Every day, someone is charged with a crime in the Twin Cities whether they committed that crime or not. The charge causes confusion and worry for the future because the penalties can be very serious.
Unfortunately, there are many individuals charged with crimes that feel they have no chance, so they accept the charges and pay the maximum penalties. The fact is that there may be factors in the case that don’t call for the highest possible consequences and an experienced Minneapolis criminal defense attorney can identify those factors and use them to benefit your case.
Protecting Your Rights
Even if there is merit to the charges, everyone has rights and those rights need to be protected. In the meantime, a lot of work goes into your case. It is important to identify what really occurred so that the facts can be used to your advantage. Even when you did commit a crime, that doesn’t discount the fact you need a defense attorney by your side. Unfortunately, there are many individuals that opt out of having an attorney with them because they think that there is no way for them to avoid the maximum penalties.
The fact is that individuals avoid the maximum penalties every single day because they have the proper representation working for and with them. There are decisions to be made, so it is a must for a defendant to know what their choices are so they can have control over the outcome. That is just one thing that Matt Olson does for his clients. Practice areas include:
- Domestic Assault
- Drug Crimes
- DWI/ DUI
- Juvenile Crimes
- Sex Crimes
- Theft / Traffic / Expungement
Strategy is an integral part of an effective defense. It means taking the facts and using them with the law to build a strong defense against the charges. This is how charges are reduced and sometimes even completely dismissed. Any time there is reasonable doubt, a person can’t be convicted of the crime. Even when there is no reasonable doubt, that doesn’t mean that the defendant has to pay the maximum penalties. The goal of a quality Minneapolis criminal defense attorney is to be able to help clients move on with life as quickly as possible. Just because a mistake may have been made doesn’t mean that a person has to serve long periods of time behind bars or pay astronomical fines.
Contact A Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer
A criminal charge can be life-changing, but it is your right to fight those charges so you can obtain the best possible result in your case. Just because you have been charged with a crime doesn’t mean that you have to be convicted of the maximum charge or convicted at all. To learn more about how the Olson Law Firm can help you in your case, call 612-816-2322 to schedule a free consultation.