Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense Begins And Ends With Your Rights

There’s no way around it: The criminal justice system is intimidating. Law enforcement reads you your rights and you end up thinking there is no way out of the charges against you.The truth is, yes, criminal law cases are challenging, but it is possible to achieve a favorable outcome in anything from minor traffic violations to serious violent crime charges. It is worth your time and effort to retain experienced counsel and protect your future.

An Attorney You Can Talk To

Protecting your future is my job at Burns Law Office in downtown St. Cloud, Minnesota. As a third-generation attorney with more than 30 years of experience behind me, I know my way around the local court system.

I am trusted and respected among my peers as a straight-shooter who works hard to get things done well. I don’t simply dig in my heels to boost my own ego. Every decision is made in my client’s best interest, and it has helped me gain cooperation from many key players in my clients’ cases.

My Practice

I handle a wide range of criminal defense matters throughout Central Minnesota, including:

  • Traffic violations, such as DUIs, speeding, reckless driving, hit-and-runs, etc.
  • Property crimes, such as theft or larceny, shoplifting, burglary, vandalism, arson, etc.
  • Drug crimes, including possession, cultivation, manufacturing and distribution/trafficking of a controlled substance (i.e., marijuana, methamphetamines, prescription medication)
  • Violent crimes, such as domestic violence, assault and battery, abuse, manslaughter or murder

Whether or not you are guilty of the charges against you, there may be ways to suppress evidence, have charges reduced or pursue alternative sentencing that puts you back on the right track. As your lawyer, I will investigate the manner in which evidence was collected, whether or not police procedures were followed and whether or not the charges reflect the facts of the case.

Give Me A Call

I work with my clients like they are my friends and neighbors because that is really who they are. They just need guidance through the complex legal process from someone who knows how to find opportunities for the best outcome possible.

I welcome you to give me a call and learn more. It usually just takes one conversation to calm your fears and help you understand the options that are available.