Effective Criminal Defense for the Most Serious Charges

When you are charged with a violent crime in Minnesota, your future is truly on the line. If convicted, you may go to prison for many years or even for the rest of your life.

Fighting For Your Future

It is easy to give up hope after being charged with a serious crime. Don’t give in to despair. I am criminal defense lawyer Justin Schiks and I believe your future is worth fighting for. I have helped people facing charges like yours, achieve positive outcomes. I know I can help you, too.

I am a respected criminal defense attorney who gets results for clients charged with the most serious crimes, including:

Defending You at Trial

When you are facing serious charges, you need skilled legal representation. I am an experienced lawyer with a record of success defending clients charged with violent crimes throughout Minnesota. In 2014, I was recognized as one of the top trial lawyers in Minnesota by being named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers list.

“If the government wants to take away your freedom, they must prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. I have a successful record of persuading juries throughout Minnesota that prosecutors have not met that standard.”— Attorney Justin Schiks

I will study the police reports and the evidence against you, looking for weaknesses in the prosecution’s case. Holes may become apparent by asking questions such as:

  • Did the arresting officer(s) follow proper procedure?
  • Was there an illegal search and seizure of evidence?
  • Are the prosecution’s witnesses reliable? Are they motivated by self-interest?
  • Is the forensic evidence trustworthy?
  • Have the police ignored facts that would exonerate you?

Partnering With You     

I consider my clients partners in the resolution of their cases. I will listen to you, answer your questions and keep you informed throughout the life of the case.

Never underestimate the difference a skilled St. Paul criminal defense lawyer can make. To discuss your case, 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