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Marsh Halberg

Marsh Halberg

"Attorney of the Year" (Minnesota Lawyer 2011)

"Top Six Criminal Defense Attorneys" (Mpls/St.Paul Magazine)

"Super Lawyer" (1997-Present)

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Tina Appleby

Tina Appleby

Achieved jury acquittals / case dismissals / successful resolutions in over 2,000 cases

"Top 100 National Trial Lawyer"

"Who's Who in Criminal Law"

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Eric Nelson

Eric Nelson

"Rising Star" from 2004-2013

"Super Lawyer" 2014

Named one of the "TOP 40 UNDER 40" by the National Trial Lawyers' Association

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Doug Hazelton

Doug Hazelton

"Best Lawyers in America" (2008-Present)

"Super Lawyer" (2008-Present)

Author Minnesota DWI Handbook (West Publishing)

Author Minnesota DWI Survival Guide

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Jeremy Kaschinske

Jeremy Kaschinske

One of a handful of MN defense attorneys certified on DataMaster, DMT (MN's current breath-testing device)

Contributing Author to Minnesota DWI Deskbook

"Super Lawyer Rising Star" 2014, 2015

TOP 10 Under 40 for the State of MN

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Debbie Lang

Debbie Lang

2012 and 2014 "Super Lawyer Rising Star"

"Top 100 National Trial Lawyers" by the National Trial Lawyers' Association

1 of 50 Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice Members

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Lee Orwig

Lee Orwig

Trial Counsel - State's Largest criminal case (4,400 Defendants)

Criminal Defense Special Recognition Award (2011)

"Rising Star" MN Lawyer (2011)

Criminal Law Co-chair (2010-2012)

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Dave Risk

Dave Risk

Eight-Time Award Winner of "SuperLawyer - Rising Star"

J.D. William Mitchell College of Law magna cum laude graduate

2014 "Super Lawyer"

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Christina Zauhar

Christina Zauhar

Member of Minnesota Women Lawyers

Member of the Minnesota State Bar Association

Contributing Author to Minnesota DWI Deskbook

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Minnesota False Imprisonment Attorney

HomePractice AreasKidnapping / False Imprisonment

Providing Attorney Representation in Minnesota since 2005

One may be prosecuted for False Imprisonment if they confined or restrained another person and did not have legal authority and/or the person’s consent to do so. If the victim is under 18 years old and someone else’s child, it is the consent of the child’s parent or legal custodian that the law looks to. This is a felony crime that calls for up to three years of incarceration and a $5000.00 fine.

If you are a parent, legal guardian or caretaker and you unreasonably restrain or confine someone under 18 by employing things like tying, locking up, caging etc. it is not a felony, but a gross misdemeanor. False Imprisonment charges in this category carry up to one year of incarceration and a $3000.00 fine. However, if such conduct results in substantial bodily harm, it is then a felony. Five years and $10,000.00. may be the sentence in that case.

A prosecution for False Imprisonment is a serious matter which could result in a lot of horrible things, including a "No Contact Order" with your own child for many years even long after jail or prison time has been served. Attorneys at Halberg Criminal Defense have obtained significant victories in these types of charges --- even dismissals prior to trial. If you believe you may be the subject of a False Imprisonment investigation, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your situation. We always have an attorney on-call.

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