Sunday, November 29, 2015

Sherburne County Juvenile Court (Explained)

If you are a parent of family member who has questions about a child that has been arrested --- you are most likely upset and confused. True --- you don’t want this young person's future to be compromised in any way. If there is any (early) good news it is that the courts in the State of Minnesota are actually set-up to focus on ensuring a better future for almost every juvenile offender by stressing on rehabilitation rather than punishment.  Bearing as much in mind, it is important to consult with an experienced Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorney --- to ensure that you can earn the best possible income for your loved one.  

What You Need to Know

The State of Minnesota has a specific set of laws on the books that apply to minors. These laws tell the courts to handle juvenile cases differently than adult cases.

At the Rolloff Law Office, you will work with an experienced juvenile defense attorney who explain to you your family's options with you --- telling you everything that you need to know so that you can make well-informed decisions.  You will know what to expect at every phase in the case.

The Minnesota Juvenile Court System

Depending on the severity of the charge, a decision will be made as to which court the case will be tried in. It is entirely possible for a juvenile to be tried as an adult --- if they commit an offense that is considered an adult crime, such as murder. Since the penalties and consequences handed down in adult court will be adult consequences, the juvenile could face the prospect of serving time in an adult prison. This is another reason why it is imperative to have a highly experienced attorney by your side.

Types Of Juvenile Crimes

handle all types of juvenile crimes. While a child can commit any crime than an adult can, there are some that are more common than others. Those common types are:

  • Assault
  • Burglary
  • Theft 
  • Terroristic threats
  • DWI
  • Drug crimes  

If you are the parent of a child who has been accused of a crime, one of the first things you need to do is call an experienced and affordable juvenile attorney. By giving your child the representation that he deserves, you are taking a step toward preservinghis future. To learn more about how the The Rolloff Law Office can help you --- Call (612) 234-1165 and set-up a Free Consultation.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

MN Criminal Defense Lawyer (Explained)

Charged with a crime?  Your choice of an attorney is likely the most important decision you will make --- to earn the best result for your case.

What Do You Need to Know?

Likely by the time that you are charged, the reports will have been written ... statements from witnesses will have been recorded ... and examinations of the evidence - by investigators will have been completed.  The government's work is done.  Alas, yours is just beginning.  The next best decision - for you - would be to consult with an experienced Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorney to into the state's case and to work to seek the best possible outcome.  

What Can a Lawyer Do For You?

As a former prosecutor, my approach to criminal defense is a step by step process that has been demonstrated effective in achieving results such as though below.

First, we identify the inaccuracies and holes in the police reports.  This is essential for simply a basic understanding of conflicting facts, and where we have to go to demonstrate your version of events.

Second, we identify where the reports themselves fall short in describing the precise crime charged, and how evidence and statements were obtained.  This analysis forms the basis of motions to dismiss the case.  A case may be dismissed if the police reports themselves, even if believed, simply don’t add up to the crime charged.  In other cases, statements and evidence may be suppressed, meaning it can’t be used at trial, because it was unlawfully obtained or because it is not sufficiently reliable or consistent with other evidence.

Third, we conduct our own investigation if necessary to generate evidence which supports your story, what you know actually happened. One of the greatest powers a lawyer has is he ability to compel the appearance of witnesses at trial, or have them arrested if they do not show.

Fourth, we consult with the top experts in many fields of forensic study with whom Mr. Rolloff has cultivated close professional relationships.

Finally, we prepare for trial throughout the process.  Not every case goes to trial, but every case must be prepared for trial, or plea negotiations and motions have no teeth whatsoever.  Trial is the leverage which results in good resolution that keeps you free, keeps your record clean, or which results in dismissal altogether. 

Preparing a matter for trial involves more than just challenging the evidence in front of a jury.  The jury ultimately wants to hear a story, not a series of statutes and procedures.   

The Rolloff Law Office prepares your story in a compelling and believable manner, backed by all the force of law and evidence. This approach has been demonstrated advantageous for clients like those below.

If you want to learn more --- set-up a FREE CONSULTATION, call the Rolloff Law Office - today: (612) 234-1165

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Minnesota 2nd Degree DWI (Explained)

If you have spent a single second looking up Minnesota Second Degree DWI on the internet ... you are already aware that it is a very serious offense --- and that you will almost certainly face jail time if convicted of that crime.  

Criminal Consequences

If you are convicted of a Minnesota Second Degree DWI you could facing a lengthy jail consequence.  This sentence is usually split up between actual jail time and electronic home monitoring with alcohol supervision.  If you have one prior DWI conviction with a current 2nd Degree DWI charge, you will most likely be sentenced to serve 30 days in jail of which you must serve 48 hours in custody and the balance can then usually be served on electronic home monitoring.  There is no mandatory minimum jail time if you are convicted of a 2nd Degree DWI charge but do not have any prior DWI convictions.  However, because there are aggravating factors involved that led to the 2nd Degree DWI charge, you will still most likely face a request for a jail sentence from the prosecutor if convicted of that offense.  

Civil Consequences

If you're facing a 2nd Degree DWI charge ... you could also be subject to increased driver’s license revocation periods, license plate impoundment, and the potential loss of your vehicle.  This is why you should talk to an experienced Minnesota Drunk Driving Attorney

A Second Degree Minnesota DWI charge almost automatically triggers the seizure of your vehicle.  The arresting law enforcement agency will take your vehicle and give you notice that it intends to permanently take your vehicle from you.  If this happens, it is important to contact an experienced MN DWI Lawyer immediately.  Paperwork needs to be filed with the court in a timely manner in order to preserve your ability to challenge your vehicle forfeiture.

Still have questions, contact The Rolloff Law Office to thoroughly review your case and do everything possible to get your driver’s license back and help you avoid a conviction.  Call today: (612) 234-1165