Saint Paul 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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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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Alex De Marco
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St. Paul, MN Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(651) 503-8394 6 West 5th Street
Suite 700G
St. Paul, MN 55102
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of St. Thomas, Minnesota School of Law
Alex De Marco is an experienced criminal defense lawyer who has represented clients charged with everything from traffic offenses to murder. Adult felony cases are his specialty, particularly assault and drug cases, and he handles them for affordable fees. He has experience in Child Protection and termination of parental rights cases. He has also handled hundreds of juvenile delinquency cases. He remains active in local politics and public advocacy. A devoted athlete, he has competed nationally in Strongman. Alex is a big personality who balances professionalism with a down to earth edginess that endures him to his...
Mr. Max A. Keller
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St. Paul, MN Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
570 Asbury St. #302
St. Paul, MN 55104
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
American University
In 1997-98, I worked for 3 judges at the Court of Appeals researching and drafting opinions. From 1998 to 2003 I was a DWI implied consent prosecutor in the Attorney General's Office. Since 2003 I have been in private practice as a Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorney. I have won jury trials in DWI cases and non-DWI cases, and in felony and non-felony cases. We at Keller Law Offices use defenses other law firms have never even heard of. I will give your case a tough aggressive representation.
John Thomas Arechigo
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St Paul, MN Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(651) 222-6603 360 Robert St N #406
St Paul, MN 55101
Free ConsultationCriminal and DWI
Hamline University School of Law
Attorney John Arechigo has a passion for criminal defense. He devotes nearly 100% of his practice to defending individuals charged with a crime. The other small portion of his practice is reserved for helping clients with collateral issues, perhaps unrelated to being charged with a crime. John is well-connected within the Minnesota criminal defense community. He has a number of valuable resources readily available to his clients, including expert investigators, chemical and mental health experts, sentencing experts, and other legal professionals. John is also easily approachable and accessible to his clients. He strives to...
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
Mr Ayodele Mayowa Ojo
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St Paul, MN Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(651) 204-6470 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...
Steven Kevin Budke
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West St. Paul, MN Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
295 Marie Avenue East
Suite 240
West St. Paul, MN 55118
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
William Mitchell College of Law
Melvin R. Welch
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St. Paul, MN Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 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...
Kristen Bullock
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Saint Paul, MN Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 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
Josh Johnson
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St. Paul, MN Criminal Law Attorney with 15 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...
Jennifer M Macaulay
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St. Paul, MN Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(651) 231-1237 649 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
Criminal, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
William Mitchell College of Law
Karen Venice Bryan
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St. Paul, MN Criminal Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(516) 673-8320 250 E 5th Street
Suite 403
St. Paul, MN 55101
Criminal, Appeals and Immigration
University of Minnesota Law School
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
Kevin Morrison
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Saint Paul, MN Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(651) 243-2538 627 South Snelling Ave
Suite 205
Saint Paul, MN 55116
Criminal, DWI, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
University of Minnesota Law School
The only way to solve problems is through action. Determination, drive, and integrity are the keys to success. I co-founded Wainberg Morrison in order to help students who have the misfortune of finding themselves on the wrong side of the law.
T. Scott Uzzle
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St. Paul, MN Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(651) 204-6512 1551 Livingston Ave., #103
St. Paul, MN 55118
Free ConsultationCriminal and Business
College of William and Mary and Syracuse University College of Law
Michael Saeger
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St. Paul, MN Criminal Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(651) 292-3388 One West Water St.
Suites 275-278
St. Paul, MN 55107
Criminal and Probate
Northwestern University School of Law
I focus on probate law and criminal law. An unusual combination, true, but I've worked in both fields for a long time. I'm a 1973 Northwestern University Law School graduate (J.D.) and a 1970 graduate of Grinnell (Iowa) College (B.A.). I also have an M.S. from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, and developed a specialty in designing and implementing computer databases for lawyers, paralegal, investigators and others similarly situated. I've done that for nearly 30 years. I originally hail from Fremont, NE, and have lived and worked in Minnesota for over 40 years.
Michael Kemp
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Saint Paul, MN Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(651) 998-9529 500 Laurel Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Criminal
University of St. Thomas, Minnesota School of Law
Thomas Plunkett
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St Paul, MN Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(651) 222-4357 101 East 5th Street
Suite 2300
St Paul, MN 55101
Criminal, Appeals, Domestic Violence and Military
James Gempeler
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Saint Paul, MN Criminal Law Lawyer
(651) 330-9678 370 SELBY AVE.
#207
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Criminal
Brent S. Schafer
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St. Paul, MN Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(651) 209-1919 991 Sibley Memorial Hwy
Suite 207
St. Paul, MN 55118
Criminal, DWI and Personal Injury
Hamline University School of Law
John C Lillie
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St Paul, MN Criminal Law Lawyer
2602 US Bank Center
101 East Fifth Street
St Paul, MN 55101
Criminal and Appeals
John C. Lillie, III practices in the areas of criminal defense and civil litigation within Minnesota and the surrounding region. John deals with a wide range of criminal matters, including petty misdemeanor traffic citations, gross misdemeanor DWI allegations and serious felony cases. John also focuses on handling a variety of civil cases, with an emphasis placed on those cases which must be tried. He is very aware of the fact that not all cases will be tried, but he prepares every case as if it will be with incredible attention to detail and leaving no stone unturned in...
Patrick L. Cotter
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South St. Paul, MN Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 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...
Paul Rogosheske
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South St Paul, MN Criminal Law Attorney
(651) 451-6411 105 HARDMAN CT #110
South St Paul, MN 55075
Criminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense(50%); Personal Injury(35%); Litigation(15%).

