied Consent

COUNTY: St. Louis

ATTORNEY: Christina Zauhar

OUTCOME: Ms. Zauhar's client's license was revoked due to an allegation of Test Refusal. Ms. Zauhar successfully argued at the Implied Consent hearing that her client was physically unable to take the breath test due to a medical condition that prevented him from providing a sufficient amount of breath. The judge ruled that Ms. Zauhar's client did not refuse the test and rescinded the license revocation.

CASE TYPE: Felony DWI and Vehicle Forfeiture

COUNTY: Ramsey

ATTORNEY: Dave Risk

OUTCOME: After more than 3 years of litigation client's second Felony DWI charge was dismissed in its entirety over the objection of the prosecutor and the vehicle was returned to the client.

CASE TYPE: Felony DWI / Driving in Violation of a B-Card and Vehicle Forfeiture

COUNTY: Hennepin

ATTORNEY: Dave Risk

OUTCOME: After successful litigation regarding the revocation of client's driver's license for Breath Test results of .14 Prosecution entered agreement which dismissed Felony DWI charges entirely despite a separate pending Felony DWI charge. Instead client plead guilty to the driver's license violation and was given credit for time served and administrative probation. The forfeiture was similarly dropped by the State and vehicle was returned to the client.

CASE TYPE: Felony 2nd Degree Drug (Prison commitment)

COUNTY: Hennepin

ATTORNEY: Dave Risk

OUTCOME: Case in which prosecutor originally demanded client go to prison for at least 3 years was eventually resolved with any conviction or any further jail time on condition that client complete treatment and successfully complete 3 years of probation.

CASE TYPEe: 1st offense DWI

COUNTY: Anoka

ATTORNEY: Dave Risk

OUTCOME: Litigation in civil Implied Consent (Driver's License) case showed test to be unreliable and revocation was removed from the driving record. Client paid a petty misdemeanor speeding ticket in the criminal case after DWI charges were dismissed entirely.

CASE TYPE: Obstruction of Justice

COUNTY: Dakota

ATTORNEY: Tina Appleby

OUTCOME: Client's car was observed in a field off the road with nobody in it. Police seized vehicle for probable cause Leave Scene of Accident/Damage to Property. They refused to return it unless client first subjected himself to questioning. Attorney Appleby reminded client and officer of fifth amendment rights. Police responded by releasing car but charging client with Obstruction of Justice. After Appleby contacted the prosecuting attorney the case was completely dismissed --- client's court date was stricken so no appearance in court was necessary.

CASE TYPE: Public Nuisance

COUNTY: Carver

ATTORNEYS: Jeremy Kaschinske and Marsh Haberg

OUTCOME: Mr. Kaschinske and Mr. Halberg each earned Not Guilty verdicts for their individual clients. A husband and wife were accused of public nuisance for illegally placing their dock in the lake outside their home. In a joint jury trial, Mr. Halberg represented the husband and Mr. Kaschinske represented the wife. The trial lasted one week, included over 100 exhibits and dozens of witnesses. The jury reached their Not Guilty verdicts on all counts after only 4 hours of deliberation.

CASE TYPE: 4th Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct, 5th Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct, 5th Degree Assault

COUNTY: Hennepin

ATTORNEY: Christina Zauhar and Marsh Halberg

OUTCOME: Following a week-long jury trial, attorneys Zauhar and Halberg successfully obtained acquittals for their client on all three counts. In addition to potential incarceration, the client was also facing registration as a sex offender if convicted. Attorneys Zauhar and Halberg were also able to have an additional count of felony Third Degree Assault dismissed prior to trial.

CASE TYPE: Federal Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana

COUNTY: Eastern District of Wisconsin

ATTORNEY: Jeremy Kaschinske and Marsh Halberg

OUTCOME: Mr. Kaschinske and Mr. Halberg's client was accused of being part of a conspiracy to distribute hundreds of pounds of marijuana from the State of Washington to the State of Wisconsin. The client was part of a 9 person indictment and faced a guideline sentence calling for a mandatory 5 years in Federal Prison. Following a long battle, Mr. Kaschinske and Mr. Halberg were able to avoid prison for their client. Instead he received a sentence of 180 days of house arrest and a $100 fine.

