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Sometimes even the best people run into legal trouble. Whether you’ve been picked on a DWI/DUI charge, charged with drug possession or accused of assault, you need the expertise of a strong, smart attorney. Call on Naros Law to be your adviser, your advocate, your champion.

Naros Law is known as an experienced firm in DWI/DUI and criminal defense. We provide aggressive representation for our clients – representation that wins great outcomes.  Examples of results we have obtained for others include:

 

CHARGE:  Fifth Degree Domestic Assault (Misdemeanor)

RESULT:  All charges dismissed.

STORY:  In the heat of a moment of anger related to an argument with his spouse, our Client lost control of his temper and slapped his wife.  Soon after the incident our Client and his wife were able to reconcile their differences in marriage counseling.  We convinced the prosecutor and Court that our Client deserved to have this incident put behind him based on the steps he made toward rebuilding his family and reconciling his differences with his wife.  The Court agreed, and all charges against our Client were dismissed.

 

 

CHARGE:  Driving Under the Influence – Refusal to Test

RESULT:   All charges dismissed.

STORY:      Our Client had lunch at a bar and upon leaving was followed by a police officer for several miles.  The officer stopped the Client’s vehicle, not because of any driving conduct which warranted a stop, but only because he suspected the Client of having been drinking at the bar.  Our Client refused the officer’s request for him to take a blood alcohol test.  The officer did not have reasonable suspicion to pull over our Client, and Naros Law filed a Motion to Suppress all evidence of the traffic stop.  The Judge agreed, and all charges were dismissed.  Naros Law later had all records related to the arrest expunged, keeping the Client’s record clear of this unfortunate incident.

 

 

CHARGE:  Criminal Vehicular Operation and Driving Under the Influence.

RESULT:   Negotiated plea agreement – Client pled guilty to Driving Under the Influence, all other charges, including Criminal Vehicular Operation, were dismissed.

STORY:      Our Client was involved in a collision with another vehicle in which it was found that the Client had a blood alcohol content above the legal limit.  Naros Law was able to find the Client the treatment they needed to move their life forward in a positive direction, giving them the tools they needed to succeed.  Because there were no injuries in the crash, and because of our Client’s commitment to sobriety, the Judge and Prosecutor agreed that the best outcome for all parties was a plea to Driving Under the Influence, and dismissing the charge of Criminal Vehicular Operation.  While this event could have had a tragic outcome for an innocent person, it also allowed our Client a new lease on life, a commitment to sobriety that continues to this day, and a second chance.

 

 

CHARGE:  1st Degree Felony Assault, Driving Under the Influence, Carrying a Pistol While Intoxicated.

RESULT:   All charges dismissed.

STORY:      Following a 911 report of a person pointing a gun at another in an apartment building hallway, police searched the apartment complex and found our Client sitting in his vehicle in the underground garage.  Our Client was assumed to be the person reported as he had a concealed carry permit and pistol on him at the time of the arrest.  After Naros Law’s extensive investigation into the alleged facts, we found significant lack of evidence, contradicting witness testimony, and issues with the stop and arrest of our Client.  All charges were dismissed.

 

 

CHARGE:  3rd Degree Driving Under the Influence (Refusal to Test), 4th Degree Driving Under the Influence, Carrying a Pistol While Under the Influence.

RESULT:  Negotiated plea agreement – Client pled guilty to Carrying a Pistol While Under the Influence, all other charges were dismissed.

STORY:  This case was recharged from the circumstances surrounding the above case where our Client was accused of pointing a gun at another person in an apartment building hallway.  Police found our Client sitting in his vehicle in the underground garage.  Prosecutors did not have evidence that the alleged assault occurred, and so recharged this case pursuing the Driving Under the Influence charges.  Naros Law was able to convince the Prosecutor that after the previous case was dismissed, they did not have enough evidence to pursue a case of Driving Under the Influence.  The Prosecutor agreed to drop the DWI charges and our client accepted a plea to Carrying a Pistol Under the Influence, a misdemeanor.

 

 

CHARGE:  Felony Terroristic Threats, Misdemeanor Domestic Assault

RESULT:  Negotiated plea agreement – Client pled guilty to all charges, but was sentenced with a Continuance for Dismissal.

