I Have One Goal: Defending Your Rights

Minnesota Criminal Defense Experience You Can Rely On

No matter the area of law, you want to work with an experienced lawyer. It is especially critical in criminal defense because your freedom and your future are at stake; one minor offense can put them in jeopardy. So, make sure the attorney you choose has the experience to protect your rights and the ability to negotiate and take cases to trial when necessary.

At Doug Carlson, Esq., PLLC, in Elk River, I aggressively defend and protect my clients’ rights. With more than a decade of criminal defense experience, I have the knowledge and skill you are looking for. As a savvy negotiator and creative problem-solver, I will try to work out a fair resolution with the prosecutor, but also prepare to go to trial when that is in my clients’ best interests. Learn more by contacting me today.

Individualized Service Can Make A Difference In Your Criminal Case

Depending on the charges, a conviction or guilty plea means that you could be facing jail or prison time, steep fines, the loss of your license, community service and other issues. You may also have trouble getting certain jobs and housing. A criminal record may tarnish your reputation and your relationship with your family may suffer.

I understand how crucial it is to minimize the consequences you are facing. As your attorney, I will analyze the facts of your case and thoroughly discuss your options with you. If I find that your rights were violated by law enforcement, I will seek to have the charges reduced or dismissed, depending on the circumstances of your case.

I handle misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors and felonies in a range of cases, including:

If you don’t see your offense mentioned above, please contact me to see if I can help you.

An Expungement Can Give You A Brighter Future

In Minnesota, you can expunge certain crimes, which means that your record will be sealed if the judge grants the expungement. The types of crimes that may be expunged are generally low-level, nonviolent offenses such as theft, property crimes, fifth-degree drug possession or sales, and certain types of fraud. There are other crimes that may be expunged, so let me know if you have questions about your charges.

Once the judge grants the expungement, your offense will no longer be viewable by the public, although law enforcement and other agencies may view it. The expungement process can be confusing, so it’s best to work with an experienced criminal defense lawyer.

It’s Important To Get Started Early In The Process

If you or a family member faces criminal charges, you don’t want to wait to contact an attorney. The sooner you contact me, the sooner I can start protecting your rights. Please call me at 763-308-4836 or fill out a brief online form. I will reach out to you shortly.