Criminal Law

Criminal charges should not be taken lightly. They can impact your family, your finances, and your future. In order to get the best outcome for your case, you need legal guidance from a criminal defense lawyer who has many years of experience defending clients in Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo and the surrounding areas of North Dakota and Minnesota. DUI/DWI, drugs, fraud, assault, felonies,  misdemeanors, white-collar crimes?  Need a Criminal Defense lawyer in Fargo-Moorhead and the surrounding area? Call us. 701-235-8000.


From arrests to investigations to charges, we know the ins and outs of criminal law in North Dakota and Minnesota. With strategies proven to get our client’s story communicated properly, our criminal lawyers will do everything possible to make sure you are well defended.

The criminal law team at O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Attorneys – is experienced in a variety of cases.

Contact the best criminal lawyer to represent you!

  • Felonies    Felony charges are the most serious crime you can be charged with and you should not take this lightly. If convicted, the record of the felony will stay on with you for life.
  • Misdemeanors  If you or a loved one has been charged with a misdemeanor, it can be an overwhelming and frightening time. Trust one of our top criminal lawyers to protect your rights.
  • Drug and Property Crimes  Even though these crimes are treated less severely than felonies, prosecutors and law enforcement in our states still are aggressive when it comes to simple drug and property crime cases.
  • DUI’s and Administrative Hearings  DUI cases have two parts: a civil part and a criminal part.  Civil:  Departments of Transportation (DOT) will attempt to revoke or suspend your driving privileges. Criminal: is the part of the case that can result in penalties such as a criminal record, fines, jail time, and court costs. Consider hiring one of our Minnesota and North Dakota DUI attorneys to help. You likely realize how important it is to hire an experienced DUI lawyer and we are well known for outstanding defense for our clients.
  • Protection Orders  A protection order or a restraining order filed against you can severely disrupt your life. If you need a protective order for you or your family, they can be helpful in providing distance and space when needed.
  • Juvenile Matters  The juvenile justice system functions differently than the regular criminal justice system. The juvenile justice system seeks to rehabilitate the convicted instead of punishing them.
  • Theft charges
  • Assaults and terrorizing
  • Minors in possession of alcohol charges

If you or your loved one faces criminal charges, trust an experienced and knowledgeable criminal lawyer at O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Attorneys. Known for our team of successful top criminal lawyers, we will work with you to get your case dismissed, reduce penalties, negotiate alternate outcomes, and other strategies to help you get the most favorable outcome for your unique situation.

Contact O’Keeffe O’Brien Lyson Attorneys today to receive the best criminal defense on your criminal case. Ask for Tatum O’Brien by calling 701-235-8000 or 877-235-8002.

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