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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 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019

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, 2016, 2017, and 2018

TOP 10 Under 40 for the State of MN

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Debbie Lang

Debbie Lang

2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 "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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Wes Abrahamson

Wes Abrahamson

Contributing Author to Minnesota DWI Deskbook

Former Felony Prosecutor

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Minnesota Lawyer Blogs

Minnesota Supreme Court suppresses evidence found in forced body cavity search

Invasive bodily searches and the constitutional rights to dignity, personal privacy and bodily integrity.


Minnesota Laws on Bail and Pre Trial Release

Bail - The constitutional right to post bail and secure release from custody prior to trial and possible conditions.


Marital Rape Exception - Governor signs bill to repeal 'marital rape exception.'

Prior to this change of law in Minnesota the statutory definition of rape specifically excluded spouses. Now they may be included.


Miranda Warning – Anything you say can and will be used against you.

Miranda rights protect individuals from compelling them to incriminate themselves with statements that can and will be used against them.


Medical Marijuana Use After A Criminal Conviction

The DOC no longer considers possession and use of medical marijuana a violation of parole or supervised release conditions.


Do police need a search warrant to access biometric data to unlock your smart phone?

If your smart device has this type of security the police may request access to your device but are you required to provide it?


Court’s expansion of “attempt” vexes criminal lawyers

A recent Minnesota (MN) Court of Appeals opinion appears to have expanded the scope of what constitutes attempt in the context of sex crimes, causing frustration among MN law firms.


If you’re stopped for DWI or DUI over the holidays, an experienced criminal lawyer can help

Every year, from the Wednesday before Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, Minnesota and Wisconsin see a surge in DWI and DUI arrests. As a consequence, criminal lawyers work even harder to protect the rights of folks who are facing impaired driving charges.


The long reach of #metoo in Minnesota

Since the 1980s, the amount of time within which prosecutors must charge someone with a criminal sexual conduct offense has increased several times. This means that today, allegations about a long-forgotten incident can be made years later, which can complicate a defense lawyer’s job.


Explaining ‘probable cause’ in Minnesota

In Minnesota, a police officer must have probable cause to search you or arrest you. So, arguing over whether probable cause existed is a big deal for criminal defense lawyers in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.


The erosion of double jeopardy

The “dual sovereignty” doctrine and increasing overlap among state and federal law increases the likelihood that a Minnesota criminal defendant could be charged twice for the same crime.


FBI Leak

DOJ files criminal charges against only African American FBI agent in Minnesota. Attorneys say that the agent allegedly leaked “secret documents” to a national news reporter. The charges come amid a government crackdown on leaks.


St. Patrick's Day 2018

Shamrocks, leprechauns, shillelaghs. Beer, whiskey and… DWIs. Like other places in the U.S., drinking and St. Patrick’s Day go hand in hand in the North Star State. Unfortunately, so do drunk driving arrests.

Last year, the Minnesota State Patrol reported that law enforcement arrested 175 drunk drivers in a period of less than 15 hours


First your finger, is your face next?

Is your smartphone safe from law enforcement?

In the United States’ first major criminal law decision involving smartphones and personal rights, Minnesota’s highest court says that law enforcement officers have the right to make you unlock your phone in the event you have fingerprint identification activation on.

When it comes to face-recognition technology, law enforcement may soon require citizens to look at their phone in order to unlock its contents, though a memorized passcode might still give smartphone owners protection.

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