CASE TYPE: Felony DWI

COUNTY: Ramsey

ATTORNEY: Lee Orwig

OUTCOME: Mr. Orwig's client was facing his fourth DWI in a ten-year period and facing a recommended sentence of 365 days (or more) in jail. After a thorough sentencing argument in which Mr. Orwig highlighted his client's commitment to sobriety and value as a contributing member of society the judge agreed to stay ALL of the jail time. If Mr. Orwig's client continues to remain sober he will not spend a single day in jail.

CASE TYPE: Criminal Sexual Conduct

COUNTY: Dakota

ATTORNEY: Lee Orwig and Tina Appleby

OUTCOME: CASE DISMISSED. After significant pretrial litigation in which Mr. Orwig and Ms. Appleby obtained favorable rulings from the Court, the prosecutor agreed to dismiss all charges against Mr. Orwig and Ms. Appleby's client.

CASE TYPE: Domestic Assault

County: Dakota

Attorney: Lee Orwig

OUTCOME: Continuance for Dismissal. After a thorough negotiation with the prosecuting authority Mr. Orwig was able to obtain a negotiation in which his client would NOT admit doing anything wrong and all charges would be dismissed after one year.

CASE TYPE: DWI-Implied Consent

County: Hennepin

Attorney: Lee Orwig

OUTCOME: Revocation Rescinded and Driving Privileges Reinstated. Mr. Orwig argued that his client's right to counsel was violated when the arresting officer improperly gave legal advice. The judge agreed and ruled that the revocation of Mr. Orwig's driver's license was improper.

CASE TYPE: Federal Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana

COUNTY: Eastern District of Wisconsin

ATTORNEY: Jeremy Kaschinske and Marsh Halberg

OUTCOME: Mr. Kaschinske and Mr. Halberg's client was accused of being part of a conspiracy to distribute hundreds of pounds of marijuana from the State of Washington to the State of Wisconsin. The client was part of a 9 person indictment and faced a guideline sentence calling for a mandatory 5 years in Federal Prison. Following a long battle, Mr. Kaschinske and Mr. Halberg were able to avoid prison for their client. Instead he received a sentence of 180 days of house arrest and a $100 fine.

CASE TYPE: Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

COUNTY: Hennepin County

ATTORNEY: Jeremy Kaschinske

OUTCOME: Mr. Kaschinske's client was accused of possessing drug paraphernalia on school property.  Mr. Kaschinske was able to establish that the drug paraphernalia was not his client's, despite law enforcement's belief otherwise.  On the eve of trial, the prosecutor chose to dismiss all charges against Mr. Kaschinske's client.

CASE TYPE: DWI - Implied Consent

COUNTY: Dakota

ATTORNEY: Christina Zauhar

OUTCOME: Ms. Zauhar successfully argued that the DWI investigation of her client unlawfully expanded the scope of the initial traffic stop, which was for failure to display license plates and being parked on the side of the road with hazard lights on. The driver's license revocation and plate impoundment orders were rescinded and the client was able to have her license and regular plates returned.

CASE TYPE: Solicitation of a Prostitute - Hiring or Offering to Hire

COUNTY: Brown

ATTORNEY: Christina Zauhar

OUTCOME: Following a jury trial, Ms. Zauhar's client was acquitted of all prostitution-related charges. The allegations involved an online prostitution sting operation, and Ms. Zauhar was able to successfully argue to the jury that the law enforcement sting operation and investigation were incomplete and did not prove her client's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

CASE TYPE: Second Degree Intentional Homicide, First Degree Reckless Homicide, Second Degree Reckless Homicide

COUNTY: Polk County, WI

ATTORNEY: Eric Nelson and Doug Hazelton

OUTCOME: Following a highly publicized jury trial, our client was acquitted of all three counts against him. The jury agreed that our client acted reasonably in self-defense.

CASE TYPE: Gross Misdemeanor DWI (Criminal)

COUNTY: Carver

ATTORNEY: Jeremy Kaschinske

OUTCOME: All Gross Misdemeanor DWI charges were completely dismissed against Jeremy Kaschinske's client who was followed by police in her vehicle for an unreasonable time for no reason and further detained for unreasonable questioning.

CASE TYPE: Implied Consent Hearing (civil hearing associated with DWI charges)

COUNTY: Dakota

ATTORNEY: Tina Appleby

OUTCOME: Ms. Appleby contested whether the arresting officer had sufficient probable cause to arrest of her client after her client refused to perform field sobriety tests. The judge agreed that the officer did not have sufficient evidence to place Ms. Appleby's client under arrest and the judge rescinded her client's license revocation. As a result, Ms. Appleby's client's driving privileges were reinstated and her client was refunded the $680 reinstatement fee.

