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Eden Prairie Criminal Defense Attorney
Providing Aggressive Defense in Eden Prairie, MN
If you have been charged with a crime, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect your rights and fight for your best interests. At Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A., we have the skills and experience to protect your future and help you move past this difficult time. We understand that you are facing serious legal issues, and we will do everything we can to help you resolve them in a favorable manner.
Criminal Defense for All Types of Cases
Our criminal defense attorney in Eden Prairie has extensive experience in criminal law and will use that experience to help you resolve your legal issues. We have handled a wide range of cases and have the skills and knowledge necessary to help you. Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, we can help.
Our firm handles the following types of criminal cases in Eden Prairie:
- Drug crime
- Domestic violence
- Sex crimes
- Violent crimes
- Weapons charges
- White collar crimes
At Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A., we understand how stressful and confusing it can be to face criminal charges. That is why we are here to help. We are ready to listen to your situation, understand the details of your case, and work hard to help you resolve your legal issues. We will work to protect your rights and best interests, and we will do everything we can to help you move past this difficult time.
Misdemeanors & Felonies in Minnesota
Minnesota classifies criminal offenses into two main categories: misdemeanors and felonies. While misdemeanors are less severe than felonies, being convicted of a misdemeanor can still lead to imprisonment and hefty fines.
In Minnesota, misdemeanors are further divided into three types:
Petty Misdemeanor: This is the least serious misdemeanor offense in the state, carrying a maximum penalty of a $300 fine.
Misdemeanor: This category of misdemeanor can result in a maximum jail term of 90 days and/or a fine of up to $1,000.
Gross Misdemeanor: Considered the most serious misdemeanor offense, a conviction can lead to a maximum jail term of 364 days and/or a fine of up to $3,000.
In contrast, Minnesota does not utilize a classification system for felony offenses like other states. Instead, the state law specifies the maximum penalties for each felony. Convictions for felonies can result in imprisonment and substantial fines, often amounting to tens of thousands of dollars. Additionally, individuals convicted of felonies may face the loss of certain rights, such as the right to vote or own a firearm.
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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