STORY:  Our client was charged with terroristic threats and domestic assault following an argument at his home.  Naros Law recognized our Client’s need for intervention of a substance abuse issue, and was able to get him the help he needed to fully address his disorder.  Through treatment, family counseling, and anger management, our Client was able to repair his relationship with his family and demonstrate to the Court that he had made significant changes to his life.  The Judge and Prosecutor agreed that the Client deserved an opportunity to prove they are law-abiding by sentencing all charges under a Continuance for Dismissal.  This means that upon successful completion of probation and all aspects of the sentence, our Client’s plea would be dismissed, and a criminal conviction would not remain on their record.  This gave our Client incentive to do everything within their power to continue the positive changes they had already made, and to become a better person despite this incident.

 

 

CHARGE:  3rd Degree Driving Under the Influence

RESULT:   All charges dismissed.

STORY:      This case was another example of a police officer following a person just leaving a bar and not following protocol before making an arrest.  The officer alleged that the Client made a “late signal lane change” and based a traffic stop solely on that reason after following our Client for several miles.  Naros Law analyzed the squad video in detail down to the millisecond and found that the Client had appropriately signaled their lane change contrary to the officer’s statement.  The Judge agreed and dismissed all charges.

 

 

CHARGE:  Domestic Assault, Interference with a 911 Call, Disorderly Conduct, Driving After Cancellation.

RESULT:   Negotiated Plea Agreement – Client pled guilty to Driving After Cancellation, all other charges dismissed.

STORY:      Following a careful review of the police reports and interviewing witnesses, Naros Law was able to determine that the charges against our Client were not supported by any evidence whatsoever.  The Judge agreed, and all charges, except for Driving After Cancellation, were dismissed.  Client pled guilty to Driving After Cancellation and was sentenced to pay a small fine.

 

 

CHARGE:  Driving Under the Influence, 3rd Degree Damage to Property, Disorderly Conduct

RESULT:  Negotiated Plea Agreement – Client pled guilty to Disorderly Conduct (misdemeanor), all other charges were dismissed.

STORY:  Officers were called on our Client for being belligerently drunk in a local business and refused multiple requests by employees to leave.  Even though our Client was accompanied by a few friends, the responding officers determined that our Client had driven to the location despite any evidence supporting that conclusion.  While the Prosecutor was adamant that our Client plead guilty to Driving Under the Influence, we were able to demonstrate to the Court that those charges were not supported by evidence and should be dismissed.  After negotiations with the Prosecutor, our Client agreed to plead guilty Disorderly Conduct while all other charges were dismissed.

 

 

CHARGE:  Gross Misdemeanor Interference with a 911 Call, Driving After Cancellation, Domestic Assault, and Disorderly Conduct

RESULT:  Negotiated Plea Agreement – Client pled guilty to Interference with a 911 Call under a Stay of Adjudication, all other charges dismissed.

STORY:  Our client was charged with Domestic Assault and Interference with a 911 Call following a dispute at his home.  Removing himself from the situation, when officers made contact with our Client they also found that he had a cancelled license and charged with him with Driving After Cancellation as well as Disorderly Conduct.  Naros Law recognized that our Client had been living in a toxic environment, and enabled him to take the necessary steps in his life to improve the situation.  The Judge and Prosecutor agreed that our Client deserved an opportunity for a second chance because our Client was not too blame for the incident leading to the arrest.  In order to give our Client that second chance, the Court agreed to allow a plea agreement to Interference with a 911 Call while dropping all of the other charges.  Additionally, our Client was sentenced under a Stay of Adjudication, meaning that if they completed all aspects of their sentence without incident all charges would be dismissed and a criminal conviction would not remain on their record .

 

 

CHARGE:  2nd Degree Felony Burglary

RESULT:   Negotiated Plea Agreement – Client pled guilty to 2nd Degree Burglary with a Stay of Imposition.  Sentenced to 10 days community service, 29 days in the Hennepin County Workhouse (allowed to serve on weekends), and no fine.

