Being under investigation for a crime, whether for a felony or misdemeanor, is a daunting experience. Being charged with one is life-changing. You have to spend time and money defending yourself. You may lose your job, your family and your reputation. If you are divorced or in the process of getting a divorce, you may have problems with child custody and visitation.
If you are convicted, you may lose your freedom for an inordinate number of years. In addition to being sentenced to a prison term, you may be facing a hefty fine and years of supervision after you are eventually released. Depending on the type of charges, some jobs and careers may never again be available to you.
The time to contact an attorney is at the earliest possible moment. As soon as you know you are under investigation, or as soon as you are charged, do not talk to anyone about your case, especially law enforcement, without an attorney present. Your words may be twisted and, as you have likely learned from watching television, anything you say can and will be used against you.
Speeter & Johnson will defend your constitutional rights
Minnesota criminal defense lawyers, Speeter & Johnson located in Minneapolis, have been defending clients on criminal charges for more than six decades. We will vigorously fight for the preservation of all your constitutional rights including:
- Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable and warrantless searches
- Fifth Amendment right to remain silent and to the due process of law
- Sixth Amendment right to an attorney
Speeter & Johnson will diligently prepare your defense
We will thoroughly investigate the prosecutor’s case. We will interview witnesses and review all reports. We use our own investigators and experts when necessary. We work with you and the prosecution in order to work out the best solution possible. In some cases, that may be negotiation for the charges to be reduced or the imposition of a lighter sentence.
If it is in your best interest to go to trial, we will vigorously prepare the case and present the best possible defense on your behalf. Some of the types of charges we are experienced in defending include, but are not limited to:
- All state and federal felony criminal charges
- Misdemeanor charges
- Allegations driving under the influence (DUI)
- Theft offenses
- Assault and battery
- Domestic violence
- Sexual offenses
- White collar crime
- Vehicular manslaughter
We will provide you the personal attention your case deserves. When there is so much at risk, you owe it to yourself to have experienced attorneys who will recognize your unique situation and work zealously on your behalf to obtain the best possible outcome.