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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
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • 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
Furman University
B.A. (1999) | Political Science / Philosphy
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Activities: Mock Trial, College Democrats
Professional Associations
State Bar of Minnesota # 032503X
Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Current
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Current
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
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86 Questions Answered

Q. Can county services with hold my child from me because I have two Warrents?
A: You don't provide enough facts to answer the question. I am assuming that there was some sort of evidence that was found when the police executed the warrant on your car. Merely having a search warrant on your car and being booked into jail would not be enough for social services to take your child from you.
Q. Witnessed my neighbor's dog get hit by a car and die instantly - driver left the scene but lives nearby. Illegal?
A: Yes. It is something that can be reported to law enforcement. It is animal cruelty.
Q. Would the use of a flashlight by an officer still be considered "plain view"
A: No. The issue is was the officer legally in a position to be where he or she was. If they were at your front door and saw something inside, whether with a flashlight or not, the evidence is admissible.
Q. 15+ years ago had dwi what can I do now to reinstate it
A: I’m assuming you mean reinstate your driver’s license. The best way to find out your exact requirements is to report to the DMV next week. They can give you all particular information you need.
Q. I owe over 22,000 in restitution, judgments. I'm hoping there might be a way to get this expunged or reduced?
A: Sadly, there is not a way to get restitution expunged or reduced unless you challenged the restitution on the front end. Restitution is also not avoidable via bankruptcy.
Q. When did the USA start requiring bar certification for federal public defenders
A: This has always been required. A lawyer cannot practice in Federal Court absent being a licensed attorney.
Q. Received a citation in the mail, date of offense is incorrect and no option for court.
A: Depending on the county where this offense occurred, you need to see a hearing officer before a court date will be set. You should contact the telephone number on the citation if you wish to get a court date set. I doubt that a clerical error on the ticket means that the charge will be dismissed. Typically squad cars are equipped with dash cams which should depict what occurred on the date of offense that may back up the officer's factual claims - date error aside. BUt you could try getting a court date and if nothing else you should be able to get the late fee waived.
Q. My boyfriend drove my car drunk and got in an accident. Will that affect my car insurance?
A: No. The insurance is affected by the person driving the vehicle - ie. your boyfriend, rather than the fact that the vehicle was involved in an accident.
Q. What to expect at a 1st Appearance of Carry/Possess Pistol w/out permit in Minnesota. Offense level of Gross Misd.
A: Booking is a process where you are photographed and fingerprinted. Depending on the county that might occur at the courthouse or at the jail. But that does not mean that you will be held in jail for any period of time.
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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
Fax: (610) 401-5488