STORY:      While under the influence of alcohol our Client and a few of his friends broke into a home that our Client previously resided at.  The evidence in this case was overwhelmingly against our Client, and included physical evidence and witness statements.  Naros Law sought to ardently defend our Client and give them an opportunity to seek treatment, prove remorse, and negotiate for leniency from the Court.  In a situation where hard jail time and prison is a normal outcome, Naros Law’s determination to prevent an otherwise good person from landing in prison convinced the Court that our Client’s mistake was isolated and should not ruin the rest of their life.  Our Client received that second chance.

 

 

CHARGE:  Obstructing the Legal Process, Assaulting a Police Horse, and Disorderly Conduct.

RESULT:   Negotiated Plea Agreement – All charges continued for dismissal.

STORY:      After a Vikings game our out-of-towner Client and his friends walked from the Metrodome to a restaurant in downtown, Minneapolis.  A mounted police officer, who positioned himself on a busy sidewalk with high pedestrian traffic, directed his horse in front of Client’s path, causing him to bump into the horse.  A nearby police officer saw the incident and immediately tackled, tazed, and arrest our Client – charging him with a number of crimes that were not supported by the facts.  Naros Law was able to convince the Prosecutor and Judge that the Client should not plead guilty to the charges, and negotiated a compromise where the Court sentenced our Client under a Continuance for Dismissal.  This means that if the Client successfully completes probation and fulfill their sentence without any violation, the charges would be dismissed.  This type of sentence allows people without criminal records and who are not likely to reoffend to prove to the Court that they are able to remain law abiding.

 

 

CHARGE:  Domestic Assault, Disorderly Conduct and Interference with a 911 Call

RESULT:   Negotiated plea agreement – Client pled guilty to both charges, but was sentenced with a Continuance for Dismissal.

STORY:      Our Client was charged with Domestic Assault and Interference with a 911 Call following an isolated and one time incident at the home.  Naros Law convinced the Court that our Client posed no risk for re-offending, posed no risk to the victim, and sought the help of a counselor, and was truly remorseful for what had occurred.  The Judge and Prosecutor agreed that the Client deserved an opportunity to prove they are law-abiding by sentencing both charges under a Continuance for Dismissal.  This means that upon successful completion of probation and all aspects of the sentence against them, our Client’s plea would be dismissed, and a criminal conviction would not remain on their record.  This gave our Client incentive to do everything within their power to make a real change in their life, and to become a better person through counseling and learning from their mistakes.

 

 

CHARGE:  Trespassing

RESULT:  All charges dismissed.

STORY:  Our Client was accosted by an overly aggressive police officer while standing outside of a bar.  The officer, apparently confusing our Client with another patron, berated our Client for returning to the bar despite never being asked to leave in the first place.  Our Client was confused by the officer’s conduct, and when attempting to go back into the bar to remove himself from the situation the officer arrested our Client for Trespassing.  After lengthy discussions with the Prosecutor, they agreed to dismiss all charges against our Client.

 

 

CHARGE:  Driving Under the Influence, Speeding (50 in a 30)

RESULT:   Negotiated plea agreement – Client pled guilty to Careless Driving, all other charges were dismissed.

STORY:      Our Client was stopped for speeding, taking a fast turn, revving his engine, and quick acceleration.  Police found our Client had a blood alcohol content of 0.11, which is over the legal limit of 0.08.  After an extensive review of the police reports, Naros Law found significant and material issues with the arresting officer’s version of the events, and the procedures used in testing our Client’s blood alcohol content.  Naros Law negotiated with the prosecutor to dropping the driving under the influence charge, and accept a plea of Careless Driving.

 

 

CHARGE:  Domestic Assault

RESULT:  All charges dismissed.

STORY:  Our Client was charged with Domestic Assault following an incident with their significant other.  The victim in this incident was not injured, and only incidental minor physical contact occurred during their argument.  After discussing this matter with the Prosecutor, they agreed that our Client should not need to plead guilty to Domestic Assault for what all involved parties and witnesses agreed was an accident.  The Court agreed, and all charges were dismissed.

 

 

CHARGE:  4th Degree Assault on a Police Officer (felony), Obstructing the Legal Process, and Fleeing a Police Officer

RESULT:  Negotiated Plea Agreement – Client pled guilty to Obstructing the Legal Process, all other charges, including felony Assault on a Police Officer, were dismissed.