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;...
Alexander W. Rogosheske
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South St. Paul, MN Criminal Law Attorney
(651) 451-6411 105 Hardman Court
Suite 110
South St. Paul, MN 55075
Criminal, DWI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Debt Collection, Personal Injury and Incorporation

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...
David Ayers
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Mendota Heights, MN Criminal Law Lawyer with 41 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
Alejandro Espinosa
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West Saint Paul, MN Criminal Law Attorney
(651) 352-2964 1349 S Robert St., Suite 202
West Saint Paul, MN 55118
Criminal, DWI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Dan Adkins
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Saint Paul, MN Criminal Law Attorney
(651) 330-9678 370 SELBY AVE.
#207
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Criminal
Tyler Bliss
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Saint Paul, MN Criminal Law Attorney
360 N Robert St.
Suite 319
Saint Paul, MN 55101
Criminal
Brian McNee Marsden
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Saint Paul, MN Criminal Law Lawyer
101 East Fifth Street
2626
Saint Paul, MN 55101
Criminal
Robert H Ambrose
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Woodbury, MN Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(651) 800-4842 680 Commerce Dr #271
Woodbury, MN 55125
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatCriminal, DWI, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
William Mitchell College of Law
Robert H. Ambrose is a criminal defense attorney based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He represents clients throughout Minnesota in a wide range of criminal cases, such as DWIs, Assaults, and Drug Crimes. He has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for the past four years. For the past six years, the National Trial Lawyers Organization named him a Top 40 Under 40 trial lawyer for criminal defense. He has also received awards in client satisfaction and takes pride in defending his clients.
William Bailey
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(952) 835-1088 8009 34th Ave. S.
Suite 1492
Bloomington, MN 55425
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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.....
Steven M Coodin
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Lake Elmo, MN Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(651) 209-1155 8681 Eagle Point Blvd.
Lake Elmo, MN 55042
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Divorce and Estate Planning
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Steven Coodin was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada . He received his Bachelor of Arts Advanced Degree from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg in 1996. He later attended law school at Thomas Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan and graduated in the fall of 2001. He has been practicing law since he was admitted to the Minnesota State Bar in 2002 and primarily works in the area of criminal defense and family law. Steven prides himself in his work ethic and dedication to his client's cases. Steven formed his own solo attorney...
Daniel Joseph Koewler
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Roseville, MN Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
2780 Snellling Avenue North, Suite #330
Roseville, MN 55113
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals and DWI
University of Minnesota Law School
Dan Koewler is a defense attorney who focuses on DWI defense, in the state, appellate, and even federal courts. He is a well-known author, presenter, and blogger regarding issues and hot topics in the realm of DWI defense, and is particularly known for raising scientific challenges to DWI tests on behalf of his clients.
Kevin Wade DeVore
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Woodbury, MN Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(651) 435-6500 724 Bielenberg Drive
Suite 110
Woodbury, MN 55125
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI and White Collar Crime
William Mitchell College of Law
Kevin is an experienced trial attorney in both State & Federal Courts. Kevin is a Minnesota State Bar Association Certified Criminal Law Specialist and Nationally Ranked Criminal Defense Trial Attorney. Kevin will be your best line of defense from start to finish.

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...
David Reyes
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Woodbury, MN Criminal Law Lawyer
(952) 828-9000 Currell Centre
7616 Currell Boulevard
Woodbury, MN 55125
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...
Mr. William A Sand
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Minneapolis, MN Criminal Law Lawyer
(651) 291-7263 400 S 4th St, Suite 401-217
Minneapolis, MN 55145
Free ConsultationCriminal, DWI, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of San Diego School of Law
I represent individuals that have been harmed by the wrongdoing of others. I have taken many cases to trial and have an abnormally high success rate. Outside of practicing law, I coach Special Olympics, play baseball, and enjoy traveling.
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...
Ms. Carrie H. Peltier Esq.
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Roseville, MN Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(651) 251-7111 2355 Hwy 36 West
Suite 400
Roseville, MN 55113
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce and Immigration
Northeastern University School of Law
I am the owner and managing attorney of Peltier Law, PLLC. The majority of my practice focuses on criminal defense, immigration, and the place where the two intersect. It is a privilege and honor to work as an attorney. It is more than a job for me; helping is what I do in my personal and public life. The word attorney means “one appointed by another to act in her place” or literally “to turn to.” My job is to stand in your place, to take on your worries and fears, and to find a solution.
Nicholas R Leverson
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Eagan, MN Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 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...
Brandon Lauer
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Roseville, MN Criminal Law Attorney with 1 year experience
(651) 337-9876 2355 Highway 36 W
Suite 400
Roseville, MN 55113
Free ConsultationCriminal and DWI
Mitchell Hamline School of Law
I graduated from Mitchell Hamline School of Law, honored Magna Cum Laude. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota in Duluth, honored Cum Laude. I specialize in DWI Defense and Criminal Defense, and have experience with these types of cases. I gained experience both in the Public Defender's offices and with a private law firm before opening my own solo practice.
I specialize in Criminal Defense and DWI. My guiding principles as an attorney include the following:
1) A client's interests come before my own convenience. It's your life and liberty on the line, and when you trust me...
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.
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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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