Criminal Law

We understand that being faced with criminal charges is one of the most difficult and important challenges with which a person will ever deal. That is why we prepare every case with meticulous detail rather than rushing to a plea bargain. By taking this approach, we are able to quickly and decisively strike at the heart of the case and obtain the best possible result. This aggressive, innovative, and professional approach has created our well-deserved reputation for getting superior results.

Whether you wish to negotiate a favorable plea deal or would rather mount a strategic and aggressive defense, our staff is able to offer the legal assistance you need to gain the upper hand throughout your proceedings. We practice in both federal and state court, and handle issues ranging from petty misdemeanor traffic violations to felony charges carrying sentences of more than 360 months.

With extensive knowledge gained from representing clients throughout Minnesota, we are able to provide the frank and informative advice you need to make the strongest decisions possible for your defense and your future. Whether taking your case to trial, fighting constitutional issues at pretrial, or appealing improper trial court decisions, Cadem Law Group is committed to leaving no stone left unturned in your defense.

Contact our office online or call 218-739-HELP (4357) to schedule a free consultation to discuss your charges today.

Drug Crimes

Drug charges stemming from possession, sale, trafficking, and manufacturing are complex and often come with serious consequences. A conviction for a drug crime can result in a lifetime ban on owning or possessing a firearm; prevent you from working at a facility licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services; or prevent you from obtaining a federal student loan. With the many penalties and lasting consequences stemming from a conviction, you need an experienced lawyer passionate about defending against these charges. Hiring a lawyer who understands how to help you mount an aggressive defense can significantly improve your chances of having the charges dismissed or reducing the penalties of a conviction.

At Cadem Law Group, we are passionate about aggressively defending our clients’ rights. We will leave no stone unturned while defending you against drug charges and protecting your rights during the process.

If you have been charged with a drug-related crime, including simple possession, we can help. Contact our office online or call 218-739-HELP (4357) to schedule a free consultation to discuss your charges and defenses today.

Key Practice Topics: Drug Crimes; Driving Under the Influence, DUI; Driving While Intoxicated, DWI; Federal Crimes; Manslaughter; Homicide; Chapter 152; 609.11; Jury Trial; Trafficking; Possession; Manufacturing; Conspiracy; Aggravate; Weapon; Firearm; Pornography; Money Laundering; Alien; Wire Fraud; Mail Fraud; Witness; Unlawful; Interrogation; Wire Tapping; Warrant; First Appearance; Jury Trial; Judge; Sentence; Prison; Parole; Execute; Stay; Adjudication; Prior Record; Three Strikes; Career Criminal; Defense; Alibi; Testify; Remain Silent; Remove Judge; Prosecutor; Jury Selection; Voir Dire; Cross Examine; Impeachment; Subpoena; Probation; Violation; Bond; Bail Hearing;

DUI/DWI

Drunk driving convictions can have an immediate and lasting impact on your daily routine, eventually costing you great expense and inconveniencing your friends and relatives. A DWI conviction can lead to a license suspension, hefty fines, and jail time-penalties that may be avoided with the assistance of an experienced trial lawyer.

At the Cadem Law Group, we are dedicated to aggressively defending our clients’ rights. From the moment you are arrested and throughout your proceedings, our staff stands by your side to offer the aggressive no-nonsense defense you need to protect your rights throughout your case.

It is not uncommon for criminal defendants to feel like their case is hopeless. However, most people do not know the law well enough to know when, for instance, there are constitutional issues that may require a dismissal of the charge(s). As your attorney, we will carefully examine the events leading to your traffic stop and the arresting officer’s actions during the stop, and any test. We will determine, among other things:

  • Whether the implied consent advisory was properly administered;
  • Whether you were lawfully placed under arrest or subject to a proper traffic stop;
  • Whether you were given a proper opportunity to consult with an attorney before taking any blood alcohol test;
  • Whether the blood alcohol test was administered in accordance with the rules and procedures; and
  • Whether the charging documents are complete and proper.

Sometimes even the smallest mistake can provide leverage to have the charges reduced or dismissed.

Contact our office online or call 218-739-HELP to schedule a free consultation to discuss your DUI/DWI charges and to learn how we can help you mount a successful defense.

Key Practice Topics: Driving While Intoxicated, DWI; Driving Under the Influence, DUI; Test Refusal; Implied Consent; Open Bottle; Under the Influence; Above the Limit; .08; .2; .16; Roadside Sobriety Test; Breathalyzer; Intoxilyzer; Blood Test; Urine Test; Aggravate; Witness; Unlawful; Interrogation; Warrant; First Appearance; Omnibus Hearing; Jury Trial; Judge; Sentence; Prison; Parole; Execute; Stay; Adjudication; Prior Record; Three Strikes; Career Criminal; Defense; Alibi; Testify; Remain Silent; Remove Judge; Prosecutor; Jury Selection; Voir Dire; Cross Examine; Impeachment; Subpoena; Criminal History.

Federal Crimes

Federal charges often carry enhanced penalties, including extensive periods of incarceration in prison, hefty fines, and damaging felony records. Such penalties can also significantly impact your family, your reputation, and your ability to obtain or maintain a job. When facing federal prosecution for charges such as drug possession, money laundering, conspiracy, and racketeering, you need a strong defense. Hiring a lawyer who understands how to help you mount an aggressive and effective defense can significantly improve your chances of having the charges dismissed or having the penalties stemming from a conviction reduced.

Federal crimes may include:

  • Drug possession
  • Drug trafficking
  • Drug manufacturing
  • Conspiracy
  • Money laundering
  • Racketeering
  • Child pornography
  • Illegal re-entry
  • Illegally transporting aliens
  • Wire fraud
  • Mail fraud

At Cadem Law Group, PLLC, we understand the fear and confusion associated with federal charges and work diligently to help protect you and your future. If you have been charged with a federal crime, we can help. Contact our office online or call 218-739-HELP (4357) to schedule a free consultation to discuss your defense options today.

Key Practice Topics: Drug; Trafficking; Possession; Manufacturing; Conspiracy; Aggravate; Weapon; Firearm; Pornography; Money Laundering; Alien; Wire Fraud; Mail Fraud; Witness; Unlawful; Interrogation; Wire Tapping; Warrant; First Appearance; Jury Trial; Judge; Sentence; Prison; Parole; Execute; Stay; Adjudication; Prior Record; Three Strikes; Career Criminal; Defense; Alibi; Testify; Remain Silent; Remove Judge; Prosecutor; Jury Selection; Voir Dire; Cross Examine; Impeachment; Subpoena.

 

Give us a call today at (218) 739-4357 to speak with one of our attorneys and the Cadem Law Group. Proudly Serving: Ramsey County, Hennepin County, Otter Tail County, Fergus Falls, Wahpeton, Washington County, Pelican Rapids, Perham, Alexandria, Wadena, Staples, Morris, Little Falls, Becker, Clay, Wadena, Douglas, Grant, Wright, Dakota, Scott, Carver, Anoka, Pope, Becker and Detroit Lakes, MN.