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  • Writer's picturePeter Lindstrom, Esq.

Getting Your Minnesota Felony Case Dismissed Through A Motion to Dismiss

As a criminal defense attorney, every case presents a unique challenge—one that requires a strategic approach, thorough analysis, and persuasive advocacy. The art of legal writing often serves as the cornerstone of building a strong defense, and the success achieved through precise and compelling written arguments cannot be overstated. The dismissal of a felony case stands as a testament to the impact of exceptional legal writing in advocacy for the accused.

Felony Gun Case in Minnesota Example

The case in question involved a client charged with a felony firearm offense. The circumstances were complex, and the evidence initially appeared daunting. However, armed with an unwavering commitment to justice and a deep understanding of the law, I delved into the intricacies of the case, recognizing that the Defendant’s fourth amendment rights were violated and developed the best possible arguments to get the case dismissed. This memorandum got the case dismissed.

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At the heart of this defense strategy lay the power of effective legal writing. Here's how exceptional written advocacy played a pivotal role in securing the dismissal of the case:

1. Comprehensive Legal Research: 

Thorough legal research served as the bedrock of the defense. Every facet of the law pertaining to the case was scrutinized, allowing for the identification of relevant precedents, statutes, and case law that could be leveraged in our favor.

2. Strategic Motion Practice: 

I meticulously crafted a persuasive legal memorandum of law, articulating our legal arguments with clarity and precision. These documents weren't just pieces of paper; they were strategic tools designed to present compelling arguments that challenged the prosecution's case.

3. Clear and Concise Arguments: 

The ability to distill complex legal concepts into clear and concise arguments was instrumental. By presenting our case in a straightforward and understandable manner, we ensured that the judge could readily grasp the strengths of our position.

4. Highlighting Legal Deficiencies: 

Through astute legal writing, I identified critical weaknesses in the prosecution's case and effectively highlighted these deficiencies.

5. Effective Communication of Facts: 

Beyond legal arguments, our written submissions skillfully communicated the facts of the case from our perspective. Crafting a narrative that aligned with our defense strategy was crucial in shaping the court's perception.

60 months in Prison Turns into Not Even a Day

The culmination of these efforts led to a pivotal moment—a successful motion to dismiss the case. The client had been facing a mandatory minimum 60 month prison sentence. But instead the case was dismissed. That’s the power of arguments that are well formulated and vigorously advocated for.


The power of persuasive legal writing lies not only in its ability to articulate legal arguments but also in its capacity to shape outcomes. A well-crafted brief or motion can tip the scales of justice in favor of the defense, paving the way for the dismissal of cases that once seemed insurmountable. As a criminal defense attorney, I stand as a staunch advocate for the transformative power of exceptional legal writing in the pursuit of justice.


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