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"I Want to Fire My Public Defender!"

Posted by Brandon Lauer | Dec 30, 2022 | 0 Comments

Here and there I will talk to a prospective client who wants to discharge their Public Defender and hire private counsel. I believe that there is a lot of misconception, misunderstanding, and frankly unfair assumptions about Public Defenders. Before I start, I want to be upfront that I have been ...

I'm Back! A Two-Year Update and Thoughts

Posted by Brandon Lauer | May 01, 2022 | 0 Comments

A lot has happened for me over the last couple years. I got married, had a baby, bought a house, etc. I became a Judge Advocate Attorney for the National Guard. I lost a lot of weight. I killed the Legal Mustache. That's right; those of you who may remember me, I used to be heftier, and I used to...

My First Trial and Why You Can Hire the New Guy

Posted by Brandon Lauer | Oct 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

On Tuesday of this week, I started my first jury trial. On Wednesday, the jury came back in less than an hour with a verdict of "not guilty" on both counts. The charges were Gross Misdemeanor Domestic Assault, Intent to Cause Fear, and Gross Misdemeanor Domestic Assault, Causing Harm. The reason...

What Are the Sentencing Guidelines and How Do They Work?

Posted by Brandon Lauer | Apr 07, 2019 | 0 Comments

In Minnesota, for felony offenses, the punishment for a crime typically goes by a chart. The standard chat can be found here. The drug offense grid can be found here. The sex offense grid can be found here. Let's focus on the standard grid and give a basic understanding of how things generally w...

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