Disorderly Conduct Charge for Viking’s Tom Johnson

Tom Johnson, a Minnesota Vikings player, was arrested for trespassing and disorderly conduct in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Both chargers are misdemeanors. In Minnesota, a misdemeanor charge can mean serving up to 90 days in jail and/or $1,000 fine. This has become a highly publicized case in the news. A criminal attorney in Minneapolis will be able to fight these charges of disorderly conduct and trespassing against Johnson.

Johnson was at Seven steakhouse in Minneapolis. Police used a taser and pepper spray on him. Police stated that he was uncooperative when he was asked to wait outside for his car. Johnson asked why he had to leave the restaurant when there were still other people inside. It was 2 am and the restaurant was closing.  An officer sprayed pepper spray at him when he was leaving the restaurant. He then decided to call a car service instead of driving his car home after he was sprayed. The police then approached him again and asked him for his id. Johnson asked the officer who sprayed him if he felt good about spraying him. The cop then threw his phone out of his hand and tased him. The police also hit his arm and hand. Johnson’s phone shattered and we was arrested for disorderly conduct. Additionally, Johnson was able to record most of the encounter. Johnson might also file a lawsuit against the police department.

Max Keller is a criminal attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has handled many disorderly conduct and trespassing cases throughout Minnesota. Max Keller just got a not guilty verdict for a disorderly conduct case in September 2014. Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys has two Criminal attorneys who practice criminal law in Minneapolis. Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys offers free consultations for individuals charged with crimes.  A criminal attorney in Minneapolis will be able to help you with your case and evaluate the evidence. Call 952-913-1421 today to save your freedom, your job, and your reputation.

He has won jury trial cases in misdemeanor and felony cases and in DWI’s and non-DWI’s. He is a member of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, which only allows the top 50 criminal defense attorneys in the state as members. He is a frequent speaker at CLE’s and is often asked for advice by other defense attorneys across Minnesota.

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