Bloomington Criminal Lawyers

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Tim Webb
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Minneapolis, MN Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience

Tim Webb is a top ranked criminal defense lawyer, and former Minnesota Assistant Attorney General, with over 23 years of experience. Call now for a free consultation or visit our website for information. Read More »
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Mark Edward Arneson
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Determined Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer! Aggressive Legal Representation!

I am an experienced and skilled criminal defense attorney. I deliver an aggressive and strategic defense against criminal charges. Visit my website for more information and call for a consultation. Read More »
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Douglas T. Kans
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Over 25 Years Experience, Exclusively Criminal & DWI Defense.

Highly respected Minnesota criminal defense lawyer who has successfully represented thousands of clients throughout Minnesota charged with all types of criminal cases. Read More »
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Luke Neuville
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Minnesota Criminal Law Attorney

At Neuville Law Office, Luke dedicates 100% of his practice to criminal defense and defending clients in the Twin Cities and greater St. Cloud area facing DWI/DUI charges, serious felonies, including criminal sexual... Read More »
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David Balmer
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Free consultation, aggressive representation in all types of criminal cases.

I’m an experienced criminal defense lawyer and represent clients in all types of criminal cases throughout Minnesota. I will vigorously fight for your rights and help you through every stage of your case. Read More »
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Tim Webb
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(612) 340-7970 6800 France Avenue South
Suite 405
Minneapolis, MN 55435
Free ConsultationMinneapolis, MN Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
Criminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Boston University School of Law
Recently selected to the Top 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers by Law & Politics Magazine, and voted by his peers as a Minnesota Super Lawyer, Tim Webb defends corporate and individual clients in all federal and state criminal investigations and prosecutions.

Mr. Webb's clients have included a police chief, politicians, corporate executives, physicians, lawyers, clergy, certified public accountants, and other professionals.

Before launching his own firm in 2007, Mr. Webb was a partner at a top ten Minnesota law firm and had also served as an Assistant Attorney General. He has successfully represented clients in numerous cases ranging from health...
William Bailey
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(952) 835-1088 8009 34th Ave. S.
Suite 1492
Bloomington, MN 55425
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatBloomington, MN Criminal Law Attorney with 3 years experience
Criminal, DWI and White Collar Crime
University of North Dakota School of Law
William M. Bailey practices in all areas of criminal defense at the trial court level including DWI, Drug Sale and Possession, Criminal Sexual Conduct, Vehicle Forfeiture, and Immigration. He has experience defending misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor, and felony cases throughout the state of Minnesota. Additionally, Mr. Bailey has experience handling appeals before the Minnesota Court of Appeals. He is licensed in Minnesota State Courts, the Federal District of North Dakota, and Immigration Courts nationwide.

Mr. Bailey attended the University of North Dakota where he obtained Bachelor of Science degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice Studies and went on to earn his J.D.....
Eric Olson
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(952) 835-1088 8009 34th Ave. S.
Suite 1492
Bloomington, MN 55425
Free ConsultationBloomington, MN Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
Criminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Hamline University School of Law
Eric J. Olson has dedicated his career exclusively to criminal law, with a focus on DWI defense. For the past 20 years he has been defending people charged with all types of crimes. A trial lawyer with considerable courtroom experience in state and federal courts, Mr. Olson has received acquittals in many serious felony trials including first-degree murder, drug crimes, DWI, criminal sexual conduct and assault cases.

