Northfield, Minnesota Criminal Lawyers

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,...
Allan Caplan
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Minneapolis, MN Criminal Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(612) 444-5020 10 S 5th St
Suite 525
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
William Mitchell College of Law
As the founding partner of the Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A., Twin Cities lawyer Allan Caplan represents people accused of criminal offenses. He has been licensed to practice law since the year 1974. Mr. Caplan has been selected for inclusion in the list of Minnesota Super Lawyers®. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from the William Mitchell College of Law. Presently, he practices in state and federal courts in multiple states. His firm offers free consultations to all potential clients—contact them today to get yours.
Mark David Luther
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Minnetonka, MN Criminal Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(952) 931-9398 Ridgedale Office Center
13911 Ridgedale Drive; Suite 401B
Minnetonka, MN 55305
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
I am an attorney in private practice since 1973. I have experience in Minnesota State and Federal courts, as well as Minnesota appellate practice. I charge reasonable fees. I have represented hundreds of clients and I have handled a wide variety of client matters since 1973.
Melvin R. Welch
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St. Paul, MN Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(612) 741-3272 First National Bank Building
332 Minnesota Street, Suite W-1610
St. Paul, MN 55101
Criminal, Appeals, Civil Rights and White Collar Crime
University of Minnesota Law School
Melvin R. Welch was born and raised in a small farm town in Minnesota. Following graduation, Melvin attended college at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, before joining the United States Navy in 1996. As a sailor, Melvin learned Russian and served aboard submarines. During his time in service, Melvin finished college and then worked as a translator in the NATO peacekeeping mission to Kosovo, translating for the United States Army and the Russian 13th Tactical Group in Kamenica, Kosovo.

Melvin R. Welch attended the University of Minnesota Law School and graduated in 2007. Melvin's first employ was with...
Cynthia Vermeulen
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Minnetonka, MN Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(952) 697-0158 601 Carlson Parkway
Suite 1050
Minnetonka, MN 55305
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Family
William Mitchell College of Law
I am an experienced trial attorney, who has represented numerous individuals in times of crises during the past 21+ years. The areas in which I practice include family law, domestic abuse, criminal defense, juvenile defense and personal injury cases. I am passionate about helping ordinary people through extraordinary crises and providing our clients the opportuntity to be heard in the process.
Kelly Keegan
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Minneapolis, MN Criminal Law Attorney with 12 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...
David Ayers
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Mendota Heights, MN Criminal Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(651) 552-8400 880 Sibley Memorial Hwy
Mendota Heights, MN 55118
Criminal, DWI, Juvenile and Personal Injury
Hamline University School of Law
Criminal and DWI Defense; Car Accidents and Serious Bodily Injury cases
Robert Douglas Kane Jr
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Eagan, MN Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 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...
Patrick L. Cotter
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South St. Paul, MN Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(651) 455-1555 105 Hardman Court
#110
South St. Paul, MN 55415
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
William Mitchell College of Law
As a recognized trial attorney in the Twin Cities and across the State of Minnesota, Mr. Cotter achieves results for his clients. Focusing on criminal law and injury law, Mr. Cotter does whatever it takes to win these life-changing cases for his clients. As a former prosecuting attorney for the cities of Eagan, Burnsville and Mendota Heights, Mr. Cotter litigated hundreds of cases. Mr. Cotters peers have consistently nominated him as a "Rising Star" and "Super Lawyer" attorney, an honor bestowed on only 2.5% of attorneys. Mr. Cotter is certified as a specialist in criminal law...
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
Patrick Cotter
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Minneapolis, MN Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(612) 436-3050 North Grain Exchange Building
301 4th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Free ConsultationCriminal, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
William Mitchell College of Law
My name is Patrick. L. Cotter, and because I know how quickly you need protection and an advocate in your corner, I provide my clients with my office and cell phone numbers. I also know how important it is for you to have someone who will listen, understand what happened, provide experienced counsel and stand by you, always fighting for you and looking out for your best interests at every step of the case.
Rebecca Rhoda Fisher
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St. Paul, MN Criminal Law Attorney
(651) 251-3838 Lakes and Plains Office Building
842 Raymond Avenue, Suite 207
St. Paul, MN 55114
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
John Baker
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Maplewood, MN Criminal Law Lawyer
(651) 773-4111 2097 E. County Road D
Suite C-200
Maplewood, MN 55109
Criminal, Business, Employment and Military
Hamline University School of Law
John retired from the United States Marine Corps as a Gunnery Sergeant after serving twenty-two years in various infantry, artillery and administrative capacities in numerous locations within the United States and around the world. John chaired the initiative to start Veterans Courts in Minnesota and has traveled the country assisting in setting them up. Additionally, John travels the country teaching law enforcement how to deal with veterans in crisis. John was a 2010 Attorney of the Year recipient.
