Charges Dismissed:

Client was charged with Felony Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of a Hypodermic Needle, and Failure to Signal after a traffic stop. Attorney Knuesel filed a motion to dismiss based on the fact that the officer did not have a reasonable reason to stop client. Officer testified that he stopped client’s vehicle for failing to signal a turn while exiting a convenience store parking lot on to a public street. Attorney Knuesel argued that a driver is not required to signal while turning out of a private parking lot, citing a Minnesota Court of Appeals case to that effect. The Court dismissed all charges against client.