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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
- Money laundering
- Domestic assault
- Child sexual abuse
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.
1. Don’t Talk to the Police!
It’s crucial to know that while you should remain respectful with authorities, you have the right to remain silent. This a right protected by the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which makes it clear individuals are protected from being compelled to be a witness against him / herself in criminal matters.
It’s important to note that:
- Talking will not help you avoid an arrest. If law enforcement has probable cause to arrest you, then they will arrest you.
- By speaking, you risk making a confession or providing information that can be used to indict you, even unknowingly.
- Even if you feel that information being discussed is “harmless,” it is still in your best interest to invoke your Fifth Amendment right.
2. Ask for a Lawyer!As soon as you can you should elect your right to have a defense attorney present. A Minnesota criminal defense lawyer or public defender can ensure the police do not violate your rights and help you avoid saying anything incriminating during questioning. Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so that we can be by your side whenever you need us. Call now!
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