Criminal Defense Areas

Drug Charges
Sex Crimes
Theft and Fraud
Violent Crimes
Traffic Violations
Probation Violations

Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorney

Don’t let a mistake affect the rest of your life


Being charged with any crime is a frightening experience.

This is especially true for a person who has never had contact with the criminal justice system. Suddenly, you find yourself thrust into a world you never imagined you would be a part of. You are subjected to indignities you never thought you would experience. The stress of being the subject of an investigation or the trauma of being arrested and booked into a jail can truly be overwhelming. It will make you question your most basic assumptions about what kind of person you are.

The first three things that go through your mind:

1) How will this affect my job?;

2) How will this affect my family?; and

3) How will this impact the opinion everyone has of me?

A criminal conviction can also impact your ability to rent a home or live in certain communities. If you are not a citizen, a criminal conviction can even get you deported.

Fortunately, there's a chance that your life can go back to normal. But timing is critical. You need to know your rights under the law and act to protect them immediately.

Don't wait to get help.

Timely intervention, negotiation, and preparation by an experienced criminal defense attorney is your best option.

Chuck Halverson, a former assistant public defender, devotes his practice primarily to criminal defense in Minnesota, with a strong emphasis on the trial phase of legal advocacy. During his career as a private criminal defense lawyer, he has defended a wide range of criminal cases. His trial experience, along with a personal commitment to his clients, combine to offer the prospective client competent representation in a supportive, hands-on environment. As a criminal defense attorney, his philosophy is grounded in the strong belief that his clients should be fully informed about every aspect of their case.

For over 20 years, Chuck Halverson, has guided countless people through this emotional and legal maze with two goals in mind:

1) avoiding jail if at all possible, and,

2) avoiding a criminal conviction.

Every case is different. Mr. Halverson strives to minimize the effects of a criminal case on your life. You want to put your case behind you and move on with your life.


Call Mr. Halverson today for a CONFIDENTIAL CONSULTATION at 218-829-0929.


The consequences of a DWI/DUI conviction in MN are damaging and expensive. We defend people charged with a wide variety of drunk driving charges, including DUI. We also represent you for retaining your driver's licence.

Drug Charges

We defend people who face possession, possession with intent to distribute and trafficking charges involving illegal drugs. We also represent clients who are charged with federal drug crimes and conspiracy charges.

Sex Crimes

Few things can be more devastating to your life than to be accused of a sex crime or a child sex crime. Chuck Halverson is well known for his aggressive defense of hundreds of sexual assault and other sex charges.

Theft and Fraud

Many people plead guilty to property crimes, such as shoplifting and theft, not knowing what the long-term impact of that decision. We offer a free attorney consultation to explain how a guilty plea can affect you in years to come.


As a MN embezzlement attorney, Chuck Halverson works tirelessly for the wrongly accused. Chuck obtains relevant evidence utilizing technology to help clients avoid indictment or have the charges reduced or dismissed.


If you, or someone you know, have been charged with a assault crime in Minnesota, you need to retain the services of a qualified and knowledgeable Criminal Defense attorney who will be your voice in the criminal justice system and who has a successful track record.

Violent Crimes

At Chuck Halverson Law Office, we are fully prepared to handle your violent crime case. We can provide you with the guidance and legal counsel you need to fight your charges.

Traffic Violations

Not all Minnesota traffic violations come with simple consequences such as paying a ticket. Serious charges that require expert legal advice may be brought against a motorist.

Probation Violations

Being on probation presents its own set of challenges and disadvantages. Many individuals who spend time on probation end up facing a probation violation. Let Chuck Halverson Law Office represent you in these cases.