November 9

How Much Is A Lawyer For Drug Possession?

Drug Crimes Attorney Drug possession crimes can range from petty-misdemeanor marijuana offenses to major federal controlled substance indictments. Fees can range from a few hundred dollars to hundreds of thousands of dollars depending on the type of charge. The federal sentencing guidelines can lead to draconian mandatory minimum sentencing that can send a potential defendant…
October 17

What are the qualifications for being a lawyer?

Attorney’s Education Criminal defense attorneys need to attend law school and pass the bar examination of the state they wish to practice in.  Most attorneys attend a four or five-year undergraduate college after high school and then at some point attend law school for three or four years. Contact Us Today For A Free Consultation!
October 16

What does a criminal defense attorney do?

Criminal defense attorneys represent individuals and even businesses when those clients are faced with criminal charges brought by the state and federal government. Books could be written on what criminal defense attorneys do, but the bottom line is that they are defenders of their clients, and defenders of the United States Constitution. Criminal defense lawyers…
September 24

The Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Minneapolis

At Ryan Garry LLC, we are always pleased to hear that we are making a difference in our local community. Our Team recently received recognition for the “Top 3 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Minneapolis“. This is based on a variety of criteria and does not involve a paid legal directory. The criteria includes: Reputation, Legal…
September 16

Clemency Project 2014 – Excessive Prison Sentences

Attorney Ryan Garry and particularly the efforts of attorney Elizabeth Duel, have voluntarily taken on two cases representing incarcerated individuals whose prison sentences were exceeding long given the drug nature of the crime they were convicted for. These two pro-bono clients are serving decades in prison for drug offenses despite the nationwide effort to reduce…
December 14

Former Willmar teacher sentenced to prison in student sex case

WILLMAR MN— With his victim saying in a statement that “I did not ask to be broken,” a former high school teacher apologized for having sexual contact with her when she was 15 and his student. Chad Jeffrey Akerson, 35, of Willmar, was sentenced to a three-year prison sentence Monday in Kandiyohi County District Court….
December 14

Attorneys: Men charged in Minneapolis protester attack not racist

Attorneys for three men accused in a shooting that wounded five black men during a protest outside of a Minneapolis police precinct denied Tuesday that their clients are racist and downplayed evidence. A fourth man accused of firing the shots during the Nov. 23 attack didn’t speak at the court appearance. The bail hearing for…
December 14

Can I Avoid Going to Court Appearances?

If you have an attorney, there are some circumstances where you can avoid going to court (and your attorney appears on your behalf). In almost all misdemeanors, you can avoid going to the first appearance if you sign a waiver for your lawyer. Most first appearances in misdemeanor cases result in simply getting a new…
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