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Minnesota Pre-Charge Criminal Defense Attorney

Minnesota Pre-Charge Criminal Defense Attorney

Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorney Lynne Torgerson can represent you on a Pre-Charge Representation basis.

What is Pre-Charge Representation?

The most common circumstance is where there has been something that may cause you some concern, and then, you receive a telephone call from a police officer, or Detective, or Investigator. 

The police officer will usually tell you that he/she wants to Get Your Side of the Story and wants to get a statement from you either over the telephone, or, at the police station. 

He/she will also want to get a statement from you, that day or the next, in order to get your statement before you have a chance to speak with a lawyer. 

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Danger!  Danger!  Danger! 

Do not say a word.  Do not answer any questions.  Do not go into the police station.  Tell them you will call them back.  Then, the very next thing you do is call a Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorney and retain her on a Pre-Charge Criminal Representation basis. 

You will need to meet with Lynne Torgerson, Esq., go over everything in an Intake, and retain her.  At that time, the decision will be made whether or not to make a statement with the presence of Attorney Lynne Torgerson.  Never provide a statement without the presence of your lawyer. 

Your statements could be misunderstood, or erroneously remembered.  And, always remember, the Miranda warning . . . You have a right to remain silent and you have the right to counsel before making any statement.  Ms. Torgerson has been a Minnesota lawyer of excellence over 30 years and can help you in this situation.  For representation, please call (612) 339-5073.

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The most common type of case where there is an urgent need to immediately hire Ms. Torgerson on a Pre-Charge Representation basis is where some sort of alleged criminal sexual conduct investigation is occurring, or a homicide investigation.  It also happens in domestic assault cases, and, hit and run or leaving the scene cases.  

These are probably the four (4) most common types of cases giving rise to the need for Pre-Charge Representation.  Other types of Pre-Charge Representation people may need help on is drug cases, embezzlement, and, any time the police contact you for a statement.  When that occurs, you immediately need to hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer on a Pre-Charge Representation basis.

Sometimes, in addition to other circumstances, if Pre-Charge Representation is handled properly, a client may never be formally charged with any crime.

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If you find yourself charged in a criminal case, whether federal or local, and you seek representation in Minneapolis or throughout the state of Minnesota, contact Lynne Torgerson today for your free consultation.

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Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorney Lynne Torgerson successfully averts charges of sexual misconduct.

In today’s Me Too movement climate, sometimes wrongful accusations of sexual misconduct occur.  Ms. Torgerson’s client’s former girlfriend accused him of sexual misconduct and was being investigated by law enforcement of the Mankato Police Department, in Blue Earth County. 

Ms. Torgerson was retained on a pre-charge representation basis; meaning, being hired to represent her client before formal charges have been brought.  Hiring counsel at this stage, particularly where wrongful sexual misconduct accusations have occurred, can sometimes be very beneficial.  Ms. Torgerson intervened, invoked her client’s constitutional rights, and after investigation, the police never brought any charges against her client.  Well done Ms. Torgerson.

Minneapolis Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson successfully avoids criminal sexual conduct charges on a Pre-Charge Representation basis.

Ms. Torgerson’s client was being investigated for criminal sexual conduct out of the City of Minnetonka, County of Hennepin, State of Minnesota.  Her client was a 72-year-old man, a widow, with no criminal history.  He also had had a 37 year long successful career, from which he retired.  He also did not use alcohol and never smoked.  It was alleged that he had sexually assaulted a woman at a facility, who had recently been diagnosed with dementia.  Even so, the woman could still speak well, walk, shop, order food, and recognized people.  However, when the facts were brought forward, no charges were brought.  Indeed, Ms. Torgerson’s client and this woman had been having an affair for at least 26 years.  Hence, there was a long history of consent.  This was not a case of a stranger assaulting a vulnerable woman in a facility.  Well done Ms. Torgerson.

Minneapolis, Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorney Lynne Torgerson successfully avoids the formal charging of her client with assault following Pre-Charge Representation.

Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorney Lynne Torgerson successfully avoided the formal charging of her client with assault following Pre-Charge Representation, out of the City of Bloomington, County of Hennepin, State of Minnesota.  Ms. Torgerson’s client was married.  Unfortunately, Ms. Torgerson’s client’s spouse began having an affair.  An incident allegedly occurred at a local hotel.  An investigation was conducted by the local police department.  Ultimately, the prosecution made the decision to not charge Ms. Torgerson’s client with assault, nor any other crime.  Well done Ms. Torgerson.

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