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Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, PA

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

Felony & Misdemeanor Charges

Board-Certified Criminal Defense Lawyer in Minneapolis

Crimes are classified as felonies and misdemeanors. Misdemeanors are less heavily penalized than felonies, and carry less long-term negative effects. In spite of this, however, ignoring a misdemeanor charge or treating it lightly is a poor strategy that could result in serious consequences.

Any criminal charge requires representation from a capable team of Minneapolis criminal defense lawyers who can stand up for you and help you move on with your life after an arrest. You can rely on Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. for the skilled advocacy and representation you need.

Whether you are facing a felony or misdemeanor charge, call our firm today.

The Difference Between Felonies & Misdemeanors

Misdemeanors are punishable by up to, but not more than, one year in county jail, fines, mandatory restitution, community service, and other penalties. Misdemeanors may be classified as a petty misdemeanor, misdemeanor, or gross misdemeanor. Felonies are categorized into six "classes."

These crimes may be punished by a term in state prison, heavy fines, and even the death penalty. In addition, being charged with a felony could affect other aspects of the accused individual's life. They will no longer be able to own a firearm, and their employment options could also be jeopardized.

Examples of felony crimes include:

  • Sexual assault
  • Murder
  • Aggravated assault
  • Aggravated battery
  • Weapons crimes
  • Some drug offenses
  • Kidnapping
  • Grand theft

Contact Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. for Free

Schedule your free consultation with a member of our team and learn how we can help you, no matter what charges you face. Let us stand up for your rights! We are proud to represent clients throughout Greater Minnesota, including Minneapolis and St. Paul.

For the help you need and the representation that could make a difference, call Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. today at (612) 444-5020.

Put Our Attorneys On Your Side

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

  • “ 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.
  • “ Hi Allan, Just wanted to say thanks for the phone call last night and all the support today at court. It's been the most stressful time of my life but your advice, superior knowledge, confidence, and support are very much appreciated.” - D.D.
  • “Just wanted to take a moment to thank you for helping me get my life back! ” - C.C.
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Recent Case Victories

  • Client Accused of University Policy Violations Case Resolved

    Outcome: Client, a student at a private Christian college, was accused of seven very serious University policy ...

  • First-Degree Criminal Damage to Property (Felony) Avoided Conviction

    Outcome: Client, who was represented by Hillary Parsons, was charged with felony first-degree criminal damage to ...

  • Criminal Damage to Property Case Dismissed

    Outcome: Client, who was represented by Hillary Parsons, was charged with Criminal Damage to Property that occurred at ...

  • Second-Degree Assault with Firearm Charge Dismissed

    Outcome: A client, who was represented by Hillary Parsons, was arrested and charged following an argument with his ...

  • Aggravated First-Degree Drug Charges Dismissed Charge Dismissed

    Outcome: In an absolutely stunning victory, attorneys Allan Caplan and Hillary Parsons successfully challenged the stop ...

  • Domestic Assault and Disorderly Conduct Charge Dismissed

    Outcome: Joe represented a client on domestic abuse and disorderly conduct charges in Hennepin County. Joe vigorously ...

  • Second Degree Assault, Reckless Discharge of a Firearm Sentence Reduction

    Attorneys Jill Brisbois and Charles Clas represented a client charged with Second Degree Assault, Reckless Discharge of ...

  • NOT GUILTY VERDICT AFTER 7 DAY TRIAL Not Guilty

    Attorneys Lis Carlson and Joe Tamburino represented co-defendants charged with Riot, Assault, and Disorderly Conduct in ...

  • Domestic Assault Reduction of Charges

    Outcome: Client was arrested and charged with domestic assault after a verbal altercation with his girlfriend erupted ...

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