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  • Kelly Restores Firearm Rights for Client Convicted of Third Degree Burglary

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    Kelly Keegan’s client retained her after having a permit to purchase denied due to a 1992 conviction of Felony Third Degree Burglary in Anoka County. As this charge was considered a crime of violence under Minnesota State law at the time her client was released from probation, he became subject to a lifetime ban on possessing firearms. Although the Minnesota Supreme Court determined in 2020 that the Minnesota Legislature intended through subsequent amendments to the law to remove this offense from the list of crimes of violence, a judicial order was still needed to update Federal records. Kelly was able to obtain the appropriate paperwork showing her client’s rights were restored and then pave the way with the federal government National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) so her client can receive his permit to carry and purchase firearms without denial or delay.

    • Case Type: Gun Rights Restoration
    • County: Anoka
    • Outcome: Rights Restored
  • Kelly Expunges Three Criminal Convictions for Prominent Politician

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    Kelly’s client came to her for help after being threatened by political foes over old convictions in Dakota County for Check Forgery and Felony Theft, as well as an old conviction in Hennepin County for False Information to a Peace Officer. While Kelly’s client is open about the past, the client had since gone on to a prominent career in politics and was concerned that leaving the court records public exposed details of the offenses after she was contacted by political opponents with threats to thwart re-election. Kelly convincingly argued to the judges that her client had rehabilitated. The judges agreed, granting expungements of these cases so that Kelly’s client can continue a successful career without fear of dirty politics.  

    • Case Type: Expungement
    • County: Dakota and Hennepin
    • Outcome: Expungements Granted
  • Kelly Helps Nurse Accused of Diverting Opioids Get Her Career Back Through Expungement

    Charge(s): 

    Kelly’s client, a registered nurse, was accused of diverting narcotics by her employer and fired from her position. To avoid possible criminal prosecution, she entered into an agreement with the Minnesota Board of Nursing with requirements she was to follow during the suspension and reinstatement of her license. Despite abiding by the requirements and being able to again practice with a valid license, she kept losing jobs due to background studies performed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services. She also had numerous job offers withdrawn after background studies were performed and she was not able to pass. Kelly brought an expungement motion for her client in Ramsey County to have these records sealed and to override the disqualification with the Department of Human Services. Despite opposition from the Nursing Board and the State Attorney General, Kelly was able to convince the judge to grant the expungement to achieve her client’s goals. As a result, her client can now pass background studies and work in jobs of her choice in nursing.

    • Case Type: Expungement
    • County: Ramsey
    • Outcome: Expungement Granted
  • Kelly Negotiates Favorable Resolution for Her Client in Vehicle Forfeiture

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    Kelly Keegan’s client had his vehicle seized and subject to forfeiture as a result of a Gross Misdemeanor Second Degree Driving While Impaired charge. Through negotiations with the prosecutor and the police, Kelly was able to have her client’s vehicle returned though buying it back for half the value, avoiding a drawn-out court fight in order to get her client’s vehicle back into his hands as quickly as possible so that his family would have transportation.

    • Case Type: Criminal Forfeiture
    • County: Anoka
    • Outcome: Forfeited Property Returned
  • Kelly Restores Client’s Gun Rights So He Can Inherit Heirloom Firearms and Teach His Daughter to Hunt

    Charge(s): 

    When Kelly’s client was 19 he was convicted of Aiding and Abetting Felony First Degree Burglary in Hennepin County for entering a man’s home without permission so his brother and brother’s friends could assault the man.  As a result of this conviction, he was subject to a lifetime firearms prohibition. Kelly was able to demonstrate her client was not the main actor, and her client’s subsequent successes and rehabilitation were presented to the judge to show this was an isolated incident in an otherwise good and successful life. The judge agreed, restoring his rights so that he can take his daughter hunting, inherit his father’s guns, and attend hunting outings with friends and colleagues.

    • Case Type: Gun Rights Restoration
    • County: Hennepin
    • Outcome: Firearm Rights Restored

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