If you are facing criminal charges, it is crucial to have effective representation immediately. Not only during trial, but also during the pretrial phase as well. At Metro Law Offices, our Minneapolis criminal defense lawyer will give your case our full time and attention, to ensure you are treated fairly under the criminal justice system, and you have all the information necessary.
Even if you think the facts of the case aren’t in your favor, having the best possible criminal representation can be the difference between jail time and probation, or having your record destroyed with an avoidable felony or misdemeanor conviction.The implications of any type of criminal charge can affect multiple facets of your life. You likely have important concerns over issues ranging from how to confront the case against you to how to minimize the impact of a conviction.
No person who is arrested shall be detained in custody without being informed, as soon as possible, of the grounds for such arrest nor shall he be denied the right to consult and to be defended by a legal practitioner of his choice
A criminal defense attorney is important because they make sure a defendant is innocent until proven guilty in a case. Constitutional laws in America call for both parties to have equal representation and protection in court. This is regardless of the race, gender, ethnicity, or any other protected class.
Minnesota sentencing guidelines take the defendant’s criminal history and the severity of the crime into account when calculating the sentence. While the severity of the alleged crime has the most impact on sentencing guidelines, criminal history also influences the penalty range.
Pleading guilty means that you are admitting your conduct is punishable by the law and you know the consequences for your crime. You are also giving up your right to public counsel, trial by jury, and the right to confront and cross-examine your accuser. If you are not a US citizen, then you will risk getting deported for committing a crime. When you plead guilty, your options are significantly reduced so please let us review your situation and help you decide on a course of action before you admit to anything.
In the short term, a conviction results in penalties like hefty fines and prison sentences. Being convicted of a crime means that you will have a criminal record, which can affect your housing opportunities, access to higher education and future employment prospects.
Todd Kenyon has defended and protected the rights of his clients throughout Minnesota and Federal District Court for over 20 years. Because arrested doesn’t mean convicted. When you need the best defense, let Metro Law Offices work for you.
Recognized not only in the courtroom but also by our peers, Metro Law Offices experienced attorneys have received awards and positions of distinction in the legal field for professionalism & knowledge.