Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorneys

We are recognized as some of the best Minnesota criminal defense attorneys and our firm has a
national reputation for excellence in state and federal cases. We are ready to work with you in your time of need to help bring you peace of mind. Call Today For a Zero Contact Remote Consultation - (612) 238-1939!

Bank Fraud

Whether you want to go to trial or want a quiet settlement, you need a lawyer with the knowledge and experience to help you fight for the best possible outcome in your case. We have handled many complex bank fraud cases involving unique legal and factual issues.

Securities Fraud

Early legal representation in securities fraud cases is critical. Not only are there potentially severe criminal penalties, but often there are parallel civil consequences. Our strong team can evaluate any allegations against you and provide advice about the facts and laws surrounding complicated securities transactions.

Tax Evasion

Tax evasion is a very serious offense and a conviction often carries with it lengthy sentences and large penalties. We are highly qualified and very knowledgeable about tax evasion investigations and frequently work with CPAs and forensic analysts to achieve the best results for our clients.

Money Laundering

Money laundering charges are often brought along with other serious federal charges like racketeering, embezzlement, wire fraud, mail fraud and/ bank fraud. We have handled many complex money laundering cases and are ready to help you.

Drug Crimes

There are a number of different drug crimes under Minnesota and Federal Law, including drug trafficking, conspiracy, distribution, trafficking, manufacturer, importation, sale, simple possession, and many more.

Sex Crimes

Are you being accused of criminal sexual conduct? If so, you need an experienced Minnesota criminal sexual conduct lawyer. The intense prosecution of sexual related crimes is staggering in Minnesota state courts as well as in federal courts across the country.

Vulnerable Adults

Financial exploitation of vulnerable adults is one of the common injustices suffered by unsuspecting older adults in MN. To understand what financial exploitation of vulnerable adults is, it is important to separate the terms “financial exploitation” and “vulnerable adult”.


RICO was first enacted as part of the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970. It was originally intended to be used as a tool for the government to prosecute organized crime, but law enforcement and prosecutors have expanded the use of RICO.

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Welcome to Birrell Criminal Defense

Our Criminal justice attorney practice group is led by Andrew S. Birrell and has a national reputation for excellence. We represent individuals, public and private corporations and other entities. We represent these people and groups in internal investigations, in pre-charge investigations, including after receipt of a target letter, in grand jury investigations, in pretrial proceedings, in trials and appeals in Federal and State Court matters across Minnesota and throughout the United States.

We are reputable Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorneys that have been successful in obtaining favorable results for our clients across all these different fields. We have done so over many years, in state and federal courts in Minnesota and elsewhere, across many varied types of cases. We have clients accused of a wide variety of crimes, including: mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, identity theft, securities fraud, RICO, public corruption charges, money laundering, tax charges, food and drug act matters, environmental offenses, national security offenses and many other types of cases in federal courts, and in state court cases. We have won not guilty verdicts for clients in cases involving everything from murder and assault, to criminal sexual conduct and drug crimes, to felony adulteration of food and driving under the influence.

Our cases frequently involve complex matters, such as challenging the admissibility of evidence obtained under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, representing targets before indictment, investigating the scope of money laundering and tax matters, advocating for lesser sentences (given the increased discretion afforded to judges after Booker), and handling countless other complex issues. Andrew Birrell has argued before the United States Supreme Court regarding the facial constitutionality of the federal bribery statute and has argued before the United States Court of Appeals numerous times. Both Andrew and Ian have argued before the Minnesota Supreme Court, Minnesota Court of Appeals, and Minnesota and federal district courts. We have won reversals of convictions and orders for new trials in the Minnesota Court of Appeals and the Minnesota Supreme Court.

We handle the tough cases and we want to work with you in your time of need. Click the button below or give us a call @ (612) 238-1939 to contact us today!

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