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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.

Misdemeanor Attorney in Minneapolis

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Although misdemeanor crimes aren’t as serious as felonies, they can still be extremely damaging. Criminal charges of any type can be life-altering and can have a severe impact on your personal and professional life, if you aren’t careful. To protect your rights and safeguard your future, it is of the utmost importance to acquire knowledgeable, steadfast legal support as soon as you are able. If you are facing misdemeanor charges in Minneapolis, contact our attorneys at Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. for help.

Why Choose Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A.?

Our team of criminal defense attorneys have extensive experience working on a variety of cases throughout the state, including hundreds of jury trials. Additionally, our lead attorneys have experience as former prosecutors, and two of our team members are MSBA Certified Criminal Law Specialists— an achievement that fewer than 3% of attorneys have earned. If you require legal counsel, our attorneys are prepared to construct a defensive case in your favor. With more than 100 years of collective experience at our disposal, we have the experience and skill necessary to provide you with the representation you need and deserve.

Call (612) 444-5020 to get in touch with our Minneapolis misdemeanor lawyers.

Understanding Misdemeanor Charges

In Minnesota, misdemeanors are classified as either petty misdemeanors, misdemeanors, or gross misdemeanors, in order of severity. A crime may be classified as a misdemeanor based on a variety of factors such as the conduct being less severe, the amount of damage it caused was minimal, and the severity of the injuries sustained, if any. More serious crimes may be classified as felonies.

Different Types of Misdemeanor Crimes

  • Petty misdemeanors may include minor citations and traffic violations, and are punishable by fines amounting to no more than $300. Petty misdemeanors will not amount to time in jail and are not considered “crimes”.
  • Misdemeanors may include slightly more severe charges, such as driving while intoxicated, trespassing, simple theft, or reckless driving. These crimes may be punishable by up to $1,000 in fines and/or 90 days in jail.
  • Gross misdemeanors can include assault of a peace officer, certain types of criminal negligence, stalking, and subsequent DWIs. Someone found guilty of a gross misdemeanor may face up to 1 year in jail and/or fines amounting to $3,000.

Let Our Firm Help You

Although the penalties for misdemeanor crimes are relatively minor when compared to felonies, they can still have a lasting impact on your life. If you are facing criminal charges for any type of misdemeanor, reach out to our experienced lawyers immediately so we can begin building your legal defense.

At Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A., we fight tirelessly for our clients because we understand what’s at stake. Without adequate legal representation, you could end up with marks on your permanent record, which could hurt your career, your employability, your driving record, insurance rates, gun rights and much more. Worse still, a misdemeanor charge could result in jail time, which means time away from your family and friends. In essence, there’s too much at stake to trust the legalities of your case to just anyone.

If you’re ready to get started and you need legal help, contact our team at Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A.

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

  • 5th Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance and 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Moving Violation Charge Amended

    Outcome: Attorney Jill Brisbois represented a person with a commercial driver’s license who was charged with a moving ...

  • Felony 2nd Degree Assault Avoided Jail Time

    Outcome: Client was charged with a Felony charge of 2 nd Degree Assault with a weapon and was facing a presumptive ...

  • Third DWI Staggered Sentence

    Outcome: Client was charged with his third DWI in a ten year period and was facing a mandatory minimum jail sentence of ...

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