Felonies

Felonies are any offense punishable by more than a year in prison. Jesse has handled several thousand criminal cases in his nearly 20 years of practice. He has handled countless contested hearings and trials in felony cases. He has extensive experience evaluating all types of felony cases, from bad checks and forgery to drug possession, assault, criminal sexual conduct and more.

Jesse understands the complicated and often changing sentencing guidelines for felonies. He is well educated in Minnesota drug laws, including the major changes implemented on August 1, 2016. Jesse can consult with you about the facts of your case and your personal circumstances to come up with an individualized strategy. Jesse understands the laws and the sentencing guidelines. He can litigate a case to get evidence suppressed and/or charges dismissed when it appears law enforcement failed to follow the law.

Jesse has also helped thousands of clients address their chemical health and mental health. He has nearly 20 years of relationships with professional assessors, counselors, therapists and others in the addiction recovery and mental health fields. Jesse knows through experience what it takes to convince a prosecutor, judge or probation officer that a reduced charge and/or sentence is appropriate. He can help you navigate your way to a favorable plea agreement, often avoiding prison and jail time.