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Minnesota’s New Expungement Law

People make mistakes every day. Some of those mistakes result in felony convictions. Unfortunately, after working tirelessly to overcome past problems, addictions, and convictions, thousands of ex-offenders in Minnesota face barricades to employment and improved housing. Now, Minnesota’s new expungement law is offering new hope. What is expungement? Expungement is the process of sealing arrest… Read more »

1st Degree Drug case thrown out!

On May 26, 2014, Mr. Peterson helped a client get a first degree drug case thrown out.  First degree drug crimes are the most serious of all drug offenses in Minnesota.  A person convicted of first degree drugs faces a minimum prison sentence of 74 months; more if they have a criminal history. In this… Read more »

Christian Peterson in Top 100 Trial Lawyers!

On April 22, 2014 Mr. Peterson was informed that he was named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Minnesota according to The National Trial Lawyers.  NTL accepts less than two percent of all licensed lawyers in the nation as members; and membership is by invitation only. Candidates are assessed for membership based on educational… Read more »

Serious drug case dismissed!

On May 29, 2014, Mr. Peterson helped his client receive a complete dismissal of all drug charges against him.  The client had been charged with possessing a trace amount of methamphetamine, which police found on a pipe in his bathroom during a search.  The client had a prior conviction for drug crimes, meaning that a… Read more »

Client avoids prison for arson!

On May 1, 2014, Mr. Peterson successfully argued to keep his client out of all prison and jail time after a conviction for first degree arson.  First degree arson is the most serious kind of arson, which alleges that a defendant sets fire to a residential dwelling.  It is normally punished with a minimum prison… Read more »

Burglary charges dismissed!

On May 9, 2013 in Scott County, Minnesota, Mr. Peterson negotiated a plea agreement whereby the State would dismiss very serious charges of felony second degree burglary.  In exchange, his client would plead guilty to far less serious charges of misdemeanor criminal damage to property.  She would not serve any jail time, or be on… Read more »