On November 1, 2013 in Ramsey County, Minnesota, Mr. Peterson helped his client avoid a conviction for felony domestic assault by strangulation. The client had originally been represented by the public defender, who told the client that he had no shot at getting the charges dismissed. He told the client to take a deal that would convict him of a felony domestic assault, and subject him to up to 60 days in jail. He fired his public defendant and hired Mr. Peterson, who quickly went to work.
Mr. Peterson’s client was accused of strangling his girlfriend during the course of an argument. At first blush, the evidence against the client seemed overwhelming. However, Mr. Peterson went over the evidence with a fine-toothed comb and found that some of the evidence was obtained in violation of his client’s Miranda rights. Mr. Peterson sought and won suppression of those statements, which composed a large part of the State’s case against his client. Without those statements, the State offered his client a plea to a misdemeanor assault charge instead.
If you have been charged with a crime, you do not have to take whatever resolution the State gives you. You need an advocate to get you the best deal possible. Mr. Peterson has the experience and knowledge that will help you get you what you deserve.
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