Jennifer M Macaulay
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St. Paul, MN Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(651) 231-1237 649 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
Criminal, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
William Mitchell College of Law
Steven Kevin Budke
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West St. Paul, MN Criminal Law Attorney with 4 years experience
295 Marie Avenue East
Suite 240
West St. Paul, MN 55118
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
William Mitchell College of Law
David Reyes
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Edina, MN Criminal Law Lawyer
(651) 592-3350 Edina Executive Plaza
5200 Willson Road, Suite 150
Edina, MN 55424
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...
Thomas A Wilson
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Saint Paul, MN Criminal Law Lawyer
(763) 222-6915 275 E 4TH ST
#350E
Saint Paul, MN 55101
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DWI and Domestic Violence
University of St. Thomas, Minnesota School of Law
Ross Hussey
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Minneapolis, MN Criminal Law Attorney
(612) 808-6033 400 South Fourth Street
Suite 310
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Criminal, Business, Civil Rights and Insurance Claims
William Mitchell College of Law
Kristen Bullock
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Saint Paul, MN Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(651) 270-6484 332 Minnesota Street, Suite W1272
Saint Paul, MN 55101
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, DWI and Divorce
William Mitchell College of Law
Thomas Hagen
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Mankato, MN Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(507) 625-5000 150 St. Andrews Court
Suite 110
Mankato, MN 56001
Free ConsultationCriminal and DWI
Thomas Hagen is partner at Kohlmeyer Law Office Chtd. Mr. Hagen has extensive experience in criminal defense. He has represented individuals throughout Southern Minnesota and the Mankato area. His impressive track record in State and Federal Court is undeniable. His credentials include being named a “Rising Star” by Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine since 2012. This award is limited to the top 4% of lawyers under the age of 40 in the state of Minnesota. Mr. Hagen also was named one of the top 40 attorneys under the age of 40. Mr. Hagen is...
Amber Thompson
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Minneapolis, MN Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(612) 889-8808 3236 Colfax Avenue South, #2
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Criminal
University of Minnesota Law School
AMBER EXCLUSIVELY PRACTICES CRIMINAL DEFENSE. Amber is an aggressive advocate for her clients and passionate about what she does. She has defended hundreds of clients at all levels of offenses, from serious felonies to misdemeanors. She believes that good legal representation requires not only vigorous advocacy and up-to date knowledge of the law, but also providing her clients with the information necessary to make informed decisions every step of the case. Amber understands that this is your life and your future, and that is why she is dedicated to making sure her clients understand what is happening and...
Thomas P. Leavitt
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Minneapolis, MN Criminal Law Lawyer
(612) 900-9684 333 South 7th St. STE 2850
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
University of St. Thomas, Minnesota School of Law
A Proud Minneapolis Background:
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...
Carolyn Agin Schmidt
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Minneapolis, MN Criminal Law Attorney with 29 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.
Jean Marie Brandl
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Minneapolis, MN Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(612) 332-5100 12 South Sixth Street
Suite 510
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Employment and Estate Planning
University of Minnesota Law School
I practiced criminal law in California for 16 years and continue to practice criminal law in both the State and Federal Courts in Minnesota. I was honored as an attorney of the year from the San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association in 2002. I have handled and tried cases to juries in everything from petty theft, DWI, and minor drug cases to very serious robberies, burglaries and homicides. I have won numerous cases and most recently won a felony sexual assault appeal and then won the jury retrial in the case in Washington County Minnesota in 2010. I...
Chris Sullivan
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Mendota Heights, MN Criminal Law Lawyer
(612) 669-1426 1295 Northland Dr.
#150
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Juvenile
William Mitchell College of Law
The lawyers at L&S Law Office spend countless hours protecting and defending their clients rights. Each attorney at our office will leave no stone unturned and defend your case with the utmost skill and effort. The partners come from diverse backgrounds and have different life experiences, which makes the firm uniquely qualified to handle all areas of criminal defense law. One thing the criminal lawyers at L&S Law Ofice have in common, is their ability to effectively defend any type of case. Each partner is an exceptionally skilled trial lawyer with years of experience in handling cases both in state...
Josh Johnson
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St. Paul, MN Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(651) 785-5342 656 Selby Avenue Suite 230
St. Paul, MN 55104
Criminal, Bankruptcy and Personal Injury
William Mitchell College of Law
"I’m Josh Johnson. I provide first-rate Minnesota legal representation at reasonable rates. I have extensive experience in the 12 counties in and around the Twin Cities Metro area, and have represented hundreds of clients in criminal defense, personal injury and bankruptcy cases. If you have been injured in an auto accident, charged with a crime, or need advice about debt or bankruptcy, call me - initial consultations are always free. I received my Juris Doctorate from William Mitchell College of Law and my bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. I am admitted to the Minnesota Bar...
Nicholas R Leverson
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Eagan, MN Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(888) 467-5265 3435 Washington Drive
Suite 203
Eagan, MN 55122
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
William Mitchell College of Law
Nick practices exclusively criminal defense with a focus in DUI / DWI, assault, and drug charges. Nick is a dedicated and passionate attorney that wants to fight for the best results possible in any criminal case. He understands that no one-size-fits-all approach will work for everyone. His representation is tailored to the individual needs and goals of each client. If the state has charged you with a crime, a good Minnesota criminal defense lawyer is essential. The state has an extraordinary amount of resources at their disposal. Simply put, you cannot fight them alone. In addition to practicing criminal...
