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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
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Minnesota
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Associate
Martin & Wagner, P.A.
- Current
Assistant Public Defender / Managing Attorney
Stearns County Public Defender
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Education
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
J.D. (2002) | Law
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Honors: Cum Laude
Activities: Misdemeanor Defense Clinic, Appellate Defense Clinic
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Furman University
B.A. (1999) | Political Science / Philosphy
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Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Activities: Mock Trial, College Democrats
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Minnesota # 032503X
Member
Current
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Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
- Current
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
- 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
Minnesota State Public Defender
Roving Instructor, Minnesota State Public Defender Trial Institute, St. Paul, MN
Minnesota State Public Defender
Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
135 Questions Answered

Q. What does Case type Crim/Traf Non-Mand mean on a traffic ticket.
A: That means that the offense is a petty misdemeanor. It only carries a fine and not potential jail time. You do not have to appear in court. You can handle this administratively. But be aware that paying the fine is the equivalent of pleading guilty to the charge.
Q. Should I hire an attorney for a Traffic misdemeanor citation received for not Yielding to pedestrian
A: Hiring an attorney certainly minimizes the consequences that you might face. But you have to weigh the costs of hiring an attorney vs. what it would cost to simply pay the fine.
Q. Need lawyer to do paper work for federal tort claim against bca and a agent have all evidence paper work .. there admit
A: It is unclear what your "federal tort" claim might be. Contact civil rights attorneys directly about this issue.
Q. When inmate Class D non violent crime should he file 75% or 85% time served to see if he's eligible for release
A: Credit for good time in Minnesota is 1/3. No sure about the reference to 85% or 75%.
Q. I was living in SC and was buying a car from my sister and I moved back to MN and she reported the car stolen, so I was
A: It is unclear from your question why the warrant was issued in South Carolina. More information is needed on how to best address both the warrant in South Carolina as well as the charge(s) in South Carolina.
Q. Does any citation to court requeires for a lawyer support?
A: Paying the ticket is an admission of guilt. There may be able way to keep this off of your record, but blindly going to court and pleading guilty is not one of them. Speak directly with an attorney regarding this matter. There are ways to keep if off of your record.
Q. what is control? and what is dominion? of a fire arm. can I as a felon go hunting with my son?
A: I'd suggest that this is all a very bad idea and not worth taking the chance of spending 5 years in prison. Stay away from firearms unless you want to go to prison.
Q. How the new 'changes' would effect domestic violence victims?
A: This is an incredibly broad question and impossible to answer absent more specificity.
Q. Job application crime question based on past sting deemed petty misdemeanor
A: The correct answer, if it is have you have committed a crime, is yes. The fact that it was resolved as a petty misdemeanor, which is not a crime, doesn't mean that it wasn't a crime when the offense occurred. Questions like this are very specific on the language that is used, so I would be clear on what exactly you are being asked.
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Martin & Wagner, P.A.
21330 John Millless Drive
Suite 201
Rogers, MN 55374
USA
Telephone: (763) 425-6330
Rogers, MN, USA
Telephone: (763) 425-6330
Cell: (612) 401-5488
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