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Our criminal Defense attorneys are here to help answer one question: How do we get to “NOT GUILTY?” Whatever crime you’re charged with or investigation you are facing, you need an attorney who will dedicate himself to your case. Joshua London prides himself on accepting a limited number of cases so he can provide the specialized representation his clients need and deserve.

London Defense carefully limits its client list to ensure each client receives personal representation from an Attorney with the time and inclination to go to whatever length necessary to reach a winning outcome.

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    Criminal Defense Frequently Asked Questions

    The short answer is NO. In most situations, it is best to simply say, “I do not answer questions.” Speaking with the police is not required! If you have been accused of committing a crime in Minnesota, we recommend simply saying that you wish to contact your attorney. You can contact London Defense 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 612-501-4866 for your free consultation.

    If you have been arrested, it is crucial that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible. Do not give a statement to the authorities or respond to their questions without your attorney present. Do not forget that you have the right to remain silent, and the information you provide while being questioned may be used against you in the courtroom.

    A felony carries a more serious punishments, with incarceration that exceeds one year. A gross misdemeanor includes any offense with a maximum incarceration term of one year. A misdemeanor offense is any offense with a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail. Being convicted of a felony will also affect your life for years or even decades by prohibiting you from holding specific jobs, living in certain locations, voting, and more.

    If you have been charged with a crime in the state of Minnesota, you will be required to attend Court at multiple stages. At you’re the initial hearing, your arraignment, the criminal accusations against you will be read out loud and you will be given the opportunity to plead either guilty or not guilty. If you choose to plead guilty, the process will move to sentencing. It is always a good idea to consider all of your options, review the evidence, and speak to a defense attorney before entering a plea.

    London Defense serves the entire Minneapolis and St. Paul metropolitan area, including nearby communities like Brooklyn Center, Columbia Heights, Crystal, Eagan, Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Inver Grover Heights, Maple Grove, Mendota Heights, Minnetonka, New Brighton, New Hope, Plymouth, Richfield, Robbinsdale, Roseville, Saint Louis Park, St. Paul, and more.

    If you’re thinking about representing yourself in court, it’s important to weigh all of the consequences. If you are innocent, you have much more to lose. The prosecution is looking for a conviction. If you go to court without an effective defense plan, you risk receiving more significant penalties. With an aggressive legal advocate on your side, you significantly improve the chance of winning your case or reaching a resolution you are happy with.

    No. When it comes to interrogating a criminal, the police are not required to tell the truth. If law enforcement officials believe that lying will lead to your confession, they are allowed to do so. They’re attempting to elicit a confession out of you, so keep this in mind while responding to their questions.

    No! The less you say in front of law enforcement officials, the better. You were arrested because the police already believe you to be guilty, so don’t get misled into thinking they are on your side. Remember that you have the right not to speak to the police.

    Not always. A Miranda warning is only required if police officers are interrogating you while in custody. If you are questioned on the street and are not under arrest, no Miranda warning is required for your statements to be admissible in court.

    Probation is a “test” to determine whether you will adhere to the rules set by the court. It essentially extends your sentence until you have proven that you are capable of following the court’s terms. If you violate the terms of your probation, you could be subject to greater penalties like extended probation or having your probation revoked entirely and serving prison time. If a violation is alleged happens, talk with an experienced criminal lawyer, who can help you navigate the situation and protect your rights.

    Absolutely not. You have the right to refuse them entry unless they have a search warrant. Your home is your castle, and if they don’t have a search warrant or your permission, it’s against the law for them to enter. If police officers perform an unlawful search, anything discovered as a result will not be admissible in court.

    Unless you choose to clean up your record through the process of expungement, any criminal or DWI offense that is on your record will remain there indefinitely. This means that if someone performs a criminal background check, they will be able to see your prior crimes. Potential employers may see this and decide to toss out your resume before even reading it. Speak with a criminal defense attorney to learn more about the expungement process.

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