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Arrested for DWI in Anoka County? Call the Anoka DWI Attorneys today at (877) 823-6690.

Minnesota’s Largest and Most Experienced DWI Defense Firm

Halberg Criminal Defense’s practice is exclusively focused on criminal defense
More DWI Defense and Criminal SuperLawyers & Rising Stars than any other law firm in the Country

The Anoka DWI attorneys at Halberg Criminal Defense understand the enormous stress that can weigh down a person facing DWI charges. If you or someone you know is facing a DWI charge, you could risk large fines, probation, loss of driver’s license, jail time and a criminal record. While nobody would want to face any of these penalties, Halberg’s Anoka County DWI attorneys understand how damaging a criminal record can be to your future prospects and will work around the clock to see that your charges are reduced or dismissed.

Halberg Criminal Defense has over 140 combined years of criminal law trial experience to create a powerhouse law firm that supports each attorney in the full defense of your DWI charge.

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Halberg Criminal Defense
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Anoka County DWI Lawyers
7900 Xerxes Avenue South, Suite 1700
Minneapolis, MN 55431

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  • With more Criminal Defense/DWI Super Lawyers™ & Rising Stars™ than any other firm in the country
  • The ten attorneys at Halberg Criminal Defense bring an unparalleled blend of DWI defense experience together in one law firm – with over 140 years of combined criminal trial experience
  • Halberg Criminal Defense annually receives numerous awards and individual recognition for our ethical and vigorous defense of people accused of criminal activity
  • Halberg Criminal Defense is recognized within the legal community for excellence in our legal services
  • Halberg Criminal Defense was named “Best Law Firm” by US News and World Report
  • Track-record of success handling DWI charges in Minnesota
  • Attorney Jeremy Kaschinske is one of four Minnesota DWI defense attorneys who is certified on the DMT Breath Machine
  • FREE Consultation to discuss your DWI charge when you call (877) 823-6690 or complete our contact form

Anoka DWI Attorney Eric Nelson News ConferenceWith ten Anoka DWI attorneys and combined over 140 years of experience, Halberg Criminal Defense has become one of the leading criminal DWI defense firms in Minnesota. Their unique blend of knowledge and skill has earned them a history of success that has earned them the highest possible AV rating from Martindale Hubbell. Their firm also has two certified Intoxilyzer operators that has given them a better understanding of the machines functionality and accuracy when defending clients in court. Their legal team of Anoka County DWI attorneys consists of former assistant county attorneys and three former city prosecutors. They were honored when U.S. News and World Reports Best Law Firms Edition named them as one of the Best Law Firms and ranked them First Tier in DWI Defense.

Established Reputation in Minnesota

Halberg Criminal Defense annually receives numerous awards and individual recognition for ethical and vigorous defense of people accused of criminal activity.

Halberg Pioneer PressHalberg Criminal Defense is recognized within the legal community for excellence in legal services. In addition to handling many of the “high-profile” cases in Minnesota they pride themselves in the discrete legal assistance they can provide to all Anoka County citizens experiencing criminal difficulties. Individually, each Anoka DWI attorney has earned numerous awards. Proudly, Halberg Criminal Defense has earned Martindale Hubbell’s highest “AV Preeminent” rating. This ranking is a significant rating accomplishment- a testament to the fact that the firm’s peers rank it at the highest level of professional excellence. This award is based upon legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability, and legal experience.

Halberg StarTribuneThe firm prides itself on approaching each criminal case as a team. By pooling the collective knowledge and unique perspectives of each criminal defense attorney they maximize the potential for successful results. The Halberg Criminal Defense attorneys continuously receive successful resolutions for their clients charged with DWI and other criminal offenses. The government agency prosecuting you has virtually limitless resources at their disposal. As Halberg Criminal Defense is the largest criminal defense firm in Minnesota they have the ability to aggressively confront the Government and not be intimidated by its authority.

The Anoka DWI attorneys at Halberg Criminal Defense use the most advanced methods available to assist in your criminal defense. The combination of their access to the latest legal research tools, highly skilled investigators, established experts, and the earned respect of prosecutors and judges state-wide, they assure you that you have hired the right DWI defense team.


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Anoka County DWI Attorneys at Halberg Criminal Defense

The Anoka County DWI Attorneys at Halberg Criminal Defense

Marsh Halberg, Anoka DWI Attorney

Anoka DWI Attorney Marsh HalbergThroughout his 30 year career, Anoka DWI attorney Marsh Halberg has tried thousands of criminal court trials, over 100 criminal jury trials and has gained valuable experience in all types criminal litigation. His experience and success has earned him the title of Super-Lawyer by his peers annually since 1997. He was also added to the list of Who’s Who in Criminal Law and honored as a member of Outstanding Lawyers of America. Before receiving his Juris Doctorate at Hamline University School of Law, he earned his undergraduate degree at St. Olaf College. Anoka DWI attorney Marsh Halberg is also one of the most requested speakers on criminal law issues at Continuing Education lectures. He has supervised more than 15,000 criminal cases annually as Chief Prosecutor for the City of Edina, Minnesota and the Metropolitan Airports Commission. Marsh Halberg is also the editor-in-chief of the most comprehensive DWI source book used by attorneys throughout the state, The Minnesota DWI Deskbook, and assists in the training of newly appointed State District court judges. He has authored numerous training manuals and seminar materials pertaining to criminal law and still remains active in volunteer, charitable, and civic organizations serving Chaska and Carver County. As you can see, Anoka DWI attorney Marsh Halberg not only has decades of experience in criminal and DWI law, but has been recognized throughout the State of Minnesota as a criminal defense attorney that can be relied on for guidance and superior legal representation.

