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A variety of crimes fall into criminal defense law, and each offense comes with different legal nuances and unique challenges to overcome. That's why attorney Eric J. Olson is well versed in defending clients who have been accused of many different types of criminal activity.

Mr. Olson has over ten years of experience defending clients in the following areas of criminal law:

Crimes of assault.

Assault is the threat or attempt of force of battery on another that causes the victim to have a reasonable apprehension of imminent harm. In criminal law, assault requires the intent to commit the crime and / or proof of physical injury.

DWI / DUI charges.

Under Minnesota law, DWI charges include:

  • DWI (Driving While Intoxicated)
  • DUI (Driving Under the Influence)
  • Drunk Driving
  • CVO (Criminal Vehicular Operation)
  • BWI (Boating While Intoxicated)
  • SWI (Snowmobiling While Intoxicated)

If you've been charged with a DWI in the state of Minnesota, contact Olson Defense.

Drug charges.

Drug cultivation, possession, conspiracy, and sale and trafficking are some of the many drug-related offenses in Minnesota. Consequences for persons convicted of a drug crime include prison or jail sentences, heavy fines, probation, drug counseling, community service and treatment admittance.

Murder / homicide crimes.

Manslaughter, voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, criminal vehicular manslaughter (CVO) and first and second degree murder are serious criminal charges. Minnesota law dictates severe penalties for convicted persons including lengthly prison sentences, hefty fines and probation.

Federal crimes.

Many crimes are considered federal offenses because of how they relate to the operation of the federal government. Drug trafficking, mail and wire fraud, immigration fraud, counterfeit, and many other federal crimes are serious, complicated cases that require intricate understanding of the criminal justice system.

Sex crimes.

An individual convicted of a sex crime can face harsh consequences including prison or jail sentences, probation, hefty fines, sex offender registration and others. Whether charged with rape, sexual assault, child abuse, lewd conduct, statutory rape or any type of sexual crime, those accused have their reputation and future life to defend.

White-collar crimes.

Involving business, financial and political criminal activity, white-collar charges can include credit card fraud, embezzlement, extortion, forgery, money laundering and others. These types of criminal activity are typically non-violent crimes committed by someone of respect or higher social class, but can result in severe consequences.

Whether you have questions about criminal charges filed against you, want advice on helping a loved one who has been arrested or need to know the differences between first degree and fifth degree assault, Olson Defense is here to help.

Olson Defense can help you. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges or a DWI, contact Eric J. Olson. Mr. Olson is always glad to meet with you for a free consultation at his office in the Minneapolis metro area or any convenient location. If you find yourself in jail or any emergency situation, call Olson Defense before you talk to the police.