Licensed in the State of Minnesota, Attorney Olson is experienced in both prosecution and defense. He previously served as the assistant county attorney for the Olmsted County Attorney's Office where he handled criminal...
Maria Trafton
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Bloomington, MN Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(952) 746-4111 1125 Wells Fargo Tower
7900 Xerxes Avenue South
Bloomington, MN 55431
Criminal, DWI, Immigration and Juvenile
William Mitchell College of Law
Maria Trafton is an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Minnesota. Maria received her Juris Doctor degree from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota where she graduated Cum Laude. She received her undergraduate degree in Global Studies from the University of Minnesota. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Maria moved to the Twin Cities to attend college. In her free time, Maria enjoys spending time working on do-it-yourself projects, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Maria has held numerous legal positions in both immigration and family law. While attending law school, Maria participated...
Tina Sabby-Reyes
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Bloomington, MN Criminal Law Lawyer
(612) 305-9000 3800 American Boulevard West
Bloomington, MN 55431
Criminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of Arizona and William Mitchell College of Law
TINA SABBY graduated from William Mitchell College of Law cum laude. She attended the University of Arizona Law School. Ms. Sabby participated in the Trial Advocacy Course at the University of Arizona Law School. She worked for the Child Advocacy Law Clinic and was a law clerk for a Superior Court Judge. Tina Sabby worked for the Hennepin County Attorney's Office. In 2001, she joined Sabby & Reyes Law Offices as a managing attorney and advocate. Her knowledge and professional demeanor make her an asset to the legal team. Sabby & Reyes Law Firm is AV Peer...
Joseph Dudley
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Bloomington, MN Criminal Law Attorney
(651) 291-1717 7800 Metro Parkway
Suite 300, Office 28
Bloomington, MN 55425
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Civil Rights and DWI
Mr. Joseph J. Dudley, Jr. was born in Washington, D.C. in 1945 and has practiced law in the state of Minnesota since 1978. Mr. Dudley served in the U.S Air Force (Vietnam) and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1972. He received his law degree in 1977 from Hamline University, in St. Paul, Minnesota. Mr. Dudley is a member of the Ramsey County Bar, Minnesota State Bar, Federal Bar and American Bar Associations. Mr. Dudley’s main areas of practice include Corporate, Commercial Litigation, Franchising, Transportation and Environmental Law. Dudley and Smith, P.A. is a Minnesota law firm practicing in most...
Ignatius Udeani
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Bloomington, MN Criminal Law Attorney
(952) 373-8416 7850 Metro Pkwy
Ste 205
Bloomington, MN 55425
Criminal, Family and Immigration
William Mitchell College of Law
Udeani Law Office is a legal firm devoted to helping Minneapolis residents with their various matters relating to criminal defense, family law, and immigration law. The team recognizes that these can be some of the most complex legal fields to work through, which is why every client is treated with respect and honesty. No two cases are alike, and when you retain the firms representation, you can be confident that you will be working with an attorney who is genuinely passionate about helping you obtain your goals. You'll never be left in the dark about the status of your case,...
Justin Duffy
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Bloomington, MN Criminal Law Attorney
(952) 540-6800 7900 Xerxes Ave. S. Suite 815
Bloomington, MN 55431
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DWI and White Collar Crime
William Mitchell College of Law
Justin Duffy is a skilled criminal defense attorney and trial lawyer with The Law Office of John J. Leunig who represents clients in both state and federal court in Minnesota. Mr. Duffy's zealous advocacy on behalf of his clients has resulted in victory at trial, complete dismissals prior to trial, and victory on appeal. He defends clients charged with all levels and types of crimes, including, but not limited to, DWI, assault, theft, drug possession, criminal sexual conduct, prostitution, criminal vehicular homicide, murder, and white collar crimes. For more information on The Law Office of John J. Leunig and Mr....
Douglas Voigt Hazelton
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Bloomington, MN Criminal Law Lawyer
(952) 224-4848 3800 American Boulevard West
Suite 1590
Bloomington, MN 55431
Criminal and DWI
Jeff Schiek
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Bloomington, MN Criminal Law Attorney
(952) 851-9500 2051 Killebrew Dr #611
Bloomington, MN 55425
Criminal
Minneapolis, MN Criminal Law Lawyer
(952) 835-7000 3300 Edinborough Way
Minneapolis, MN 55435
Criminal and DWI
Minneapolis, MN Criminal Law Lawyer
(952) 893-1813 5001 American Blvd W
Minneapolis, MN 55437
Criminal and DWI
Minneapolis, MN Criminal Law Attorney
(952) 844-2828 7900 Xerxes Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55431
Criminal
Minneapolis, MN Criminal Law Lawyer
(612) 333-3673 7900 Xerxes Avenue South Suite 1700
Minneapolis, MN 55431
Criminal and DWI
Minneapolis, MN Criminal Law Attorney
(952) 831-0733 5270 W 84th St
Minneapolis, MN 55437
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Estate Planning
Minneapolis, MN Criminal Law Lawyer
(612) 333-3673 7900 Xerxes Avenue South Suite 1700
Minneapolis, MN 55431
Criminal
Minneapolis, MN Criminal Law Lawyer
(952) 405-2040 3300 Edinborough Way
Minneapolis, MN 55435
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
Minneapolis, MN Criminal Law Attorney
(952) 835-7000 3300 Edinborough Way
Minneapolis, MN 55435
Criminal and DWI
Minneapolis, MN Criminal Law Attorney
(612) 333-3673 7900 Xerxes Avenue South Suite 1700
Minneapolis, MN 55431
Criminal
Minneapolis, MN Criminal Law Lawyer
(612) 333-3673 7900 Xerxes Avenue South Suite 1700
Minneapolis, MN 55431
Criminal
Douglas T. Kans
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(952) 835-6314 7825 Washington Ave S #220
Bloomington, MN 55439
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatBloomington, MN Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
Criminal and DWI
William Mitchell College of Law and Gonzaga University School of Law
Douglas Kans has been repeatedly selected as a "Top 100 Trial Lawyer" by The National Trial Lawyers Association. He is a highly respected Minneapolis Minnesota DWI DUI Attorney with over 25 years of exclusive criminal defense experience. He has successfully represented numerous individuals charged with all levels of DWI/DUI and criminal offenses at both the State and Federal level throughout Minneapolis and the entire state of Minnesota. This includes Drug Offenses, Assault, Theft crimes and Drunk Driving related offenses such as DWI/DUI. He is a member of both the prestigious organizations of The National College of DUI Defense...
Robert James Kouba
Claimed Lawyer ProfileBlawgsearch
7825 Washington Ave. S
Suite 220
Bloomington, MN 55439
Bloomington, MN Criminal Law Attorney with 3 years experience
Criminal and DWI
William Mitchell College of Law
Robert J Kouba represents individuals with all levels of DWI/DUI and criminal offenses at the State level throughout Minnesota. Prior to becoming a Defense attorney, Mr. Kouba was able to glean valuable experience working as a prosecutor, giving him the knowledge to vigorously defend his clients. He values communication, reliability, and respect when it comes to his representation of clients.
Benjamin Tarshish
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Minneapolis, MN Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(952) 361-5556 6337 Penn Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55423
Criminal, Consumer, DWI and Divorce
About Benjamin

