December 19

How much does a lawyer cost for an assault charge?

Most top notch criminal defense lawyers will charge retainers of $5,000 to $100,000 depending on the type of assault charged and the level of injury. Most assault cases are prosecuted in state court. The retainer a lawyer charges largely depends on the seriousness of the case. There are five degrees of assault. From first to…
December 19

What is a white-collar crime?

Below are Descriptions on the Types of White Collar Crimes Mail theft—intentionally taking mail not belonging to you and without permission from a mailbox or a mail carrier—carries a sentence of up to 3 years in prison and/or up to a $5,000 fine. See Forgery—using a knowingly false writing for identification or recommendation, for…
December 19

How much does a Federal Lawyer cost?

Federal lawyers can be very expensive. Most federal lawyers are very experienced as they have been litigating state cases before evolving into federal court. The criminal penalties in federal court are often times much greater than that of state court, and thus the amount of work to be done in such cases can be massive….
December 19

What is the difference between rape and statutory rape?

Statutory rape is often referred to nonforcible sexual activity where one of the individuals is below the age of consent (which means the age required to legally consent to the behavior). Although it usually refers to adults engaging in sexual contact with minors under the age of consent (age 16 in Minnesota), it is a…
December 19

Types of State Criminal Sexual Conduct Charges

Criminal sexual conduct in the first degree is sexual penetration of another person or sexual contact with a person who is less than thirteen years old, and some other circumstance exists, such as the under-thirteen-year-old and the offender are more than three years apart in age, the offender had a dangerous weapon and used or…
December 19

What is CSC charge?

Criminal Sexual Conduct is often referred to CSC. The intense prosecution of sexual related crimes is staggering in Minnesota as well as the United States District Courts. Today, these cases carry mandatory prison sentences and other collateral consequences that did not exist just a few years ago. The government is stacked with not only multiple…
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…
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…
December 14

How Long Can I Be Held in Jail?

If someone is arrested without a warrant, they must be charged or released after a certain period of time. The general rule is that the person must be brought before a judge 36 hours after being arrested. Minn. R. Crim. P. 4.02, subdiv. 5(1). The 36 hours begins on midnight following the arrest and pauses…