Client was involved in a bar fight and was charged with Disorderly Conduct. The other combatant was seeking restitution for injuries sustained during the fight. Client asserted that his actions were nothing more than self-defense. Eventually, Attorney Knuesel convinced the State that the other party was the aggressor in the incident. The charges were dismissed prior to trial.
Client, a college student, was charged with Gross Misdemeanor charges of Furnishing Alcohol to Minors. Client, a law enforcement major, denied any wrong doing. While investigating the case, Attorney Knuesel obtained a statement from another party indicating that he, and not client, purchased alcohol on the night in question. The State dismissed the charges against client.
Client was served with an HRO by co-worker who claimed harassment in the workplace. After a contested hearing, the Court dismissed the HRO after finding that harassment had not taken place.
Client was accused of stealing from a charitable organization of which he was an officer. Client admitted that he had taken some money but that he had returned it all to the organization. At a contested restitution hearing, the State requested restitution in the amount of over $25,000. After a lengthy hearing, Attorney Knuesel was able to show the Court that client should not be responsible for the amount sought by the State. The Court ordered restitution of about $1,800. Client was very happy and grateful.
Client was charged with Felony Criminal Sexual Conduct charges. After extensive investigation and correspondence with the State, Attorney Knuesel was able to convince the prosecutor to dismiss the charges against client without the need for trial.
Client was charged with Theft from a local grocery store. Attorney Knuesel set the matter on for trial. Ultimately, the prosecutor was convinced that the charges were unwarranted. The case against client was dismissed “in the interests of justice”.
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 out of a convenience store parking lot on to a public street. Attorney Knuesel argued that a driver is not required to signal a turn out of a private parking lot, citing a Minnesota Court of Appeals case to that effect. The Court dismissed all charges against client.
Client was charged with Felony Possession of Controlled Substance after law enforcement executed a search warrant at his residence. Attorney Knuesel recognized that law enforcement had illegally entered the house in a manner that was contrary to law. After filing a motion to suppress the results of the search, a contested hearing was held. Through skillful cross-examination, Attorney Knuesel was able to expose the illegality of the actions of law enforcement. The Court granted the motion to suppress the evidence and dismissed the charges against client. The State filed a motion to reconsider. Attorney Knuesel argued against that motion which was ultimately denied and the Court’s decision to dismiss the charges stood.
Client was served with an HRO by the guardians of her child’s friend who claimed that she had harassed her child’s friend. Attorney Knuesel set the matter on for a contested hearing. At trial, Attorney Knuesel objected to the claimant’s testimony about what they had heard from others. The Court properly found that such evidence was hearsay and therefore not admissible. The Court denied claimant’s request for the HRO.
Client was charged with DWI. She was arrested after police watched her drive into her garage and, believing she was intoxicated, the officer entered the garage and initiated a DWI investigation. Client was charged with Gross Misdemeanor DWI and her license was revoked for one year. Attorney Knuesel filed a motion challenging the validity of the arrest based on the officer’s warrantless entry into client’s garage. The charges against client were dismissed and her license was reinstated.