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We have over a century of collective legal experience and have been practicing in state and federal courts across Minnesota since 1983.

Domestic Assault & Restraining Orders in Minneapolis

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If you have been charged with domestic violence, you should act quickly to pursue legal help from a trustworthy attorney. With so much on the line, obtaining a strong defense is very important at this time. The Minneapolis criminal defense attorneys at Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. have a reputation for committed client representation and effective advocacy, a consistent track record of success and years of experience in the field.

If you are convicted of domestic violence, the consequences you face could impact many different aspects of your life. Just a few of these consequences could include:

  • Extensive incarceration, fines and restitution
  • Deportation from the U.S. if you are not a citizen
  • Loss of professional / occupational license
  • Loss of your right to own and/or carry firearms
  • Impact to reputation and job opportunities

If you have been served with a domestic violence restraining order, you should know that these can also have a significant impact on your life. You may be forced to move out of your home, lose visitation rights, or lose custody of your children. It is important to take action. One isolated mistake or misunderstanding, or even the exaggerated claims of another party, should not ruin your life.

Our Minneapolis domestic assault lawyers are available to review your case, discuss your options, and explain how we can help. Contact our firm for a free, no-obligation case review.

Penalties for Domestic Assault in Minnesota

According to Minnesota Statute § 609.2242, you could be charged with domestic assault if you inflict, or attempt to inflict, bodily harm upon a member of your family or household. Domestic assault is a misdemeanor offense, which is punishable by up to one year in jail. However, if you commit a subsequent violation within ten years, you could be charged with a gross misdemeanor.

Gross misdemeanor domestic assault is punishable by up to one year of imprisonment and a $3,000 fine. If you are arrested for a third domestic violence offense within ten years, you will be charged with a felony offense. In Minnesota, a felony domestic assault conviction can result in up to five years in prison and $10,000 in fines. If you are facing a domestic assault charge, call our firm today.

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Our Minneapolis criminal defense attorneys have 100 years of collective experience. We have achieved numerous accomplishments, including repeated mention in the Super Lawyers® list, an AV® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, and board certification from the Minnesota State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. We have handled hundreds of jury trials and continue to provide successful advocacy for clients facing difficult situations and serious criminal charges in the Twin Cities area.

Call Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. at (612) 444-5020 for a free case review today.

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Our team has 100 years of collective experience. Our lawyers, Allan Caplan and Joe Tamburino, are frequently featured on local news networks, including radio and television appearances on Fox and WCCO radio. This has helped Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. 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.

Attorney Profiles

What Our Clients Are Saying

  • “ Today I had a court appearance where your attorney, LIS CARLSON represented me. I must start at the beginning, MS. CARLSON returned my phone call to her with in an hour of my first call to your office. I was overwhelmed with gratitude for the quick response to my call & most important how LIS immediately made me feel, she was professional, caring, her ability to immediately know that I was a total mess. Before she finished with my call she made sure that I was alright, her compassion for me was extremely needed. I immediately felt there couldn’t be a better attorney in the state better than LIS! Throughout this entire process, Lis was a pillar of strength. I was amazed at how she handled everything with extreme care & some very excellent, professional legal skills. I count my blessings but I count them twice when I came to LIS. The world needs more people like LIS, smart, intelligent, kind and caring.” - P.G.
  • “How do I ever thank you enough for your amazingly great strategy that got my case dismissed! ” - J. E.
  • “ Kayla Wengronowitz was my attorney in a claim against me involving Title IX and won my difficult and extensive case. She was a beacon of hope to me when my options seemed very limited. Kayla provided clarity for me to understand everything happening in the case, she made smart and calculated decisions, she made sure I was comfortable with every decision she made, and she responded to difficult situations seemingly with ease. Most importantly, Kayla was empathetic and provided comfort throughout the strenuous process. I am extremely grateful for her service and highly recommend her without reservation.” - Anonymous
  • “I strongly recommended to anybody who needs a criminal lawyer representation ” - M.M.
  • “ I just wanted to thank you so much! I am so pleased with all the hard work you put in. I would have never had the chance to get the outcome I did without you. You did an amazing job and we are feeling very greatful to have made the right call when we chose you.” - P.K.
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Recent Case Victories

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    Client was charged with a 4 th degree DWI in Hennepin County due to operating a motor vehicle with a test result greater ...

  • Fifth-Degree Possession and DWI Stay of Adjudication Granted

    Outcome: Client, who was represented by attorney Hillary Parsons, was charged with DWI and felony drug possession after ...

  • Dog Bite Personal Injury

    Outcome: A young professional woman was visiting Minnesota on business when she was attacked by a client’s dog. She ...

  • Domestic Assault Case Dismissed

    Outcome: Client, who was represented by Attorney Hillary Parsons, was charged with domestic assault after an incident ...

  • Cancellation of Driver’s License – Reversed Reversal

    Outcome: As a result of several DWI convictions, client was approved for driving on the condition that an ignition ...

  • DWI Reduction of Charges

    Outcome: Client was charged with 3 rd Degree DWI in Hennepin County due to operating a motor vehicle with a very high ...

  • DWI Case Dismissed

    Outcome: Client, who was represented by attorney Hillary Parsons, was charged with 4th Degree DWI after they were pulled ...

  • Disorderly Conduct Avoided Conviction

    Outcome: Husband and wife were charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing legal process in Anoka County after ...

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