“Attorney of the Year” (Minnesota Lawyer 2011)
“Top Six Criminal Defense Attorneys” (Minneapolis/St.Paul Magazine)
“Super Lawyer” (1997-Present)

Eric Nelson, Anoka DWI Lawyer

Anoka DWI Lawyer Eric NelsonSince the start of his career, Anoka DWI lawyer Eric Nelson has earned a reputation as a skilled Anoka County DWI lawyer with a record of success. He is experienced in representing clients in hundreds of DWI cases. He received his undergraduate degree at Eastern College, cum laude, before earning his Juris Doctorate at Hamline University School of Law. Anoka DWI attorney Eric Nelson has been named Super-Lawyer Rising Star by his peers and added to the list of Who’s Who in Criminal Law. He also speaks regularly at lectures on various criminal topics throughout the entire State of Minnesota. Along side Marsh Halberg, he was also a contributing author to the Minnesota DWI Deskbook.

“Rising Star” from 2004-2013
“Super Lawyer” 2014, 2015 and 2016
Named one of the “TOP 40 UNDER 40” by the National Trial Lawyers’ Association

Tina Appleby, Anoka County DWI Attorney

Anoka County DWI Attorney Tina ApplebyFor over 30 years, Anoka County DWI attorney Tina Appleby has earned a reputation throughout Minnesota as one of the premier female attorneys with a long record of success in dismissals and jury acquittals in over 2,000 cases. She conducts Continuing Legal Education seminars on the subjects of DWI and expungements to other attorneys frequently. She received her undergraduate degree at the University of Minnesota and went on to earn her Juris Doctorate at Hamline University School of Law. She has also been added to the list of Who’s Who in Criminal Law for her outstanding and aggressive legal representation. Anoka DWI attorney Tina Appleby believes it is most important that her clients know she did everything possible and reasonable to reach the best outcome for their case and enjoys seeing past clients whose lives are back on track.

Achieved jury acquittals / case dismissals / successful resolutions in over 2,000 cases
“Top 100 National Trial Lawyer”
“Who’s Who in Criminal Law”

Doug Hazelton, Anoka DWI Lawyer

Anoka DWI Lawyer Doug HazeltonDoug Hazelton, Anoka DWI lawyer, has focused his legal skill and experience exclusively on DWI offenses for over 15 years. He received his bachelor’s degree at Antioch College before earning his Juris Doctorate at William Mitchell College of Law. He was also one of only two attorneys to graduate from the prestigious Borkenstein program in the study of alcohol breath testing at Indiana University in the entire state. He regularly lectures on a local and national level on topics including DWI defense. He has also had several of his articles published in publications such as Criminal Defense Techniques, the Police Misconduct and Civil Rights Law Report and the Hennepin Lawyer. His success over the years has earned him the title of Super-Lawyer by his peers and he was also added to the list of Best Lawyers in America.

“Best Lawyers in America” (2008-Present)
“Super Lawyer” (2008-Present)
Author Minnesota DWI Handbook (West Publishing)
Author Minnesota DWI Survival Guide

Lee Orwig, Anoka DWI Attorney

Anoka DWI Attorney Lee OrwigLee Orwig, Anoka DWI attorney, has a unique history in criminal law that sets him apart from most other DWI attorneys throughout the state. Before practicing law, he mediated in numerous Hennepin County courts and worked for the Ramsey County judiciary. He has experience in felony, misdemeanor, and gross misdemeanor cases. He received his bachelor’s at the University of Wisconsin – Madison before earning his Juris Doctorate at William Mitchell College of Law. Notably, he has also been a leader in source code litigation throughout Minnesota. He is also a lead author of the amicus curiae brief pertaining to source code that was submitted to the Minnesota Federal District Court. Anoka DWI attorney Lee Orwig understands the stress and anxiety that take an emotional toll on a person facing DWI charges in Anoka County, Minnesota and works diligently to see that his clients receive the best possible outcome in court.

Trial Counsel – State’s Largest criminal case (4,400 Defendants)
Criminal Defense Special Recognition Award (2011)
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 “Super Lawyer Rising Star”
Criminal Law Co-chair (2010-2012)

Jeremy Kaschinske, Anoka County DWI Lawyer

Anoka County DWI Lawyer Jeremy KaschinskeAnoka County DWI lawyer Jeremy Kaschinske is quickly becoming one of Minnesota’s leading criminal defense lawyers. He successfully argued numerous issues in several state District Courts and the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Before becoming a valuable member of Halberg Criminal Defense, he mediated several Ramsey County Courts and edited legal content at Thomas Reuters. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse before receiving his Juris Doctorate at Hamline University School of Law. Anoka County DWI lawyer Jeremy Kaschinske is highly skilled and experienced in all levels of DWI crimes. He has also served as a mock trial judge throughout Minnesota. He understands that criminal charges or convictions can be devastating to a person’s future prospects which is why he goes above and beyond for all of his clients.

One of a handful of MN defense attorneys certified on DataMaster, DMT (MN’s current breath-testing device)
Contributing Author to Minnesota DWI Deskbook
“Super Lawyer Rising Star” 2014, 2015 and 2016
TOP 10 Under 40 for the State of MN

Dave Risk, Anoka County DWI Attorney

Anoka County DWI Attorney Dave RiskDave Risk began his career as a public defender in Ramsey County after he finished law school, where he placed seventh in his class. Two years later, he was teaching DWI defense courses to attorneys and in 2005, he joined a private criminal defense law firm where he focused much of his work in DWI and Implied Consent cases. He has been named a “SuperLawyer Rising Star” eight times and he is one of only a handful of attorneys in the state who has been certified as an operator on the Intoxilyzer 5000 EN and the DataMaster DMT-G.

