Patrick Cotter, Attorney

Criminal Defense
Case Victories

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Patrick Cotter, Attorney MN
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Criminal Trial Victories

Not Guilty Jury Verdict Washington County 2 Counts Kidnapping
Not Guilty Jury Verdict Dakota County Third Degree Assault, Child Endangerment (Client was found guilty of Malicious Punishment of Child)
Not Guilty Jury Verdict Hennepin County Felony repeated Violation of Order of Protection violation
Not Guilty Jury Verdict Hennepin County 4th Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct and 5th Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct
Not Guilty Jury Verdict Dakota County First Degree Witness Tampering and Threats of Violence (Guilty of Misdemeanor 5th Degree Assault)
Not Guilty Jury Verdict Washington County — 3rd Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct and 5th Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct
Not Guilty Jury Verdict — Dakota County — 3rd Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct (Guilty of Lesser Included 5th Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct)
Not Guilty Jury Verdict — Carver County — Obstructing Legal Process
Not Guilty Jury Verdict — Dakota County — 2nd and 5th Degree Controlled Substance Sale
Not Guilty Jury Verdict — Douglas County — Driving While Impaired – Under the Influence and Driving While Impaired over. 08 BAC
Not Guilty Jury Verdict — Dakota County — 3rd Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct and 5th Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct
Not Guilty Jury Verdict — Crow Wing County — 3rd Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct and 5th Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct
Not Guilty Jury Verdict — Dakota County — Felony Voter Fraud
Not Guilty Jury Verdict — Hennepin County — 2nd Degree Assault and Terroristic Threats
Not Guilty Jury Verdict — Wabasha County — Assault of a Vulnerable Adult
Not Guilty Jury Verdict — Scott County — First Degree Arson
Not Guilty Jury Verdict — Stearns County — Domestic Assault
Not Guilty Jury Verdict — Hennepin County —Attempted Second Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct and Kidnapping and False Imprisonment
Not Guilty Jury Verdict — Dakota County — 5th Degree Assault
Not Guilty Jury Verdict — Dakota County — Criminal Sexual Conduct First Degree
Not Guilty Jury Verdict — Dakota County — First Degree Burglary of a Dwelling
Not Guilty Jury Verdict — Dakota County — Third Degree Controlled Substance – Sale
Not Guilty Jury Verdict — Dakota County — Third Degree Controlled Substance – Sale
Not Guilty Jury Verdict — Dakota County — Domestic Assault
Not Guilty Jury Verdict — Dakota County— Aggravated Second Degree Assault
Not Guilty Jury Verdict — Dakota County — Domestic Assault
Not Guilty Court Verdict — Dakota County — Controlled Substance Possession
Not Guilty Court Verdict — Dakota County — Terroristic Threats
Not Guilty Court Verdict — Dakota County — Felon in Possession of Firearm and Drug Possession
Judgment of Acquittal — Dakota County — Aggravate Forgery
Charges Dismissed during trial — Hennepin County — 2nd Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct
Charges Dismissed during trial — Dakota County — Terroristic Threats

Complete Dismissal of Criminal Charges

Charges Dismissed before Trial Hennepin County 5th Degree Controlled Substance – Possession
Charges Dismissed Before Trial Hennepin County 3rd Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct – Force or Coercion
Charges Dismissed Before Trial — Hennepin County — Felony Domestic Assault-Strangulation
Charges Dismissed Before Trial — Anoka County — First Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct
Charges Dismissed Before Trial — Dakota County — Solicitation of Child to Engage in Sex
Charges Dismissed Before Trial — Dakota County — DWI over .08 and DWI-Under Influence
Charges Dismissed Before Trial — Ric