There is an old saying in the law, “He who represents himself has a fool for a client.” Just imagine what a prosecutor must be thinking when he encounters a pro se litigant, “This defendant poses no threat to me at trial. I’m going to offer him an unfavorable plea bargain and ask the court to impose jail time.” There are many more good reasons to hire an experienced Minnesota criminal defense attorney than bad ones. An experienced criminal defense lawyer will know the judge’s background and sentencing policies, the available defenses in your case, and comes with a proven history of winning cases at trial. You do not want to make the mistake of representing yourself and pleading guilty before a hanging judge or waiving important challenges to the use of evidence against you.

If you, or someone you know, has been charged with a criminal offense in Minnesota, you will need an experienced Minneapolis criminal defense attorney to defend your freedom and reputation. Attorney Robert J. Shane has over 28 years of successful courtroom experience to use in the defense of your criminal case. Call now for a free phone consultation at (612) 339-1024 or visit his website at