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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

  • “ 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

  • Multiple Driving Violations Acquitted

    Client was charged with Duty to Drive with Due Care (Speed Greater than Reasonable), Impeding Traffic, and Careless ...

  • DWI 4th Degree Reduction of Charges

    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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