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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.

Minneapolis Felony Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Of all the crimes that a person can commit, felony charges are by far the most serious. No matter what type of felony you are facing, you could receive severe penalties even for a first-time conviction. In many cases, there are mandatory minimum prison sentences in place for both violent and non-violent felony charges.

To protect your future, you’ll need to act fast and secure a powerful defense for your case. At Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A., our felony criminal defense attorneys are motivated to protect your Constitutional rights and offer a strong defense for you. Always standing by your side, we’ll fight to ensure that your version of the story is heard.

Call (612) 444-5020 today to schedule a free consultation. We’re available 24/7 to hear your questions and concerns.

What Is a Felony Charge?

In every state, crimes are either classified as felonies, misdemeanors, or gross misdemeanors depending on their severity. While the penalties for a felony charge depend on the nature of the crime committed, felony charges carry life-altering consequences for defendants. Consequences for felony offenses can affect a wide variety of rights and privileges including voting, drivers license, gun rights, sex offender registration, extended jail time, and prison.

In Minnesota, convicted felons are not permitted to own a firearm. Those serving a prison sentence for a felony charge also cannot participate in local, state, or federal elections until they complete either their probation or parole.

Here are some of the most common felony-level charges:

  • Rape and sexual assault (criminal sexual conduct)
  • Murder in the first degree
  • Aggravated assault
  • Controlled substance crimes
  • Robbery
  • Kidnapping
  • Money laundering
  • Domestic assault
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Forgery

Important Factors in Felony Charges

Even if a crime is usually classified as a misdemeanor, it can easily become a felony charge if there are “aggravating factors” involved. For example, theft of an item with a relatively low dollar amount may typically be a misdemeanor, however, if a weapon was present or a threat of violence was made, it may now be charged as a felony.

The number of your prior convictions for the same offense can also greatly impact whether you receive a felony charge or not. A first-time DUI offender may only receive a misdemeanor charge – but once they’ve been arrested for the same crime four times within 10 years, the charge then qualifies as a felony.

Call an Attorney Today – (612) 444-5020

As former prosecutors, our Minneapolis attorneys at Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. understand exactly how serious a felony conviction can be. Whether you must appear in state or federal court, our seasoned felony criminal defense lawyers will help you create a powerful case strategy to fight back against your charges. We’ve been practicing in the area of criminal defense since 1983, and we can put over 100 years of collective experience to use in your case.

Don’t wait to seek counsel for your felony charge. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.

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 can’t say enough about him— he has made a great difference in the life of his client (and, by large extension, my life as well). ” - Anonymous
  • “ 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.
  • “WOW. Thank you for your fine work, sir. I am elated. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! ” - J. E.
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  • “She always updates us with new information about the case, and most importantly she is always available, reachable and approachable. ” - M.M.
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Recent Case Victories

  • Order Upheld Client Won

    Outcome: On May 4, 2020, the Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld a suppression order that resulted in the dismissal of ...

  • Obstructing Police and Disorderly Conduct Charge Dismissed

    Outcome: Attorneys Joe Tamburino and Kayla Wengronowitz represented a client on obstructing the police and disorderly ...

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance/Electronic Solicitation of a Minor Avoided Conviction

    Outcome: Client was charged with 5 th Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance and Electronic Solicitation of a ...

  • Felony Drug Charge Avoided Jail Time

    Outcome: Client was facing a second probation violation on a felony drug charge. They were facing a revocation of their ...

  • Financial Crime Avoided Jail Time

    Outcome: Attorneys Jill Brisbois and Hannah Martin represented a client charged with a serious financial crime. The ...

  • Ignition Interlock Restriction Violation Continuance for Dismissal

    Outcome: Client was charged with an ignition interlock restriction violation. A conviction of this charge would have ...

  • Fifth-Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct Sex Crimes

    Outcome: Client, who was represented by attorney Hillary Parsons, was charged with criminal sexual conduct after making ...

  • Expungement Conviction Expunged

    Outcome: Client sought to have a drug case expunged. Attorney Kayla Wengronowitz was able to convince the judge to seal ...

  • Alcohol Related Accident Avoided Conviction

    Outcome: Client was involved in an alcohol related accident that resulted in hospitalization to one of the drivers ...

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