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  • Assault Charges Case Dismissal

    Attorney Joe Tamburino represented a client in Anoka County on multiple assault charges involving multiple alleged victims. Joe litigated the matter for almost a year, and on the day of trial he got the case dismissed. His client was very happy.

  • Wrongfully Rescinded Permit to Carry Permit to Carry Reinstated

    Attorney Karmen McQuitty got her client’s permit to carry reinstated after it was wrongfully rescinded.  Her client received a letter from the Sheriff saying that their permit was revoked.  The Sheriff was wrong on the law, and Karmen advocated for the reinstatement and won. The County is reinstating the permit to carry and client is thrilled with this result.

  • Assault – Motivated by Bias Aquitted

    Attorney Joe Tamburino and Hannah Martin represented a client who was charged with assault that was motivated by bias. If convicted, that would have meant that they were found to have assaulted someone because of the color of their skin, which was not true. Joe and Hannah took the case to trial and the jury agreed that the assault was not motivated by bias. This was a huge relief because an assault linked to racial bias would have been detrimental to our client’s reputation.

  • First Degree Assault Reduction of Charges

    When client is done with probation, the charge level will drop to a misdemeanor. Client did not serve any additional jail time. The family has been entirely reunited. This was a monumental result in an extremely difficult and complicated matter.

  • Felony Third-Degree Possession of Drugs Avoided Jail Time

    Based on these efforts, Ms. Parsons convinced the prosecutor to amended the charges to gross-misdemeanor possession, to which Client entered a plea of guilty. At sentencing, the judge stayed adjudication of the sentence, which means that the charges, upon completion of one year of probation, will be completed dismissed. Client paid a small fine and avoided any jail time.

Minneapolis  Criminal Defense Attorneys

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If you have been accused of a crime in Minnesota, taking steps to protect your future is crucial. At this moment, everything is on the line: your future, your reputation, your personal and financial freedom. With so much at stake, the last thing you need is an inexperienced attorney. At Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A., our criminal defense lawyers in Minneapolis have over a century of collective experience and have been practicing in state and federal courts across Minnesota since 1983.

Whether you’ve been charged with a DWI, Title IX violation, drug crime, or sex offense, you can rest easier knowing that your future is in capable hands. Not only do we have a long history of securing favorable results for our clients, but we have also been recognized by prestigious organizations like The National Trial Lawyer: Top 100, Martindale-Hubbell®, and Super Lawyers® for our continued success in the field.

For the most important call you will ever make, our Minneapolis criminal defense lawyers are available 24/7 at (612) 444-5020 or fill out the quick form.

  • We’ll start your case with a FREE, no-obligation consultation
  • Attorney Joseph Tamburino is a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist, achieved by only 3% of Attorneys
  • We have represented thousands of clients and we have handled hundreds of jury trials
  • Our attorneys have worked as prosecutors and public defenders throughout the state
  • Our team is available 24/7 – when our clients need us, we’re there for them

Awarded & Recognized

  • Board Certified
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
  • 10 Best Law Firms for Client Satisfaction
  • Minnesota Lawyer Attorneys of the Year
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • BBB Accredited Business
  • AV Preeminent
  • Top 1% - Distinguished Counsel