Benjamin Tarshish is a partner attorney at the Tarshish Cody law firm. He prides himself on providing his clients with practical legal advice. He is a passionate, aggressive, and ethical lawyer.

Benjamin was raised in a suburb of Minneapolis. He is a graduate from Carleton College in Northfield, MN and received his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, MN.

Benjamin is licensed to practice law in both Minnesota and Illinois.

Unlike the stereotype for many lawyers and attorneys, Benjamin is outgoing, friendly, and has a sense of humor. This makes working with him on a particular legal...
Mr. Frederick L Neff
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Minneapolis, MN Criminal Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(952) 831-6555 One Corporate Plaza, Suite 390
7400 Metro Boulevard
Minneapolis, MN 55439
Criminal, Bankruptcy and Employment
William Mitchell College of Law
He has worked as an investigator, public prosecutor and private counsel. Mr. Neff has served on the Hennepin County Public Defender's Conflicts Panel, the Hennepin County Juvenile Justice Panel, and various bar association committees. He handles complex litigation including multi-district litigation, wrongful death, large employment cases and qui tam cases.
Mr. Patrick J Swift
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Burnsville, MN Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(952) 895-7222 2605 E. Cliff Road
Burnsville, MN 55337
Criminal and Juvenile
Mr. Swift is a Minnesota Lawyer practicing primarily in Criminal Defense and Juvenile Defense.
David Balmer
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(612) 326-4175 12800 Whitewater Dr
Suite 130
Minnetonka, MN 55343
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatMinnetonka, MN Criminal Law Attorney
Criminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
William Mitchell College of Law
Minnetonka criminal defense attorney David Balmer established the Balmer Law Office with one overriding goal:

to provide aggressive, high-caliber criminal and DWI defense for good people facing serious charges throughout the state of Minnesota.

