Third-Degree DWI; Test Refusal; & Obstruction of Legal Process Case Dismissed: 08/03/2012
- Date: 08/03/2012
- Location: Goodhue County District Court
- Charge(s): Third-Degree (Gross Misdemeanor) DWI (Minn. Stat. Sec. 169A.20.1(1)); Gross Misdemeanor Test Refusal (Minn. Stat. Sec. 169A.20.2); Gross Misdemeanor Obstruction of the Legal Process (Minn. Stat. Sec. 609.50.1(2))
- Result: The Prosecutor dismissed all charges prior to the contested omnibus hearing that Mr. Wilson demanded.
- Result Explanation: Attorney Thomas A. Wilson researched, drafted and submitted a pretrial motion to suppress evidence, and upon the event of suppression, dismissal of the case for lack of probable cause; and to dismiss the charges based on lack of probable cause; arguing both that the police officer did not have have reasonable articulable suspicion to stop his client; that the complaint failed to establish the necessary probable cause for the DWI charge; and that the police officer did not follow proper testing procedure(s). Mr. Wilson demanded a contested omnibus hearing for the court to hear these issue(s) and the prosecutor dismissed all charges before the contested hearing date.