Effective, Experienced and Ethical Criminal Defense

If you have been charged with a crime, it is important to hire an experienced lawyer who has a record of success at trial. I am criminal defense attorney Justin Schiks. I defend people accused of felony and misdemeanor crimes in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area and throughout Minnesota.

I have a reputation for achieving positive results for clients facing a broad range of criminal charges, including:

  • Disorderly conduct: A broad charge that includes anything that could cause anger, alarm or resentment
  • Drug crimes: Including possession, sales, distribution, trafficking and manufacture of controlled substances
  • DWI, DUI, drunk driving: Including first DWI, multiple DWIs, felony DWI, and driver’s license revocation
  • Expungement: Since January 2015, more criminal records can be sealed.
  • Juvenile crimes: From underage drinking and driving to shoplifting to assault
  • Order for protection: Call as soon as possible to request a hearing to challenge the order or contact me to defend alleged violations.
  • Sex crimes: Including sexual assault, statutory rape and computer-based sex crimes
  • Theft crimes: Including robbery, burglary, shoplifting
  • Traffic offenses: Including careless driving, reckless driving, driving on a revoked license
  • Violent crimes: Including assault, domestic assault and manslaughter/murder

A Strategic Approach to Your Defense

I will design a unique plan of action tailored specifically to your circumstances, needs and goals. For every case, however, I work simultaneously to:

  1. Prepare for trial: I prepare every case as if it will go to trial. Effective in front of a judge and jury, I was named to the 2014 National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers list. My reputation as a skilled trial lawyer is a benefit to clients whether or not their cases go to trial.
  2. Be ready for resolution: Sometimes a fair and reasonable resolution outside of court is in my client’s best interest. I make certain that we are prepared to exercise this option as appropriate. Preparing for settlement may mean obtaining a mental health evaluation for a client in advance of the court’s request or compiling statements from those who can testify to his or her positive qualities.

To learn how I can assist you or a member of your family, please call 651.504.2564 or contact me by email.

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“I found myself in need of a criminal attorney as I was talking to Justin I was immediately put at ease and I knew I was in great hands. He is by far the most professional and personable lawyer I have ever worked with. He kept me up to date on everything that was happening in my case and helped keep my mind at ease and kept me relaxed and not stressed. If I ever find myself in need of a lawyer again. He will be my FIRST call. I highly recommend him to everyone.”- Dean