CASE TYPE: Domestic Assault/Violation of Harassment Restraining Order

COUNTY: Carver

ATTORNEY: Christina Zauhar

OUTCOME: Following a jury trial, Ms. Zauhar's client received an acquittal on all charges, domestic assault and disorderly conduct, on the basis that her client was acting in self defense during the alleged criminal incident. Following thorough conversations with the prosecution, the remaining charge of violation of a harassment restraining order was dismissed prior to trial.

CASE TYPE: Expungement

COUNTY: Washington

ATTORNEY: Christina Zauhar

OUTCOME: Ms. Zauhar's client was seeking expungement of a gross misdemeanor DWI conviction from ten years prior. The DWI conviction on his criminal record was preventing him from furthering his career. The Court agreed that Ms. Zauhar had established that her client's record should be expunged, and the DWI conviction was removed from all judicially and executively held records, including the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

CASE TYPE: Misdemeanor Boating While Intoxicated (Criminal)

COUNTY: Hennepin

ATTORNEY: Marsh Halberg and Doug Hazelton

OUTCOME: : CASE DISMISSED. Prior to trial for BWI (Boating While Intoxicated), Attorney Halberg contested the validity of the stop of our client’s boat. The District Court agreed that the stop was based on an illegally-enforced municipal ordinance and dismissed all charges. The State appealed. Using our team approach, Attorney Hazelton defended our client during the appeal. In a unanimous decision, the Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld the District Court’s order to dismiss, finding that the local ordinance conflicted with state law and therefore could not be used as a justification to stop our client’s boat and arrest him for BWI. As a result, all criminal counts against our client were dismissed and his boating privileges were not revoked.

To read Star Tribune article on this case, Click Here

CASE TYPE: Implied Consent Hearing (civil hearing associated with DWI charges)

COUNTY: Hennepin

ATTORNEY: Debbie Lang

OUTCOME: Ms. Lang contested the validity of the stop of her client's motor vehicle. (Stop was based upon an equipment violation.) The Court agreed that the stop of the vehicle was unlawful and the license revocation was rescinded. As a result, Ms. Lang's client did not lose her license and avoided the $680 reinstatement fee to the State.

CASE TYPE: Harassment Restraining Order (HRO)

COUNTY: Hennepin

ATTORNEY: Debbie Lang

OUTCOME: HRO petition dismissed after Ms. Lang argued before the Court that the petition against her client should be dismissed.

CASE TYPE: Fourth Degree Assault of a Police Officer

COUNTY: Dakota

ATTORNEY: Eric Nelson

OUTCOME: Jury verdict of Not Guilty

CASE TYPE: Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st Degree (criminal)

COUNTY: Ramsey

ATTORNEY: Debbie Lang

OUTCOME: Jury returned verdict of Not Guilty on all counts.

CASE TYPE: 2nd Degree Assault and Domestic Assault (criminal)

COUNTY: Carver

ATTORNEY: Christina Zauhar

OUTCOME: 2nd Degree Assault charges dismissed on eve of trial. Jury returned Not Guilty verdict on remaining Domestic Assault charge.

CASE TYPE: Criminal Vehicular Operation (criminal)

COUNTY: Ramsey

ATTORNEY: Dave Risk

OUTCOME: Attorney Risk was able to get all charges dismissed despite a prosecutor’s objection at a probable cause hearing. Case involved a client who fell asleep at the wheel after ingesting illegal drugs. He then ran a stop sign & hit a car sending the occupant to the hospital.

CASE TYPE: Murder/Homicide (criminal)

COUNTY: Dakota

ATTORNEY: Marsh Halberg

OUTCOME: Attorney Halberg was able to obtain Not Guilty decision arguing the “McNaughton Defense” of legal insanity. The court ruled in favor of the defense in this incredibly rare ruling.

CASE TYPE: Criminal Sexual Conduct (criminal)

COUNTY: Dakota

ATTORNEY: Eric Nelson

OUTCOME: Jury acquittal of defendant charged with sexually assaulting daughter.

CASE TYPE: 3rd Degree Refusal (criminal)

COUNTY: Hennepin

ATTORNEY: Jeremy Kaschinske

OUTCOME: Following a contested hearing, Attorney Kaschinske successfully argued to the Judge that the stop of his client was improper. All charges were dismissed.

