Narcotics

NARCOTICS CONSPIRACY TRIAL, FEDERAL COURT 
2001
Jury Verdict: NOT GUILTY
Four men, three from Cuba, one from Mexico, were indicted by the federal grand jury. All four men were on audiotapes speaking of cocaine deliveries. My client, an illegal alien from Mexico, did not testify. The three Cubans were convicted. My client was the only one found not guilty. After trial he was deported.

NARCOTICS CONSPIRACY TRIAL, FEDERAL COURT
 2002
Jury Verdict: NOT GUILTY
Several men were indicted. All entered pleas of guilty except my client, an illegal alien from Mexico. My client went to trial. He had been paid $2,500 to drive a van from California to Minnesota. In the van were eight large suitcases. When he arrived in St. Paul, several men came out of a duplex and took the bags upstairs. My client went upstairs to rest and to eat. The men opened up the suitcases. They were filled with cocaine. Several women were weighing and bagging the cocaine. Police raided the home. My client was acquitted by a jury of all charges because there was no proof that he knew what was in the suitcases prior to his delivery of them. My client did not testify. He was not deported. He went back to California to his employment.

FIRST-DEGREE NARCOTICS TRIAL, RAMSEY COUNTY 1999
Jury Verdict: NOT GUILTY
My client was charged with possession of a pound of cocaine. We lost the motion to suppress the evidence and were forced to jury trial. The jury found my client not guilty of all charges.

SECOND-DEGREE POSSESSION OF NARCOTICS, RAMSEY COUNTY, 1999
WON ON APPEAL
My client was charged with possession of cocaine. We moved to suppress the evidence because the police executed the warrant without knocking and announcing their presence before breaking into the home. The District Court Judge denied our motion. We appealed to the Minnesota Court of Appeals, which reversed the trial court. All charges were dismissed against my client.

FIRST-DEGREE NARCOTICS CASE, RAMSEY COUNTY 2000
EVIDENCE SUPPRESSED, CASE DISMISSED
Police did a “knock and talk” and wormed their way into client’s home. Police seized a handgun and narcotics. We moved to suppressed for unconstitutional search and seizure. Judge agreed and suppressed all evidence. Case dismissed.

FIRST-DEGREE NARCOTICS CASE, RAMSEY COUNTY 2000
EVIDENCE SUPPRESSED, CASE DISMISSED
Police seized a large amount of narcotics. Evidence was suppressed because the police engaged in an unconstitutional search. Case dismissed.

FIRST-DEGREE NARCOTICS CASE, RAMSEY COUNTY 2001
EVIDENCE SUPPRESSED, CASE DISMISSED
Police seized a large amount of narcotics. Evidence was suppressed because the police engaged in an unconstitutional search. Case dismissed.

FIRST-DEGREE NARCOTICS CASE, RAMSEY COUNTY 2002
EVIDENCE SUPPRESSED, CASE DISMISSED
Police seized a large amount of narcotics. Evidence was suppressed because the police engaged in an unconstitutional search. Case dismissed.

SECOND-DEGREE NARCOTICS CASE, RAMSEY COUNTY 2005
EVIDENCE SUPPRESSED, CASE DISMISSED
Police seized a large amount of narcotics. Evidence was suppressed because the police engaged in an unconstitutional search. Case dismissed.

SECOND-DEGREE NARCOTICS CASE, RAMSEY COUNTY 2001
EVIDENCE SUPPRESSED, CASE DISMISSED
Police seized a large amount of narcotics after they viewed a transaction. Evidence was suppressed because the police engaged in an unconstitutional stop and seizure of my client. Case dismissed.

NARCOTICS CASE, ANOKA COUNTY, 2007
EVIDENCE SUPPRESSED, CASE DISMISSED
My client was caught with narcotics. We challenged the search. The judge agreed with us and suppressed the evidence. Case dismissed.

NARCOTICS CASE, SCOTT COUNTY, 2010
CASE DISMISSED
My client was charged with a first-degree narcotics case. The prosecutor dismissed the case near the trial date.

FIRST-DEGREE NARCOTICS CASE, RAMSEY COUNTY 1998
RESOLVED
My client was caught with 9 ounces of cocaine. We first got written assurance that he would not be indicted in Federal Court from the United States Attorney. Then, in State Court, we avoided an 86-month prison sentence, instead receiving a 6-month jail term.

FIRST-DEGREE NARCOTICS CASE, RAMSEY COUNTY 1998
RESOLVED
My client was caught with two pounds of methamphetamine. After losing the challenge to the search warrant, we were able to avoid an 86-month sentence in favor of a 4-month sentence in the workhouse. Client was granted work release and kept is high-paying job.

TWO MAJOR NARCOTICS CASES, ANOKA COUNTY 2008
RESOLVED
My client came to me when another lawyer had him plead guilty to a first-degree meth case. The sentence was to be 86 months in prison. I took over. During the pendency of the case, my client was caught again and charged with a second-degree meth case. That case carried a 48-month prison sentence. We were able to get a sentence of no time because my client completed treatment. He had to plead guilty and is on probation for the next 40 years.

NARCOTICS CASE, ANOKA COUNTY 2008
RESOLVED
My client was charged with first-degree possession of meth. The sentence was a 110-month prison sentence. However, received no time because he went into treatment. He is on probation for 40 years.

NARCOTICS CASE, CARVER COUNTY 2009
RESOLVED
My client was caught with three ounces of meth. The prison sentence was to be 86 months. We were able to get a 6-month workhouse sentence because he completed treatment.