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At Barna, Guzy & Steffen, our experienced attorneys have nearly 90 years of combined experience obtaining the best possible outcome for clients facing criminal charges.
Our team of criminal defense attorneys devotes our best efforts to securing the most positive outcome for your situation. If you or a loved one are facing criminal charges, we can help. We handle all types of criminal cases including:
Our criminal defense attorneys offer flexible rates and payment plans. We’ll work with you in all aspects of your case, keeping you informed every step of the way. Our lawyers have prosecution and public defender backgrounds as well as private criminal defense experience. This means you’ll have a wealth of experience to call upon when we represent you.
Your defense team will research and manage all available facts and related information about your case.
Read our criminal justice FAQ below, visit our blog, or contact us with questions.
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Listen to your Miranda Rights.
Request to speak with an attorney in private. Your Miranda warning will be read to you by the arresting officer. It is very important that you pay attention to every word of these rights.
If you are placed under arrest, the officer has most likely completed an investigation leading to the belief that there was probable cause that you committed a crime. At this point, the officer has made their decision. Do not think that you could say or do anything to change the officer’s mind.
Do not resist arrest. Resisting arrest could subject you to further criminal charges if you go too far. Additionally, your attitude toward the arresting officer, if negative or volatile, will be presented as supporting a guilty verdict. In general, juries do not react favorably to a person who fights with police and will most likely see this is as evidence of guilt.
If convicted, the prosecution could use any negative conduct to support a harsher sentence. In short, displaying aggressive behavior toward police will only cause trouble. Even if you are scared, angry, or are experiencing high anxiety, you must maintain composure and politely request to speak to an attorney in private.
DWI: Driving While Intoxicated
DUI: Driving Under the Influence
In some states, these terms have different meanings. In Minnesota, they are interchangeable. There is no technical difference between the two.
Please call our offices to inquire about making an appointment to speak with an attorney. The knowledgeable staff will be able to answer your questions regarding the appointment and make sure that everyone is prepared for the initial consultation.
While some attorneys have free initial consultations, there are some areas of law that require a small fee for an initial consultation. You will be informed of any and all fees associated when you call to make an appointment.
Our attorneys offer highly sought-after professional services for which there is an associated fee. These fees will be discussed in your initial consultation.
Our attorneys and staff are professionals experienced in providing legal services with efficiency and the utmost of client confidentiality. Trust, dedication, and professionalism are essential to the success of any business relationship. We believe these characteristics are the essence of integrity, and we strive to nurture these values within our firm. Since our inception, the attorneys at Barna, Guzy & Steffen have been committed to providing comprehensive legal services within the framework of professional excellence.
The law firm of Barna, Guzy & Steffen offers dedicated attorneys who effectively and efficiently handle your legal needs with the highest level of professionalism.