Birrell Criminal Defense Blog

May 1, 2020

What Questions Should You Ask Before Hiring A Criminal Lawyer?

If you require a criminal defense lawyer, then time is of the essence. Based on your case, your attorney will take some time to gather information and also prepare court proceedings. Although you need legal assistance immediately, you should ensure that you thoroughly vet your attorney before hiring them. You […]
April 30, 2020

What Are Good Questions To Ask A Criminal Defense Lawyer?

If you find yourself in the unfortunate circumstance where you have to hire a criminal defense lawyer, you want to take the necessary steps to ensure you are able to identify the best attorney for your situation. After all, the attorney you end up choosing can ultimately dictate the type […]
April 30, 2020

How Do I Choose A Criminal Defense Attorney?

There are countless lawyers that handle criminal cases in the Minneapolis, MN area, but they are not all one and the same. In order to ensure that you get the very best representation there are a number of steps that you should take. By putting in the right amount of […]
April 30, 2020

What Does a Defense Attorney Do?

If you are facing criminal charges, then you will need to work with a criminal defense attorney to ensure that you are treated properly in the courts. Criminal defense attorneys help people who are accused of crimes to ensure that they get a fair hearing and that the law enforcement […]
April 30, 2020

What is Criminal Sexual Conduct?

The Minneapolis law classifies criminal sexual conduct into five levels, 1st degree to the 5th. Generally, the first and third-degree charges involve sexual penetration, while the second, fourth, and fifth entail sexual contact without penetration. 1st and 2nd-degree criminal sexual conduct charges apply to action involving personal injury, the use […]
April 30, 2020

What Are The Degrees of Criminal Sexual Conduct?

Criminal sexual conduct charges in Minneapolis bring about some of the roughest penalties after a conviction. The authorities and prosecutors take such charges very seriously. Well, criminal sexual conduct charges are categorized into three, which we shall delve further in this post. First Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct This is the […]
April 30, 2020

Are Private Attorneys Better Than Public Defenders?

When it comes to choosing your defense team, you know that your freedom is at stake. When faced with criminal charges, the most important decision one can make is who to hire as their lawyer. Generally, individuals can be represented by either a public defender or a private attorney in […]
April 13, 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Message From Birrell Law

At Birrell Law, we are committed to helping our clients and those accused of a crime. The Firm will remain open and available to assist our clients throughout the State of Minnesota. Our office is still open, and we are more than likely working remotely and are here to help […]
March 26, 2020

Why You Should Hire A Federal Defense Attorney

When someone has violated federal criminal law, the case will be prosecuted in a federal court. Federal prosecutors typically have lighter caseloads than state prosecutors. They have the support of federal law enforcement agencies and have many other resources at their disposal. If you’re in a situation like this, you […]