Criminal Defense

In Minnesota crimes are categorized into three categories, Felonies, Gross Misdemeanors, and Misdemeanors (petty misdemeanors are not a crime).  Regardless of the serverity of the charge, it is often a very emotional and difficult experience.  Many individuals have never been charged with a crime, and seldom have confrontations with police officers, courts, and corrections (the three branches of our criminal justice system).  Very quickly you can be thrust into a situation that you are unfamiliar with.  If you have been arrested, booked, and held in jail, you already know how frustrating and confusing that experience is.

Moreover, a criminal conviction, especially in the age of computer databases, can, and probably will have a significant impact on your future life.  There are many possible consequences of inadequate representation, including the impact on your family, the loss of your job, irreparable damage to your reputation, your ability to purchase/rent a home, jail time, prison time, fines, surcharges, and increased insurance rates.   If you are not a U.S. citizen, a criminal conviction, under certain circumstances, may trigger deportation proceedings.

However, you may still be able to get your life back to normal, but timing is crucial.  Obtaining prompt, competent legal advice once you have been arrested or charged with a crime is absolutely vital.  Your attorney will explain your rights under Minnesota Law and your rights under the United States Constitution.

The Glencoe Law Office is ready, willing, and able to assist you with Criminal Defense matters such as the following:

  • Felonies
  • Misdemeanors
  • DWIs
  • Traffic Violations
  • Drug Charges
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Public Intoxication
  • Trespass
  • Theft
  • Shoplifting
  • Burglary
  • Probation Violations
  • Domestic Violence
  • Assault
  • Juvenile Crimes

Don't wait...  Call the Glencoe Law Office today for a free consultation at (320) 864-4800.  If you have a family member in custody, we will gladly meet with them there, explain the bail/bond process, and attend all court hearings if hired.