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  • Kelly Avoids Prosecution of Client Accused of Criminal Sexual Conduct


    Kelly’s client, a masseuse, hired her after being accused of sexual conduct with a client in Maple Grove. He denied the accusations and maintained his innocence. Kelly had multiple conversations with the investigating detective and prosecuting attorney to keep her client informed and potentially sway the outcome. Ultimately, prosecutors declined to prosecute and closed the case. Kelly’s client may now once again work in his chosen profession as a masseuse without the fear of criminal prosecution hanging over his head.

    • Case Type: Preliminary: Criminal Sexual Conduct
    • County: Hennepin
    • Outcome: No Prosecution
  • Kelly’s Client Acquitted in Jury Trial for Felony Assault with a Dangerous Weapon


    In January 2022, Kelly’s client got into a heated argument with his wife. Police were called by the wife’s family to do a welfare check, which resulted in Felony Second Degree Assault charges being filed against Kelly’s client for allegedly attacking his wife with a knife. Despite facts showing the wife had a tendency to overreact to situations, the prosecutor decided he had to ‘protect’ her and refused to offer reasonable settlement. Kelly’s client, with Kelly’s advice and confidence in his case, decided to present the case to a Scott County jury despite the client facing a possible felony conviction, the ruin of his career as a financial executive, and a possible prison sentence. Over the course of two weeks, Kelly presented evidence to show that the prosecutor’s characterization of the events was over dramatized. The jury agreed, acquitting her client of all charges allowing her client to walk out of the courthouse a free man.

    • Case Type: Felony Second Degree Assault
    • County: Scott
    • Outcome: Acquitted
  • Kelly Gets Continuance for Dismissal for Juvenile Client Who Stabs Brother


    Kelly’s client, a 16-year-old high school student and star athlete, got into a typical sibling argument with her younger brother, but it turned violent when she grabbed a chef’s knife and slashed him several times, resulting in a gaping wound and several stiches. She was charged in Dakota County Juvenile Court with domestic assault. Kelly brought forth important context to the case, for example, that her client had recently started taking prescribed medication for seizures that made her mood uncharacteristically volatile. Ultimately, Kelly was able to negotiate a continuance for dismissal, where the client did not plead guilty nor admit any guilt, and the charge will be dismissed after six months as long as her client continues with therapy and counseling.  Kelly’s client and her parents were relieved by this resolution and her client is now able to focus on school, therapy, sports, and repairing her relationship with her brother.

    • Case Type: Domestic Assault
    • County: Dakota
    • Outcome: Continuance for Dismissal
  • Kelly Restores Firearm Rights for Client Convicted of Felony First Degree Arson


    When Kelly’s client was in high school, a revenge prank involving using gasoline to light a woman’s patio furniture on fire led to a Felony First Degree Arson conviction in Ramsey County and resulted in a lifetime prohibition on possessing firearms. Since that time, Kelly’s client went to college, worked for the Department of Natural Resources, got his MBA and became a successful consultant at an engineering firm. Kelly brought her client’s rehabilitation and successes to the judge’s attention and successfully convinced him to restore her client’s rights. Her client is now able to hunt duck and pheasant once again, something he hasn’t been able to do since high school.

    • Case Type: Gun Rights Restoration
    • County: Ramsey
    • Outcome: Rights Restored
  • Three Clients Granted Pardon Extraordinary by Minnesota Board of Pardons


    Kelly Keegan had three clients granted pardon extraordinaries by the Minnesota Pardon Board at their Spring 2022 meeting. One client, a successful insurance executive, retained Kelly to represent him in obtaining a pardon for a 1992 conviction for Felony Fourth Degree Controlled Substance. Another, a retired executive whose conviction had hung over him for decades, hired Kelly to help him obtain a pardon for a 1974 Felony Theft Conviction. The third, a prominent union president, retained Kelly for pardons of two separate 1993 convictions for Felony Possession of a Stolen Firearm and Felony Theft of a Vehicle. All three clients had gone on to successful lives and careers but were still held back and troubled by their convictions. Kelly helped her clients prepare stellar applications and prepare for the hearing. The three-member board, consisting of Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court Lorie Gildea, and Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, were convinced, voting unanimously to grant Kelly’s clients’ pardon extraordinaries at its Spring 2022 meeting.

    • Case Type: Pardon Extraordinary
    • County: Multiple
    • Outcome: Pardons Granted

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