Criminal and DUI law is complicated and frequently evolving. That is why the Balmer Law Office focuses exclusively on Minnesota criminal and DWI defense.
Tamara Caban-Ramirez
Claimed Lawyer ProfileBlawgsearchSocial Media
Minneapolis, MN Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(612) 823-4413 5201 Eden Avenue
Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55436
Criminal, DWI and Immigration
Hamline University School of Law
Ms. Caban-Ramirez received her juris doctorate degree from Hamline University School of Law. Prior to achieving admission to law school, Ms. Caban-Ramirez confirmed her passion in advocacy of legal and social justice through her work at diverse Twin Cities law firms. She assisted and supported lawyers in client care, civil litigation, factual investigation necessary to accurate assessment of legal claims and remedies, and day-to-day case and law office management. Today's ever accelerating social and cultural diversification in virtually every community highlight the unique and effective skills Ms. Caban-Ramirez possesses through her fluency in the Spanish language...
Thomas C Gallagher
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Minneapolis, MN Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(612) 333-1500 3453 Hennepin Ave, Suite 001
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, DWI and White Collar Crime
University of Minnesota Law School
Minneapolis criminal lawyer Thomas C Gallagher fights for you and your Liberty in Minnesota state and federal courts, and has for over 30 years. His practice is limited to criminal defense.
James Blumberg
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Apple Valley, MN Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(952) 431-7758 14501 Granada Dr
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Hamline University and St. John's University School of Law
James Blumberg is a dedicated and skilled criminal defense attorney who has practiced law for more than a decade. Although his legal career began as a prosecutor, James now serves as an advocate for men, women and juveniles facing criminal charges, James has handled a variety of cases in Apple Valley and the surrounding areas in Minnesota. As a former prosecutor, James is able view his client's case with a different perspective. He understands how the prosecution works and what the other side will do to secure a conviction. This experience on both sides of the law allows him...
Lucas Wynne
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial MediaResponsive Law
(855) 469-9663 1650 West End Blvd
Suite 100
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Free ConsultationSt. Louis Park, MN Criminal Law Lawyer
Criminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
University of North Dakota School of Law
Mr. Wynne has developed a reputation for aggressively representing clients in state and federal courts. Mr. Wynne’s cases have been featured by national, international, and local news outlets including the Associated Press, Star Tribune, National Post, Globe and Mail, and Fargo Forum. Call Mr. Wynne today at (855) GO-WYNNE for your free, no obligation consultation.
Robert J Foley
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Minneapolis, MN Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(651) 341-5367 2124 Dupont Ave S
Suite 101
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
Hamline University School of Law
Co-founder of Kinsella and Foley Defense, PLLC, Robert J. Foley serves clients throughout the state of Minnesota. He focuses his practice on DWI/DUI Defense and most areas of Criminal Defense. Attorney Foley has represented clients in the metro area and statewide in both Criminal DWI/DUI proceedings as well as Civil proceedings challenging license revocation, plate impoundment and vehicle forfeiture. Mr. Foley obtained a Bachelor of Science in history with a Minor in psychology from Iowa State University in 2004. He later pursued his legal education, graduating from Mitchell Hamline School of Law, St. Paul, in...
Avery Appelman
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St. Louis Park, MN Criminal Law Lawyer
(952) 224-2277 4501 Minnetonka Boulevard
Suite 100
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Free ConsultationCriminal and DWI
Syracuse University College of Law
Avery Appelman is a criminal defense attorney and founder of Appelman Law Firm. While his practice is primarily recognized for its work with DWI and related offenses, he has 15 years of experience working with clients facing drug, assault, theft, criminal sexual conduct, traffic, and prostitution charges. Avery's greatest strength is his ability to counsel in a way that assists clients in all aspects of their lives. His team works in partnership with clients to streamline the judicial process, thereby enabling individuals to assist in their own defense. He also recognizes the impact of criminal proceedings on those surrounding the accused,...
Kirk Matthew Anderson
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Minneapolis, MN Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(952) 582-2904 5775 Wayzata Blvd., Suite 700
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Criminal, Cannabis Law, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Hamline University School of Law
Kirk M. Anderson is the founder of Anderson Law Firm, PLLC, and focuses his practice primarily in the areas of criminal defense, personal injury, and appeals. Mr. Anderson has successfully defended criminal charges ranging from petty misdemeanors to felony level offenses in Minnesota, Wisconsin and United States District Court. He has litigated hundreds of civil disputes, and participated in more than 50 appeals.

