Minnesota Criminal Lawyers
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
Criminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of North Dakota School of Law
St. Paul, MN 55104
Roseville, MN 55113
University of Minnesota Law School
Thomas “Tommy” Leavitt was born and raised on the South Side of Minneapolis and is proud to continue to call that community home. He attended high school at Minneapolis Washburn, where he played both basketball and football. On the gridiron is where he truly shined, earning a scholarship to play for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers. Leavitt was known for being both a smart and aggressive player, two traits he proudly carries into the courtroom.
A Prestigious Education:
Tommy Leavitt earned his Juris Doctor from the University of St. Thomas School of Law. U.S. News and World Reports...
Since 2012, Luke has successfully defended the rights of the criminally accused by providing aggressive advocacy and effective defense strategies to obtain the most favorable outcomes possible for serious legal challenges.
A veteran of thousands of cases, Luke has achieved unprecedented success, getting criminal charges against many of his clients dismissed or resolved with no resulting jail...
Melvin R. Welch attended the University of Minnesota Law School and graduated in 2007. Melvin's first employ was with...
Minnesota Criminal Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota
Pine City, MN
Volunteer Attorney Program
Saint Cloud, MN
Arrested or facing criminal charges?
Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.
Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.
Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.
When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.
Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.
Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.
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