Eight-Time Award Winner of “SuperLawyer – Rising Star”
J.D. William Mitchell College of Law magna cum laude graduate
2014, 2015 and 2016 “Super Lawyer”

Christina Zauhar, Anoka DWI Lawyer

Anoka DWI Lawyer Christina M. ZauharChristina Zauhar obtained her law degree from Hamline University School of Law. She worked in many realms of the criminal justice system prior to joining Halberg Criminal Defense. She served as a Ramsey County Guardian ad Litem in juvenile court, a mediator in Ramsey, Hennepin, St. Louis, and Carlton counties, and also clerked for several prestigious law firms in the Twin Cities. Ms. Zauhar also worked as an associate in the Risk and Fraud department of Thomson Reuters. She holds a Certificate in Advocacy and Problem Solving. This certification includes alternative dispute resolution coursework and other practices such as mediation, negotiation, and arbitration.

Member of Minnesota Women Lawyers
Member of the Minnesota State Bar Association
Contributing Author to Minnesota DWI Deskbook

Debbie Lang, Anoka DWI Attorney

Anoka DWI Attorney Debbie LangBefore moving to private legal practice, Anoka DWI Attorney Debbie Lang worked in a City Attorney’s Office in Anoka County and later represented thousands of clients charged with criminal offenses in the Ramsey County court system. Her representation achieved successful results in cases of domestic assault, drug possession/sale, criminal sexual conduct, and homicide. She has handled countless DWI cases with findings of not guilty or reduced charges. Debbie is a requested speaker on diverse criminal law topics. She has been an adjunct professor at Hamline University within the Legal Studies department for years. In 2012, Debbie was voted a Rising Star by SuperLawyers. She is also a member of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice (MSCJ), a very selective organization of only 50 Minnesota criminal defense attorneys. Anoka DWI Attorney Debbie Lang has earned a reputation as an attorney who will vigorously advocate for her clients to obtain positive results and to ensure her client’s constitutional rights are not violated.

2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016 “Super Lawyer Rising Star”
“Top 100 National Trial Lawyers” by the National Trial Lawyers’ Association
1 of 50 Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice Members

Andrew Wilson, Anoka DWI Attorney

Anoka DWI Attorney Andrew WilsonAfter completing his undergraduate studies at St. Olaf College, Anoka DWI Attorney Andrew Wilson attended Mitchell Hamline School of Law where he graduated magna cum laude. Andrew has taught Constitutional Law as a Marshall Brennan Fellow. In addition, Andrew has been recognized by the Minnesota Justice Foundation for providing pro bono legal services to incarcerated persons through the Legal Aid to Minnesota Prisoners (LAMP) Program. His public service work included working with prisoners to combat the constitutionality of Minnesota’s sex offender registration requirements.

Prior to joining Halberg Criminal Defense, Andrew was a Law Clerk in the Third Judicial District. During his time at Halberg Criminal Defense, he has been involved with a wide range of State and Federal matters including successful constitutional appeals and jury acquittals.

Magna Cum Laude from Mitchell Hamline School of Law
“Marshall Brennan Fellow”
Former Law Clerk, Third Judicial District

What are the DWI Laws in Anoka County, Minnesota?

The State of Minnesota has established that driving while intoxicated or DWI, as the act of driving while impaired by prescription drugs, illegal drugs, or alcohol. Many states also refer to this as a DUI or driving under the influence, which is similar to a DWI, because they both refer to the charge of driving with a blood alcohol level equal to or exceeding .08%. You can also be charged with DWI should you exhibit impairment to the degree that you are no longer operating your vehicle safely. However, it is important to know that you can still be charged with a DWI in Anoka County even if your blood alcohol level is below .08% based on observations made by the arresting officer. Under Minnesota law, when a person is issued a driver’s license, they have automatically given their implied consent to have their blood alcohol content checked if requested by an officer. If the person refuses the chemical test to establish their BAC level, they could face additional charges and penalties. Consult a Anoka County DWI attorney to find out about all potential penalties you may face.

What are the penalties for a DWI in Anoka County, Minnesota?

The State of Minnesota has established four judicial levels of severity for DWI charges and they are:

  1. Fourth Degree DWI – This is a misdemeanor charge punishable by up to 90 days jail time and a $1,000 fine (for a driver’s first impaired driving offense within ten years with no aggravating factors or test refusal).
  2. Third Degree DWI – This is a gross misdemeanor punishable with up to 1 year jail time and a $3,000 fine (for a driver’s second impaired driving violation within ten years or first violation with an aggravating factor or test refusal).
  3. Second Degree DWI – Gross misdemeanor. For a driver’s third impaired driving violation within ten years or second violation with test refusal or one other aggravating factor. Also includes first such violation with two aggravating factors.
  4. First Degree DWI – This is a felony charge, punishable by up to 7 years jail time and a $14,000 fine. For the driver’s fourth impaired driving violation within 10 years or anytime following a prior felony DWI or criminal vehicular operation conviction.

The degree with which a person is charged depends on various factors surrounding their case including the number of past offenses within a ten year period and refusal to submit to a blood or breath test. Having a blood alcohol level of .20% or higher and also having a minor below the age of 16 could also influence the degree charged. Regardless of the charge, should you be convicted of a DWI, you could risk facing large fines, higher auto insurance, loss of drivers license, mandatory attendance in a chemical dependency group or jail time. Having a criminal record could dramatically affect a persons job status, future employment opportunities and even their credit score. With so much at stake, it is important that you have a skilled, experienced Anoka DWI attorney that will aggressively protect you and your future in court. Anoka DWI attorney Marsh Halberg has the knowledge and experience to see that you are treated fairly and honestly.

Administrative Sanctions for a DWI in Anoka County, Minnesota

In addition to criminal penalties incurred from a DWI charge in Anoka County there are three administrative sanctions that can go into effect immediately upon arrest. They are an administrative license revocation, administrative license plate impoundment, and an administrative vehicle forfeiture.

Administrative License Revocation
The Administrative License Revocation pertains to the implied consent law during the arrest process where a person’s license may be withdrawn should they fail a chemical blood or breath test or refuse to submit to the test. However, the person can appeal the license revocation either judicially in court or administratively through the DPS. Having a skilled Coon Rapids DWI attorney like Marsh Halberg to assist you in this matter could greatly increase the chance of a successful appeal.

Administrative License Plate
Another sanction is the Administrative License Plate Impoundment which involves a violation with an aggravating factor. Plate impoundment applies to the vehicle used in the impoundment violation and any vehicle registered, owned or leased in the name of the offender, whether its alone or jointly.

Administrative Vehicle Forfeiture
Administrative Vehicle Forfeiture is another sanction that typically applies to a person’s third DWI violation within ten years. The vehicle forfeiture is conducted administratively, although, the owner has 30 days to appeal the sanction by filing for a judicial determination of the forfeiture.

To fully understand your charges and penalties you could face, it is beneficial to consult with someone who knows Minnesota law like a Anoka DWI attorney that works in this field.

For Top Tier legal representation for a DWI in Anoka County
Contact Marsh Halberg at Halberg Criminal Defense

Anoka DWI attorney Marsh Halberg and his legal team have all been recognized by their peers in Minnesota for their first class legal representation. Halberg Criminal Defense’s Anoka DWI attorneys are the leaders in DWI education and defense throughout the state. If you or someone you know is facing drunk driving charges, call Marsh Halberg now at (877) 823-6690.

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Rating: 10 out of 10 based on 51 reviews5 Star Review
The prosecutor subsequently dismissed the case in its entirety ☆ DWI Dismissed

DWI charges were dismissed against Jeremy Kaschinske’s client who was charged with operating a snowmobile under the influence of alcohol and with a blood alcohol concentration above a .08. Kaschinske’s client was accused of crashing his snowmobile. A later urine test revealed a .12 blood alcohol concentration. Kaschinske argued that it would be difficult for the State to prove that his client was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident because of the time span between the accident and the urine test. Kaschinske also argued that his client could not be convicted based solely on his own statement, without corroborating evidence. The prosecutor subsequently dismissed the case in its entirety.

Judge ruled the officer did not have a legal basis for the DWI stop ☆ DWI Dismissed

An Anoka County judge ruled that the officer who stopped Lee Orwig’s client did not have a legal basis to stop his client. The officer alleged that he pulled over Orwig’s client for illegally backing upon a roadway or shoulder and for impeding traffic. Orwig’s client backed upon a roadway and was then stopped. At hearing, the officer alleged that he also pulled over the client because the client’s vehicle was impeding traffic. Orwig argued that backing upon a road way was not illegal and that the officer could not have reasonably believed Orwig’s client was impeding traffic. The Court found that the officer could not have reasonably suspected the client for driving too slow and that the officer was mistaken in concluding that it was against the law to back upon the particular roadway in question. The judge then dismissed the case.

Client’s parents credit Mr. Kaschinske for saving their son’s life ☆ Repeat-DWI Offender Avoids Jail

Jeremy Kaschinske’s client, facing his 3rd DWI in the last 10 years, avoided serving any jail time. Along with alcohol, the client had 4 different controlled substances in his system when he was arrested. Because it was the 3rd DWI in 10 years, his vehicle was forfeited and his license plates impounded – he was also facing mandatory jail time. Kaschinske negotiated the return of the vehicle, rescinded the plate impoundment order and prevented the client from serving any jail time. The client, who had been sober for 4 months by the time of sentencing, and his family were relieved at the outcome. The client’s parents credit Mr. Kaschinske for saving their son’s life.

Thank you for all you have done for our family!

Thank you for all you have done for our family! We will never forget the angel that you were during those horrible times.

F.Y.

I just need to express to u I do love u dearly ☆ Not Guilty Verdict

I just need to express to u I do love u dearly not only becuz you saved my a** (with) that not guilty verdict we won together, but ... I will have cleaned up my act largely (because) of you. U showed emotions to me that were real ... I felt that... I've made vital changes in my life, I promise U!

N.T.

I know all that CAN be done

I know all that CAN be done WILL be done with you in my corner.

N.P.

THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for helping my son

Debbie - Not sure I fully understand what you did, or how you did it, but THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for helping [my son] put all this awfulness behind him. You're the best!

S.K.

What an amazing lawyer!

What an amazing lawyer! We love Debbie Lang. She really fights hard for her clients and wins! One thing we've always been impressed about her is how she just "OWNS IT" in court.

D.B.

It's finally all over!!

It's finally all over!! I am filled with relief, joyful tears and overwhelming gratitude for you for all you've done for me! I could NOT have gotten through this mess without you! Thank you so much!
Blessings.

D.R.

I'll recommend you to anyone I ever can

Hi Tina! I wanted to let you know that (I am) officially off probation ... five months early! ... (I) couldn't have done it without you. I want you to know I still appreciate (you) and am so thankful for everything you did!

They are releasing her from jail! Thanks soooo much, you are great Tina!

Thanks Tina. You are such a loving angel in my life.

Tina you're the best. I'm really happy with the outcome. I'll recommend you to anyone I ever can.

You actually TRY to understand EVERYTHING about ALL of us

Hey Jeremy! Just wanted to say, THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH, yet again for ALL that you do! You go above and beyond your call of duty, no doubt! The legal stuff may be your job, but you've had such a wonderful way of putting me/us to ease throughout the whole process, and help us understand it all. You actually TRY to understand EVERYTHING about ALL of us, and that really helps us cope and feel "relative/personalized", per say, NOT just like "another client". So again, THANK YOU Jeremy! Make YOUR day great! Our day, today, is a little brighter! ;)

L.P.

We are truly grateful and highly recommend Dave when the need for a criminal defense attorney arises ☆ Dismissed

After being in an unexpected situation one Saturday morning we required an attorney on short notice and interviewed two attorneys. We discussed the situation with Dave Risk and he assured us that he could achieve a positive outcome based on the facts. We chose Dave because we felt his knowledge and suggested approach would give us the best chance of success. That he did! After many months and multiple negotiation attempts with the prosecuting attorney, Dave used an optional hearing process that presented the evidence to a judge. A short time later after careful review the judge dismissed the charges. With Dave’s experience and guidance we persevered and were able to get the charges dismissed. We are truly grateful and highly recommend Dave when the need for a criminal defense attorney arises.

M&RD

Dave Risk is a stud when it comes to law

To those who are debating on who to hire as your next attorney – take these words to heart: I can’t express my gratitude enough to how Attorney Dave Risk handled my case. I sought out and interviewed several attorneys to handle my case, of which was complicated and ultimately could have changed my life. Mr. Risk assured me that he knew what he was doing from the get-go. But the other attorneys did as well. I connected with Dave and my intuition paid off. I was looking at serious consequences based on my inappropriate actions, of which I regret. But Dave has a skill that I believe is unmatched. He pulled me out of my situation and I can now move on with my life. I will forever be thankful and without a doubt will refer him to anybody I know that is seeking a skilled attorney. Take my words from heart and don’t be fooled, Dave Risk is a stud when it comes to law. Hire him or you may regret it.

Thanks Dave, again, you are the man!

B.S.

If you are unsure about hiring a lawyer, I seriously urge you to call Halberg Criminal Defense

What would I have done without Debbie Lang? Well, the answer is easy: I would have walked into the court room, unrepresented, and accepted a conviction of DWI and suffered the various consequences that come along with such conviction.

When I was pulled over, handcuffed, and experienced the whirl wind of everything that went along with being at the police station I had no idea what to do, I felt speechless and lost. I also had no idea how important it was to have a lawyer in such a situation. Days later, when thinking about the expense of a lawyer, it was out of the question in my mind. But my parents called on my behalf (they felt it could be necessary) and we went to meet Debbie. As I told her my story, Debbie listened respectfully and without judgement. She made notes while giving me her feedback and thoughts on the situation. As Debbie spoke I was astounded at the level of her knowledge of DWI law and I thought to myself, “Wow, this woman knows her stuff!” Additionally, she did not make me feel pressured to hire her or use “scare tactics” to sway my decision. After much careful consideration I decided to hire Debbie and I can’t express how glad I am that I did.

Throughout the process I realized how important it was to have a lawyer during the process of a criminal trial. Debbie skillfully and quickly helped me navigate the legal system and handled the many formal documents for me while addressing the fine print I might have missed. In the midst of such a stressful and frustrating process, this was a huge weight lifted off my shoulders. While fighting like crazy for me, Debbie use her extensive knowledge of law to think analytically and creatively within the context of my particular case. In the end, Debbie was able to help me get an extremely favorable result that I never imagined was possible. The result would have definitely not been possible if I had not hired her.

I could go on and on about how wonderful Debbie was so I’ll just say this: If you are unsure about hiring a lawyer, I seriously urge you to call Halberg Criminal Defense and, at least, meet with one of the lawyers. Having Debbie by my side was calming and more necessary than I could have ever imagined at the beginning of the process. It was well worth it.

E.H.

Thank you for your help and support with my expungement petition

Christina, I wanted to sincerely thank you and your team at Halberg Defense for your help and support with my expungement petition. You were diligent and knowledgeable, but also made yourself available to me whenever I had questions or concerns. I felt confident with you by my side in court and I know your expertise was integral in a favorable outcome. You have helped to change my life and opened new doors for me. I will always be grateful, thank you.

T.S.

Thanks for having faith in a young man and believing that he was “worth saving”

Hi Marsh,

Several years ago, you played a key role in helping us save our son's life. I want you to know that we continue to be grateful. He and his wife now have two beautiful daughters and a happy family life. Thanks for having faith in a young man and believing that he was “worth saving,” as I heard you tell a judge one day. You were absolutely right! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

S.H.

I was pleased to have you represent me!

Debbie - As always, you are wonderful at what you do and I was pleased to have you represent me!

B.W.

I never in a million years thought someone in my family would need a criminal attorney

I never in a million years thought someone in my family would need a criminal attorney, so when I got the call that my teenage son had been arrested and charged with a very serious crime, I didn't know where to turn! All I could do, in my state of panic, was to get on the internet and search attorneys. I chose quickly from the choices that came up in the search and called Halberg Criminal Defense. I spoke with the receptionist who had the perfect attorney, for our situation, in mind. She suggested Attorney Debbie Lang and I can't tell you how thankful I am that she did!!! Debbie called me back almost immediately, got some information, and sent one of her colleagues (Jeremy Kaschinske...who was also wonderful, might I add) to meet with my son, who was in custody! Obviously this was a very scary time for my son and me, but instantly we both felt some relief knowing that Debbie jumped on our case right away and was able to answer questions we had with no hesitation. I could tell, from the very beginning, that she knew the law inside and out! From the first meeting to the last, we knew Debbie was fighting for the best deal for my son, which was evident when he got the best possible scenario considering the circumstances!

Debbie works long hours, if she has to, to review cases, meet with clients, return phone calls! Her knowledge of the ins and out of every step of the case is remarkable. I always felt my son with safe with her. She is very patient and understanding of the difficult time we were going through. I can't say enough about how lucky we are that I stumbled across Halberg Criminal Defense in my internet search, which led us to Debbie Lang, the best attorney EVER! We will be forever grateful for her hard work and availability to us!

btw...I did eventually search for some background on Ms. Lang and finding out that she is ranked in the Top 100 defense attorneys in the nation, didn't surprise me in the least! Thank you, Debbie Lang and Halberg Criminal Defense!"

Mother of son charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct

I recommend Eric Nelson highly to anyone needing a great criminal attorney

I was arrested for theft of controlled substances. I faced both legal and professional consequences for this. It was a horrible time for my family and myself. We were fortunate to hire Eric as our attorney. He was skillful, professional, and always available. Just as important, he was compassionate, friendly, and understanding of both my and my family's situation. We believe we got the best outcome possible given what I had done, and Eric was a huge part of that. I recommend him highly to anyone needing a great criminal attorney.

C.M.

I can't say enough about what a excellent job Eric did as my lawyer

I was represented by Eric Nelson of Halberg criminal defense for felony charges related to methamphetamine in 2010. I can't say enough about what a excellent job Eric did as my lawyer. During what was the darkest, scariest time of my life, Eric handled my case in an aggressive, professional manner. His representation far exceed any expectations that I had. Not only did he get me a favorable outcome and keep me out of prison, he took a personal interest in my life. He helped me to get my life back on to a positive track. He helped get me into a program that completely changed my life for the better. When I graduated from that program he even took time out of his busy schedule to come and speak on my behalf. My family and I are so grateful for the role Eric had played in our lives. He helped me through the darkest moments of my life. Thank you Eric Nelson, and Halberg criminal defense. They truly care about their clients.

M.F.

Choosing you as my son's lawyer was the best thing we could have done for him

Debbie, We can never thank you enough! Choosing you as my son's lawyer was the best thing we could have done for him. He made some mistakes that turned into major legal problems and his life into a nightmare. You brought the light! Your compassion, your intelligence, dedication, and razor sharp law expertise helped turn everything around. You treated my son's case as if he were your son, I'm eternally grateful. We will highly recommend you to anyone who needs legal advice, or a lawyer! You are the rock star of lawyers to us!

S.S

Thank you for helping us support our daughter when she got arrested for DWI

Dear Christina,

Thank you for helping us support our daughter when she got arrested for DWI. We had no idea how to get bail approved and that was a big priority so we could get her released from jail. Your calm and professional approach toward our calls and emails was appreciated more than we can say. Although we are just starting the process and have a long road ahead, we're glad that first weekend is behind us. Thanks for everything you had to do to get her released on Sunday instead of Tuesday. Those two days made a huge difference to all of us.

M.B. and T.B.

Your knowledge of the law and your razor sharp presence helped turn a bad mistake into a second chance at getting my life back

Debbie,

I'm so grateful to you. Your knowledge of the law and your razor sharp presence helped turn a bad mistake into a second chance at getting my life back. It may be routine for you in your practice, but please remember that your handling of my case helped change my life. Repeat that in your head if you ever have a bad day. Your ability to read between the lines is nothing short of genius. Picking your name at random from the phone book was not an accident. Legal prowess aside, you're a fantastic person. I am so grateful for the superb work you did for me. Thank you Debbie.

E.B.

I believe you did an excellent job of representing me

David,

I believe you did an excellent job of representing me. I would recommend you in a heartbeat to anyone in a similar (or lesser) situation. I feel I should have used a beautiful card to send you, but I succumbed to the easy way of email.

Thanks again.

I am very thankful I decided to go with you and your firm

Christina,

Thank you so much for representing me thus far, sorry for being so pessimistic in the past, I am very thankful I decided to go with you and your firm, I am slowly becoming optimistic for the end outcome. And I am positive you will stick with me using your perseverance through the criminal and traffic cases…Thank you, thank you, thank you.

J.D.S.

"Thanks" again for all your help through this!

Hey Eric,

Just wanted to send you a quick note to say "thanks" again for all your help through this! I know I am not the easiest to work with, but I mean well and I appreciate your hard work in making sure I had the best outcome possible! I know things would be a lot different if I did not have your representation and in my opinion, there is no one better!

E.K.

Thanks again for your help throughout this process!

David,

Thanks again for your help throughout this process! I do greatly appreciate it and you being thorough with everything and explaining everything to me as we went through things.

Thanks

B.L.

It was the absolute best possible outcome

I chose Dave Risk to represent me in the unfortunate and extremely challenging circumstance of two DUIs going through court at the same time and it was one of the best decisions I've ever made. I was facing truly significant penalties in terms of fines, extended license revocation, and jail time but Dave was able to negotiate both cases to reckless driving charges with a minor fine and only a few months without driving...it was the absolute best possible outcome - honestly so much better than the alternatives that we didn't even think was possible.

Aside from the truly incredible outcome, Dave was great to work with - very supportive and not judgmental about the charges at all. I hope I never have to recommend a DUI attorney, but if I ever had to it'd be Dave without question.

E.F.

I will not hesitate to recommend you to anyone else needing such help

Debbie - Thanks for all of your work to get the legal consequences in my case minimized. I also appreciate your great patience and your willingness to answer the myriad of questions I had regarding my case. As I said verbally, I will not hesitate to recommend you to anyone else needing such help.

Sincerely

J.D.

Halberg Criminal Defense went far beyond being excellent legal representation

The market is flooded by plenty of quality Attorneys that provide in-depth rationales as to why they possess the exact legal representation that you need to feel confident in them as your legal representation. However, when you are in the depths of the confusing of a criminal charge you want more than just a strong and legally savvy attorney. Halberg Criminal Defense went far beyond being excellent legal representation and skilled legal defense. My Attorney, Debbie Lang, not only exceed my expectations regarding the outcome of my case, but allowed me to feel confident that I was not just another case folder on her desk, but an individual that she was committed and invested in providing the best legal defense and support in navigating such a challenging, uncertain and stressful life circumstance. Attorney Lang was dedicated, incredibly knowledgeable, tactful, personable and determined to achieve the best outcome for my case. She was always there to answer my questions and provide comprehensive and concise answers and feedback. I have continued to recommend Attorney Lang amongst the community and if you are looking for legal representation that invests in you as a person and not just the outcome of your case, be confident that Halberg Criminal Defense is the ideal firm to represent you. My confidence never wavered when I was represented by Attorney Lang and for that I am forever grateful.

