Lake Elmo, Minnesota Criminal Lawyers
From the initial phone call to working behind the scenes, Kevin has built strong relationships with the prosecutors and judges that he uses to help get the results his clients need even before they go to court. Because of his extensive trial experience and all of the tough cases he has tried across Minnesota, Kevin is able to get...
Melvin R. Welch attended the University of Minnesota Law School and graduated in 2007. Melvin's first employ was with...
Awards: Minnesota Law and Politics has named Mr. Rogosheske “One of the Top 40 Criminal Defense Attorneys” in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. Twin Cities Business Monthly has considered Mr. Rogosheske one of its “Super Lawyers” since 2003. Minnesota Monthly Magazine selected as Best Lawyers in Minnesota.
Admitted: 1979, Minnesota, U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota; 1986, Wisconsin
Law School: William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 1978
College: Hamline University, B.A., cum laude, 1975
Member: Dakota County; Ramsey County; Washington County; First Judicial District (Assistant Public Defender, 1979-1984); Minnesota State and American Bar Associations; Minnesota Criminal Defense Bar;...
Award: 2019 Super Lawyers Rising Star – Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in South St. Paul, MN
Admitted Jurisditions: Minnesota
Law School: Hamline University School of Law, J.D., 2011
College: Bowling Green State University, B.S. Business Administration
Bowling Green State University, Master’s of Business Administration (MBA)
Biography: Alex grew up in Mahtomedi, MN and graduated from Mahtomedi High School in 1999. After graduating from high school and before earning a law degree, he pursued his hockey career playing junior hockey in Michigan and Kansas. After junior hockey Alex played Division 1 hockey at The United States...
101 East Fifth Street
St Paul, MN 55101
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...
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...
Lake Elmo Criminal Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services Volunteer Attorney Program
St. Paul, MN
Minnesota AIDS Project
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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.
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