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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.

Minnesota State Bar Association Certified Criminal Law Specialist Joseph P. Tamburino
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We are confident in our ability to defend clients against any type of state or federal criminal charge. Why? Because we are backed by a long history of successful results.

Meet Our Minnesota Criminal Defense Team

The attorneys at Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm have 100 years of collective experience. This experience has helped our Minneapolis criminal defense attorneys rise to prominence and gain a solid reputation of fighting vigorously not only for our clients, but also against the injustices they face when they have been charged with a crime or have been wrongfully injured.

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

"What really impressed me about Caplan & Tamburino was how they put so much effort into reviewing the facts of my case even before our initial consultation.. they were able to get the case dismissed." - Josh Einstein


Successful Case Results

  • 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.

  • Obstruction of Justice Avoided Conviction

    Ms. Parsons researched legal issues related to the Complaint, and argued that there was not probable cause to support the obstruction charge. The prosecutor agreed, dismissed that count of the Complaint, and the remaining noise complaint violation was continued for dismissal for a period of 6 months. Client avoided any type of conviction and the only condition of the agreement was that he pay prosecution costs of $25.00.

  • Charge Dismissed Obstructing Police and Disorderly Conduct

    The attorneys developed a legal strategy and isolated legal issues to challenge both pre-trial and at trial. After months of litigation, court appearances, motions, and submission of a memorandum of law, Joe and Kayla were able to obtain a complete dismissal of all charges. We are all very happy with the fabulous results in this case.

  • Financial Crime Avoided Jail Time

    Jill was able to negotiate a resolution that kept a criminal conviction off her client’s record, along with a complete dismissal of the charges in one year, and no jail or prison time. If the client was convicted of the financial crime, they would have been disqualified by the Minnesota Department of Human Services from working in their profession for 15 years. In addition to representing people charged with crimes, Jill also assists her clients with collateral issues related to professional licenses.

  • Staggered Sentence Third DWI
  • Voided Permit to Carry Case Resolved
  • Second Order for Protection Dismissed OFP
  • Order Upheld Order Upheld
Joe Tamburino
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Minneapolis - St. Paul’s Criminal Defense Attorney & Legal Analyst

Why Choose Us?

  • 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

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