CASE TYPE: Implied Consent / Blood Results (civil)

COUNTY: Wright

ATTORNEY: Lee Orwig

OUTCOME: License revocation rescinded after Attorney Orwig argued the blood results were inadmissible.

CASE TYPE: DWI & Open Bottle (criminal and civil)

COUNTY: Hennepin

ATTORNEY: Doug Hazelton

OUTCOME: Court ruled that client’s blood test had been illegally obtained and dismissed 2 of 3 charges. Client stood trial on the remaining “under the influence” charge and received a not guilty verdict. Implied consent revocation rescinded as well.

CASE TYPE: Criminal Sexual Conduct (criminal)

COUNTY: Hennepin

ATTORNEY: Debbie Lang

OUTCOME: Following defense investigation, State agreed to dismiss charges on the eve of trial following Attorney Lang's motion.

CASE TYPE: 4th Degree DWI (criminal and civil)

COUNTY: Anoka

ATTORNEY: Lee Orwig

OUTCOME: All DWI Charges dismissed and drivers license revocation rescinded based on Attorney Orwig’s argument that the stop of his client’s vehicle was invalid.

CASE TYPE: Gross Misdemeanor Boating While Intoxicated (criminal and civil)

COUNTY: Hennepin

ATTORNEY: Tina Appleby

OUTCOME: Jury trial resulted in Not Guilty verdict on all counts. Ninety day (90) mandatory sentence, fines and years of probation avoided. Boat also promptly returned to client.

CASE TYPE: Federal Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana (criminal)

COUNTY: Federal

ATTORNEY: Jeremy Kaschinske & Marsh Halberg

OUTCOME: Attorneys Kaschinske and Halberg were able to avoid federal charges for their client accused of transporting over 250 lbs of marijuana across state lines.

CASE TYPE: Criminal Sexual Conduct (criminal)

COUNTY: Pine County

ATTORNEY: Marsh Halberg

OUTCOME: Attorney Halberg successfully defended a man accused of sexual improprieties with his fiancés teenage daughter. Not guilty on all counts following a 2-week jury trial.

CASE TYPE: Assault Police Officer/Obstructing Legal Process/Disorderly Conduct (criminal)

COUNTY: Hennepin

ATTORNEY: Debbie Lang

OUTCOME: Attorney Lang convinced prosecutor to dismiss all charges based upon extensive investigation of the case.

CASE TYPE: 5th Degree Controlled Substance (criminal)

COUNTY: Hennepin County

ATTORNEY: Jeremy Kaschinske

OUTCOME: No charges were brought against client after the drug task force found 1 pound marijuana with client. Attorney Kaschinsk convinced the drug task force that their case was too weak to proceed in court.

CASE TYPE: Expungement (criminal)

COUNTY: Hennepin

ATTORNEY: Christina Zauhar

OUTCOME: Successful full expungement of client’s records relating to domestic assault allegations.

CASE TYPE: 5th Degree Possession of Controlled Substance (criminal)

COUNTY: Dakota

ATTORNEY: Eric Nelson

OUTCOME: Jury acquitted defendant, charged with possession of cocaine, on all charges.

CASE TYPE: Displaying Revoked Plates (criminal and civil)

COUNTY: Washington

ATTORNEY: Dave Risk

OUTCOME: Attorney Risk was able to convince prosecutor to dismiss case in its entirety with no fine or costs or plea.

CASE TYPE: 1st Degree Felony DWI (criminal)

COUNTY: Hennepin

ATTORNEY: Debbie Lang

OUTCOME: Motion to Dismiss granted by the Court. Felony DWI charges completely dismissed.

CASE TYPE: Domestic Assault (criminal)

COUNTY: Hennepin

ATTORNEY: Lee Orwig

OUTCOME: Domestic assault charges were completely dismissed against Attorney Orwig’s client after Orwig argued that the prosecution did not have enough evidence to move forward on the eve of trial.

CASE TYPE: Felony Strangulation (criminal)

COUNTY: Itasca County

ATTORNEY: Tina Appleby

OUTCOME: Client only convicted of disorderly conduct. Order preventing client from possessing firearms vacated.

CASE TYPE: DWI, B-Card Violation (Civil)

COUNTY: Anoka

ATTORNEY: Doug Hazelton

OUTCOME: After Attorney Hazelton argued the officers coerced client’s breath test, the Court rescinded the revocation of client’s drivers license.