Jennifer Speas
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Minneapolis, MN Criminal Law Lawyer
(612) 333-6160 310 S 4th Ave
Suite 1050
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Criminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Minnesota State and Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Minnesota Attorney, Jennifer Speas is a graduate of Drake Law School, where she focused her studies on State and Federal criminal defense. Ms. Speas has been nominated Super Lawyer by Law & Politics Magazine, and has been featured in Who's Who in Criminal Defense. She is a member of the Amdahl Inn of Court and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. For 15 years, Jennifer Speas has committed herself to defending individuals being charged with crimes. Her intelligence in the courtroom and her dedication to her clients and her practice has earned her respect from...
Mr. Frederick L Neff
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Minneapolis, MN Criminal Law Attorney with 42 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.
Karen Venice Bryan
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St. Paul, MN Criminal Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(516) 673-8320 250 E 5th Street
Suite 403
St. Paul, MN 55101
Criminal, Appeals and Immigration
University of Minnesota Law School
Mr Ayodele Mayowa Ojo
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St Paul, MN Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(651) 204-6470 2147 University Avenue West
Suite 201
St Paul, MN 55114
Criminal, DWI, Family and Immigration
William Mitchell College of Law and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Mr Ayodele M. Ojo first obtained his Law Degree in Nigeria, practicing in Nigeria under the legal system similar to the British legal system. . He then attended William Mitchell Law School in Minnesota and was licensed in the State in 2004 . He specializes in assisting low income Defendants and the less privileged who may not ordinarily have access to legal representation . He is compassionate and zealous in his representation . His diverse experiences,cultural , linguistic orientation is an advantage when he works with immigrants who may need a trustworthy representative that explains their...
James CW Bock
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Minneapolis, MN Criminal Law Attorney
1225 LaSalle Ave.
Suite 1105
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Criminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
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....
Tory J. Langemo
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Shakopee, MN Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(952) 556-0056 100 Fuller Street
Suite 120
Shakopee, MN 55379
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of North Dakota School of Law
Experienced Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorney Tory Langemo is an experienced criminal defense trial lawyer providing aggressive, experienced, and affordable legal representation to Minnesota residents facing criminal charges. Mr. Langemo is the principal attorney of the law firm Langemo Law, P.A., representing citizens of the State of Minnesota accused of criminal offenses. Prior to beginning his own law firm in 2007, he served four years on active duty in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG). During his time in the military, Mr. Langemo served both as a prosecutor and defense attorney litigating numerous...
Christopher Kuhlman
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(612) 349-2747 333 WASHINGTON AVE N., Suite 335
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55401
Free ConsultationCriminal, Civil Rights, Employment and Personal Injury
University of Chicago
Chris Kuhlman represents everyday Minnesotans in high stakes litigation against some of the most powerful entities in the country - large corporations, insurance companies, and government agencies. He relishes representing the underdog and proudly represents Plaintiffs in wrongfully termination and sexual harassment matters, citizens who have been subjected to excessive force at the hands of the police, and those wrongfully accused of a crime they did not commit. As a small boutique trial firm in Minneapolis, Kuhlman Law takes on a select number of cases that need to be brought and fights tirelessly for his clients.
Maria Trafton
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Bloomington, MN Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 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...
Matthew Martin
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Minneapolis, MN Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(612) 381-0303 250 Second Avenue South
Suite 205
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Free ConsultationCriminal and DWI
William Mitchell College of Law
Criminal defense attorney Matthew Martin received his J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law and his B.A. from the University of Saint Thomas. Martin is a National and Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers member, is admitted to the practice of law in Minnesota, and is a member of the Minnesota, Hennepin County and Ramsey County Bar Associations.
Zorislav R. Leyderman
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Minneapolis, MN Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(612) 876-6626 222 South 9th St., Suite 1600
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals and Civil Rights
Luke Joseph Blahnik
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Brooklyn Center, MN Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(763) 600-6492 3300 County Rd 10
Ste. 414
Brooklyn Center, MN 55429
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Insurance Claims
Hamline University School of Law
Luke J Blahnik is the founder of Law Firm of Luke J Blahnik. Mr. Blahnik was born in the city of Rochester, Minnesota and graduated from Caledonia High School, in Caledonia, Minnesota. In 1998 he received his Bachelor of Science in History from Winona State University, in Winona, Minnesota. He then went on to receive his Juris Doctor degree from Hamline University School of Law in 2001 and was admitted to practice law in the State of Minnesota in 2002. From 2001 through 2004 Mr. Blahnik was a Judicial Law Clerk for the Koochiching County Courthouse, where he...
Mark Herman
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Minneapolis, MN Criminal Law Lawyer
(612) 382-4545 80 S 8th St Suite 4555
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Criminal
Mark Herman is a criminal defense and expungement lawyer based in Minnesota.
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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.