Memorial Day weekend is in the rearview mirror, but for some people, the fallout from that weekend has just begun. Thousands of Minnesotans ended up in handcuffs for one reason or another this weekend, and if you don’t play your cards right, that arrest can have long-lasting consequences. In today’s blog, we take a closer look at some of the more common arrests that we see over a long weekend, and we explain what you should do if you’re facing new criminal charges.
Arrested Over A Long Weekend In Minnesota
Whether it be Memorial Day, the 4th of July, Labor Day or another long weekend, a similar arrest pattern tends to emerge. Some of the most common crimes that we get calls about during and after a long holiday weekend include:
- Disorderly Conduct
- Domestic Violence
- Drug Possession
If you were arrested for any of the above crimes, or you face something that is not on the list, you’re currently at a critical place in your case. You have the opportunity to plead guilty and hope that the judge goes easy on you, or you can fight the charges. Even if you believe you’re guilty beyond a shadow of a doubt, it doesn’t mean that you should just roll over and plead guilty. Once you plead guilty, your fate is in someone else’s hands. Instead, learn about your options and make an informed decision so that you can have a little more control of the situation.
The best way to do that is by contacting an experienced criminal defense attorney in your area. We understand that you’re probably hesitant to hire a lawyer an incur additional costs, which is why we offer a free initial strategy session where you can talk to a lawyer about your case and learn about your options. In some instances, we may tell you that’d you’d be best to go it alone at trial, but in many cases, we’ll be able to lay out a couple options that will allow you to make an informed decision. If it makes sense for both parties to work together, we’ll explain how you can benefit from our services and the next moves we’d make if you hire us on to represent you.
Even if you think you’re guilty, connecting with a lawyer can be beneficial. There could be a due process violation or inconsistent evidence presented by the police, but even in absence of these challenges, you could benefit from connecting with a lawyer. Even if all seems lost, a lawyer can work with the prosecution to see if a plea deal can be made. You will have more say in the outcome if you accept a plea deal, and in most cases you can avoid the stiffest penalties, so it can be a great option for the right person. Give Avery and the team a call today at (952) 224-2277 if you’d like to learn more about our free strategy session or our defense services.
So if you are dealing with criminal charges in the wake of the long weekend, don’t just stick your head in the sand and hope they go away. Be proactive, take a free strategy session and see what a skilled lawyer can do for your situation. For more information, contact our firm today.