CASE TYPE: Felony Insurance Fraud (criminal)

COUNTY: Anoka

ATTORNEY: Debbie Lang

OUTCOME: Following contested omnibus hearing the State dismissed the charges in their entirety.

CASE TYPE: Criminal Sexual Conduct (criminal)

COUNTY: Martin

ATTORNEY: Marsh Halberg

OUTCOME: A Martin County man accused of criminal sexual conduct by his teenage stepdaughter was found not guilty at trial.

CASE TYPE: License Revocation (civil)

COUNTY: Hennepin

ATTORNEY: Dave Risk

OUTCOME: License revocation rescinded in favor of client who drove with a BAC above .08 within 2 hours of driving.

CASE TYPE: 2nd Degree Manslaughter (criminal)

COUNTY: Anoka

ATTORNEY: Tina Appleby

OUTCOME: Downward dispositional departure granted to Attorney Appleby’s client. Went from years in prison to months in local jail.

CASE TYPE: 3rd Degree Test Refusal (civil)

COUNTY: Hennepin

ATTORNEY: Eric Nelson

OUTCOME: Court rescinded license revocation for test refusal finding that the arresting officer lacked suspicion to stop vehicle and therefore there was insufficient probable cause to arrest. The criminal charges were also later dismissed.

CASE TYPE: Possession of Controlled Substance (criminal)

COUNTY: Ramsey

ATTORNEY: Lee Orwig

OUTCOME: Controlled substance charges were dismissed by State after successful negotiation by Attorney Orwig.

CASE TYPE: Gross Misdemeanor DWI (criminal and civil)

COUNTY: Dakota

ATTORNEY: Doug Hazelton

OUTCOME: Attorney Hazelton’s client was found stumbling in parking lot. His BAC was above .20. At hearing the Court rescinded the revocation the basis that he was illegally detained and questioned.

CASE TYPE: DWI on Snowmobile (criminal and civil)

COUNTY: St. Louis

ATTORNEY: Jeremy Kaschinske

OUTCOME: All charged were dismissed against Attorney Kaschinske’s client after Kaschinske convinced State there was insufficient evidence to proceed to trial despite client’s .11 BAC and admission he shouldn’t have been driving.

CASE TYPE: 3rd Degree Test Refusal (criminal and civil)

COUNTY: Hennepin

ATTORNEY: Christina Zauhar

OUTCOME: Attorney Zauhar’s client was acquitted of all charges following a trial. License revocation also later rescinded by Court.

CASE TYPE: Impersonating a Police Officer (criminal)

COUNTY: Blue Earth

ATTORNEY: Debbie Lang

OUTCOME: Following motions by defense, case dismissed in its entirety.

CASE TYPE: (2) Felony DWI Cases (criminal)

COUNTY: Ramsey

ATTORNEY: Marsh Halberg

OUTCOME: With client facing 2 felony DWI cases in Ramsey County, Attorney Halberg successfully advocated to keep his client out of prison despite the State’s strong opposition.

CASE TYPE: 5th Degree Assault (criminal)

COUNTY: Hennepin

ATTORNEY: Dave Risk

OUTCOME: Assault charges reduced to petty misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

CASE TYPE: Carrying Pistol Under Influence of Alcohol (criminal)

COUNTY: Ramsey

ATTORNEY: Tina Appleby

OUTCOME: Appleby insisted that various elements in crime could not be proved. Client pled to speeding and other counts dismissed.

CASE TYPE: Shoplifting (criminal)

COUNTY: Dakota

ATTORNEY: Eric Nelson

OUTCOME: In trial for shoplifting offense, Court granted Attorney Nelson’s request for judgment of acquittal finding that the State had failed to prove its case. Case dismissed.

CASE TYPE: 4th Degree DWI (criminal and civil)

COUNTY: Dakota

ATTORNEY: Lee Orwig

OUTCOME: All DWI Charges dismissed, drivers license revocation rescinded based on Attorney Orwig’s argument that the officer was not justified in stopping client for street racing.

CASE TYPE: Gross Misdemeanor DWI (criminal and civil)

COUNTY: Anoka

ATTORNEY: Doug Hazelton

OUTCOME: Attorney Hazelton successfully convinced prosecutor to dismiss case after obtaining copy of squad video that showed no basis for stop. License revocation rescinded as well.

