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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.

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

  • Felony Drug Crime Avoided Jail Time

    Outcome: Client was charged with a felony drug crime in Hennepin County. Client had previous felony drug crimes on their ...

  • Traffic Violation Case Dismissed

    Outcome: Client was charged with a misdemeanor traffic violation. Attorney Kayla Wengronowitz was able to have the case ...

  • Gross Misdemeanor Indecent Exposure Not Guilty

    Outcome: Client was charged with Indecent Exposure after a woman claimed he was masturbating in his car in a public ...

  • Title IX Not Responsible

    Outcome: Client was investigated by a small private college in southern Minnesota for conduct which fell under both the ...

  • 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 ...

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