Before deciding on which defense lawyer to call in the Minneapolis area, read or ask about past results in similar cases. Here are a few notable case results/victories that the Mankey Law Office has obtained for past Minnesota clients.
On January 27th of this year Mankey Law Office secured the freedom for a client charged with multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct in the Second Degree by forcing the State to dismiss all the charges. The State sought to introduce a video of the alleged child victim without requiring the child herself to testify. We were able to convince the Court that such a course of action would violate our client’s right to confront his accuser reasoning that a videotape can’t be cross-examined.
The Court agreed and insisted that the State either produce the child for testimony or dismiss the case. We were able to convince the State that such a strategy would backfire as the child’s testimony was wildly inconsistent. Another victory for Mankey Law and a tremendous relief for the very appreciative client.
Federal Court Jury Victory
Federal Court criminal sexual conduct of a child jury trial victory. The government enjoys a 98% conviction rate, however, calm but assertive cross-examination of the alleged victim and other government witnesses made it clear the 19 rapes could not possibly have occurred.
Dismissal At Pretrial Conference
Ramsey County assault with a dangerous weapon and terroristic threats charges were dismissed at a pretrial after a careful review of body camera and squad video. Mr. Mankey was able to convince the prosecutor that she couldn’t possibly prove her case because alleged victim statements were inconsistent with what was on the videos.
Nicollet County first-degree burglary amended to a second degree and then sentenced as a gross misdemeanor. Mr. Mankey argued that while all the elements of the offense were proven, this case fell outside the “heartland” of usual burglary cases and was able to obtain the lenient sentence that included no executed jail time.
Fighting Immigration Consequences
D.D. represented himself in a misdemeanor case, was convicted and placed on probation for one year. He was subsequently denied naturalization by an immigration judge because he had 9 more months of probation remaining. The immigration firm informed Mr. Mankey that they had 2 weeks to appeal the immigration judge’s decision. Mr. Mankey got D.D. discharged from probation in 48 hours. D.D. was subsequently granted his United States citizenship.
DWI (drug) victory in Washington County. The client had many medical problems and was prescribed many drugs, including opiates. Through the use of a pharmacological, Mr. Mankey was able to convince the state that even drugs that the client had in his bloodstream for which he did not have prescriptions were metabolites of his legally prescribed drugs. Prosecutor dismissed the case.
Sentence Reduction In Federal Heroin Case
Federal heroin distribution case where the defendant’s guideline sentencing range was 210-262 months imprisonment. Mr. Mankey was able to convince the judge to sentence his client to only 36 months.
Felon In Possession Results
Federal felon in Possession case with a guideline sentencing range of 10 years. Mr. Mankey negotiated a plea to a lesser charge with a statutory maximum of 5 years but then convinced the sentencing judge to vary downward to 50 months saving the client over 6 years in prison.
Hennepin County felon in possession jury trial victory. Police testified to seeing a gun thrown from the passenger side of a vehicle during a chase. Mr. Mankey’s client was the passenger but his fingerprints were not on the gun but the driver’s were. Jury acquitted in 14 minutes.
Felony To Misdemeanor
Sherburne County felony criminal damage to Property. K.D. was caught on video tape vandalizing a middle school in the middle of the night on the day his divorce became final. Even though there was irrefutable evidence of K.D.’s guilt, Mr. Mankey took the case to trial to fully explain why K.D. behaved so irrationally. The jury convicted but the judge after hearing the full story, sentenced K.D. to a misdemeanor.
Novel Approach To Avoid Permanent Criminal Record
K.W. embezzled more than what is allowable to be eligible for a diversion program. Mr. Mankey was able to get the county attorney to accept a pay down of the money owed to a level that made her eligible for diversion. She will have no permanent record.
Defense Of A Loved One
Sherburne County second-degree assault. Evidence that client hit a co-worker with a metal pipe was strong but Mr. Mankey tried the case and convinced the jury that his client was merely protecting his wife from the victim’s unwanted sexual advances. Jury acquitted on the second-degree case and convicted on a misdemeanor.