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Law Offices of Rodd A. Tschida
Rodd Tschida

401 N. Third St., Suite 300
Minneapolis MN 55401
(651) 303-4975

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Minnesota Criminal Laws (various)

   Minnesota DWI / Minnesota DUI - Driving While Impaired  - First Degree DWI  (Felony), Second Degree DWI  (Gross Misdemeanor), Third Degree DWI  (Gross Misdemeanor), Fourth Degree DWI  (Misdemeanor)

If you were arrested for DWI in certain counties, we are likely able to reinstate your license without you having to follow the conditions for reinstatement, including paying the $680.00 fee.  Instead, any license revocation would either be delayed (and often shortened) or overturned completely.    

CVI / CVH - Criminal Vehicular Injury / Homicide

  Drugs (e.g., Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Marijuana, etc.) -  First Degree Controlled Substance, Second Degree Controlled Substance, Third Degree Controlled Substance, Fourth Degree Controlled Substance, Fifth Degree Controlled Substance  -

   Assaults  -  First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault, Third Degree Assault, Fourth Degree Assault, Fifth Degree Assault, Domestic Assault

   Sexual Assaults - First Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct, Second Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct, Third Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct, Fourth Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct, Fifth Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct 

   Various Other Crimes -  Theft, Terroristic Threats, Disorderly Conduct, Burglary, Obstructing Legal Process, Fleeing Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle, Interference with 911 call

Minnesota Traffic Laws (various)

   Contest a Minnesota Traffic Ticket - Speeding, Careless and Reckless Driving, Violations, Driving without Valid License (DAR, DAS, DAC) - OCCASIONALLY A PROSPECTIVE CLIENT CHOOSES TO FOREGO PRIVATE REPRESENTATION ON A TRAFFIC TICKET BECAUSE OUR FEES OUR GENERALLY GREATER THAN THE PROPOSED FINES.  PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT OUR FEES ARE FOR ATTORNEY SERVICES AND TO ACHIEVE A DISMISSAL BY GOING TO COURT.  THIS HAS NO RELATIONSHIP TO THE FINES YOU PAY WHEN YOU CHOOSE TO PLEAD GUILTY BY PAYING THE CITATION THROUGH THE MAIL OR IN COURT, THEREBY DAMAGING YOUR RECORD.  MOREOVER, SOME TRAFFIC OFFENSES CARRY A POTENTIAL FOR JAIL TIME OR LICENSE SUSPENSION.  PLEASE CONSULT A WELL-QUALIFIED ATTORNEY IN YOUR AREA FOR SOUND ADVICE ABOUT YOUR SPECIFIC SITUATION.


NOTE:  OUR LAW FIRM DEFENDS AGAINST ANY AND ALL CHARGES BROUGHT IN THE STATE OF MINNESOTA, and our most served cities include:  Minneapolis, St. Paul, Minnetonka, Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina, Wayzata, Plymouth, St. Louis Park, Golden Valley, Eagan, Lakeville, Apple Valley, Farmington, Shoreview, Roseville, Maplewood, Little Canada, White Bear Lake, Stillwater, Oakdale, Woodbury, Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Maple Grove, Osseo, Crystal, Anoka, Blaine, Coon Rapids, Forest Lake, and others.

The links above provide limited information about a few criminal and traffic statutes in Minnesota and are not intended to be legal advice in any way, shape, or form.  You should consult a criminal defense lawyer in your area in order to receive proper legal advice or representation concerning your criminal or traffic matter.  As a result, you are encouraged to contact this law office or another competent criminal defense lawyer in your state.   

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Case Profiles

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 PERHAPS THE MOST IMPORTANT DWI CASE IN MINNESOTA HISTORY INVOLVING POLICE ENTRY INTO SUSPECT'S DWELLING HOME/GARAGE

Our victory in Haase v. Commissioner of Public Safety, 679 N.W.2d 743 (Court of Appeals):

From the Associated Press:  "A Minnesotan's right to privacy extends into the garage, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled in a case where a police officer blocked a Farmington man's automatic garage door from closing before stepping inside to question him about impaired driving....The decision addressed constitutional issues of appropriate search and seizure and determined that a person's right to privacy extends to his garage "because it is not impliedly open to the public." 

