MINNEAPOLIS CRIMINAL & VETERANS DEFENSE
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Minneapolis Felony Defense Lawyer

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Felonies make up the worst crimes in Minnesota law, and therefore can be the most harshly penalized by the criminal justice system. In fact, felonies, by definition, will include at least one year in prison as part of its sentencing options. If you have been accused of a felony in Minnesota, you must be aware that your future is on the line and in the sights of prosecutors that are eager to land a conviction.

Enter Brockton D. Hunter P.A. and our team of Minneapolis criminal defense lawyers. We have made a name for ourselves by providing our clients with legal counsel and advocacy that is the definition of tenacious and uncompromising.

Some of our accomplishments and accolades include:

For the challenge of a felony charge, you need the might of a criminal defense law firm that is not afraid of any opposition. Contact us today and we would be happy to explain to you all the reasons why we know we should be your first choice.

What is a Felony in Minnesota?

Minnesota has just one class of felony, unlike other states that may categorize them by severity. For any serious crime that falls into felony status, it is seen in the same stark, negative light as the next. Penalties upon convictions vary depending on a judge’s discretion.

Criminal acts that constitute a felony in Minnesota include:

  • Criminal sexual conduct: Aggressive or violent sexual acts against an unwilling individual may be punished with 30 years in prison and a $40,000 fine.
  • Criminal vehicular conduct: Using an automobile to commit or aid a crime is a felony; if those actions result in someone’s death, it could be penalized with a $10,000 fine and up to 10 years in prison.
  • Domestic assault: Sometimes called domestic violence, a domestic assault conviction could include 5 years of prison time and a steep fine. Possible restitution to the accuser may be ordered.
  • Drug crimes: Many drug- or narcotic-related crimes are considered felonies; this includes selling, possessing, or manufacturing a variety of controlled substances, such as cocaine or marijuana. Penalties vary based on the drug in question but typically end in a 5 year prison sentence.
  • First-degree murder: The premeditated killing of another individual can be penalized by a life sentence without chance for parole.
  • Simple robbery: Stealing an item of a certain value with force or intimidation can be considered a felony punishable by 10 years in prison and $20,000 paid to the state, plus restitution to the victim.
  • White collar crimes: Committing fraud that affects many people or gathers a large profit is considered a felony.

It should be noted that most federal crimes are automatically considered felonies, as they violate federal laws or were committed in more than one state. In other words, they are more severe by definition than a typical misdemeanor.

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There is nothing more important to our criminal defense attorneys in Minneapolis than the wellbeing of our clients. We use a teamwork approach for our cases so we can bring our heads together to find the right, personally-tailored defense that most benefits our clients. Our goal is the dismissal of your charges; if this is not possible, we consider all avenues to find a way to have them reduced. It is even possible to have a felony charge reduced down to a simple misdemeanor.

Learn more about your legal options today by calling (612) 979-1112 or contacting us online.

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