J.B.

Your professionalism helped me stay optimistic

Lee, my sincere thanks for your help in handling this matter. Your professionalism helped me stay optimistic as to the eventual result, and I know the final disposition was about favorable as could be expected.

D.M.

I had to write you and thank you for what you have done for our son

Dear Christina,

I had to write you and thank you for what you have done for our son. My husband, son and I couldn't be any more pleased!! I knew when we spoke to you the first time already we had so much confidence in you. Of course we still were a bit nervous, but through these past months I felt peace too. I kept telling my son that we have the best lawyer out there and you were going to work very hard for him. The first court date we all were nervous and my son texted me and said "Christina is so confident!" That put him at ease so that made us feel better too. Last Tuesday during court he was texting me a bit, and I asked him if you were with him at the time and he said " she's doing her thing" :) and of course that made me smile!

So again, THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!! We are forever grateful!

Sincerely

S.L.T.

Your support has played a very big role in my sobriety

Dear Jeremy, I feel that this letter is far overdue, but it’s never too late to say “thank you.” Your representation and friendship at the time of my DWI and since then has meant so much to me. You told me to let you do any worrying and to just take care of myself. I wonder how many people actually take that advice and let you do your job while they concentrate on themselves. I’m glad I listened. I always felt like your most important client. I never felt judged and always knew you were on my side. That is peace of mind that you can’t put a price on. My husband and I were able to focus on the things that mattered, like marriage, kids, work and my recovery from alcoholism. If I had tried to take on defending myself I can say with surety that I probably would not have remained sober. Your support has played a very big role in my sobriety. We were both truly impressed with your professionalism and knowledge of the law throughout the entire process. I feel that if we had gone with another attorney, I would be facing stiffer consequences that would cost me financially as well as socially. So, thank you. You exceeded my expectations as an attorney and as a friend.

Sincerely

C.J.S.

I wish to express my gratitude for all the effort you put forth

David, I wish to express my gratitude for all the effort you put forth and for seeking the best options for my well being. Tho it was not a situation I wished to be in….I definitely contacted the right team. My many thanks and appreciation to all involved. May we never meet again. *laughing* Thanks again David!! For a job well done and now I can go forth with both personal and business life. Take Care and Thanks to ALL.

Best Regards

R.K.

Should you ever find yourself in any sort of trouble, make sure you find a good lawyer

Dear Marsh,

I just wanted to THANK YOU sincerely for all the work you accomplished; and especially for negotiating an amazingly (and unexpectedly) favorable disposition of my case. I could not have hoped for a better outcome; your outstanding skills completely impressed me.

You and your staff have always treated me with nothing but respect, patience and compassion throughout my ordeal; and I truly appreciated that as well.

As I move down my new path of a better life of sobriety, I feel that you are a part of that.

While I hope that I will never need to avail myself of your services again, I will certainly recommend you to others should the opportunity ever arise.

My (long-passed) father once offered me the following advice: “…should you ever find yourself in any sort of trouble, make sure you find a good lawyer…” Dad was indeed correct; and I am certain that I’ve had the very BEST!

Thanks again, Marsh!

E.K.

The jury was out for less than one hour and found me not guilty of all charges ☆ Not Guilty

Dear Marsh,

My life was turned upside down when I was abruptly arrested out of my own home on an allegation that I had sexual relations with the minor daughter of my fiancé.

I adamantly denied the accusation. I believed the teenage girl was trying to derail my anticipated wedding to her mother.

As you know, I live in a small town and this allegation caused people to turn against me and shun the rest of my family. My former lawyer said I did not have a chance and said I should plead guilty. He said I could get out of prison in 12 years.

I researched many lawyers and found everyone spoke so highly of you and I soon learned why. As soon as you picked up my file you began to vigorously defend me. You built a very strong defense for me so we could fight this allegation. You moved into town for a couple of weeks for a brutal trial where you never wavered in my defense.

The jury was out for less than one hour and found me not guilty of all charges! You are like family to us and I was so pleased you could attend my wedding.

Thank you for your belief in my case and your professional and skilled defense of me.

Gratefully

D.M.

You are kind, compassionate and professional

Dear Doug,

Believe it or not I am at a loss of words to express the appreciation we have for you. You are kind, compassionate and professional and that is a wonderful combination. You stood up for Justin in life and death and supported our family throughout.

Sincerely

B.L.

He got my license back in 1 week and when we went to court the case was dismissed ☆ Dismissed

I got my first DWI and thought my life was ruined. I called Halberg criminal defense and met with Lee Orwig. He got my license back in 1 week and when we went to court the case was dismissed due to Mr. Orwig’s great defense strategy. He saved my reputation and turned my life back to normal. I wouldn’t use anybody else. Mr. Orwig was a lifesaver.

S.B.

Tina, just wanted to say thank you for all your hard work on my case. I sure did appreciate your help. You were always very nice to me and helped me through all of this. If it wasn't for you and my family I don't know what I would have done. It was really nice to work with you.

Thanks again!

I will tell everyone if they need a lawyer for any reason to call Halberg Criminal Defense and ask for Jeremy

Jeremy,

I cannot thank you enough for everything that you have done for my family! You have always been there for us no matter what time of the day or where you were. I have talked to people that were represented by other Lawyers’ if they had questions they could never get a hold of them or they would not call them back, this is something that has never happened with Jeremy or Halberg Criminal Defense they have always been there for us. You have cared about us and helped to reassure us that you would do the best you could, and everything would be ok. I cannot say enough about this Law firm and especially about Jeremy Kaschinske. I will tell everyone if they need a lawyer for any reason to call Halberg Criminal Defense and ask for Jeremy. Thank again for everything!"

