In March of 2018, Nicole’s client was involved in a physical altercation while inebriated in Anoka County. As a result of the incident, Nicole’s client was charged with 4th Degree Assault, a Felony with a maximum penalty of 2 years in jail and a $4,000 fine.
In preparation for court, Nicole prepared a packet of information showing the client’s progress through treatment and counseling, since the incident. Nicole spoke with the prosecutor on the case and argued on behalf of her client and the progress he had made.
As a result of these efforts, Nicole was able to negotiate a resolution for the client to plea to a Misdemeanor Assault. In addition to avoiding a Felony conviction, Nicole’s client received no jail time, a shorter probation period, and a minimal fine.