State V. D.D. (Pine County 2016)
D.D. was charged with domestic assault and disorderly conduct. A military member with security clearance, his career was at stake due to the allegations. The first task was to get the judge to lift the requirement that D.D. could not possess any firearms while his case was ongoing. The judge agreed with our motion. This was important due to our client’s ongoing military duties. The second task was to clear D.D’s name. We set out by having our private investigator interview the alleged victim as well as a witness. After obtaining those statements and rejecting an offer to plea to disorderly conduct and dismiss the domestic assault charges, the prosecution dismissed the entire case one business day before trial. As a result, D.D. was able to keep his clearance and rank. Most importantly, his name was cleared against a false and potentially damaging allegation.