When you have any contact with police or other law enforcement officers, your basic rights as a citizen and potentially your freedom are at stake.

Aside from the stress of the moment and the very real possibility of paying fines and/or serving jail time, any criminal charges filed against you can have a devastating effect on your future. Your ability to further your education, obtain employment or housing or to hunt and to own firearms can be severely affected by any criminal charges or convictions.

Contact us to discover what your legal options are, and to learn how to best protect your interests. Our criminal defense lawyers will work with you to protect your reputation and pursue the most favorable outcome possible.

Hastings Criminal Defense Services

If you are pulled over while driving or contacted in any other way by a law enforcement officer, you are at a disadvantage if you do not have the advice of an experienced and knowledgeable defense attorney. We can advise you and help guide you through any situation involving an accusation of criminal conduct.

We represent clients in all areas of criminal defense, defending misdemeanor and felony charges, including:

- Boating or snowmobiling under the influence
- Drug (controlled substance) crimes
- Vehicle and property forfeiture
- Assault crimes
- Theft crimes
- Probation/parole violation
- Driving violations
- Criminal sexual conduct
- Burglary

We also provide pre-charging legal representation and assist with expungements of criminal records.

Rights Protection And Criminal Defense

When a law enforcement officer says, "Anything you say can be used against you," you are dealing with someone who has been trained in drawing out information from witnesses and suspects. Without knowing it, you may say something that sounds incriminating, even if you are not guilty of anything. Before you say anything to the police, call us. You need sound advice and guidance from an attorney whose job it is to safeguard your rights and handle these very serious matters.

Before you speak with any law enforcement officer, prosecuting attorney or anyone else about your situation, contact Fluegel Law Firm P.A. Defense attorney Mr. Colburn represents clients in criminal or traffic matters throughout the state of Minnesota, with the exception of certain cities in Dakota County, where other attorneys at the firm have a long history of representing municipal clients.