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Marsh Halberg

Marsh Halberg

"Attorney of the Year" (Minnesota Lawyer 2011)

"Top Six Criminal Defense Attorneys" (Mpls/St.Paul Magazine)

"Super Lawyer" (1997-Present)

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Tina Appleby

Tina Appleby

Achieved jury acquittals / case dismissals / successful resolutions in over 2,000 cases

"Top 100 National Trial Lawyer"

"Who's Who in Criminal Law"

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Eric Nelson

Eric Nelson

"Rising Star" from 2004-2013

"Super Lawyer" 2014, 2015 and 2016

Named one of the "TOP 40 UNDER 40" by the National Trial Lawyers' Association

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Doug Hazelton

Doug Hazelton

"Best Lawyers in America" (2008-Present)

"Super Lawyer" (2008-Present)

Author Minnesota DWI Handbook (West Publishing)

Author Minnesota DWI Survival Guide

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Jeremy Kaschinske

Jeremy Kaschinske

One of a handful of MN defense attorneys certified on DataMaster, DMT (MN's current breath-testing device)

Contributing Author to Minnesota DWI Deskbook

"Super Lawyer Rising Star" 2014, 2015 and 2016

TOP 10 Under 40 for the State of MN

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Debbie Lang

Debbie Lang

2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016 "Super Lawyer Rising Star"

"Top 100 National Trial Lawyers" by the National Trial Lawyers' Association

1 of 50 Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice Members

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Dave Risk

Dave Risk

Eight-Time Award Winner of "SuperLawyer - Rising Star"

J.D. William Mitchell College of Law magna cum laude graduate

2014, 2015 and 2016 "Super Lawyer"

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Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson

Magna Cum Laude from Mitchell Hamline School of Law

"Marshall Brennan Fellow"

Former Law Clerk, Third Judicial District

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Christina Zauhar

Christina Zauhar

Member of Minnesota Women Lawyers

Member of the Minnesota State Bar Association

Contributing Author to Minnesota DWI Deskbook

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Minnesota Forgery Lawyer

HomePractice AreasForgery

Forgery offenses are almost always felony-level crimes, thus carry many consequences that include jail or prison. We often think of Forgery within the context of someone signing someone else’s name or otherwise altering a document, (often a check) with the intent to defraud. However, Forgeries may pertain to writings or to objects such as an official seal, or a membership card. Minnesota law defines many actions as Forgeries. For example, using a forged document may be considered Forgery. The same may be true for placing a misleading identifying label upon something, or for possessing a forged document, or even by mutilating or destroying a document. Knowingly offering or presenting a forged document is also a crime, whether or not the document was actually accepted. Punishments for Forgery Crimes depend on things such as what the forged thing is, who the victim is, why the thing was forged, and, for checks, the value of the thing that was sought to be obtained. The value of forged checks may be “aggregated” (added together) within a certain time period in order to fall under a harsher subdivision of the statute. Forgery is also a federal crime that carries severe penalties.

If you are accused of Forgery, you need an experienced attorney that can put the Government to their proof and/or present a persuasive explanation of why you are not guilty. Lawyers at Halberg Criminal Defense handle Forgery cases successfully, saving clients from incarceration and preventing them from losing their jobs. We welcome your call for questions or further discussion.

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