A misdemeanor is generally a less significant crime in Minnesota. More serious crimes are often classified as felonies. This distinction is determined by the state legislature for most crimes.

In most court cases, there are general sentencing guidelines that are usually followed. The prosecutor will often make a recommendation to the judge, who ultimately decides. There is normally some discretion involved with the decision.

If you find yourself arrested you should remain calm and always act as respectfully as possible given the circumstances. You have the right to an attorney and should reach out to us as soon as you are able. Try and remember as much information as possible such as badge numbers, names, and other details.

You will need to be processed and go through the booking. Then, you are often required to pay bail and see a magistrate judge. More frequently, you may be released on your own recognizance, which means you won’t be required to make bail.
If you have been arrested or charged with a crime you are almost always better served by reaching out to an experienced and well-qualified defense attorney. Call today for your free initial consultation.

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