CASE TYPE: 2nd Degree DWI (criminal and civil)

COUNTY: Dakota

ATTORNEY: Jeremy Kaschinske

OUTCOME: Client, facing 3rd offense in 10 years, receives no jail time, return of forfeited vehicle and rescission of plate impoundment order.

CASE TYPE: Expungement Felony Burglary (criminal)

COUNTY: Hennepin

ATTORNEY: Christina Zauhar

OUTCOME: Court granted Zauhar’s petition for expungement despite strong opposition. Client is now a public official.

CASE TYPE: Felony Assault (criminal)

COUNTY: Wright

ATTORNEY: Lee Orwig

OUTCOME: Theft charges will be dismissed without admission of guilt for Attorney Orwig’s client following a 1-year period.

CASE TYPE: Obstructing Legal Process (criminal)

COUNTY: Carver County

ATTORNEY: Marsh Halberg

OUTCOME: Attorney Halberg was successful in getting charges of obstructing legal process and disorderly conduct charges dismissed against his client. The Judge agreed with Halberg’s argument regarding the illegal entry into defendant’s home.

CASE TYPE: Domestic Assault (criminal)

COUNTY: Dakota

ATTORNEY: Dave Risk

OUTCOME: Charges dismissed entirely on eve of trial.

CASE TYPE: Sale of Controlled Substance (criminal)

COUNTY: Hennepin County

ATTORNEY: Tina Appleby

OUTCOME: Negotiation made for client to have no criminal conviction or jail if he has no similar offenses within year.

CASE TYPE: Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st Degree (criminal)

COUNTY: Dakota

ATTORNEY: Dave Risk

OUTCOME: Jury acquitted on all charges for defendant accused of sexually molesting teenage niece.

CASE TYPE: Implied Consent Revocation (civil)

COUNTY: Wright

ATTORNEY: Doug Hazelton

OUTCOME: At Implied Consent Hearing, the Court found that client’s right to an additional test had been violated and suppressed the results of the breath test and rescinded revocation of license.

CASE TYPE: 3rd Degree DWI (criminal and civil)

COUNTY: Hennepin

ATTORNEY: Jeremy Kaschinske

OUTCOME: Client accused of being in “physical control” with significant BAC (.21). All charges dismissed on eve of trial.

CASE TYPE: Domestic Assault (criminal)

COUNTY: Hennepin

ATTORNEY: Christina Zauhar

OUTCOME: Plead to disorderly conduct, remaining charges dismissed. No jail. Client will have clean criminal record after 1 year.

CASE TYPE: 3rd Degree DWI (criminal)

COUNTY: Anoka

ATTORNEY: Lee Orwig

OUTCOME: DWI charges were dismissed against Attorney Orwig’s client after Orwig argued that it was unfair to have his client with “memory problems” stand trial.

CASE TYPE: DWI 4th Degree (criminal)

COUNTY: Hennepin

ATTORNEY: Marsh Halberg and Lee Orwig

OUTCOME: Halberg and Orwig earned a not guilty verdict after arguing client consumed a large amount of alcohol after returning home and prior to police arrival.

CASE TYPE: Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st Degree (criminal)

COUNTY: Hennepin

ATTORNEY: Christina Zauhar and Marsh Halberg

OUTCOME: Following a “Florence Motion,” Halberg and Zauhar were successful in getting all charges dismissed against their client accused of sexual acts against his young son.

CASE TYPE: Forfeiture of Vehicle (civil)

COUNTY: Ramsey

ATTORNEY: Dave Risk

OUTCOME: $60,000 vehicle subject to forfeiture following DWI arrest returned to owner.

CASE TYPE: 2nd Degree Felony Assault (criminal)

COUNTY: Isanti

ATTORNEY: Tina Appleby

OUTCOME: Appleby presented evidence to support her client’s claim of self- defense. Case dismissed.

CASE TYPE: Terroristic Threats (criminal)

COUNTY: Washington

ATTORNEY: Lee Orwig

OUTCOME: Lee Orwig was able to successfully argue that the felony terroristic threats charges and domestic assault charges levied against his client were unfounded. The state ultimately dismissed the charges.

CASE TYPE: 4th Degree DWI (criminal)

COUNTY: Hennepin

ATTORNEY: Eric Nelson

OUTCOME: Dismissal of all charges based upon Court finding that Defendant’s right to counsel was violated.

CASE TYPE: Hit and Run (criminal)

COUNTY: Ramsey

ATTORNEY: Jeremy Kaschinske

OUTCOME: No charges brought after Kaschinske was able to show the client did not know he had struck another vehicle.

