Criminal defense law is legal protection afforded to people who have been accused of committing a crime. When you are facing a criminal charge in Fargo or any area in North Dakota, it is important to have a criminal defense attorney who has the time and will put forth the effort necessary to defend you against the State or Federal Government, both of which have nearly unlimited resources to prosecute a case against you. Being convicted of a crime can affect many aspects of your life negatively. It may lead to the loss of your job, family issues or increased financial obligations, like insurance rates and court ordered programs or evaluations that interrupt your daily routine and create time constraints. It is important to retain an attorney to protect your rights and provide you with a vigorous defense.
With any type of criminal charge, you need an attorney who knows the law. From protecting and asserting your rights, to walking you through the criminal defense legal process, Nathan Severson & Luke Heck provide the peace of mind you seek and concentrates a large part of his practice on criminal defense throughout North Dakota. Many of the cases Nathan & Luke represent clients across the state with include:
DUI/DWI in North Dakota
Nathan and Luke represent individuals who have been charged with Driving Under the Influence. When facing charges that could result in jail time, fines, or license suspension, it is critical to have a lawyer who is well versed in the specifics of North Dakota law surrounding these charges. If you have been charged with DUI, you need a lawyer who will spend time reviewing all of the facts and explaining your options to you so your rights will be protected. Having a DUI conviction can cause loss of your employment, money, driving privileges, your freedom, and potential future increased penalties. It is vital for you to retain a lawyer who can provide you with the best possible defense and protect your rights. Here is more information regarding DUI/DWI penalties in North Dakota.
DUI/DWI in Minnesota
Luke represents individuals who have been charged with driving while impaired (DWI) in Minnesota. In Minnesota, there are severe penalties for driving under the influence of alcohol and other illegal substances. In fact, there are both criminal and civil consequences when you are convicted of driving while impaired. Due to the complex and serious nature of DWI charges, it is important that you get an attorney who is knowledgeable in this practice area in order to protect your freedom, your pocketbook, and your driving privileges.
Both Nathan and Luke offer services to those charged with an array of alcohol violations. It is vital to consult with a lawyer who understands the law and can provide you with the best possible defense for alcohol-related charges.
In North Dakota, no one can be prosecuted in ANY court solely for public intoxication. With that being said, law enforcement officers have the authority to take any apparently intoxicated person to their home, to a local hospital, or to a detoxification center. Read more regarding alcohol violations in North Dakota.
Nathan and Luke represent individuals charged with drug offenses in North Dakota, including Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot, Williston, Dickinson, Valley City, and their surrounding areas. Luke also represents clients charged with drug offenses in Minnesota, including Moorhead, Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, and the greater lakes area.
Nathan and Luke work with those charged with Disorderly Conduct. It is vital to consult with a lawyer who understands the law and can provide you with the best possible defense for disorderly conduct charges in North Dakota.
Simple Assault, Assault, Aggravated Assault & Reckless Endangerment
Nathan and Luke offer legal services to those charged with Assault. North Dakota’s laws divide this charge into four distinct classifications: Simple Assault, Assault, Aggravated Assault, and Reckless Endangerment. Each one has a different elements and consequences. It is vital to consult with a lawyer who understands the distinctions and can provide you with defense. More details are found here regarding assault in North Dakota.
Robbery, Burglary & Theft
Theft, Burglary or Robbery are serious crimes. Nathan and Luke offer legal services to those charged with any of these crimes in North Dakota. It is important to consult with a lawyer who understands the law and can provide you with the best possible criminal defense. Here you can review more information regarding robbery, burglary or theft charges in North Dakota.