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John Leif Fossum

John Fossum’s Legal Cases

9 total

  • State v. Ghinter

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Acquitted
    Description:
    Jury trial, client charged with Burglary and Felony Assualt. Acquittal.
  • State v. Larson

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Acquitted
    Description:
    Jury Trial, client charged with assault, acquitted, Rice County, Minnesota.
  • State v. Quinnell

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Sentencing Appeal, Downward Departure affirmed
    Description:
    Client was convicted at trial, sentenced below the state sentencing guidelines. State appealed requested harsher sentence. Minnesota Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court and upheld the more lenient sentence of the trial court.
  • Welfare of the Child of SLJ

    Practice Area:
    Child Abuse
    Date:
    Sep 01, 2009
    Outcome:
    Judgment in favor of party supported
    Description:
    Wrote Amicus Curiae brief on behalf of the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers supporting the mother's right to assigned counsel.
  • United States v. Lemon

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Upheld on appeal
    Description:
    Published case on the validity of a search warrant, in the United States Court of Appeal for the Eighth Circuit. Sole counsel from trial court to the court of appeals.
  • Patee v. Commissioner of Public Safety

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Jun 28, 2006
    Outcome:
    License reinstated, criminal case dismissed.
    Description:
    Implied Consent. Court found the stop of the client was improper and reinstated client's driver license after a lengthy hearing.
  • State v. Rowden

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Feb 08, 2011
    Outcome:
    Acquittal
    Description:
    Misdemeanor case, trial
  • Welfare of the Child of SLJ

    Practice Area:
    Child Abuse
    Date:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Outcome:
    Decision in favor of party supported.
    Description:
    Amicus brief in the Minnesota Supreme Court, written on behalf of the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
  • State v. Perez

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Oct 14, 1998
    Outcome:
    Dismissed
    Description:
    Client charged with theft, dismissed for no probable cause.