Domestic Assault Jury Trial Acquittal for Criminal Attorneys at Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys

The Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys just won a jury trial in Ramsey County Minnesota. Our client was charged with a misdemeanor domestic assault. His girlfriend at the time accused him of punching her and pulling her fingers backward. She also accused him of breaking her Ipad. He had four charges against him at the time of trial:

(1) criminal damage to property

(2) domestic assault (intent to cause fear)

(3) domestic assault (intent to cause bodily injury)

(4) disorderly conduct.

We argued self-defense and won on all four counts. The jury found our client not guilty of all four charges. The case had an interesting fact pattern, as we were able to bring into evidence the fact that his girlfriend was seen assaulting him the evening before the incident in which he was charged. Through motions in limine, we were able to show that the charged incident and the incident the night before were really one continuous event. On the evening before, there was a witness who saw our client’s girlfriend holding the client up against the wall. Meanwhile, she held his shirt in her fist.. She wouldn’t let him leave. We were able to subpoena the security guard from the apartment complex where the incident occurred. The guard testified that she was the one assaulting him. Through intense cross-examination, his ex-girlfriend testified that she grabbed him the evening before and grabbed him again the next day.

Through our client’s testimony and interviews with the police, we were able to show the jury that the Defendant was actually the one being assaulted. He testified that he pushed her arm away because she was grabbing onto him and wouldn’t let him leave. He also testified that he threw the Ipad off the side (causing it to break) because she was hitting him with it. The jury verdict was NOT guilty on all counts.

Criminal attorneys in Minnesota need to litigate and fight for their clients. Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys never gave up on our client and fought until the end. Max Keller is always willing to go to trial to defend his clients. In self-defense cases, it is important to hire a criminal attorney in Minnesota. A criminal attorney in Minnesota can gather all the evidence and show the jury the defendant’s side of the story. Often times, it is a “he said-she said” situation. It is important the witnesses and defendants feel comfortable testifying so that the jury hears the whole story. If you have been charged with domestic assault or any other criminal charge, contact Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys for a free consultation. Call 952-913-1421 today. Max Keller is a criminal attorney in Minnesota.

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
Bar & Court Admissions: State of Minnesota Minnesota State Court Minnesota Federal Court 8th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals State of Maryland

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