Minnesota Criminal Defense Overview

Are you facing criminal charges in St. Paul or Minneapolis?

If you are under investigation, or have already been arrested for a criminal offense in the St. Paul area, the first and most critical action you can take it is ensure that you have legal representation from a quality St. Paul criminal defense attorney from Mohammad, Schiks and Jaafar, P.A. Our firm is a highly committed, aggressive defense law firm that addresses each case with the goal of gaining every possible advantage for our client both in and out of court. If you are facing charges of related to drug crimes, such as possession, sales, cultivation or manufacture, the firm can evaluate you case to determine what defense can be employed to pursue a better outcome.

Cases We Handle

One of the most common charges in the St. Paul area is either a DWI/DUI, and many who are charged first DWI are experiencing their first contact with the criminal justice system. This can be a frightening and worrisome situa tion. You have real reason for concern, as a conviction can lead to driver's license revocation as well as jail time, fines and other problems. A first DWI conviction will include a 90 day license suspension. Many people that are convicted will be dealing with the installation of an ignition interlock device as part of their penalty, as well as jail time, fines and chemical dependency rehabilitation, and in certain cases, you will face a vehicle forfeiture.

Those who have multiple DWI convictions potentially face felony DWI charges and could have extensive prison sentences imposed upon them if they fail to defend against the charges successfully. The laws in Minnesota assume that you have implied consent to being tested for alcohol or drugs, and if you refuse the breath or blood test, you will be in serious legal trouble, and will face 1 year of license suspension. We urge you to contact our firm immediately if you are facing any drunk driving charges.

At MSJ Law, we also represent those who are accused of probation violations, disorderly conduct or want to clear their criminal record through an expungement. If you are in trouble with the law in a situation involving theft crimes such as shoplifting, burglary, or robbery, your future could be in jeopardy. You could lose your freedom in a conviction and your ability to gain quality employment will likely be affected long term. Even when the job market is booming, those with a criminal record of any type are much less likely to be hired. Our firm represents clients who want to defend against traffic offenses including speeding tickets, reckless driving and others that could damage your ability to legally drive.

If you are under investigation or have been arrested for any violent crimes, including assault, murder, manslaughter or domestic assault, your need for an aggressive defense lawyer is critical. Felony violent offenses are heavily punished in our state, and you need to know that your rights and interests are being protected by an attorney that is willing to invest the time and energy into your case that is necessary to fight back. We urge you to contact our firm at once if you have been arrested or have been asked to answer questions about any serious violent crime. Our attorney will protect your rights and fight for you defense from the moment we take on your case.

Contact a St. Paul criminal defense lawyer from our firm today.