Felony criminal vehicular operation charge reduced to gross misdemeanor
Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson obtains very favorable result in criminal vehicular operation case. Ms. Torgerson's client was charged with felony 1st degree criminal vehicular operation, great bodily harm. He had allegedly driving a vehicular while under the influence of alcohol, and, had an accident, whereby his passenger was allegedly injured. A felony conviction would have worked potential havoc in his life, having immigrated to the United States as a child with his parents, attended high school in the Twin Cities, but not yet having become a citizen. Very fortunately, after approximately three (3) years of litigation, shortly before trial, the State agreed to reduce the charge to a gross misdemeanor. Important to note is that the plea agreement needs to provide for a stay of not more than 364 days, to avoid immigration consequences. Excellent work Ms. Torgerson!