CRIMINAL LAW – JUVENILE CASES

In juvenile cases, a different set of court procedures will apply, namely the Minnesota Rules of Juvenile Procedure. In these matters, it is important to choose a lawyer who has expertise in both juvenile court and adult criminal court.

Minnesota Juvenile Crimes Defense Attorney

At Marso & Michelson in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Blake Bauer is experienced in both the adult and juvenile justice systems. He understands the unique needs of minors and how to protect their rights in juvenile court. For a free initial consultation, call Marso & Michelson today at 612-821-4817.

Experienced Juvenile Delinquency Defense

Attorney Blake Bauer has extensive experience trying cases before judges and juries in courts throughout Minnesota. He has defended juveniles against a variety of criminal charges, including:

  • Underage DUI
  • Shoplifting
  • Terroristic threats
  • Minor consumption
  • Juvenile drug offenses
  • Juvenile violent offenses
  • Juvenile robbery
  • Juvenile burglary
  • Juvenile criminal sexual conduct
  • Juvenile domestic assault

In addition to juvenile criminal law procedures Blake Bauer understands the nuances associated with adult certification and extended juvenile jurisdiction (EJJ) cases. If a child under the age of 18 is accused of a serious felony crime, he or she may face certification into adult criminal court or EJJ prosecution. Blake will fight to protect your child against being charged as an adult or under EJJ.

Understanding Representation in Juvenile Court

Marso & Michelson understands the resources and programs available to children who have been charged with a crime, and Marso & Michelson will work with the state and the judge to develop a program that is best suited to the needs of the minor. Ultimately, the firm’s goal is doing what it takes to give its clients the best chance for a successful future.

Many lawyers do not realize that even if a felony charge against a juvenile over the age of 16 is negotiated down, it will still be a matter of public record. Blake Bauer understands this and negotiates on his clients’ behalf to restore juvenile confidentiality, protecting juveniles from having their adjudication remain in the public eye.

Contact a Juvenile Defense Lawyer

It cannot be stressed enough how important it is to have an attorney who is familiar with the complexities and procedures involved in juvenile defense. Contact Marso & Michelson today for a free initial consultation or call 612-821-4817.

Traffic Crimes

Traffic offenses are among some of the most confusing crimes for which our clients face charges – not because of their severity or difficulty, but because many people are uncertain when to hire an attorney, when to fight charges themselves, and when to simply pay the imposed penalty.

The answer to this question depends, in large part, on how your charges are classified. Most standing and many moving violations are considered petty misdemeanors, which are not crimes, but rather violations of local statues, such as double parking and simple speeding tickets. Fighting these charges is seldom worthwhile and since no crime has been committed, you rarely need an attorney.

Some more serious moving violations, however, are classified as misdemeanors or gross misdemeanors. These are both considered crimes and can result in jail time, stiff fines, and possible license suspension, revocation. Violations that make you a substantial risk to others on the road, such as multiple DWI convictions, can be felonies, which almost always require the help of an experienced lawyer to avoid or minimize prison time and to help you get your license back.

If you’re been accused of a traffic offense and you’re unsure whether or not you should hire an attorney or fight the charge yourself, read on to discover the details of your charge, including when legal help is advisable.

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