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Due Process Defense wins DWI & Implied Consent Cases – Dismissed & Rescinded

Today Thomas C. Gallagher was successful in getting a Gross Misdemeanor DWI Refusal case dismissed by the prosecutor a few days before the scheduled Contested Omnibus Hearing.  Gallagher had filed a motion to dismiss due to the arresting police officers violation of the drivers right to due process and failure to vindicate her right to pre-test legal counsel.  The officer interfered with her efforts to reach an attorney by phone, then answered her legal questions including giving her legal advice which included "you won't get any jail time after you go to court if you refuse the chemical test." 

“Minnesota Gun Law” CLE Presented by Thomas C. Gallagher to Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, November 10, 2018

On November 10, 2018 Thomas C. Gallagher, a Minneapolis Gun Crimes Defense Attorney, presented a Continuing Legal Education course to about 50 of the best defense lawyers in Minnesota, the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice at the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The specific topic covered by Gallagher was "How to Restore Gun Rights After a Misdemeanor Domestic Crime Conviction in Minnesota," including:

Dismissal of Felony Domestic Assault Charges, Enhanced Based upon Priors

Minneapolis Criminal Lawyer Thomas C. Gallagher reviewed the client’s prior conviction record and compared it to the statutory definition of “qualified domestic violence-related offense convictions” in Minn. Stat. §609.02, Subd. 16.  The client had been convicted of Violation of a DANCO, under Minn. Stat. §518.0 1, subd. 22(d), but that offense was not one of those listed under the statutory definition of “qualified domestic violence-related offense convictions.”  The prosecutor had made a mistake and Gallagher caught it. 

“Defending Marijuana Cases,” CLE Presented by Thomas C. Gallagher to Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, June 15, 2018

On June 15, 2018 Thomas C. Gallagher, a Minneapolis Marijuana Crimes Defense Attorney, presented a Continuing Legal Education course to about 200 of the best defense lawyers in Minnesota, the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice 33rd Annual DWI Seminar in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Topics covered by Gallagher included: