Birrell Law Firm Blog

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 […]
March 26, 2020

How Does Federal Court Differ From State Court?

What are the differences in court procedures between state and federal court? State courts mimic bigger national courts in a number of ways. Circuit Courts The most significant difference between state and federal courts is that state courts are where state laws are enforced, while federal courts manage national laws. […]
March 26, 2020

About Federal Crimes

A defendant that’s been charged with a criminal crime may eventually learn that their crime has been classified as a federal offense. If a defendant violated federal laws, they have committed a federal crime. They need to be tried in federal courts rather than state courts. In most cases, a […]
March 26, 2020

Finding a Great Attorney for a Federal Crime Case

Have you learned that there’s been a federal crime investigation open against you? When you’ve been indicted on federal crime charges finding an excellent attorney to defend you is highly important. How is this accomplished? It takes an excellent criminal defense attorney to win these types of cases. Some have […]
March 26, 2020

Sentencing Guidelines for Offences in Federal Courts

When a crime is prosecuted in a federal court the trials will follow federal procedures. It only makes sense for a federal court to set their own guidelines when sentencing in their own courts. These guidelines were actually enacted fairly recently as a result of some sentencing discrepancies. This enactment […]
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