• Following a robbery murder at a local Amoco station, Glenn’s client was arrested at a friend’s home. The defendant made a statement to police implicating himself in the murder. Glenn successfully challenged the use of the Defendant’s statement at trial, arguing it was the direct result of an unconstitutional, warrantless arrest. The Minnesota Supreme Court and U.S. Supreme Court agreed. (Hennepin County, Minnesota Supreme Court, U.S. Supreme Court)
  • A teenager died from a drug overdose while staying at a friend’s home in a western Twin Cities suburb. Glenn was hired by the homeowner and his step-son because police thought they were responsible for the teenagers’ drug overdose and death. Police had been making repeated efforts to interview the homeowner and his son. Glenn immediately contacted police and told them his clients declined to be interviewed, and to direct all further inquiries to our office. No charges were filed. (Hennepin County)

Sex Crimes

  • Glenn represented an Augsburg College student accused of participating in a gang rape. Investigation disclosed that the alleged victim had willingly participated in group sexual activity during the two week period before this rape claim. Interviews of those present in other areas of the home and the alleged victims’ friends also cast doubt on her story. The charges were dismissed on the day of trial. (Hennepin County)
  • After being arrested for suspicion of criminal sexual conduct, the parents of a University of Minnesota student contacted Mr. Bruder. Glenn met with the student at the Hennepin County jail, discovered the alleged victim was extremely intoxicated, and that it was her friend and roommate who complained to police. Glenn advised his client not to talk to police, even though the student and his parents thought they could “explain his innocence”. The client accepted Glenn’s advice and was released from jail without being charged. (Hennepin County)
  • Glenn was contacted by a student at Minnesota State University (MSU) – Mankato, who was the roommate of a former client. This student had been accused of raping a fellow MSU – Mankato student. Our client’s home had been searched by police, and physical evidence removed by law enforcement authorities. Based on information obtained from the client, Glenn told police that his client would voluntarily provide a DNA sample but, would not agree to be interviewed. No charges were filed. (Blue Earth County)


  • Glenn’s client was arrested for an alleged home burglary in St. Paul. The defendant was arrested inside the home, and had prior burglary convictions. Glenn argued that the defendant reasonably believed the home was abandoned at the time he entered it. The jury found Glenn’s client not guilty. (Ramsey County)


  • Glenn’s client was charged with a variety of crimes, including assault, as the result of a confrontation between the defendant and her former partner’s new romantic companion. The confrontations occurred at the former partner’s home while the former partner was away. Glenn successfully argued the complaint should be dismissed because, as a matter of law, the defendant could not be guilty since she had a joint ownership interest in the home, the former partner was not present, and the new companion refused the defendant’s repeated demands to leave. (Hennepin County)

Drug Crimes

  • Glenn represented an Andover high school student. The defendant’s car was searched by school authorities who found a large amount of marijuana. The defendant subsequently confessed to a police liaison officer. Glenn successfully argued that the search and statement were unconstitutionally obtained by police and should be suppressed. The judge then dismissed the charges. (Anoka County)
  • Glenn’s client was charged with distribution of crack cocaine in U.S. District Court. Although the defendant admitted to selling crack cocaine, he denied the government’s claim that a firearm was used during the commission of the offense. A jury found the defendant not guilty of the firearms charge, reducing the defendant’s sentence by five years. Equally importantly, the trial court judge accepted Glenn’s argument that the sentence should be further reduced because the defendant had “accepted responsibility” for his activity and the case went to trial only because the government refused to dismiss the firearms allegation for which the jury ultimately acquitted the defendant. (U.S. District Court)


  • Glenn’s client, a high school student, was arrested inside his home and charged with DWI following a single car accident. Glenn successfully argued that the defendant’s warrantless arrest was unconstitutional, and the subsequent intoxilyzer test must be suppressed. As a result, the judge dismissed the DWI charges against Glenn’s client, and reinstated his driver’s license. (Hennepin County)
  • Glenn’s client was charged with DWI following a routine traffic stop. Although the client simply wanted to avoid jail time, Glenn noticed what appeared to be a discrepancy in the intoxilyzer test record. With the client’s permission, Glenn hired an expert to evaluate the intoxilyzer test. The expert agreed the intoxilyzer was not operating properly at the time of the test. Accordingly, the judge reinstated the defendants’ driver’s license, and the prosecutor agreed to dismiss the charges. (Anoka County)