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Due Process Defense wins DWI & Implied Consent Cases – Dismissed & Rescinded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." 
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“Minnesota Gun Law” CLE Presented by Thomas Gallagher to Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice

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:
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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. 
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The Psychology of Juries < Book Review

New though it may be, psychology has much to offer trial lawyers when it comes to jurors and juries.  Each juror is an individual human being, and so, like all of us, can be better understood with cognitive psychology.  Cognitive psychology has mapped out to an impressive extent how individuals perceive events, make sense of them, recall them, and report them.  Juries, as groups, can be better understood with social psychology.  Social psychologists have developed the science of how people cooperate and come to decisions together.  Other branches of psychology can also be applied in the context of juror and jury research – all to the benefit of the trial lawyer.