Todd Peterson has excellent experience litigating cases to both judges and juries. He has even had cases dismissed on constitutional grounds before trial. Todd has developed a solid reputation as a Minnesota trial attorney for successfully defending clients against a wide range of charges in criminal court.
If you have been charged with threatening to hurt someone, or actually harming them, you need an experienced lawyer to defend your rights. The laws surrounding charges of assault are complex and many different variables can affect the severity of the charges and the potential consequences.
We represent people who have been charged with assault and will be with you every step of the way through this complicated process. We’ll work with you to assess your case, gather and evaluate evidence, form an effective defense, navigate the court system, and minimize the impact these charges could have on your life.
There are many defenses to charges of assault; we recommend you contact us as soon as you’ve been charged so we can start on your case while evidence is fresh.
DWI and Driving Offenses
If you’ve been charged with DWI, you will need the help of an aggressive and knowledgeable attorney. Driving under the influence is a serious crime; penalties are stiff and can have a long-lasting effect on your life. We will work with you to help you understand the charges and the system. We will develop a strategy to achieve the best possible results, considering all the circumstances of the case.
As part of our defense of your case, we will:
- Analyze the police stop
- Review the arrest
- Study the scientific and medical documentation
- Participate in pre-trial proceedings and negotiations
- Explain the consequences of the charges and how they affect your driver’s license
- Discuss options for challenging the loss of driving privileges
- Be with you through your court appearances
We will put our experience to work for you to ensure the DWI charges are handled properly, and minimize their impact on your life.
If you have been arrested and charged with a drug-related offense, you will need the experience and knowledge of an attorney to help you through the criminal justice system.
Depending on the amount and type of substance, the charges may be felony or misdemeanor and could include:
- Sale and distribution
These charges are complex and usually involve multiple defendants. You need an experienced lawyer who knows the local laws that will affect your case. We have successfully handled drug charges for many individuals and we understand the policies and procedures for this type of case. We will work with you to navigate the court system, and minimize the impact this type of charge could have on your life.
If you are faced with your child being charged with a criminal offense, only an experienced attorney should assist you through the juvenile criminal justice system. We will work with you to help you understand the charges and the system. We will develop a strategy to achieve the best possible results, considering all the circumstances of the case.
Children have rights that are protected by law. They are most often charged with the following crimes:
- Curfew violations
- Property damage
- Underage drinking
- Drug possession or sale
- Date Rape
- Criminal sexual conduct
- Gang-related activities
We will put our experience to work for your family to ensure the charges are handled properly, and minimize their impact on your child’s life.
If you have been put on probation, you most likely were required to follow some conditions of probation. These conditions may have included:
- Obey all laws
- Abide by any court orders
- Report to your probation officer
- Report any address or job changes
- Stay away from any drugs
- Stay away from using alcohol
- Take regular alcohol or drug tests
- Stay within your jurisdiction
- Avoid specific people and places
If you are accused of violating your probation, the court will conduct a hearing to revoke your probation. You will need an experienced and knowledgeable attorney by your side to help you through your hearing. We will help you find the best way to minimize the consequences.
Have you been accused of a sexual offense? You will need the advice of an attorney with experience handling sex crime charges and the complex legal and emotional issues that follow.
Sex offenses are serious in nature and can have long-lasting effects on your life and the lives of people around you. We understand the issues and laws surrounding this type of case. We’ll work with you to assess your case, gather and evaluate evidence, form an effective defense, navigate the court system, and minimize the impact these charges could have on your life.
Regardless of the circumstances behind the charge of a sex offense, your need for an effective and experienced attorney is critical.
If you have been charged with taking or attempting to take another person’s property, you will need a competent and understanding attorney by your side. We can help you avoid or minimize the consequences associated with a theft offense charge.
We will work with you to evaluate the charge, determine possible defenses, consider the lawfulness of the investigation, and work with the court to resolve your case in a manner that minimizes the long-term effects on your life.
There are many important distinctions in the law governing theft offenses. If you have been charged with theft, you need the advice of an experienced and knowledgeable attorney who understands the local laws and the evidence in your case.
Criminal records can stick with you for a long time and affect your ability to get and keep a job, buy a home, vote, obtain a gun permit and buy a hunting license. We have experience helping clients through a court process called expungement – or sealing your criminal records. This could allow you to remove some items from your record, depending on the circumstances.
By expunging your criminal record, your past convictions do not go away, but you will be able to tell potential employers that you have not been convicted of a crime, for example. Expungement gives you the opportunity to put past mistakes behind you and work toward a more successful future.