State v. R.L.L.

Felony Drug Case Dismissed (2017)

Our client was charged with Felony Drug Possession and Intent to Sell. We challenged whether the police officers had any legal reason to enter our client’s house and conduct an extensive search. The judge agreed with us and suppressed all evidence. Case dismissed. Click here to read the Court Order

The Charges:

Felony Drug Possession & Intent to Sell

The Outcome:

Case Dismissed

Pharmacist Drug Case Dismissed (2017)

Pharmacist Drug Case Dismissed (2017)

Ryan Garry represented a pharmacist who stole drugs from her employer. She was eventually caught and charged with a felony drug offense. After nearly a year of litigating the case, Ryan’s client resolved the matter with no conviction. Her record remains clean and she is back to work.

The Charges:

Felony Drug Offense

The Outcome:

Resolved with No Conviction

Incredible Dispositional Departure on First Degree Meth Case (2017)

Incredible Dispositional Departure on First Degree Meth Case (2017)

Our client had over 22 prior criminal convictions, all related to his 19-year habit of abusing meth. He then got charged with two felony First Degree Drug Charges, but due to an empathetic Judge, was released to an inpatient treatment center at his second court appearance. While in treatment, he turned his life around, finally…

The Charges:

Felony First Degree Drug Charges

The Outcome:

Departure and No Jail Time

Probation Violation

Ryan Saves Client Prison Sentence (2016)

Ryan represented S.J. on her fourth probation violation on a felony drug case. The government requested a very long executed jail sentence due to the client’s repeated failed drug tests and admissions to drug use. After an extended hearing where Ryan Garry proffered many mitigating factors, the Judge denied the government’s request and released S.J….

The Charges:

Felony Drug Charge

The Outcome:

Released From Custody

State v. T.S.

Not Guilty Verdicts on Drug Case (2016)

Our client was charged with transporting 87 pounds of high grade marijuana from California to Minnesota. Department of Homeland Security, FBI, and local law enforcement investigated the case and charged our client with felony level drug distribution. We fought the case at every level, and eventually took the case to jury trial. Federal and local…

The Charges:

Felony Drug Distribution

The Outcome:

Not Guilty

State v. P.V.

Felony Drug Case Dismissed (2016)

Our client was charged with felony drug sale. We challenged the conviction on multiple grounds, one of which was reason for the traffic stop and probable cause. Ryan cross-examined two investigators on the stand, one of whom refused to answer questions about the investigation. We argued that reasonable articulable suspicion needed to be “articulable.” The…

The Charges:

Felony Drug Sale

The Outcome:

Case Dismissed

State v. R.D.

First Degree Drug Case – No Jail Time (2015)

Our client was charged with First Degree Controlled Substance (Sale of Cocaine) for selling a large amount of marijuana and cocaine to an undercover police officer. This was his second felony drug offense and thus he was subject to the mandatory minimum sentence of 48 months in prison. Mr. Garry challenged certain evidence in this…

The Charges:

First Degree Drug Sale

The Outcome:

No jail time

State v. N.J.

First Degree Drug Charges Dismissed: Client walks free, avoids 86 months in prison (2014)

Our client was charged with First Degree Possession and Sale of a Controlled Substance (mushrooms). The criminal charges carried a presumptive prison commitment of 86 months (meaning that if our client, who had no criminal history, would have been convicted of the charges, he would have gone to prison for 86 months). On the date…

The Charges:

First Degree Drug Sale, Second Degree Drug Possession

The Outcome:

Case Dismissed

State v. T.J.

No Random Testing in a Felony Drug Case (2012)

Despite the government’s and probation department’s insisting on requiring Ryan and Elizabeth’s client to submit to random alcohol and drug tests for five years, at the sentencing hearing in Stearns County, Elizabeth was able to convince the judge not to impose this condition as a requirement of probation, saving the client hundreds of dollars and…

The Charges:

Felony Possession of Marijuana

The Outcome:

No Random Drug or Alcohol Testing

State v. A.M.

Expungement of First Degree Drug Case Granted! (2011)

The government wrongfully charged Ryan’s client with selling cocaine to an undercover federal agent. He was charged with First Degree Controlled Substance and his presumptive prison commitment was 86 months. Ryan and his investigators conducted an exhaustive and scientific investigation in the case, and proved to the judge that the DEA and FBI had actually…

The Charges:

First Degree Sale of Cocaine

The Outcome:

Expungement Granted