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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.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

  • “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.
  • “The outcome was just what you said was possible from the first meeting. My wife has had so much pressure relief from knowing that she doesn’t have a DUI hanging over her head. ” - J.F.
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Recent Case Victories

  • 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 ...

  • Fourth-Degree Assault of a Police Officer; GM Obstruction with force Reduction of Charges

    Outcome: Client, who was represented by attorney Hillary Parsons, was charged with an assault due to an altercation with ...

  • First-Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct Charge Dismissed

    Client, who was represented by attorney Hillary Parsons, was charged with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual ...

  • DWI Charge Case Resolved

    Outcome: Client was facing a year-long license revocation and a year of having “whiskey plates” for a pending DWI ...

  • Fifth Degree Assault, Interference with 911 Call Avoided Conviction

    Outcome: Client, who was in town for business, got into a pushing match with a stranger at a Walgreens in Hennepin ...

  • Domestic Assault Case Resolved

    Outcome: Client was charged with a Domestic Assault for an incident involving an ex-partner. After a careful review of ...

  • Child Pornography Avoided Conviction

    Outcome: After a federal search warrant was executed on his home and several computers containing child pornography were ...

  • Third DWI in 10 Years Case Resolved

    Outcome: After client was charged with a third DWI in 10 years, his license was revoked and he had to install the ...

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