Dual Threat Trial Lawyer

Dual Threat Trial Lawyer Attorneys with both criminal and civil personal injury trial expertise are becoming less common The practice of law continues to become more and more specialized. The art of a litigating a trial before a jury continues to diminish, particularly in civil cases where the number of [...]

2023-02-01T17:08:16+00:00February 1, 2023|Attorney News|

The Lesser Crime

The Lesser Crime The American Criminal Justice System places immense power in the hands of the prosecutor. Clients often ask, “doesn’t the judge decide my case?” More often than not, the answer is no. A Judge’s power in a criminal case is more limited than the power of the prosecutor. [...]

2023-01-06T19:13:15+00:00January 6, 2023|Criminal Defense|

Sieben & Cotter Recognized: 2023 US News Best Law Firms

Sieben & Cotter, PLLC recognized in the 2023 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" Sieben & Cotter, PLLC is pleased to announce the firm’s inclusion in the 2023 U.S. News Best Lawyers rankings among “Best Law Firms” Criminal Defense: General Practice for Minneapolis, MN. U.S. News “Best Law Firms” rankings recognizes [...]

2022-11-28T17:00:06+00:00November 10, 2022|News|

Welcome New Attorney Alex Hertogs

We are pleased to announce that attorney Alex Hertogs has joined Sieben & Cotter Law Office as an associate attorney. Alex graduated from Mitchell Hamline Law School, magna cum laude. During law school, Alex worked at a criminal defense law firm and for the Tenth District Public Defender’s Office.  After law school, he worked [...]

2022-11-28T17:00:07+00:00October 26, 2022|Announcements|

Assault in the First Degree

Assault in the First Degree is a serious felony level charge. If someone is found guilty of Assault in the First Degree, they could face up to 30 years in prison and could be required to pay up to a $40,000 fine. An individual could also face a mandatory minimum [...]

2023-01-06T19:02:09+00:00November 28, 2022|Assault Charges|

Assault in the 2nd Degree

Assault in the Second Degree is a serious felony level charge. If someone is found guilty of Assault in the Second Degree, they could face up to ten years in prison and could be required to pay up to a $20,000 fine. There are two ways someone can be found [...]

2022-10-05T19:27:39+00:00October 5, 2022|Assault Charges|

Assault in the 3rd Degree

Assault in the Third Degree is a serious felony level charge. If someone is found guilty of Assault in the Third Degree, they could face up to five years in prison and could be required to pay up to a $10,000 fine. There are three ways someone can be found [...]

2022-09-28T15:26:40+00:00September 28, 2022|Assault Charges|

I Just Received a Target Letter

In this multi-part series, we will examine and provide a general overview of criminal legal processes, as well as key pieces of evidence.  This article highlights a common way to discover that you are under a criminal investigation, prior to being arrested and brought to jail.  This process is common [...]

2022-09-20T17:46:07+00:00September 20, 2022|Criminal Defense|

Thomas Sieben, Patrick Cotter, Recognized as Super Lawyers 2022

Sieben & Cotter, PLLC recognizes partners Tom Sieben and Patrick Cotter, as Minnesota Super Lawyers 2022 Super Lawyers® recognizes outstanding lawyers, who have attained a high degree professional achievement and peer recognition. The rigorous selection process includes independent research and peer evaluations. Just 5% of attorneys are selected as Super Lawyers each year. The Minnesota lawyers who [...]

2022-08-26T14:16:32+00:00July 27, 2022|Super Lawyers|

Assault in the 4th Degree

Assault in the Fourth Degree protects a special class of persons such as law enforcement, emergency medical personnel, correctional employees, vulnerable adult and others. Assault in the Fourth Degree can be a felony or a gross misdemeanor, depending on the identity of the victim. Common verbiage used in this statute [...]

2022-08-26T14:16:33+00:00February 15, 2022|Assault Charges|

Assault in the 5th Degree

There are several different kinds of “assault” described in Minnesota’s criminal code. There are five “degrees” of assault organized based upon severity level. Assault in the First Degree has the highest penalty and Assault in the Fifth Degree has the lowest. ASSAULT IN THE FIFTH DEGREE To be found [...]

2022-08-26T14:16:33+00:00February 8, 2022|Assault Charges|

Wrongful Death Lawsuit

When a loved one dies because of a reckless act or inaction, the surviving family members may be entitled to just compensation. Here are the basics. Wrongful Act or Omission Minnesota Statute defines a wrongful death as any “wrongful act or omission” caused by a person or a corporation that caused [...]

2022-08-26T14:16:33+00:00January 28, 2022|MN Attorney|

Self Defense: Protecting Your Home

A criminal charge may be successfully defended by a claim of self-defense in Minnesota.  According to a criminal defense attorney, here's what you need to know: Reasonable Force. The person exercising self-defense must have reasonably believed that force was necessary, and the force used is what a reasonable person in the same situation would believe [...]

2022-08-26T14:16:33+00:00January 14, 2022|Criminal Defense|

What to Look for in a Criminal Defense Lawyer

Are you being charged or investigated for a criminal offense? You should hire a criminal defense attorney.  Here are the top five things you should look for. Experience. Pay attention to the number of years the attorney has practiced criminal defense. It is important to ask about the attorney's experience [...]

2022-08-26T14:16:34+00:00January 7, 2022|Criminal Defense|
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