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On Behalf of | Jun 25, 2014 | Firm News |

Last week a criminal complaint was filed in Meeker County in a case related to a woman earlier this year being assaulted at her Grove City home.

The defendant faces first-degree burglary and assault charges in Meeker County District Court, along with one felony count of making terroristic threats.

According to the local newspaper, the complaint alleges that a voice-spoofing cell phone app was somehow used to trick the Grove City resident into answering a knock at her door.

The defendant is accused of having a friend disguise his voice to sound like a probation agent who planned to do a probation check at the Grove City residence.  After gaining access to the home, the accused allegedly forced her way in, grabbed the resident’s hair, kneed the resident’s face, and slammed her against a bathroom wall.

Law enforcement officials in the county say this was the first time they had encountered an investigation involving a voice-disguising cell phone application.  The county sheriff, Jeff Norlin, explained to the newspaper that the app can alter a person’s voice, change the caller ID of a phone, and record conversations.

Interactions of multiple individuals and new technology played an important role in this case.  Cases like these, whether in Minneapolis or greater Minnesota, are complicated and require good legal representation.  A good Minneapolis criminal defense attorney can help uncover potential areas of defense and protect the accused.

If you or a loved one face felony charges in Minnesota, there is no better route than to find a skilled Minneapolis criminal defense attorney to assist you in navigating the court system.  Contact us here at Martin Law Offices to get the good help you need.