CASE TYPE: Misdemeanor DWI Charges (criminal)

COUNTY: Hennepin

ATTORNEY: Lee Orwig

OUTCOME: All DWI charges were dismissed against Attorney Orwig’s client after Orwig successfully argued that the stop his client’s vehicle was invalid.

CASE TYPE: .08 or more Revocation (civil)

COUNTY: Ramsey

ATTORNEY: Dave Risk

OUTCOME: License revocation rescinded based on Department of Public Safety’s non-compliance with court order reinstating license.

CASE TYPE: Order for Protection (civil)

COUNTY: Hennepin

ATTORNEY: Eric Nelson

OUTCOME: After contested order for protection hearing stemming from domestic assault strangulation allegation, court dismissed order for protection on the basis that conduct constituted reasonable punishment of a child.

CASE TYPE: Criminal Sexual Conduct 3rd Degree (criminal)

COUNTY: Hubbard

ATTORNEY: Debbie Lang

OUTCOME: Following strong defense investigation, Debbie Lang convinced the state not to charge the accused. Case over.

CASE TYPE: 5th Degree Controlled Substance (criminal)

COUNTY: Dakota

ATTORNEY: Eric Nelson

OUTCOME: Evidence seized from defendant’s vehicle suppressed due to invalid search warrant. Charges dismissed.

CASE TYPE: Expungement (criminal)

COUNTY: Hennepin

ATTORNEY: Debbie Lang

OUTCOME: Successfully achieved expungement/sealing of records regarding 2005 theft conviction.

CASE TYPE: Criminal Sexual Conduct (criminal)

COUNTY: Carver

ATTORNEY: Christina Zauhar

OUTCOME: Stay of Adjudication of Criminal Sexual Conduct allegation. No sex offender registry required. No conviction.

CASE TYPE: Gross Misdemeanor DWI Charges (criminal)

COUNTY: Hennepin

ATTORNEY: Lee Orwig

OUTCOME: All DWI Charges dismissed against Attorney Orwig’s client after judge agreed that a warrant was required prior to taking a sample of client’s blood.

CASE TYPE: DWI 4th Degree (criminal/civil)

COUNTY: Washington

ATTORNEY: Debbie Lang

OUTCOME: Revocation rescinded following successful challenge to stop of motor vehicle. Accompanying criminal case was also dismissed.

CASE TYPE: 5th Degree Possession Controlled Substance (criminal)

COUNTY: Hennepin

ATTORNEY: Eric Nelson

OUTCOME: After conducting review of discovery and defense investigation, Attorney Nelson was able to persuade county attorney that original charges were not justified. Case dismissed.

CASE TYPE: DWI and Leaving Scene of an Accident (criminal)

COUNTY: Wright

ATTORNEY: Jeremy Kaschinske

OUTCOME: Attorney Kaschinske was able to get DWI all charges against client dismissed prior to trial.

CASE TYPE: Felony Assault (criminal)

COUNTY: Wright

ATTORNEY: Lee Orwig

OUTCOME: Felony conviction avoided after successful negation with prosecutor.

CASE TYPE: DWI .08 or more

COUNTY: Stearns

ATTORNEY: Dave Risk

OUTCOME: License revocation rescinded based on coercion and improper advice from counsel.

CASE TYPE: Possession of Child Pornography

COUNTY: Anoka

ATTORNEY: Tina Appleby

OUTCOME: Jury trial resulted in Not Guilty.

CASE TYPE: DWI 3rd Degree (criminal)

COUNTY: Hennepin

ATTORNEY: Debbie Lang

OUTCOME: Despite prior conviction for DWI, Attorney Lang resolved this case by negotiating a plea to speeding. The DWI charges were dismissed.

CASE TYPE: Felony Controlled Substance Theft (criminal)

COUNTY: Hennepin

ATTORNEY: Christina Zauhar

OUTCOME: Facing more than 10 years in prison, Attorney Zauhar successfully resolved the case with a plea to 1 (of 14) counts; 30 days jail. No fine.

CASE TYPE: 2 Counts 1st Degree Burglary (criminal)

COUNTY: Rice

ATTORNEY: Jeremy Kaschinske

OUTCOME: Time served for both burglaries, local jail only, after motion to dismiss filed by Attorney Kaschinske. Presumptive 4 years in prison for one count only.

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