Saturday, January 23, 2016
Minnesota - Avoid Going to Court!
A comment that I have heard many Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorneys make goes something like this:
“This would be a great business if it weren't for the clients.”
Now ... while that sounds a little (?) condescending ... I can tell you this --- often, my clients have said the same thing about court - ie., is there any way my case (which requires somone go to court) can be resolved with me ever having to have to go? The answer is: Yes!
If you have hired a Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer there are some MANY cases where you can avoid going to court --- and you can make him/her do all of the work.
The TRUTH: In almost all misdemeanors, you can avoid going to the first appearance if you sign a waiver for your lawyer. Frankly, most of these hearings result in simply getting a new court date.
It is the practice of The Rolloff Law Office to almost always has you waive your first appearance in misdemeanor cases, we want you to appear at all other court appearances because we need to be able to discuss potential resolutions or setting the case for trial.
If you have been charged with a Gross Misdemeanor or a Felony --- things do become a tad more complicated.
If you have questions about your obligation ... and/or you don't really feel like going to court - if at all possible - feel free to contact your attorney whether you can waive your appearance in court. Never go to court and still get the right result. Interested? Call The Rolloff Law Office today: (612) 234-1165