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Preeminent Criminal Defense Representation from a Minneapolis Law Firm

Helping clients achieve justice in state and federal courts since 1986

Jeff T. Ohara, Attorney at Law, PC has been helping Minnesota clients make the legal system work for them for more than 20 years. From misdemeanors to felonies, we use our considerable and time-tested skills to evaluate the evidence against our clients and prepare a compelling defense. We are more than ready to argue your case in front of a jury. In fact, we relish the opportunity to represent you at trial.

Representing clients across a broad range of criminal charges

As a full-service criminal defense law firm, we advocate for clients in the following areas of criminal law practice:

  • Theft
  • Murder/assault
  • Guns/weapons charges
  • White collar crime
  • Cyber/computer crimes
  • Sex crimes
  • Pornography
  • Criminal appeals
  • Expungements
  • Driver's license suspension and reinstatement
  • Drug crimes
  • Drug crime penalties
  • Drug possession charges
  • Drug distribution & trafficking charges

Maintaining your driving privileges with skilled defense against DUI charges

A charge for driving under the influence (DUI) or operating while intoxicated (OWI) is serious, as are the penalties. If convicted, you could stand to lose your license and could also be subject to hefty fines, jail time, community service, completion of an alcohol treatment program, and installation of an ignition interlock device. If your blood alcohol content measured .17 or below and this is your first offense, the penalties may be more lenient. Don't take any chances. Let an experienced DUI defense attorney represent you and determine whether the state has a case against you.

Protecting your rights in drug crimes cases

Depending on the evidence, the type of drug (for instance, methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, marijuana) and the amount found, you could face misdemeanor or felony charges for drug possession, distribution, trafficking or manufacturing. Make no mistake — Minnesota takes drug crimes very seriously. The police may have made assumptions and taken actions that violate your rights. Our job is to examine the facts and challenge the process and procedures followed.

Upholding your reputation in white collar crime cases

This branch of the law is a fairly broad category that encompasses fraud, money laundering and racketeering, embezzlement, counterfeiting, identity and credit card theft, tax evasion, extortion and smuggling. If you've been accused of a white collar crime, a criminal defense trial lawyer with decades of experience on the courtroom floor could be your best ally. Attorney O'Hara can protect your rights from the time you agree to hire him to final resolution of your case, including any FBI, Department of Homeland Security or other federal agency investigations.

Fighting against sex crimes accusations

Conviction of a sex crime — indecent exposure, prostitution, rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse, child sexual abuse or Internet pornography — can change your life forever. Penalties vary from a misdemeanor with less than a year of jail time, fines, community service, counseling or probation to a felony with a life sentence in prison. And, you must register as a sex offender. With Attorney Jeff T. Ohara by your side, you can feel confident that your case is in superior care.

Helping to delete a criminal history through expunction/expungement

You can file an application to apply with the court that convicted you to set aside the conviction. This could be helpful when you apply for a job, as the criminal record will not appear in most employers' background checks. Expunction or expungement is the process used to set aside an adult conviction and adjudication is the process used to set aside a juvenile conviction. While you may find self-help tools on the web to file an application, a seasoned criminal defense attorney with knowledge of Minnesota courts and expungement law can advise you on your eligibility to apply based on the number and type of your convictions.

Contact a skilled criminal defense attorney who fights for your rights

For more than 20 years, Jeff T. Ohara, Attorney at Law, PC in Minneapolis has defended those accused of crimes through the legal process to the best possible outcome. Make the legal process work for you. Request your free initial consultation by calling us at (612) 605-6020 or use our online contact form to tell us about your situation. We are available 24/7 in an emergency.