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If you have been charged with a crime, it is important to hire an experienced Woodbury Criminal Defense Lawyer who has a record of success at trial.

Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense

Effective, Experienced and Ethical Criminal Defense

If you have been charged with a crime, it is important to hire an experienced Twin Cities criminal defense lawyer who has a record of success at trial. I am Woodbury Criminal Defense Lawyer Justin Schiks. My firm defends people accused of felony and misdemeanor crimes in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area and throughout Minnesota with office locations in Woodbury, Edina and Roseville.

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 prepared every case as if it will go to trial. Effective in front of a judge or jury, I have been named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers every year since 2014 by the National Trial Lawyers Association. My reputation as a skilled trial attorney is beneficial to clients whether or not their cases go to trial. Prosecutors know I will not back down until my clients are satisfied with the outcome.
  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.

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    5 star service. Hands down the most professional, sincere, caring, and personally involved lawyer I have had on behalf of my life. I have had Justin represent me over the past few years covering things from traffic violations to a felony and have been pleased with the result every time. Not only that, I have recommended him to friends and family and they have nothing but nice things to say as well.”

    Samuel
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    Justin made a huge impact on my life, and gave me the second chance I needed to be successful in staying sober and living a "normal" life. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is facing criminal charges, because he's not just in it for the money. He truly wants to make a difference in people's lives.”

    Jenna, A Previous Client
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    Professional, Trustworthy, Knowledgeable dependable! Where do i start with the qualities of Justin Schiks, he is in a word Professional and i would refer Justin to everyone i know.”

    Malcolm, A Previous Client
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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
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    All I can say is that Justin Schiks saved me from what was a train wreck waiting to happen. I had a different criminal attorney that gave me very bad legal advice and did a plea that I never should have done. I thought my fate was sealed, but Justin said nothing is ever in set stone. He was able to get my plea reduced; resulting in dramatically reduced my sentence.”

    Anonymous, A Previous Client