When you are arrested for a crime you most likely have a million questions floating around in your head – what does this mean for my future? Who can I call? Will I be put into jail? Will there be bail? Will this impact my job? Will my neighbors know? Will this be on the news? What happens next?
All of these questions can leave you feel stressed, scared and confused. The most important thing to remember is that you will have a chance to tell your side of the story and the answers to these questions will be answered soon. The first thing you need to do is contact an Anoka County criminal lawyer to determine the best plan of action.
Kirk Anderson is a criminal defense lawyer that helps clients across Anoka County. He will come to you, regardless of where you are, to work out a strategy. He offers 24/7 support as well as a free initial consultation. When your freedom is on the line, the Anderson Law Firm will not take any chances.
What Are You Looking At?
Crimes in Minnesota can be either classified as misdemeanor (or gross misdemeanor) or felony offenses:
Misdemeanor offenses – a misdemeanor offense comes with a maximum penalty of 3 years in prison and $3,000 in fines. This is the less severe criminal offense but it can still impact your record down the road. While expungement is often possible, a misdemeanor offense is something that you will want to avoid of your permanent record.
Felony offenses – felony offenses result in a minimum of $14,000 in fines and seven years in prison. However, for serious felony offenses, such as criminal sexual conduct in the first degree or murder, you could be looking at much longer and possibly even life in prison in the worst case scenario. This is not something to joke around with.
Criminal Defense Lawyer in Anoka County
We defend clients that have been accused of both misdemeanor and felony offenses which include:
- Sex crimes
- Murder and homicide arrests
- DWI, DUI and OWI arrests
- Domestic violence and assault
- Assault and battery cases
Contact us today at Anderson Law Firm today at 612-332-3100 or by filling out a form on the side of this page.