Prior to his legal career, Mr. Anderson was a television reporter at KSAX-TV in Alexandria, MN, and Sports Director of KVSC-FM in St. Cloud, MN, where he was also the play-by-play announcer for the St. Cloud State University...
Mr. Martin S. Azarian
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Eden Prairie, MN Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(612) 343-9000 12100 Singletree Lane
Suite 101
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Aggressive and Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney with more than 20 years of Criminal/DWI/Courtroom experience. Excellent track record of having felony, gross misdemeanor and misdemeanor charges dismissed or reduced. Strong emphasis in the areas of criminal law, DWI, Shoplifting/Theft Cases, Domestic Assault, Felony Cases, Drug Possession and Sale Cases, Felony and Misdemeanor Domestic Assault Cases.
Robert Douglas Kane Jr
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Eagan, MN Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(612) 701-7767 1795 Carnelian Lane
Eagan, MN 55122
Criminal, Business, Employment and Family
Hamline Univ School of Law
Rob Kane's practice consists primarily of counseling and representing individual and business clients on matters involving general business law, government relations, employment law, and contracts. He has over seven years of experience practicing law. He works with established businesses as well as entrepreneurs and growing businesses to assist with their legal requirements. He prides himself on understanding your business needs and responding promptly, efficiently and effectively. Rob can assist you right from the beginning, when you are deciding on a business form (corporation, limited liability company, partnership, or another business entity), as well as during business growth. He can negotiate...
Carolyn Agin Schmidt
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Minneapolis, MN Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(763) 591-0552 5500 Wayzata Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Free ConsultationCriminal
William Mitchell College of Law
Criminal Defense Attorney Carolyn Agin Schmidt has over 20 years experience effectively and vigorously defending criminal cases. Combining this experience with a compassion for the client and a passion for justice, she has earned a reputation for being one of the best criminal defense attorneys in the state.
David Reyes
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Minneapolis, MN Criminal Law Lawyer
(763) 434-1900 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street, Ste 900
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Criminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Boston College Law School
DAVID REYES voted 2012 and 2011 "BEST LAWYER" in Edina, Eden Prairie, and Minnetonka, Minnesota by the Reader's Choice Awards!! HAVE A FORMER FEDERAL PROSECUTOR and FBI AGENT ON YOUR SIDE! I am a criminal defense attorney with over twenty-eight years of criminal law experience. As a former FBI Agent and Federal and State prosecutor, my clients get strong representation from an experienced trial attorney. My background is truly unique. After graduating from law school, I became a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. I worked in several states conducting a variety of criminal investigations. After my career as an...
Jennifer Evans
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Eagan, MN Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(651) 882-7886 4660 Slater Road
Suite 250
Eagan, MN 55122
Free ConsultationCriminal, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
William Mitchell College of Law
Kelly Keegan
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Minneapolis, MN Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(612) 584-3834 1622 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of Minnesota Law School
Kelly J. Keegan has been lead defense counsel on hundreds of cases of all types and levels, ranging from serious felonies to minor traffic offenses. Additionally, Kelly handles post-conviction matters such as expungement, probation violations, Department of Human Services background study disqualifications, reinstatement of the right to possess firearms, and sentence modification motions. She has represented clients under investigation prior to being formally charged, as well as clients facing grand jury indictment. Kelly is admitted to practice in Minnesota State Court as well as Federal United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. She enjoys working in the courtroom...
Stacy Bettison
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Minnetonka, MN Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(612) 807-6337 14702 Excelsior Blvd., #1321
Minnetonka, MN 55345
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatCriminal
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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.