Recent Cases of Distinction:

DWI: 

W.W. vs. Commissioner of Public Safety (Isanti County District Court) (client arrested on lake for DWI in motorboat with motor idling, district court invalidates government's case in full, finding that a motorboat in operation does not include a boat being propelled by other than mechanical means)

N.S. vs. Commissioner of Public Safety (Anoka County District Court) (client arrested for DWI after being found by police in vehicle after accident, district court throws out government's case for failing to prove that client was the one who drove the vehicle, and for failure to issue a proper 7-day temporary license)

State of Minnesota vs. M.D. (Hennepin County District Court) (client charged with one count of Second-Degree Refusal and one count of Third-Degree DWI, jury acquits on both charges)

State (& Commissioner of Public Safety) vs. J.T. (St. Louis County District Court) (DWI Refusal charge and license revocation dismissed by court upon officer's failure to offer driver alternative test pursuant to statute, driver later resolves case without any conviction and return of seized vehicle)

State (& Commissioner of Public Safety) vs. J.N. (Dakota County District Court) (DWI dismissed after court overturned license revocation on constitutional grounds, where officer unlawfully opened client's passenger door in order to have contact with her but without legal justification)

State vs. M.S. (Ramsey County District Court) (DWI over .08 tossed out by judge due to improper 15-minute observation period prior to Intoxilyzer testing)

S.Z. vs. State of Minnesota (Washington County District Court) (old DUI conviction thrown out due to insufficient admissions of guilt, which shall cause State to undo its cancellation of client's driver's license as "inimical to public safety" for multiple DUI convictions)

Burglary/Arson:
State v. C.L. (Wright County District Court) (client charged with burglary and arson of commercial building; court granted our motion to dismiss entire case on the grounds of insufficient evidence)

Driving After Revocation:
State vs. T.L. (Renville/DakotaCounty District Court) (client hired us for two Driving After Revocations after representing himself in a previous conviction; client was able to avoid a conviction in both matters due in part to an obscure notice rule requiring the State to inform a driver of the expiration of his or her revocation period)

Drug Possession:
State vs. J.D. (Dakota County District Court) (felony drug possession dismissed due to illegal search of defendant's backpack); and State vs. L.G. (Dakota County District Court) (felony drug possession dismissed due to illegal search of defendant's handbag)

B-Card Violation: 
J.B. vs. Commissioner of Public Safety, (Hennepin County District Court) (State cancelled client's driver's license for three years on police allegation that he consumed alcohol in neighbor's yard in violation of his restricted license; district court reverses cancellation, finding insufficient evidence of consumption, as well as improper notice to client)

Aggravated (Armed) Robbery:
State of Minnesota vs. A.F. (Ramsey County District Court) (defendant charged with two counts of first degree aggravated robbery with presumptive guideline sentence of seven years in prison, sentenced to 60 days in local workhouse)

Vehicle Forfeiture: 
S.E. vs. Saturn Ion (Hennepin County District Court) (vehicle forfeiture dismissed against vehicle owner who, unlike driver, was not served with copy of notice of seizure and intent to forfeit vehicle)

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Law Offices of Rodd A. Tschida

401 North Third St., Suite 415, Minneapolis, MN 55401

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Minneapolis MN Criminal Defense Attorney


Law Offices of Rodd A. Tschida

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We have defended hundreds of people just like you who have been charged with DWI, traffic, and other criminal offenses in the State of Minnesota.  If and when you hire our firm, we do everything possible to ensure that the charges against you are dismissed or do not become part of your permanent record, and thereby subject you to jail time, heavy fines, job loss, increased insurance costs, license revocations, vehicle forfeitures, and increased future penalties. 

Our 3 most important tips to find the right criminal defense attorney


1) Hire an attorney who practices exclusively in the area of criminal defense.  Many firms and lawyers who advertise their criminal defense services also practice law in other areas, but this may not be obvious to the consumer.  Many lawyers have parallel websites and print ads offering non-criminal legal services, such as estate planning, immigration, personal injury, etc.   The area of criminal law is highly specific and daily exposure to it will often produce the most skilled and efficient lawyer for your dollar. 
 
2) Find a lawyer with a mid-range of experience in criminal defense (5-20 years).  The criminal law has changed so much over the past two decades that, in our opinion, it is actually a benefit to have an attorney that was not deeply involved in the practice of criminal law more than 15 or 20 years ago.  
 
3) Find a lawyer with exceptional research and writing skills.  Not all attorneys relish the thought of research and writing on your behalf.  The truth is that research and writing is very often the most critical ingredient for a successful disposition, such as the dismissal of criminal charges.  While the vast majority of criminal defendants have done something which society could deem morally wrong, guilt is often a product of very precise and sometimes obscure legal precedent that can escape even a competent criminal lawyer.     

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Attoney Profile


Rodd A. Tschida, Esq.

Law School:  Hamline University School of Law, 1999 (J.D.)

College: University of Minnesota, B.A., 1995 (Political Science) 

Member:  National Assocation of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Minnesota Assocation of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Attorney and Counselor of the Supreme Court of Minnesota

Biography:  Judicial Law Clerk, District Court of Minnesota (1999-2000); Instructor of Paralegal, Globe College

Appellate Cases: 

Published:  Haase v. Cmsr. of Pub. Safety, 679 N.W.2d 743 (Minn.App.2004) (officer's entry into driver's closing garage violates driver's fourth amendment privacy expectations, district court reversed);  Gaertner ex rel. Minn. State Patrol v. One 1999 Dodge…, 668 N.W.2d 25 (Minn.App.2003) (vehicle forfeiture); State v. J.M.T., 646 N.W.2d 886 (Minn.App.2002) (establishing State's appellate brief time requirement); State of Minnesota v. H.G.L. (certified question as to whether dismissal of firearm possession charges on entrapment grounds does not preclude future identical charge, answered in the affirmative).

