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Welcome to Birrell Criminal Defense. Birrell Criminal Defense is the criminal practice group of Gaskins Bennett & Birrell LLP. Gaskins Bennett & Birrell LLP's practice areas are diverse and with that diversity they bring experience, and perspectives to the table that you will not find elsewhere. Whether you are a national corporation looking for representation on sophisticated matters across the country or an individual with a dire problem in their home state of Minnesota, they have a lawyer that is ready to provide you with unparalleled counseling and advocacy. Click here to learn more about Gaskins Bennett & Birrell LLP.

Gaskins Bennett & Birrell LLP's criminal defense attorney practice group is led by Andrew S. Birrell and has a national reputation for excellence. We are available to represent individuals, public and private corporations and other entities in internal investigations, in pre-charge investigations, including the receipt of a target letter, grand jury investigations, pretrial proceedings, trials and appeals in Federal and State Court matters in Minnesota, in the upper Midwest and throughout the United States.

We have been successful in obtaining favorable results for the clients in these ways in many different types of cases over many years in both federal and state courts in Minnesota and elsewhere. We have represented clients in full range of federal and state charges including mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, identity fraud, 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 murder, assault, criminal sexual conduct, felony adulteration of food, driving under the influence, etc.

Many of our cases involve such complex matters as the admissibility of evidence obtained under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, representing targets before indictment, money laundering and tax matters, the discretion of sentencing judges after Booker, and other like issues. We have litigated the constitutionality of the federal bribery statute in federal district court, the Federal Appeals Court and the United States Supreme Court. We have won reversals of convictions and orders for new trials in the Minnesota Court of Appeals and the Minnesota Supreme Court.

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