Gross Misdemeanor DWI Charge (0.20 B.A.C. or over) Dismissed: 11/15/2012

  • Date: 11/15/2012
  • Location: Hennepin County District Court
  • Charge(s): Third-Degree (Gross Misdemeanor) DWI (Minn. Stat. Sec. 169A.20.1(5)); Fourth-Degree (Misdemeanor) DWI/DUI (Minn. Stat. Sec. 169A.20.1(1)); Open Bottle Violation (Misdemeanor) (Minn. Stat. Sec. 169A.35.3)
  • Result: The Prosecutor dismissed the Gross Misdemeanor DWI charge and Open Bottle charge as a result of a plea agreement.
  • Result Explanation:  Mr. Wilson conducted a thorough pre-trial case investigation including obtaining a witness statement; obtaining and reviewing the squad car video; police dispatch log; police reports; implied consent documents and video; etc..  Mr. Wilson negotiated a plea agreement based on the witness statement he obtained (which included statements favorable to his client) and other evidence Mr. Wilson discovered during the course of the case investigation.  The prosecutor eventually agreed to dismiss the most serious charge (Gross Misdmeanor DWI – Mr. Wilson’s client tested at a 0.20 B.A.C.  level) and the Open Bottle charge in return for a plea to the misdemeanor DWI charge.  The client was sentenced to probation, no jail time, and a fine.

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Thomas A. Wilson | Attorney at LawThomas A. Wilson is a practicing Minnesota criminal law attorney. Mr. Wilson is owner of Wilson Law Firm P.L.L.C., located in St. Paul, Minnesota.View all posts by Thomas A. Wilson | Attorney at Law →