I Have One Goal: Defending Your Rights

Complete Dedication To Criminal Law

I knew when I was in law school that I wanted to focus my practice on criminal law. During that time, I worked as a law clerk in a public defender’s office and knew that criminal defense is what I wanted to do with my career.

Over a decade later, I am still practicing criminal defense and representing adults and juveniles in Minnesota criminal cases and expungements. I am criminal defense attorney Doug Carlson, and I can help you get through this difficult time. You can be sure that I understand how much is at stake for you, and you can count on me to dedicate myself to your case.

Many of my clients say that I am very professional and a good listener, and that I made them feel important and like their case was a priority. If we work together, I will bring that same level of client service to your criminal concern. I believe that negotiation is the best way to start a case and will work hard to find a resolution out of court, but be assured that I am a skilled trial lawyer who will take your case to trial if negotiations are not productive.

I am active in the community and work part time with the St. Cloud Public Defender’s Office and do volunteer work for the Stearns County Veterans Court. I also served on the Windom Park Citizens in Action Board of Director’s from 2014 to present. I was a faculty member of the Sentencing Advocacy Institute from 2010 to 2011.

Your Case Will Be A Priority At My Firm

If you have been charged with a crime or need an expungement, you can rely on my experience and skill in and out of the courtroom. From my office in Elk River, I serve people from the areas surrounding St. Cloud and north of Minneapolis. To set up an appointment to discuss your criminal defense needs, please call Doug Carlson, Esq., PLLC, at 763-308-4836. You can fill out my short intake form if you prefer.