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Jonathan Matthew Holson

Jonathan Matthew Holson

  • Domestic Violence, DUI & DWI, Criminal Law...
  • Minnesota
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Practice Areas
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI & DWI
  • Criminal Law
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Martin & Wagner, P.A.
- Current
Assistant Public Defender / Managing Attorney
Stearns County Public Defender
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
J.D. (2002) | Law
Honors: Cum Laude
Activities: Misdemeanor Defense Clinic, Appellate Defense Clinic
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Furman University
B.A. (1999) | Political Science / Philosphy
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Activities: Mock Trial, College Democrats
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Minnesota # 032503X
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Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Current
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Roving Instructor, Minnesota State Public Defender Trial Institute, St. Paul, MN
Minnesota State Public Defender
Small Group Facilitator, Sentencing Advocacy Institute, Brainerd, MN
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Roving Instructor, Minnesota State Public Defender Trial Institute, St. Paul, MN
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Legal Answers
208 Questions Answered

Q. In mn if a man is arrested for dv but the victim doesnt show will charges be dropped
A: No. The alleged victim will be subpoenaed. She could be arrested if she doesn’t show and there are ways to proceed without her by introducing her statements without her.
Q. Can I have a ticket dismissed if it has wrong information on tick
A: That is not a basis to have the ticket dismissed. Those sorts of errors happen all the time. You should think about challenging the ticket if you were not actually on the phone.
Q. What is certificate of representation and parties and affidavit of service by u.s mail?
A: The certificate of representation is a statement by an attorney that he or she is representing a party in a case. An affidavit of service by mail is a statement under oath that a party was served by mail with a document.
Q. I received a no proof of insurance ticket in January of 2019. I had insurance but couldn't find the card at the time.
A: It's unclear what exactly you are asking. Each time that you pay a fine on a no proof of insurance or driving after revocation, it is essentially a guilty plea. The revocation time frames on each offense essentially compound and get longer with each plea. I would follow the requirements of the work permit, because otherwise you may be looking at additional revocations. But feel free to call defense attorneys directly if you have more specific questions.
Q. Inmate in custody during the covid-19, yet, already demanded a speedy trail 3mths ago. what should they do ?
A: Continue re-asserting the speedy trial demand. This is something that an attorney can assist with. It’s unclear to me why the trial wouldn’t have already taken place since a speedy trial is typically within 60 days.
Q. Pulled over for speeding and issued multiple citations. Not sure the officer knew who he was pulling over
A: Ultimately, the officer only needs reasonable articulable suspicion to pul you over. There would be a police report and either dash cam footage, body cam footage or both of the traffic stop. It is impossible to know why you were pulled over without accessing that information. You can certainly request copies of the police reports and video footage yourself or better yet hire an attorney to review those items to determine the legitimacy of the traffic stop.
Q. If a ofp in minnesota is granted to one party but the judge agrees to rehear it is the order vacated from 1st hearing
A: The motion that you filed to rehear your request for an OFP would not address the issuance of her OFP against you. So to my knowledge, the OFP from the first hearing should still be in place. In any event, you would receive written notice if the original OFP was vacated or dismissed.
Q. What happens when you get an HRO on your neighbor? Do they have to move?
A: If the respondent to the HRO is within the distance restriction, then they are in violation of the HRO and can be arrested each time they are within the restricted area. It would be in their best interest to move at least until hearing occurs about whether the HRO is going to remain in place and if the distance restriction is going to remain as is.
Q. Yes can a person be added to a protection order during court without the respondent being properly notified or served
A: You could certainly file a motion to reconsider the addition of your daughter to your ex-wife's order for protection. I doubt that you will have much success refiling your request for an OFP since you showed up late. The Court system is not set up to allow for successive requests for orders of protection where a request was dismissed due to showing up late or not showing up.
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Martin & Wagner, P.A.
21330 John Millless Drive
Suite 201
Rogers, MN 55374
Telephone: (763) 425-6330
Rogers, MN, USA
Telephone: (763) 425-6330
Cell: (612) 401-5488
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