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Eagan Criminal Defense Lawyers
Providing Aggressive, Skilled Legal Representation
A criminal conviction is punishable by jail or prison time, fines, and other serious penalties. It can also follow you for the rest of your life, making it difficult to find a job, housing, or education. Therefore, it is imperative that you hire an attorney who is skilled and aggressive in defending your rights and protecting your future. At Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A., we have the experience and skills to help you.
Because we are former prosecutors, we know how the prosecution builds its cases, and we know what evidence they will present against you. We know how to anticipate their strategies, and we know how to counter them. We can anticipate and prepare for the prosecution's strategies, and we can turn them against them. We can anticipate what evidence they will present and how to counter it with evidence of our own. We can anticipate what witnesses they will call and how to attack their credibility.
Our Eagan criminal defense attorneys can help you with any type of criminal case, including:
- Domestic violence
- Drug crimes
- Federal crimes
- Gun crimes
- Juvenile crimes
- Sex crimes
- Theft crimes
- Violent crimes
- White collar crimes
Schedule your free initial consultation with our Eagan criminal defense attorneys by calling (612) 444-5020.
Criminal Law in Minnesota
There are two main types of criminal offenses in Minnesota: misdemeanors and felonies. Although a misdemeanor is not as serious as a felony offense, getting convicted can still lead to a jail sentence and fines worth thousands of dollars.
The following are the three types of misdemeanors in MN:
- Petty Misdemeanor: The least serious misdemeanor offense in Minnesota. It carries a maximum penalty of a $300 fine.
- Misdemeanor: This type of misdemeanor carries a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000.
- Gross Misdemeanor: Considered the most serious offense, a conviction is punishable by a maximum jail term of 364 days and/or a fine of up to $3,000.
On the other hand, Minnesota does not divide felony offenses into classifications like other states. Instead, state law specifies the maximum penalties for each felony. A conviction can not only result in imprisonment and fines worth tens of thousands of dollars, it can also lead to the loss of certain rights, like the right to vote or own a firearm.
Contact Our Eagan Criminal Defense Attorneys for a Free Consultation
Our criminal defense attorneys have been providing criminal defense in Minnesota for many years. We have handled thousands of cases, and we have handled them all with the utmost professionalism and attention to detail. You can count on us to provide the same attention to detail in your case, no matter how complex it may seem. You can count on us to be aggressive in defending your rights, your freedom, and your future.
We are well-respected in the legal community and have a reputation for providing the best possible representation for our clients. We are also former prosecutors, so we know the system from both sides and can anticipate the prosecution's strategies.
Call us at (612) 444-5020 for a 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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Attorney Joseph Tamburino is a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist, achieved by only 3% of Attorneys
We have represented thousands of clients and we have handled hundreds of jury trials
Our attorneys have worked as prosecutors and public defenders throughout the state
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