Date: February 2020
Case: Criminal Sexual Conduct – 1st degree
Attorney: Danielle C. Peden
Result: Dani Peden was obtained as co-counsel to represent an individual who was charged with 12 Counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct and accused of sexually assaulting a minor over a period of several years in Isanti County. After lengthy discussions without a resolution, the case went to trial. At the jury trial, the alleged victim testified compellingly, and the State called multiple witnesses along with an expert. Dani called her client to the stand along with an expert, and other witnesses to contradict the alleged victim’s testimony.
After deliberating for just over an hour, the jury returned verdicts of not guilty on all counts. Dani could not have hoped for a better resolution for her client.