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Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorney: Brockton Hunter

Criminal Defense Lawyer Minneapolis, MN

Criminal Defense & Veteran Defense for Minnesota

Brockton D. Hunter P.A. is a Minneapolis-based criminal defense firm comprised of lawyers who fight to protect the rights of the accused. An experienced team, we have an intricate understanding of both state and federal laws. Our Minneapolis criminal defense attorneys have handled misdemeanor and felony cases of all sizes. We recognize that regardless of the charge someone is facing and whether it falls under state or federal jurisdiction, the matter is serious and personal. That is why we provide defense focused on our clients’ needs and work hard to protect their best interests.

At Brockton D. Hunter P.A., we are known for caring, passionate, and powerful legal defense that gets results. Our Minneapolis, MN criminal defense attorneys cultivate relationships with clients, providing clear, dedicated counsel to help them through this challenging time. We are also seasoned trial attorneys who have secured many charge reductions, case dismissals, and not guilty verdicts, successfully protecting our clients’ rights, liberties, and futures. Brockton D. Hunter P.A. is ready to help you.

What Does a Defense Attorney Do?

A criminal defense attorney is a legal professional who specializes in providing representation to individuals or entities accused of committing a crime. Their pivotal role revolves around offering legal guidance and advocacy throughout the entirety of the criminal justice system. Here's a comprehensive look at the tasks a defense attorney undertakes:

  • Legal Consultation: One of the primary functions of a defense attorney is to provide comprehensive legal advice to their clients. This encompasses informing clients about their rights, explaining the charges they're facing, outlining potential consequences, and guiding them through the legal procedures ahead.
  • Case Scrutiny: Defense attorneys meticulously examine all available evidence, witness statements, police reports, and pertinent documents. Through this rigorous review, they gauge the strengths and weaknesses of the case against their client.
  • Strategic Formulation: Armed with their case analysis, defense attorneys strategize and develop a robust defense plan. This could involve challenging evidence credibility, negotiating plea bargains, or meticulously preparing for a trial.
  • Independent Investigation: In pursuit of building a compelling defense, defense attorneys conduct their own investigations. This may involve gathering additional evidence, interviewing witnesses, and unearthing information that bolsters their client's position.
  • Negotiation Endeavors: Defense attorneys engage in negotiations with the prosecution to secure favorable plea deals for their clients. These negotiations could lead to reduced charges or recommendations for less severe sentences.
  • Pretrial Maneuvers: Legal motions are filed by defense attorneys to contest unlawfully obtained evidence or address procedural irregularities that could impact the case's outcome.
  • Trial Readiness: If a trial becomes inevitable, defense attorneys meticulously prepare by organizing evidence, crafting persuasive legal arguments, devising witness examination strategies, and planning their courtroom presentation.
  • Courtroom Advocacy: During the trial, defense attorneys serve as the voice of their clients. They present evidence, skillfully cross-examine prosecution witnesses, and deliver compelling legal arguments to bolster their client's defense.
  • Fierce Advocacy: Defense attorneys champion their clients' rights and ensure a just and impartial trial. They navigate the legal intricacies with dedication to upholding justice and the law.
  • Mitigation Efforts: In cases where guilt is established, defense attorneys advocate for mitigating factors that could lead to more lenient sentences. These factors may include a history of good behavior or extenuating circumstances.
  • Pursuing Appeals: Should a conviction occur, defense attorneys initiate the appeals process by identifying legal errors or issues that could warrant a retrial or a reduced sentence.
  • Personal Support: Beyond legal matters, defense attorneys offer emotional support and guidance to their clients, particularly during the emotionally taxing periods of legal proceedings.
  • Legal Mastery: Defense attorneys possess a profound understanding of criminal law, relevant statutes, and legal precedents. This expertise equips them to navigate the complexities of legal matters adeptly.
  • Ethical Commitment: Upholding ethical standards is paramount for defense attorneys. They ensure strict client confidentiality and are dedicated to representing their clients with diligence and competence.

Veterans’ Defense

Those who have protected our country’s people and interests by serving in foreign and often dangerous locations may suffer psychological injury that lead to uncharacteristic behavior considered unlawful. Because of their unique experiences, veterans need defense from lawyers who recognize the intricacies of their situations and know what legal options are available to them. Our criminal attorneys in Minneapolis are both veterans who stand up for our nation’s heroes.

Assault

This offense involves the intended or actual infliction of bodily harm upon another. Under Minnesota law, there are five degrees of assault, and charges range from misdemeanors to felonies. Despite the offense you have been accused of, it is necessary to get a skilled Minneapolis criminal defense attorney on your side right away.

Criminal Sexual Conduct

Unlawful sexual contact or penetration is taken very seriously in MN. Depending on the situation, the penalties for a conviction can result in up to 30 years in prison. The stakes of being found guilty of criminal sexual conduct are too high not to retain skilled legal representation for your case.

Theft

In general, theft involves the unlawful taking of another person’s or entity’s property. Minnesota law specifies several types of conduct falling under this definition. Whether you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor or felony theft, our Minneapolis criminal defense lawyers are ready to fight for you.

Juvenile Defense

If a person under 18 years of age is accused of a crime, their case will move through processes that differ from adult criminal matters. Because the juvenile justice system is structured differently, it is imperative that you have a lawyer on your side who understands the nuances of this system. Our team at Brockton D. Hunter P.A. can effectively guide you and your child through their case and fight to protect your child’s future.

