Why a Lawyer Matters

Why You Need a Lawyer On Your Side

How a St. Paul Criminal Defense Lawyer Helps You.  

If you have been arrested in St. Paul or the surrounding Twin Cities area you are likely weighing out the costs and benefits of hiring a criminal defense lawyer.  Whether you have been arrested for assault, theft, DUI or a drug-related charge, hiring a defense lawyer is the best way to ensure that your case ends with the best possible outcome.  You only get one chance at your defense; and the difference between the charges getting dismissed and facing the full penalties for your charge is an experienced criminal defense lawyer fighting for you.

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Familiar with Courts, Prosecutors and the Judicial System

You are very likely going through this process for the first time; an experienced criminal defense lawyer has seen it before, the intimidating questions from police, the confusing language used in court documents and more.  The last thing you want on your court date is something unexpected to happen.  With the guidance and experience of a criminal defense lawyer on your side, you can rest assured that you will be in control and working towards the best possible outcome.  

Interrupt the Process

When you are charged with a crime, there is a system in process; the system is efficient and unforgiving and meant to punish you to the greatest extent the law allows.  Timing and attention are critical; one missed deadline can throw your entire case off track.  A good defense lawyer interrupts this process.   

  • If your charges were the result of a questionable police search, we can fight to have the charges dropped.
  • If the prosecution has evidence against you we work on challenging it to have it suppressed so it can not be used as part of their case.
  • If the police have questions for you, those questions only go through me and we ensure that nothing you say is used against you.  
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While I can’t address every possible scenario here, the point is that I will relentlessly search for any potential weakness in the case against you.   If I find one, I will use every possible legal objection to dismantle the case against you and work towards a dismissal.  If the charges do end up going to court, I will use my extensive experience as an effective litigator to aggressively fight for your rights.  Whatever they try to do to you, I will work to stop them. 

Dealt with Cases Like Yours Before

While there are probably some unique elements to your case, I can assure you that I have seen and successfully defended cases similar to yours.  I have over 25 years of experience dedicated to protecting the rights of people accused of a crime.  I know what to expect from the prosecutors and judges in Ramsey, Hennepin and surrounding counties.  Knowing the law is important, but having the real life experience of having successfully defended cases is what really matters when the court date comes.  You can count on me.  I have fought in, and won the types of battles that you are about to face.  

A Cost-Effective Decision - A Lawyer Can Actually SAVE You Money

When people are trying to decide on a lawyer, cost is usually a big factor.  No one wants to spend more than they need to on a defense lawyer or anything else.   However, when you are facing a charge, it’s important to understand the costs of not hiring a defense lawyer.   If you are convicted of your charge, beyond the obvious fines and potential time in jail, you are very likely looking at one or more of the following consequences.  

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  • Loss of job, limited future job prospects
  • Predatory Offender Registration list
  • Inability to live in certain areas / close to a school
  • Suspended / revoked drivers’ license
  • Suspension / loss of professional license or scholarship

When you add fines and jail time which obviously results in missed time at work, a conviction can easily cost tens of thousands of dollars in the following years.

When you are charged with a crime, you are put in a very difficult situation, but choosing the right defense lawyer can be easy.  Contact my law office and give us an opportunity to explain how the experience and hard-working defense team can help you achieve the best outcome after an arrest or criminal charge.  

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