Client was stopped in her vehicle and was charged with DWI. Her driver’s license was also revoked. Attorney Knuesel filed a motion challenging the basis of the stop and filed a lawsuit against the Commissioner of Public Safety to vacate client’s license revocation and reinstate her driving privileges. After a contested hearing with the county prosecutor and an attorney from the State Attorney General’s office, Attorney Knuesel prevailed and ALL charges were dismissed an client’s driver’s license reinstated.
Client charged with 3 counts of Controlled Substance Sales after allegedly selling drugs to a police informant. Attorney Knuesel was able to negotiate an agreement that resulted in all charges being dismissed in exchange for client providing some information to law enforcement.
Client charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct in the 1st Degree. If convicted, client faced a presumptive sentence of 144 months in prison and the considerable likelihood of indefinite civil commitment. During the lengthy jury trial, the State called several lay witnesses as well as a highly paid expert witness who testified against client. Attorney Knuesel was able to discredit the State’s witnesses and convince the jury that the alleged victim was not credible. The jury ultimately returned a Not Guilty verdict.
Client charged with Felony Drug Possession. Attorney Knuesel identified a problem with the search warrant that led to the charges. After a contested evidentiary hearing, Attorney Knuesel and the prosecutor submitted written briefs. The Court adopted Attorney Knuesel’s argument almost verbatim in its order and granted our motion to dismiss all charges against the client.
Client, a scholarship athlete, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, a felony level offense. Attorney Knuesel negotiated an agreement the State in which charges against client were dismissed after six months of law-abiding behavior.
Client charged with Felony Domestic Assault, Felony Terroristic Threats and 2 counts of Domestic Assault. After Attorney Knuesel presented the State/prosecutor with evidence and witness statements that showed that client’s accuser was the real aggressor, all charges were dismissed the day before trial.
Client was charged with Domestic Assault, a charge that he denied. The State offered a plea deal that would have included an agreement for no jail time. After discussing the offer with Attorney Knuesel, client rejected the offer. Ultimately, the State agreed to dismiss charges if client remained law abiding for a period of one year.
Client was charged with Domestic Assault, an offense that can lead to a prohibition against firearm ownership. Client, an avid hunter, adamantly denied any assaultive behavior. Prior to trial, Attorney Knuesel provided the State with a statement from the alleged victim in which she stated that the entire incident was overblown. The State dismissed the charges against client.
Client was charged with Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance after a traffic stop. Prior to trial, Attorney Knuesel provided the State with a statement from the client’s girlfriend who stated that the controlled substance (a prescription medication) belonged to her. The State dismissed the charges.
Client was charged with Obstructing the Legal Process after he walked away from a crime scene contrary to an order from law enforcement. After a Court trial, Attorney Knuesel moved for a judgment of acquittal, citing a precedential case in which the Court of Appeals held that fleeing from police does not constitute obstructing. The Court dismissed the charges.