Unpublished:  D.A.A v. Cmsr. of Pub. Safety, 2003 WL 1962031 (Minn.App.2003) (officer jurisdiction); J.B. v. State of Minnesota (case barred by Knaffla rule).  State v. J.M.T., 2002 WL 1614062 (Minn.App.2002) (officer's seizure of defendant in motel parking lot violates fourth amendment prohibition against unreasonable searches and seizures, district court affirmed); State v. M.L.D. (Minn.App. 2009) (despite jury's acquittal of defendant on both DWI charges, district court's conviction on uncharged third offense affirmed); Erickson v. Otero (Minn.App. 2010) (court of appeals reverses in our favor and awards costs to client); State v. A.V.G. (Minn.App. 2010) (acquittal of assault charges allows district court to expunge judicial records but not executive records where client was convicted of a separate charge of disorderly conduct in the same incident)   

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About Us

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At the Law Offices of Rodd A. Tschida, we have helped hundreds of people just like you who have been charged with a criminal or traffic offense in the State of Minnesota.  If and when you decide to hire our firm, we do everything necessary to achieve a dismissal of the case against you, so that you are not subjected to jail time, heavy fines, job loss, license revocation, vehicle forfeiture, insurance hikes, and the rest.   Due to our limited advertising, most people can afford our fees.  Yet, our services are second to none. 

We have a history of winning cases because of our unmatched work ethic.  We scrutinize all the facts of your case and apply our vast knowledge of Minnesota law to determine all issues relevant to your case.  In fact, other criminal defense lawyers with excellent credentials and a great deal of experience often consult our firm with regard to evidentiary and constitutional issues in DWI and other criminal cases.   We utilize our exceptional research and litigation skills to achieve the result to which you are entitled. 

It is, of course, also true that a number of our clients choose to plead guilty to some type of offense.  If you decide likewise, you can be rest assured of our experience in negotiating favorable plea agreements with countless prosecutors in the metro area and statewide.  We will also capitalize on an opportunity to be sentenced by a judge who has a history of fairness or leniency in cases like yours.       

And, unlike many firms, our clients will have the same skilled attorney throughout the proceedings, so you can remain confident that your attorney is knowledgeable about you and your case.  Our reasonable flat fee will guarantee you unmatched representation all the way through a jury trial, if necessary.  Of course, most of our clients are awarded a dismissal of the charges, or otherwise agree to a beneficial disposition, prior to trial.    

As with any legal case, there may be time deadlines which are running out on you.  For sound, straightforward advice, day or night, call us now for a free phone consultation at  (651) 303-4975

 

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Attorney Profiles

Rodd A. Tschida, Esq.

Law School:  Hamline University School of Law, 1999 (J.D.)

College: University of Minnesota, B.A., 1995 (Political Science) 

Member:  National Assocation of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Minnesota Assocation of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Attorney and Counselor of the Supreme Court of Minnesota

Biography:  Judicial Law Clerk, District Court of Minnesota (1999-2000); Instructor of Paralegal, Globe College

Appellate Cases:

Published:  Haase v. Cmsr. of Pub. Safety, 679 N.W.2d 743 (Minn.App.2004) (officer's entry into driver's closing garage violates driver's fourth amendment privacy expectations, district court reversed);  Gaertner ex rel. Minn. State Patrol v. One 1999 Dodge…, 668 N.W.2d 25 (Minn.App.2003) (vehicle forfeiture); State v. J.M.T., 646 N.W.2d 886 (Minn.App.2002) (establishing State's appellate brief time requirement); State of Minnesota v. H.G.L. (certified question as to whether dismissal of firearm possession charges on entrapment grounds does not preclude future identical charge, answered in the affirmative).

Unpublished:  D.A.A v. Cmsr. of Pub. Safety, 2003 WL 1962031 (Minn.App.2003) (officer jurisdiction); J.B. v. State of Minnesota (case barred by Knaffla rule).  State v. J.M.T., 2002 WL 1614062 (Minn.App.2002) (officer's seizure of defendant in motel parking lot violates fourth amendment prohibition against unreasonable searches and seizures, district court affirmed); State v. M.L.D. (Minn.App. 2009) (despite jury's acquittal of defendant on both DWI charges, district court's conviction on uncharged third offense affirmed); Erickson v. Otero (Minn.App. 2010) (court of appeals reverses in our favor and awards costs to client); State v. A.V.G. (Minn.App. 2010) (acquittal of assault charges allows district court to expunge judicial records but not executive records where client was convicted of a separate charge of disorderly conduct in the same incident)  

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