Edina Criminal Defense Lawyer & Attorney

Being accused of a crime can be rather difficult for a number of reasons. First, you face potential jail time and/or high fines that you cannot afford. Second, everyone is going to find out about the arrest. Third, a conviction could severely damage your future. Of course, how much damage does depend upon the crime and, while a charge doesn’t determine guilt or innocence, having an inadequate legal defense can cause the innocent to be considered guilty or charges to be inflated.

Whether in Minnesota state courts or at the federal level, an experienced attorney can ensure your outcome is a fair one. In other words, if you’re guilty, but not of all of the charges being brought against you are true, those charges can be reduced. If you are innocent, they can be dropped. There are also cases in which a degree of guilt may exist, but a rights violation can result in them being dropped. If law enforcement doesn’t follow proper procedures, an arrest may not be able to stand. That is why Judith Samson reviews everything in your case from the moment you were arrested until the current moment.

Federal Defense

In addition to criminal charges on the state level, Judith Samson is also experienced in crimes that fall under federal jurisdiction. These crimes include:

  • Drug crimes
  • Bribery, wire fraud, and other white collar crimes
  • Arson
  • Armed Assault
  • Internet and Computer Crimes
  • And many more

It is important to have an attorney well versed in federal laws. They are different than state laws, so they do require a different defense strategy. Plus, federal court is much more difficult to navigate than the state court system. There are certain factors that are considered at the state level that are not considered at the federal level, so this fact has to be accounted for because it results in a different strategy being used than would be used at the state level.

Judith Samson has achieved success when defending clients at the federal level, so you can count on having experience work for you. This is very important in the difficult to navigate federal court system.

Civil Litigation

Judith Samson also takes on cases dealing with civil matters, such as Orders for Protection and restraining orders. A client’s protection cannot be taken lightly. When a life is threatened, it is important for the source of those threats to be put at bay. While protection orders and restraining orders are not like a shield, they do make the harasser think twice before violating them because of the severe consequences that result. So if you are feeling threatened by someone and you have proof that they are committing such actions against you, having an attorney help you ensure you can legally keep them away from you will help you feel more secure from day-to-day.

Work With A Competent Edina Criminal Defense Attorney

When charged with a crime or feeling threatened by someone else, you need to have your rights and your interests protected. You should never have to face these legal matters alone. Call Judith Samson today at 612-333-8001 or fill out the form on this page for your free initial consultation.

Client Testimonials

To meet your needs, I provide 24 hour service, off-site appointments, and a free initial consultation. Contact my Minneapolis law office to have a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney on your side.

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Case Results


County: Scott

Type of Charge: 3rd DWI

Priors: 1 prior

Final Deposition: Plead to a 4th degree DWI

Sentence Imposed: No jail


County: Dakota

Type of Charge: Harassment Order

Priors: None

Final Deposition: Dismissed

Sentence Imposed:


County: Hennepin

Type of Charge: Solicitation of Prostitute

Priors: 1 prior

Final Deposition: Stay of imposition vacate and dismiss

Sentence Imposed: No jail

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Contact Details

Flour Exchange Building, 310 4th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55415

Phone: 612-333-8001

Fax: 612-333-8003