Dani Peden Negotiates Lesser Charge for Client with Stay of Adjudication
Dani’s client was charged with two counts of Misdemeanor Domestic Assault and one count of Obstruction of the Legal Process in Andover, Minnesota. These charges carried a maximum penalty of up to 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine, as well as a lifetime ban on firearms under federal law.
Dani’s client was accused of getting into an argument with his wife which escalated to the point where he allegedly pushed his wife to the ground and struck her with a shoe. Dani requested and reviewed the discovery in the case, which included video of the argument and photos depicting blood on the walls. Throughout the proceedings, Dani negotiated with the prosecutor. Dani’s client worked two full time jobs and a Domestic Assault on his record would have likely impacted his employment. On the morning of trial, Dani’s client pled guilty to a lesser charge of Disorderly Conduct with a stay of adjudication. This allows him to keep his record clean, so long as he’s successful on probation for one year.