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  • Kelly Restores Gun Rights for Client with Felony Terroristic Threats Conviction

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    Kelly’s client was convicted of Felony Terroristic Threats in Mille Lacs County for making threatening gestures during a road-rage incident, leading to a lifetime ban on possessing firearms. The ban hit him hard as he was an avid hunter and expert bird-dog trainer and had hunted all his life. Kelly’s client came to her because he had continued to train his dog and dreamed of hunting again. He had tried twice in the past to restore his rights and had been denied both times. His third attempt would be his last. Despite the serious charge and State opposition to the reinstatement, Kelly was able to convince the judge that her client no longer posed a threat. At the hearing, the judge commended her client for his rehabilitation. His rights were restored and he may hunt once again with his well-trained bird dog.

    • Case Type: Gun Rights Restoration
    • County: Mille Lacs County
    • Outcome: Firearm Rights Restored
  • Kelly Expunges Client’s Felony Assault Conviction and Restores Her Gun Rights

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    When Kelly’s client was in high school she was called a derogatory slur by a classmate and punched him in the face in response, necessitating 14 stitches in his lip. She was ultimately adjudicated delinquent in Hennepin County Juvenile Court of Felony Third Degree Assault, which led to a lifetime loss of her gun rights. And, despite the fact  it was a juvenile proceeding, in Minnesota, if you are age 16 or 17 and charged with a felony offense, records of the proceedings and outcome are public record and can show up on a background check. The public nature of the conviction troubled her client as it was a constant reminder of harassment and discrimination, and it was costing her job opportunities. Despite the serious nature of the conviction, Kelly was able to convince the judge to both grant an expungement and restore her client’s gun rights, letting her client finally put to rest a painful incident from her past.

    • Case Type: Expungement and Gun Rights Restoration
    • County: Hennepin
    • Outcome: Conviction Expunged; Gun Rights Restored
  • Kelly Keegan Obtains Dismissal of Moving Violations, Drug Paraphernalia Charges; Restores Client’s Driver’s License

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    Kelly’s client retained her after being charged in Sherburne County with Driving after Revocation and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Her client was extremely concerned about immigration consequences of a drug-related offense after working for years to become a citizen. Upon review of her client’s record, it became clear he was also stuck in a vicious cycle of repeat license suspensions due to repeated driving after revocation violations, while at the same time needing to drive to get to work and support his family. Kelly was able to put together a detailed plan for her client to get his driver's license reinstated, and then was able to negotiate the dismissal of pending charges in Kanabec County so no new suspensions or revocations would be added. In Sherburne County, she was able to get the Drug Paraphernalia charge dismissed in exchange for a petty misdemeanor offense that would not be recorded on her client's driving record. The result was that her client was finally eligible to obtain a license after many years of ineligibility, and the cycle of racking up new charges related to driving without a valid license was finally stopped.

    • Case Type: Criminal - Driving After Revocation and Possession of Paraphernalia
    • County: Sherburne and Kanabec
    • Outcome: Charges Dismissed; Drivers' License Restored
  • Kelly Has All Charges Dismissed Against Her Client

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    Kelly’s juvenile client and his family came to her after being charged in Hennepin County with Felony Fleeing a Peace Officer in a Motor Vehicle and Felony Theft for allegedly stealing a motor vehicle and evading police in a pursuit. Kelly reviewed the police report and discovery and found a troubling fact – the sole identification of her client had been made by one police officer from across a parking lot based upon what the officer claimed was prior contact with Kelly’s client. Kelly probed further, making a discovery request for additional details or documentation as to how the officer recognized her client. In response, Kelly was contacted by the prosecutor who told her that all charges were being dismissed.

    • Case Type: Criminal - Felony Fleeing a Peace Officer
    • County: Hennepin
    • Outcome: All Charges Dismissed
  • Kelly Expunges Child Solicitation Charge

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    Kelly’s client, who was convicted in Anoka County of Gross Misdemeanor Electronic Solicitation of a Child, retained her to pursue an expungement. Despite the fact that child solicitation charges are generally difficult to have expunged, Kelly was able to convince the judge to grant a full statutory expungement. Her client, who lost his previous IT jobs due to his conviction and was unable to find a new one due to this conviction, may now apply for his dream job at a regional bank in order to support his family once again.

    • Case Type: Expungement
    • County: Anoka
    • Outcome: Expungement Granted

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