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.

Max Keller has won countless jury trial cases involving misdemeanors and felonies, sex crimes, and 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. Max is a frequent speaker at CLE’s and is often asked for advice by other defense attorneys across Minnesota.

Years of Experience: Approx. 20 years
Minnesota Registration Status: Active
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What to Do If You Have Been Charged with a Criminal Offense

Stay calm and compose after getting accused of a crime but not charged in Minneapolis, MN. Do not discuss the facts of your case with anyone, including your relatives and family members. Hire a criminal defense attorney with a demonstrated record of winning cases like yours. Your attorney will discuss your rights, guide you on how to cooperate with law enforcement within the legal boundaries, and build a solid defense strategy to fight the charges you could face in the future.
Expungement and sealing of records in Minnesota affect how your criminal history appears to government agencies and the public. The main difference between the two legal actions is that expungement permanently removes past arrests, criminal charges, or convictions from private and public databases, while sealing hides the criminal record from the public. Courts, government entities, and law enforcement agencies can access sealed criminal records.
Minnesota recently passed a public safety bill that brings sweeping changes to the state’s juvenile justice system. While minors sometimes run afoul of the law, the juvenile justice system seeks to account for the differences between children and adults. Therefore, while the penalties for adults convicted of crimes focus on punishment, those for juveniles are aimed at diversion and restorative practices.