Meet Our MINNESOTA CRIMINAL DEFENSE TEAM

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    Joseph Tamburino Owner
    Joe Tamburino is one of the most effective criminal defense attorneys in the Twin Cities and has been named a Minnesota “Super Lawyer” for the last two decades straight. His passion for excellence in criminal defense has led to an exclusive rating as a Minnesota State Bar Association Board Certified Legal Specialist in Criminal Law, a certification achieved by fewer than 3% of all attorneys. He has defended his clients effectively against a wide range of charges – from DWI and white collar crimes to child pornography, assault and homicide – and has personally tried over 100 jury trials. Joe has over 30 years of criminal experience...
    Joe Tamburino is one of the most effective criminal defense attorneys in the Twin Cities and has been named a Minnesota “Super Lawyer” for the last two decades straight. His passion for excellence in criminal defense has led to an exclusive rating as ...
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    Hillary Parsons Partner
    Hillary Parsons’ lifelong passion for the law, her exceptional ability to both argue and analyze a wide range of cases and her meticulous attention to detail make her a tenacious and formidable advocate for Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm’s clients. A Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in 2002, Hillary went on to receive her J.D. Cum Laude from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2005...
    Hillary Parsons’ lifelong passion for the law, her exceptional ability to both argue and analyze a wide range of cases and her meticulous attention to detail make her a tenacious and formidable advocate for Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm’s clients. A ...
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    Hannah Martin Attorney
    Attorney Hannah Martin serves her clients in Minneapolis by providing skilled legal counsel in both criminal defense and personal injury matters. After working as an investigator for the Public Defender Services in Washington D.C., Hannah realized her deep passion for minimizing inequalities in the criminal justice system, ultimately deciding to pursue a J.D. at Mitchell Hamline School of Law...
    Attorney Hannah Martin serves her clients in Minneapolis by providing skilled legal counsel in both criminal defense and personal injury matters. After working as an investigator for the Public Defender Services in Washington D.C., Hannah realized ...
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    Ashley Heaney Attorney
    Ashley Heaney has practiced criminal law for over fifteen years in Minnesota, New York, and Connecticut. Before joining Caplan Tamburino, Ashley served as a public defender in Ramsey County, MN defending clients facing serious felony charges. Ashley’s extensive litigation experience also includes ten years as an associate attorney for a private criminal defense firm in New York City, as well as clerkships with District Attorney offices in New York and Minnesota. Ashley has handled a wide range of cases, from simple harassment cases to felony drug cases, sex crimes, and murder cases. With extensive experience in both prosecution and criminal defense, Ashley provides a unique perspective as she works hard to find personalized and creative solutions for each client...
    Ashley Heaney has practiced criminal law for over fifteen years in Minnesota, New York, and Connecticut. Before joining Caplan Tamburino, Ashley served as a public defender in Ramsey County, MN defending clients facing serious felony charges. ...
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    Allan Caplan Of Counsel
    A titan of the Twin Cities’ legal community, Allan Caplan has spent the last 40 plus years at the forefront of Minnesota criminal law, first as a Hennepin County prosecutor, and for the last 35 years as Senior Partner at the firm that bears his name. In 1983, he formed what would become Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, today one of the premier criminal defense firms in the Midwest, with seven attorneys passionately representing clients in criminal law matters, locally and nationally...
    A titan of the Twin Cities’ legal community, Allan Caplan has spent the last 40 plus years at the forefront of Minnesota criminal law, first as a Hennepin County prosecutor, and for the last 35 years as Senior Partner at the firm that bears his name. ...
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      Joseph Tamburino
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      Hillary Parsons
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      Hannah Martin
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      Ashley Heaney
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      Allan Caplan
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      Christopher Hoffer
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What Should I Do If I’VE BEEN ARRESTED?

  • 1. Don’t Talk to the Police!

    It’s crucial to know that while you should remain respectful with authorities, you have the right to remain silent. This a right protected by the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which makes it clear individuals are protected from being compelled to be a witness against him / herself in criminal matters.

    It’s important to note that:

    • Talking will not help you avoid an arrest. If law enforcement has probable cause to arrest you, then they will arrest you.
    • By speaking, you risk making a confession or providing information that can be used to indict you, even unknowingly.
    • Even if you feel that information being discussed is “harmless,” it is still in your best interest to invoke your Fifth Amendment right.
  • 2. Ask for a Lawyer!
    As soon as you can you should elect your right to have a defense attorney present. A Minnesota criminal defense lawyer or public defender can ensure the police do not violate your rights and help you avoid saying anything incriminating during questioning. Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so that we can be by your side whenever you need us. Call now!

Making a Difference for OUR CLIENTS

  • I cannot thank you enough for your help!

    “Your patience, knowledge and especially your attention to detail was admirable.”

  • This settlement has completely changed my life.

    “This settlement has completely changed my life. I appreciate Joe and Hannah’s tireless effort.”

  • Thank you for being so supportive

    “I just want to say that I don’t know any lawyers who would do what you did for your client.”

  • Thank you!

    “I just wanted to say thank you again for helping me out with everything.”

  • Thank you again.

    “When Kayla answered the telephone I felt like somebody truly had my back and cared about protecting me.”

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