Most people never imagine that they will be in a situation that they are charged with a criminal offense. Walking into a Minnesota criminal court, facing a judge, and hearing The State of Minnesota vs. You is a shocking experience.
But it happens to regular people every day. Sometimes it is a big mistake, or a misunderstanding. The system is certainly not always fair. Police are far from perfect, and they mistakenly arrest people based on bad information all the time. The only remedy for this is to defend yourself in court. You need the best defense lawyer you can get, to help you through this difficult time.
When you know you are not guilty, having to appear in court and defend yourself is incredibly frustrating. It shouldn’t be necessary, since it never should have happened. But unfortunately, you have to face reality and accept that getting a defense lawyer is your only smart option.
And sometimes, good people just make bad decisions. Maybe you exercised bad judgment at a desperate time. Maybe you lost your temper, and got in a heated argument that resulted in an assault charge. Maybe you impulsively stole something from a store and were busted for shoplifting. Or you may have a drug addition problem that resulted in a possession charge. People make mistakes, and times can be tough.
We defend people. Regular people.
So we understand that crazy things happen, and people make mistakes. Even if you think you are guilty of the charge, that doesn’t mean you deserve a harsh punishment under the law. Everyone deserves fair treatment, and an opportunity for a second chance.
And you need someone to help you through this. To make sure your rights are defended, and your side of the story is heard. Because without an experienced defense attorney on your side, things can go from bad to worse. The Minnesota criminal justice and criminal court system isn’t designed to be sympathetic or understanding to people who are accused of a crime. That is the role of a zealous defense lawyer.
That’s what we are here to do. To defend you, and only you. We aren’t interested in justice for society. The critically important job of a defense lawyer is to protect our client above all else.
The system is adversarial in nature. The prosector only wants to convict you, to get a guilty verdict. The judges are supposed to be neutral arbitors, and most are. But there are many judges who are extremely tough, and will sentence you to extremely harsh criminal penalties if you are convicted.
How Do I Find The Best Minnesota Defense Lawyer For Me?
The best, and really the only way to pick a lawyer is to talk to him or her. You may want to talk to a number of attorneys to find the best fit.
You need to feel comfortable that this person really knows what they are doing. Someone who will speak with you honestly about what they think may happen to you. And someone who makes you feel comfortable that you are being listened to.
And of course, you need someone with the right criminal defense experience. Ask any attorney how many cases they’ve had that are similar to yours. And of course, ask what kind of results have those cases resulted in.
Only then should you be ready to hire an attorney, and put your trust and your future in their hands.
Get a Free Case Evaluation on a Minnesota Criminal Charge
And the best way to evaluate an attorney is to talk to him or her specifically about your case. A consultation is an opportunity for you to learn and inform yourself about your own circumstances, as well as evaluate the attorney.
- Is the attorney giving you helpful advice?
- Answering all your questions?
- Is he or she being straight with you?
- Is he or she over-promising results? (That can be a warning sign)
- Does she or he have direct experience with Minnesota criminal cases similar to yours?
When you are happy with these answers, you are ready to hire a defense lawyer.
Our attorneys face these questions everyday. That’s what it takes in a competive business – there are lots of lawyers out there. You want, need, and deserve a lawyer who you has both the right experience, and past results to back it up. And you need someone who will listen to you and make you feel comfortable in what is undoubtedly a stressful time in your life.
So take advantage of our free consultation to find out if we are the defense lawyers for you.
We look forward to speaking with you and helping you at this difficult time.
– The lawyers of MyMinnesotaDefenseLawyer.com