STORY:  While standing outside of a bar our Client was observed by an officer on foot patrol to be very intoxicated.  When our Client reentered the bar, the officer advised him that he needed to go home due to their intoxication.  When our Client refused to leave, the officer asked for identification and soon discovered an active warrant in another state, as well as being on probation.  The officer asked our Client to sit in a squad car until their probation officer could be contacted to determine probation conditions, at which time our Client attempted to flee.  During the altercation the officers received several incidental injuries due to broken glass on the ground in the area.  After reviewing the evidence in this case, Naros Law determined that the officers did not have probable cause to detain or question our Client based on their brief observations of their intoxication.  Naros Law pressed forward with a Motion to Dismiss, and prior to the hearing the Prosecutor agreed to drop the felony charge.  Our Client was convicted of Obstructing the Legal Process, a misdemeanor, and received a minimal fine.

 

 

CHARGE:  Domestic Assault, Fleeing from a Police Officer, Criminal Sexual Conduct, Disorderly Conduct, and Terroristic Threats.

RESULT:   Client pled guilty to disorderly conduct.  All other charges were dismissed.

STORY:      Our Client was arrested following a false report of domestic assault.  Due to the Client’s immigration status, it was imperative that he not plead guilty to a violent crime or fleeing a police officer.  While the domestic assault charge was quickly dismissed, the Prosecutor maintained their stance that the Client should plead guilty to fleeing.  Naros Law’s diligent work, negotiation with the Prosecutor, and discussion with the Judge, allowed for all parties to come together on a fair result that kept our Client from being deported.  Client pled guilty to the Disorderly Conduct charge, kept his immigration status, and paid a minimal fine.

 

 

CHARGE:  Criminal Sexual Conduct and Domestic Assault – Violation of an Order for Protection

RESULT:  All charges dismissed.

STORY:  Our Client and their significant other had been having issues, and a year prior the significant other had obtained an Order for Protection against our Client.  After reconciling, the significant other informed our Client that the Order for Protection was lifted.  However, following an argument the significant other called the police with a laundry list of allegations a mile long, all of which were completely false and unsubstantiated.  When police arrived they found that an active Order for Protection was still in place, and our Client was charged with violating the order.  After exhaustive discussions with the Prosecutor, and providing evidence of the false allegations from the victim, Naros Law was able to have all charges against our Client dismissed.

 

 

CHARGE:  1st Degree Burglary and Trespassing

RESULT:  Burglary charge dismissed for lack of evidence, Client pled guilty to Trespassing.

STORY:  While intoxicated, our Client was given the address of a residence where a party was being held and planned on attending.  Upon arrival of what they thought was the correct address, our Client entered the porch area of the residence through the unlocked screen door and attempted to enter the home.  Unfortunately, our Client had the wrong address, and what started as an honest mistake quickly worsened to the point that our Client was charged with 1st Degree Burglary.  The people living at the home told our Client to leave several times, and due to the level of intoxication and inability to understand that no party was happening at the residence, our Client decided to remain in the porch area and waited there for his friends.  The homeowners contacted police to have our Client removed from their property.  When officers arrived our Client had difficulty understanding why they were there, or they were questioning his presence.  Our Client made several vague statements to the police that led them to the conclusion that he was at the residence to purchase drugs.  Because our Client had entered the property by opening the porch screen door, the police decided that the combination of his breaking and entering and attempted purchase of narcotics warranted a burglary charge against our Client.  While normally this would be a laughable situation, our Client was facing harsh consequences and the Prosecutor was not interested in dismissing the burglary charge.  After a Motion to Dismiss, Naros Law was able to demonstrate to the Court that the burglary charge was inappropriate and not supported by the evidence obtained by the police.  The Court agreed, and our Client later pled guilty to the much lower charge of Trespassing.

