Drug and DWI Charges Dismissed
Mike Brandt’s client was charged with Fifth Degree Drug Possession, Second Degree Test Refusal, and Introduction of Contraband into a Correctional Facility related to an incident that occurred in Fridley in January, 2016. The charges were felony level offenses and, if convicted, his client would have a felony on her record, she would lose her license for two years, her vehicle would be forfeited, and she would go to jail. In going through the evidence, Mike noted that his client was seized by the police without reasonable suspicion that she had done anything wrong. Mike carefully researched her issue and found several cases with similar facts that helped him challenge the constitutionality of the seizure. Mike filed a motion to suppress all evidence from the seizure of his client. Based on Mike’s arguments, the judge agreed and suppressed all evidence gathered as a result of the seizure, resulting in dismissal of all charges and the return of his client’s vehicle. This is an example of how a thorough understanding of the law, coupled with careful preparation, can help get an excellent result for our clients.