Drug Crimes

Both the state and federal governments have strict laws concerning conduct involving controlled substances. Possessing, selling, and transporting drugs (as well as a range of other activities) are prohibited and can lead to a misdemeanor or felony charge. A conviction can ruin your life, which is why it is necessary to aggressively fight the accusation with the help of a Minneapolis criminal defense attorney.

DWI

Being found guilty of operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol can seriously hamper the course of your life. Not only can a conviction result in incarceration and/or fines, but also the suspension of driving privileges. When you call Brockton D. Hunter P.A., we will act quickly to defend you.

Domestic Assault

Harming or attempting to harm a family or household member is not a personal matter; it is a criminal one. Law enforcement officials and prosecutors take domestic assault crimes seriously and will work relentlessly to obtain a conviction. Our team is ready to be your champion, tirelessly seeking the best possible result on your behalf.

Expungements

Having an arrest or conviction on your criminal record can make it challenging to live the life you want. Career, educational, and other prospects can be severely hampered because of your criminal history. An expungement can seal the information from public access, allowing opportunities to open that had once been closed to you. Speak with our Minneapolis lawyers to learn more about pursuing this type of relief.

Federal Crimes

From mail and wire fraud to tax evasion and from identity theft to drug trafficking, various types of unlawful conduct fall under federal jurisdiction. If you have been accused of a federal offense, reach out to our team to learn about how we can defend you.

Felonies

Felonies are the most serious offenses. A range of violations is charged at this level, including murder, drug crimes, criminal sexual conduct, and robbery. At Brockton D. Hunter P.A., our Minneapolis criminal defense attorneys understand the complexities of these cases and build sound defenses to challenge accusations.

Homicide

An act resulting in another’s death can result in homicide charges. In MN, several different crimes are considered homicide, including murder, manslaughter, and vehicular homicide. These are serious matters requiring serious defense, and our team is ready to provide the legal representation you need.

White Collar Crimes

Typically, white collar crimes take place in business and government settings. Although they do not usually result in physical harm to another, they are still serious offenses that state and federal governments aggressively pursue. If you are facing charges, turn to Brockton D. Hunter P.A. for defense.

Call (612) 979-1112 or use an online form to reach a criminal defense lawyer in Minneapolis, MN today.

OUR VICTORIES

Whether you are facing multiple felony charges or your first ever misdemeanor charge, we offer the knowledgeable, passionate defense you need and deserve. Our firm is led by a Minneapolis criminal defense attorney who has a perfect 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating due to experience, service, and results, and who has been included in Minnesota’s Super Lawyers® every year since 2011. We encourage you to discover what our exceptional legal advocates can achieve for you. We are experienced advocates who are ready to go to work for you!

Call (612) 979-1112 to speak with a Minnesota criminal defense lawyer.

  • The Result: Constitutional right to own firearms Gun Right Restoration: RIGHT TO OWN FIREARMS DESPITE FELONY CONVICTION
  • CHILD CUSTODY VICTORY RECENT DIVORCE CASE: RECOUPED OVER $50,000 WORTH OF PRE-MARITAL FUNDS AND ASSETS
  • Not Guilty State of Minnesota v. Brady Zipoy
  • State of Minnesota v. FB
  • Not Guilty State of Minnesota v. Mustafa Shabazz
  • Reduced STATE OF MINNESOTA V. N.J.: CLIENT CHARGED WITH GROSS MISDEMEANOR THIRD DEGREE DUI PLEADS TO REDUCED CHARGE OF MISDEAMEANOR FOUR
  • Not Convicted State of Minnesota v. TMN
  • Expunged STATE v. A.A.: HENNEPIN COUNTY COURT ORDERS EXPUNGEMENT OF THEFT CONVICTION
  • Expunged STATE V. A.H.: RYAN ELSE GETS CLIENT’S DISORDERLY CONDUCT CONVICTION EXPUNGED
  • Not Guilty State v. AA: HENNEPIN COUNTY DOMESTIC ASSAULT & DISORDERLY CONDUCT CASE

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HEAR FROM OUR CLIENTS

  • “I was so lucky to have found this firm and I cannot say enough about the lawyers there!”

    C.G.
  • “I was extremely impressed with his swift and aggressive approach to resolving my issue.”

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    Former Client
  • “This office turned my not so fun situation, into the best possible experience, and outcome.”

    B.N.
  • “Well respected in the legal community.”

    M.W.
  • “He knew the appropriate people within the court jurisdiction to speak with, and I felt that my case was in good hands.”

    Former Client
  • “Went above and beyond what I had expected”

    D.G.
  • “Brock really takes the time to get to know his clients, and fully investigate every detail”

    C.S.
NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED VETERAN'S DEFENSE

We defend those who served our country and who, as they grapple with physiological and psychological wounds, find themselves entangled in the criminal justice system. Attorneys Brock Hunter and Ryan Else are military veterans themselves, and they literally wrote the book on veteran’s criminal defense in Minnesota. Brock also drafted the Veterans Sentencing Mitigation law for Minnesota, making it only the second state to recommend treatment over incarceration for veterans whose criminal offense involved service-related psychological injury.
We are dedicated to defending our nation’s heroes.

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