Diana

hope you understand that all I wanted for my son was the best defense possible ☆ Not Guilty

Tina,

Many thanks to you for the great job you did in my son's defense. I have never been so afraid in my whole life but you came through for all of us. I hope you understand that all I wanted for [my son] was the best defense possible and that person was you. The truth came out. [He] was innocent and you made the jury see that.

Thank you!

Lee is professional in every sense of the word and through his efforts, I have peace of mind and continue my normal course in my career

I got myself into, what I thought was a legal quagmire with several law enforcement officials here in Maple Grove, Hennepin County in spring of 2012.. Over that fateful weekend, I googled and found the Halberg Defense Team. I secured the services of Lee Orwig, a consummate attorney who carefully guided me through the legal process. Lee was all but able, to drop all the charges and made sure that my professional career would not be sullied, in due to his careful planning and negotiating skills with the prosecuting attorney. Lee is professional in every sense of the word and through his efforts, I have peace of mind and continue my normal course in my career. Many thanks !!!

You are in my book a powerhouse of a woman in many ways

Tina,

You were my only hope for peace in this crazy world of game playing ... You are in my book a powerhouse of a woman in many ways, not only as the smartest attorney of record also a woman of great distinction ... ready to beat the devil out of anyone who is full of it and you know we both had to deal with several people that were full of it. The Judge I noticed respected you and so did the bailiff and many in the courtroom when I was brought out cuffed in my orange pajamas

Thank you for always being available to answer my millions of "what if" questions

Jeremy,

I just wanted to thank you for everything you've done for me during the aftermath of my DWI arrest. I never thought I’d find myself in this position, but I am so grateful that you are there to lead me through the legal process with ease and professionalism.

Thank you for always being available to answer my millions of "what if" questions and making a very frightening situation manageable. In the future, if ever a situation should arise that requires legal advice for me or a friend I know who to call!

Thanks again.

S.S.

You really went to bat for me

Tina,

I am so grateful to you. Thank you for all that you did for me, both professionally and personally. You really went to bat for me. I was such a mess and you saw that. You really helped pull me out of the darkest days of my Life ... (m)y gratitude to you will never cease nor will my thoughts and prayers.

To watch you lawyer at my trial was amazing ☆ Not Guilty

Dear Marsh:

When I was charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct, I thought my life was over. The thought of spending years in prison for something I did not do and the destruction of my family was overwhelming. I did not want to get a local attorney, who was part of the “old boys network”, and came to the Cities to pick my lawyer. Most times first impressions are the best and, in my case, that was certainly true. Your friendly and supportive nature gave me confidence that we could win my case. To watch you lawyer at my trial was amazing. The jury was only out less than an hour, which was a ringing endorsement that I was not guilty.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you have done for me.

Sincerely

S.S.

I was very happy that all charges were dropped ☆ Dismissed

Jeremy Kaschinske:

Thanks for your help and guidance with my court case. You and your team, handled all the activities needed around my case very professionally but never lost the personal touch with me. I am obviously very please with the out come. I was not sure what to do when my DWI happened and I thought I was wrongly arrested. After you reviewed my case we talked, and with your knowledge and expertise, you proved to me that I had every right to question my arrest. You and your teams skills proved to be the difference for me.

Together, we decided to fight for my rights. I was very happy that all charges were dropped. You proved that my arrest should not have happened. I will always recommend you personally along with the entire Halberg Criminal Defense team to anyone that might need your expertise and services.

Thanks again for the help as my Lawyer.

Sincerely

A.H.

You allowed me to save my job, and for that I will forever be grateful ☆ Careless Driving

Marsh-

A quick thank you for all of your hard work on my gross misdemeanor DWI case. The “careless driving” conviction you negotiated for me was a far better result than I ever hoped for. Most importantly, it allowed me to save my job, and for that I will forever be grateful.

K.N.

I wanted to thank you again for all of your help through the whole ordeal!

Jeremy,

I wanted to thank you again for all of your help through the whole ordeal! I couldn't have realistically expected a better outcome, nor for it to have affected my life any less than it has. Thank you thank you thank you.

J.T.

Words cannot express how grateful we are for your help

Jeremy,

Words cannot express how grateful we are for your help. From the moment we picked up the phone. You have given us a rare chance and I know we will never have to call you again. Thank you for your advocacy, and your constant assurance. Your words always helped us sleep at night. We would like to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You are the best lawyer. You have been god sent and we cannot thank you enough.

Thank You.

C & N

You left no stone unturned

Debbie

Over the course of your 4.5 months of representing me, I greatly appreciated your patience, thoroughness and professionalism to help me through very difficult and complex legal issues. Not only were you diligent in your approach to each individual case, but you treated me with the utmost respect and caring attitude. You left no stone unturned, utilized your extensive knowledge of the legal system, and uncovered all options available to me regarding the process and outcomes. It is easy to feel as if you are blindly navigating the legal process as a defendant, but you assume the role as a confident and valued personal adviser when you are representing your clients. I must say it was a refreshing and comforting experience to have a representative who not only values her commitment to the profession, but also values the experience of her clients. I sincerely thank you for all the hard work and dedication you gave to me and the legal process we went through during your retainment. I would highly recommend you to anyone who has any concerns and legal difficulties that arise in their life. You made a huge difference to my comfort level and ability to achieve a positive outcome during a difficult situation. You are not only respected by me, but by the legal community as I witnessed personally throughout the process. All the best to you, and I'm sure you will continue to be as impactful for others as you were for me.

B.W.

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