Nicole’s client was charged with domestic assault in Anoka County after allegedly pushing his girlfriend down some stairs, threatening to murder her, and dragging her across his yard. Nicole’s client went to his first court appearance alone and realized he needed a lawyer. He hired Nicole and together they made a plan. Nicole conducted an investigation and learned the alleged victim...
Mike Brandt’s Client Acquitted of Gross Misdemeanor Violating Order for Protection Charge in Hennepin County
Mike’s client was charged with a gross misdemeanor Violating an Order for Protection for allegedly dropping off a bag of clothing for his child at his ex-wife’s property, who had an Order for Protection against him. In preparation for trial, Mike investigated the facts of the case, interviewed several witnesses, developed information about the geography of the area (including a...
Mike Brandt was successful in getting assault charges against his client continued for dismissal after his client was charged with Domestic Assault for allegedly striking her husband in the face and causing injury. In preparation for trial, Mike investigated the background of the relationship between the husband and wife and spoke with several witnesses who would be able to say...
Nicole’s client was drinking with his girlfriend and an argument broke out between the two of them. Her client was alleged to have pushed her multiple times, causing her to blackout, and causing damages to her home. Her client was later arrested for 5th degree domestic assault. Nicole hired a private investigator and took statements from witnesses. After negotiation with...
Mike Brandt succeeded in getting the charges dismissed against his client for Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident. His client had been charged with hitting a trailer in the roadway and leaving his vehicle in the roadway without notifying the owner. The police investigated the case and took a statement over the phone from Mike’s client—notwithstanding the fact...
Minnesota Continuing Legal Education has chosen Michael Brandt as its criminal law expert for a new website designed to assist new lawyers. This public service project allows new lawyers to ask questions to lawyers selected by Minnesota CLE to serve as an expert in a particular area of law. As the criminal law expert, Mike will be donating his time...
Nicole Nichols’ client was charged with theft for taking multiple items from a Wal-Mart. A secret shopper followed her around the store and she was arrested after exiting which eventually resulted in the city prosecutor charging Nicole’s client with misdemeanor theft. Once Nicole got involved in the case, she investigated the facts, showed the prosecutor that her client has no...
Nicole’s client was in the middle of a divorce with his ex-wife. Her client was alleged to have sent her 14 text messages after a court ordered no contact between he and his ex-wife through a harassment restraining order. In order to convict him of violating this order, the State is required to prove her client knew about the order....
Congratulations to Michael Brandt for being named a Super Lawyer for the tenth year in a row! Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This high achievement is awarded to less than 5% of lawyers in all of Minnesota. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a rigorous, multiphase...
Nicole Nichols’ client faced misdemeanor charges of domestic assault after an altercation with his girlfriend. After preparing the case for trial, Nicole met with the prosecutor and negotiated a favorable plea agreement that would keep her client out of jail and keep his criminal record clean. Her client was not ordered to serve any jail time and the domestic assault...
- Criminal Vehicular Operation
- Disorderly Conduct
- Domestic Assault
- Drug Crimes
- DWI or DUI
- Felony Offenses
- Gross Misdemeanor
- Gun Rights
- Juvenile Crimes
- Malicious Punishment of a Child
- Marijuana in a Motor Vehicle
- Obstructing Legal Process
- Order For Protection
- Petty Misdemeanor
- Possession of Firearm
- Probation Violation
- Sex Crimes
- Sexual Assault
- Traffic Violations
- Underage Drinking
- Underage Drinking and Driving