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Minnesota Legal Defense Is A Law Firm With A Straightforward Success Record

Attorney Paul D. Sellers has built a reputation as an attorney who will fight for justice, protecting his clients’ freedom and constitutional rights.

Recent successful outcomes include:

Charge: Possession of Controlled Substances. Outcome: Dismissed.

Client W was arrested and charged with illegal possession of methamphetamine, a drug felony carrying a maximum penalty of five years in prison. After Client W retained Minnesota Legal Defense, Attorney Paul Sellers cited a line of cases dating back as far as 1886 to show that the government infringed on Client W’s Fourth Amendment rights.

Thankfully Client W retained the right attorney, one who knew the law and wasn’t afraid to fight. Case Dismissed!

Charge: Drug Sale/Possession. Outcome: Dismissed.

Client DK was arrested and charged with possession of narcotics and intent to sell, a felony which can incur a prison sentence of twenty years. Once Attorney Paul Sellers with Minnesota Legal Defense took the case, he was able to show that there were significant problems with the case, including chain of custody issues and questions about the reliability of the evidence.

At the first hearing after taking the case, Paul Sellers demanded a trial and informed the judge that his client would be pleading Not Guilty. As trial approached, the government chose to retreat instead of taking a loss on the battlefield. Case Dismissed.

Charge: First Degree Murder. Verdict: Not Guilty.

Murder, and attempted murder, are the most serious charges a defendant can face under Minnesota law. If you or a family member have been accused of Murder or Attempted Murder, call Minnesota Legal Defense as soon as possible. If you believe you are under investigation, it is vital to have an attorney at your side even as a suspect.

Client was indicted for First Degree Murder, facing life without parole. Attorney Paul D. Sellers took the case over from the previous attorney. After a two week trial, the jury found Client NOT GUILTY of First Degree Murder.

Court order for a not guilty verdict of first degree murder charge

Charge: Criminal Sexual Conduct (Rape). Verdict: Not Guilty.

If someone you know is facing a Sexual Assault accusation it is crucial that they immediately obtain an experienced trial lawyer to protect their legal rights. In Minnesota you can serve 30 years in prison on such a charge, and so you must have a powerful attorney experienced in winning these cases.

The client was charged with Attempted Criminal Sexual Conduct in the First Degree and Criminal Sexual Conduct in the Second Degree because a woman told the police she thought Client was going to rape her. At trial attorney Paul D. Sellers was able to point out the inconsistencies in the woman’s story and got her to admit that Client hadn’t even tried to take her clothes off. She had just assumed he was going to rape her because “that’s what men do.” The judge saw right through the false allegations and after the trial was over found Client NOT GUILTY on both charges. A win!

Court order for a not guilty verdict of third-degree assault

Charge: Terroristic Threats. Verdict: Not Guilty.

Being charged with Threats of Violence (formerly known as Terroristic Threats) can have devastating consequences on your life. Depending on what happens with your case you could be prohibited from doing certain jobs, from living certain places, from traveling to another country and even facing a lifetime prohibition on possessing firearms. If you or a loved one has been charged with Felony Threats (pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 609.713), it is imperative that you call Minnesota Legal Defense as soon as possible.

The client was charged with terroristic threats because a nosy neighbor overheard an argument between client and his step-father and called the police. Client admitted to calling his step-father names, but denied making any threats. Attorney Paul D. Sellers combined the recordings from all five 911 calls and presented the judge with a seamless timeline of the events. After reviewing the evidence, the judge concluded that the 911 caller was frustrated by the slow response time by police and began embellishing details to encourage the dispatcher to assign the call a higher priority.

The judge decided the 911 callers were not credible and found Client NOT GUILTY of Terroristic Threats. Another big win for Minnesota Legal Defense.

Charge: Simple Robbery. Verdict: Not Guilty.

If someone you know is facing charges of Simple Robbery (or Aid and Abet Robbery) it is crucial that they obtain an experienced trial lawyer to protect their legal rights. The penalty for this charge can be TEN YEARS in prison plus a fine of $20,000. Even if you have not been charged yet, it is important to have an attorney from the moment you believe you may be a suspect.

The client was charged with Aid and Abet Robbery because he supposedly matched the description of a group of malcontents loitering by the light rail station. However the only description that matched Client was that he happened to be wearing a green shirt. Through aggressive cross-examination and a thorough demonstration of multiple surveillance cameras, attorney Paul D. Sellers was able to show the judge that Client was just in the wrong place at the wrong time, wearing the wrong color shirt. The judge announced her verdict the moment the State’s attorney finished their closing argument. NOT GUILTY.

Charge: Malicious Punishment. Verdict: Not Guilty.

Being wrongfully accused of child abuse, assaulting a child, or Malicious Punishment, or any host of charges that involve a child as an alleged victim, can feel like the entire world is against you. As difficult as the allegations can be, the consequences of not having proper legal representation can be even worse.

Minnesota Legal Defense will aggressively defend clients charged with crimes like malicious punishment or facing child maltreatment allegations. Attorney Paul D. Sellers has handled hundreds of these type of cases and knows exactly how to protect those accused.

Client was charged with Malicious Punishment of a child for allegedly harming his child in a pharmacy store. The store manager called the police and said that he witnessed the assault and demanded that Client be arrested. Client was arrested in front of his daughter and taken to jail. At trial, attorney Paul D. Sellers demanded that the store manager hand over the surveillance video to see what really happened in the store.

The manager admitted that although there were other people in the store, somehow he was the only one who heard or saw the child abuse. Then he refused to show the video from the part of the store where he said it happened. The jury was horrified that he had falsely accused a wonderful dad. It was a very quick Not Guilty verdict for Paul D. Sellers and Minnesota Legal Defense.

Charge: Third Degree Assault. Verdict: Not Guilty.

If you or a family member have been accused of, or charged with, Third Degree Assault, it means the State of Minnesota believes an assault was committed whereby substantial bodily harm occurred. The penalty for this type of charge can be FIVE YEARS in prison plus a fine of $10,000.

Client was charged with 3rd Degree Assault after leaving a night club in downtown Minneapolis. Attorney Paul D. Sellers was able to show that the alleged victim was actually an aggressor and that there was another person at the scene who likely committed the assault. After a four day trial, the jury found Client NOT GUILTY of 3rd Degree Assault.