The criminal defense lawyers with the Brown Law Offices, P.A. know that it can be intimidating to be arrested or charged with a crime. This is especially true if you have never had contact with the criminal justice system. Let us help you. The stakes are high. Your freedom and future are on the line. You need a tough, reputable defense lawyer who can handle your case with confidence.

Our attorneys consider themselves first, and foremost, trial lawyers. Prosecutors know that we are not afraid of trying cases, often leading to a more favorable result. However, we frequently represent clients whose main objective is to resolve their case as quickly as possible. We respect your position and will work very hard to deliver a result that is just.

Our dynamic team of criminal attorneys defend all misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor and felony charges in Minnesota. Our lawyers are known for their experience, skill and tenacity. Cynthia J. Brown is a former prosecutor and criminal investigator, with firsthand knowledge of how the State of Minnesota builds a case against someone accused of a crime. Jason C. Brown is a former public defender and judicial clerk to the Chief Judge of Minnesota’s Tenth Judicial District. Together, the lawyers with our firm have handled thousands of cases over the last two decades.

In every case we strive to minimize the serious consequences that can stem from criminal charges. We’re here to help put the process behind you. Our lawyers aggressively defend:

  • DWI Charges Including Misdemeanor, Gross Misdemeanor & Felony DWI Defense;
  • Crimes of Violence, Including Assault, Battery, Domestic Assault and Robbery;
  • Drug Charges, Including Manufacturing, Possession and Sale of Controlled Substances;
  • Theft Cases, Including Identity Theft, Check Forgery and Credit Card Fraud;
  • Serious Felonies, Including Arson, Manslaughter, Murder and Criminal Sexual Conduct;
  • Expungement of Minnesota Misdemeanor, Gross Misdemeanor and Felony Offenses; and
  • Court Trials, Jury Trials, Juvenile Cases, Appeals and Probation Violation Hearings

Criminal Cases

Driving While Intoxicated

If you are caught driving while intoxicated, you will face serious charges that can have long term impact on your life. The exact charges you face will depend on the circumstances surrounding your case.

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Crimes Involving Bodily Injury

In Minnesota, there are a number of crimes involving bodily injury or physical harm to others. Our lawyers have represented clients throughout Minnesota in various cases involving allegations of physical harm upon another.

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Crimes Involving Death

Crimes involving the death of another person carry the most severe sanctions available under Minnesota’s criminal code. Conviction can lead to a long-term prison sentence.

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Sex Crimes

Sex crimes involving a number of criminal charges, including sexual assault, indecent exposure, prostitution and the possession of child pornography. The vast majority of these offenses constitute a felony.

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Property Crimes

Whether trespassing, arson or theft, the Minnesota criminal code addresses a wide array of offenses involving the property of another. If you’ve been charged with a property crime, you can rely on our two decades of experience in successfully representing clients in cases like yours.

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Drug Crimes

In Minnesota it is illegal to possess, manufacture or sell controlled substances. Depending upon the drug at issue, charges range from a petty misdemeanor to felonies.

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Crimes Involving Vehicles

there are a myriad of criminal charges that stem from the operation of a motor vehicle, including drunk driving, hit and run and driving after revocation. If you’ve been charged with a crime involving a motor vehicle, our defense attorneys ready to help.

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Financial Crimes

Minnesota law recognizes a number of crimes involving financial misdealing, such as embezzlement and extortion. If you’ve been charged with financial crime, our lawyers will ensure that your rights are protected. Because most finance-related crimes rise to the level of a felony, it is crucial that you have an experienced attorney on your side.

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Fraud Crimes

There are a wide variety of criminal offenses involving fraud in Minnesota, including forgery, identity theft, insurance fraud, credit card fraud and money laundering. If you’ve been charged with fraud we’re here to help.

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Crimes Against Society

Some criminal offenses in Minnesota stem from sense of maintaining an orderly society. Charges such as disorderly conduct, terroristic threats and obstruction of justice should not be taken lightly.

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Although a misdemeanor is one of the lowest levels of charges you can face in the state of Minnesota, it shouldn’t be taken lightly. These charges may seem small, but they can have harsh consequences, and a lasting impact on your life. Don’t expect the court to take it easy on you just because the crime is relatively small.

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Gross Misdemeanors

A gross misdemeanor is a serious crime that can lead to a big punishment. Although a gross misdemeanor is not as serious as a felony, it can still have a lasting impact on your life.

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In most cases, felonies are prosecuted aggressively, and the punishment for a conviction will be very serious. Depending on the felony, you may face up to 30 years or more in prison. Fines for a felony conviction, in some cases, can be over $1 million.

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Juvenile Cases

When a person under the age of 18 commits a crime, he or she is typically charged as a juvenile. The juvenile court system in Minnesota serves to hold minors accountable for crimes without sentencing them to jail time, or treating them like criminals. However, these are still often serious cases with a lot on the line.

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Probation Violation

In the state of Minnesota, probation is considered a privilege. It is a way for an individual to remain in, or reenter into, society without getting off the hook for a crime. Oftentimes, a person who is released from prison will be subject to a period of probation. This is especially true in cases where a prison sentence is cut short.

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In many cases, a conviction can follow you well after you’ve satisfied your sentence. Even a seemingly small charge can sometimes affect your ability to get a job. Fortunately, Minnesota’s criminal expungement law can help you get back on your feet.

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