 

 

CHARGE:  Domestic Assault

RESULT:  Negotiated plea agreement – our Client pled guilty under a Stay of Adjudication, keeping the criminal conviction off their record

STORY:  Our Client was involved in an argument with a family member that led to police being called and a charge of Domestic Assault.  Naros Law was able to convince our Client that their chemical dependency was the issue that led to the argument in the first place, and helped them connect with the right treatment provider.  The Court saw the steps our Client was making in their life toward sobriety, and agreed to a Stay of Adjudication of the charges against them.  This meant that as long as our Client did not have another criminal charge against them over a certain period of time, the charges would be dismissed and the conviction would not remain on their record.

 

 

CHARGE:  Over Limit Fishing (Misdemeanor)

RESULT:  Negotiated Plea Agreement – Our Client pled guilty to Petty Misdemeanor Fishing Over the Limit, a non-criminal offense

STORY:  Our Client was found by DNR officers to have been over their fishing limit by hundreds of sunfish, and was facing a severe penalty based on the Prosecutors desire for our Client to be fined per fish.  Complicating the situation, our Client was also on probation on another matter and was facing a possible probation violation for their error.  Naros Law was able to convince the Court and the Prosecutor that our Client should avoid such a harsh consequence for what the innocent error our Client made of not understanding that even sunfish are subject to a fishing limit.  Naros Law was able to demonstrate that our Client learned a valuable lesson on the environmental impact of their poor choices, and our Client demonstrated they understood the responsibility of holding a fishing license.  Our Client received a more reasonable fine than what the Prosecutor demanded for their oversight.

 

 

CHARGE:  Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud

RESULT:  Client pled guilty but received only probation.

STORY:  Our Client was an unwitting participant in a wire fraud scheme involving multiple parties and millions of dollars in transactions.  Initially, our Client was seen by the Prosecutor as an integral member of the group, and wanted harsh penalties levied for their participation.  Through meetings with the Prosecutor, Probation, and the Judge, Naros Law was able to convince all parties that our Client was a minor participant in the scheme who was unwittingly dragged into it by the group’s ringleader.  Our Client agreed to plead guilty for their involvement, and received an appropriate sentence of probation.  Our Client avoided having to pay large penalties or serve jail time.

 

 

CHARGE:  Criminal Vehicular Operation

RESULT:  Client pled guilty with a Stay of Imposition

STORY:  Our Client was charged with Criminal Vehicular Operation after being involved in a crash while intoxicated.  Naros Law recognized our Client’s need for treatment, and assisted them in obtaining treatment with a program that was right for them.  The Court agreed to sentence our Client under a Stay of Imposition, meaning that upon completion of the sentence and probation the Client would not need to serve jail time or pay a fine.

 

 

CHARGE:  Felony Terroristic Threats, 5th Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct, Disorderly Conduct

RESULT:  Both the felony terroristic threats and criminal sexual conduct charges were dismissed.  Client pled guilty to disorderly conduct.

STORY:     Our Client was charged with high level crimes based on conduct alleged by an angry neighbor.  Based on the evidence presented, the Court agreed that those crimes should be dismissed.  Our Client pled guilty to disorderly conduct, ordered to pay a minimal fine, and avoided having a criminal sexual conduct conviction on his record.

 

 

CHARGE:  1st Degree Felony Aggravated Robbery and Solicitation of a Juvenile to Commit a Crime.

RESULT:   Negotiated Plea Agreement – Client pled guilty to both charges.  Sentence included 3 years probation, no fine, 142 days in the Hennepin County Workhouse with work and school release, and a stayed sentence of 48 months in jail.

STORY:      Our Client and a minor accomplice were accused of pushing a person onto the lightrail tracks in downtown, Minneapolis, and stealing their belongings.  While a security camera at the lightrail station caught the act, the video was inconclusive on how the victim ended up on falling onto the tracks.  According to our Client, and supported by the video evidence, the victim and our Client exchanged words and were about to start fighting at the lightrail station.  There was no video evidence that anyone caused the victim to fall and it seemed that the victim simply lost his balance during the altercation.  After falling, our Client and the minor accomplice took the victim’s belongings and walked away.  The victim was easily able to stand, and remove himself from the tracks long before the next train pulled into the station.  Because of our Client’s young age, their commitment to finish college, and dedication to their job, the Court gave our Client a second change by agreeing to stay a prison sentence.  This gave our Client an opportunity to continue college without much interruption and move their life forward in a positive direction.

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