MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Jan. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Minneapolis Defense Lawyer Hillary Parsons obtained dropped charges and the full restoration of driving privileges for a client who was charged with a Fourth Degree DWI in Ramsey County, a crime punishable by fines and up to 90 days imprisonment under Minnesota state law.
According to court documents (Second Judicial District, Ramsey County), Attorney Parsons was able to effectively argue that the arresting officer violated her client's constitutional rights during the traffic stop. In support of her argument, Parsons noted that the officer did not have sufficient legal basis to conduct a preliminary breath test during the investigatory stop.
Based on her argument, Attorney Parsons was able to convince a Ramsey County prosecutor to drop the charges against her client. Additionally, she filed a petition to rescind the license revocation by the Commissioner of Public Safety on the same grounds. In the petition, Attorney Parsons bolstered her claim with supporting evidence, including the fact that the arresting officer did not note any indications of driver impairment or conduct other field sobriety tests before administering the preliminary breath test.
After a contested hearing, the Judge sided with Attorney Parsons by concluding that the officer had no basis to request her client take a preliminary breath test and that the stop constituted an unconstitutional search and seizure. The motion to rescind the driver's license revocation was granted and the client had his driving privileges restored. You can read more about the case here.
Hillary Parsons is a criminal defense lawyer at Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A., a firm that represents clients Minneapolis and across the state of Minnesota after they are investigated or charged with criminal offenses, including DWI, federal crimes, and sex crimes, among others. Visit the firm's website here.
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SOURCE Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A.