No conviction for Harassment Order Violation

On July 17, 2013 in Hennepin County, Minnesota, Mr. Peterson obtained a plea agreement for his client known as a continuance for dismissal on charges of violating a harassment restraining order.  This is one of the best results a defendant can get in a criminal case.  The defendant is not required to enter a plea of guilty.  Rather, the case is suspended for a period of time under certain conditions.  If the defendant fulfills those conditions, the matter is dismissed as though it never happened.

In this case, Mr. Peterson’s client was accused of contacting his ex in violation of a harassment restraining order.  The prosecutor alleged that his client had sent an email to his ex’s father, which was so-called “third party contact”.  However, Mr. Peterson showed the prosecutor that his client did not intend to have the father contact his ex on his behalf.  He also showed that his client’s statements were too vague and ambiguous to be construed as such.  The prosecutor agreed and suspended the case on the condition he abide by the restraining order in the future.

Just because you have been charged with a crime does not mean you are guilty.  The State has to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt.  Mr. Peterson has the experience and knowledge that will help you fight every aspect of your case, and get you what you deserve.

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