Friday, September 14, 2012
Criminal Defense Answers - FREE!
I get lots and lots of questions as a Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorney. Here are some of the most common and some real answers.
How do I choose an attorney?
When you are facing criminal charges, the quality and commitment of your defense attorney is a crucial issue. Will the attorney take the time to focus on your case? Will you be "just another number"? At the Rolloff Law Office I provide personal legal services on a one-on-one basis, and have a "results-oriented" approach to defending charges. Couple that with my reasonable rates --- and almost anyone can have the quality defender the need, as well as the personal attention to your case that is actually necessary if you are hoping to avoid a conviction.
Will I go to jail for a DWI charge?
Any DWI offense carries the potential of a jail sentence. Under Minnesota law, even a first time DWI conviction can mean up to 90 days in jail and a fine of $1,000. If you have a prior conviction for a DWI (within the last 10 years,) including a test refusal or other aggravating factor, you could face third degree charges, which are punishable by up to 1 year in jail as well as a fine of $3,000. Felony DWI charges, when convicted can lead to up to 7 years in prison and a $14,000 fine. These cases involve 3 prior convictions, or one prior felony DWI conviction. Any DWI or DUI charge is serious and should be aggressively defended.
What if I discover I am under investigation for a violent crime?
If you are under investigation and not yet arrested, you can assume that an arrest will take place in the near future. It is crucial that you exercise your right to remain silent and do not engage in any interviews with law enforcement or other investigatory units without first retaining the services of the Rolloff Law Office. Protecting your rights in any questions can be a pivotal factor in defending against the charges when they are filed.
What criminal charges does your firm defend?
At my office, I am committed to providing an aggressive defense against all types of criminal charges, from any Drunk Driving arrest, through to probation violations or charges of Disorderly Conduct to all Theft crimes, from Misdemeanor to Felonies, as well as serious traffic offenses, and violent crimes, including Assault, Murder, Manslaughter, and Domestic Assault.
If you even think you need legal help --- call the Rolloff Law Office today to set up a FREE consultation at (612) 234-1165.