Dani’s Client Avoids Felony in Wright County
Date: January 2021
Case: Domestic Assault & Fifth Degree Controlled Substance
Attorney: Dani Peden
Result: Dani’s client was charged with Felony Fifth Degree Controlled Substance and Misdemeanor Domestic Assault in Wright County. Once hired, Dani immediately considered the potential effect these charges could have on her client’s employment status. Dani knew that if convicted, her client would have been barred from their current occupation by the Department of Human Services for an extended period. Her client’s main goal was to avoid this outcome. Dani began negotiating with the prosecutor and eventually was able to secure a deal where her client pled guilty to Misdemeanor Damage to Property with no jail time. In addition to avoiding a felony conviction, this outcome does not affect her client’s employment status.