Criminal Defense Outcomes

Felony Terroristic Threats Steele County Minnesota, Gross Misdemeanor Harassment 

Client was charged the crimes of felony terroristic threats and gross misdemeanor harassment.  Attorney Christopher Grove was retained and a not guilty plea was entered.  Attorney Grove challenged the sufficiency of the evidence and the court dismissed the felony charge.  A Jury Trial was held on the harassment charge and at the close of the State’s case the Judge granted Mr. Grove’s motion for judgment of acquittal and all charges were dismissed. 

Felony Theft by Swindle Scott County Minnesota

Grand Jury Indictment 

Client, a member of the City Council was indicted by a Grand Jury and charged with the crimes of felony theft by swindle and misconduct of a public official.  Attorney Christopher Grove demanded a contested omnibus hearing and filed a motion to dismiss all charges.  Following a contested hearing the trial Judge granted the motion to dismiss and vacated the Grand Jury indictment resulting in the dismissal of all charges.  The State appealed the dismissal and Mr. Grove defended the client at the Minnesota Court of Appeals where a three-judge panel affirmed the dismissal of all criminal charges and ordered the State to pay the attorney’s fees and costs associated with the appeal. 

Domestic Assault Scott County Minnesota 

Client was charged with the crime of domestic assault.  Attorney Christopher Grove filed a notice of self defense and a motion to dismiss all charges.  The court ruled that the client acted in self-defense and granted the motion dismissing all charges. 

Domestic Assault Isanti County Minnesota  

Client was charged with the crime of domestic assault.  Attorney Christopher Grove filed a motion to dismiss.  The court determined there was insufficient evidence that a crime was committed and dismissed all charges. 

Solicitation of Prostitution Ramsey County Minnesota 

Client was charged with the crime of solicitation of prostitution based upon conversations with an undercover police officer.  Attorney Christopher Grove entered a not guilty plea on behalf of the client and demanded a trial.  Mr. Grove successfully cross-examined the police officer and the client was acquitted of all charges. 

Expungement – Theft Hennepin County Minnesota 

Client sought to expunge a theft conviction in Hennepin County, MN.  Attorney Christopher Grove filed a Petition to seal all records.  Over the State’s objection Mr. Grove was successful in obtaining a favorable order from the Court. 

Cash Forfeiture Dakota County Minnesota 

Client was arrested for drug possession and the Drug Task Force seized all cash held by client and sought to forfeit the cash as proceeds from illegal drug transactions.  Attorney Christopher Grove challenged the basis for the forfeiture and following a contested hearing the court ordered the return of all cash and granted a judgment against the Drug Task Force for the costs of the court proceeding. 

Criminal Sexual Conduct Goodhue County Minnesota 

Client was charged with criminal sexual conduct following a complaint raised during a family/custody/visitation dispute.  Attorney Christopher Grove demanded a contested omnibus hearing and filed a motion to dismiss all charges.  Following Mr. Grove’s cross-examination of the complaining witness the Court issued an Order dismissing all charges. 

Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st Degree Dakota County Minnesota 

Client was convicted of a criminal sexual conduct offense that carried a recommended guideline sentence of 120 months in prison.  Attorney Christopher Grove presented expert testimony at the sentencing hearing resulting in a downward departure with no prison time. 

Criminal Vehicular Operation Dakota County Minnesota

Client was charged with felony criminal vehicular operation as a result of a vehicle/pedestrian accident. Mr. Grove discovered that the State’s investigators actually concluded that the pedestrian was at fault for the collision and the felony charge was dismissed with no jail time. 

Criminal Vehicular Operation Anoka County Minnesota

Client was charged with felony criminal vehicular operation.  Following a contested omnibus hearing the State agreed to dismiss the felony charge and client served no jail time. 

DWI and Implied Consent Dakota County Minnesota 

Client was charged with driving while intoxicated and the State revoked his driver’s license.  Mr. Grove filed a Petition for Judicial Review of the driver’s license revocation.  Following Mr. Grove’s cross-examination of the police officer the court determined that the officer had a mistaken belief that an offense was committed and ordered the State to reinstate the driver’s license.  The prosecution dismissed the criminal DWI charges. 

Driving under the Influence Dakota County Minnesota 

Client was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.  Attorney Christopher Grove filed a motion to dismiss all criminal charges.  Following Mr. Grove’s cross examination of the police officer the Court determined that there was no probable cause for the client’s arrest and dismissed all criminal charges. 

Terroristic Threats Dakota County, Minnesota 

Client was charged with felony terroristic threats.  Attorney Christopher Grove filed a motion to dismiss.  Following a contested omnibus hearing the court dismissed the felony charge.