Bruce Ringstrom Jr. and Bruce Ringstrom Sr. are skilled, knowledgeable, and results-driven attorneys with over 50 years of combined criminal law experience. They have earned a reputation as relentless advocates who employ innovative tactics and leave no stone unturned. The Ringstrom duo consistently wins by preparing each case as if going to trial. Whereas some lawyers are specifically concerned with avoiding contested hearings and trials, attorneys Bruce Ringstrom Jr. and Bruce Ringstrom Sr. always prepare for courtroom battles. They fight to win.
Let’s face it: being arrested can be an unpleasant, terrifying, confusing, and stressful experience. From the time of the arrest, things can move fast, and it may be hard to know what steps to take or whom to consult. And with all the confusion and stress, it can be easy to provide incriminating information when being interrogated by police. It can also be tempting to accept a plea offer without understanding what you’re getting yourself into. Sometimes prosecutors get ruthless in preparing a case, but we will ensure the criminal justice system treats you fairly. Our Minnesota defense attorneys are skilled negotiators who can get a better deal with prosecutors. When you have us in your corner, these prosecutors know that you’re prepared to fight.
If you’ve been arrested, get in touch with us immediately. Every minute is important as the case moves forward. We advise all our prospective clients to approach us soon after their arrest. When you bring us on board early enough, you give us more time to investigate and prepare a solid defense. We also have more time to find weaknesses in the prosecution’s case and prepare a roadmap for your freedom. We have your best interest at heart and will give you sound advice while taking seriously what you want and how you feel.
Every case is different. Instead of employing a one-size-fits-all approach like many other attorneys, we carefully construct a strategy based on the specifics of your case. Some cases need finesse. Others need an aggressive approach. We have the experience to know which approach your case needs. Being reasoned and calculated leads to more meaningful negotiations and better results for our client.
Unlike law firms that treat you as another file, we treat you as an individual with a family, a job, and ties to the community. We take a hands-on approach to fully understand each client’s case so that we can develop a truly personalized legal strategy. We understand that the collateral consequences of the charges are just as real as the criminal consequences. By taking the time to evaluate every aspect of your case, we develop and implement a strategy that will serve you best.
And because we know that facing criminal charges is one of the most stressful times in a person’s life, we focus on giving our clients the respect and attention they need. Our compassionate and dedicated defense lawyers will answer your calls and emails as promptly as possible, and we’ll keep you updated with the status of your case throughout the entire process. We put a premium on developing close relationships with our clients and earning their trust.
What happens if you’re arrested on a holiday or outside of the 9-to-5 normal operating hours? We know that police don’t coordinate with people’s schedules when making arrests. This is why Ringstrom Law is proud to offer 24/7 criminal defense availability in Minnesota. Whether you’re arrested on the weekend, on a holiday, or at night, we’re available to take your calls and provide the defense counsel you need.
The sooner you hire the right lawyer when you’ve been arrested or charged with a crime, the better. Criminal cases are time-sensitive. The time period between getting arrested and retaining the services of an attorney could make or break your case. Time that goes by without legal representation could leave you vulnerable to a conviction. Crucial evidence might be damaged over time, and witnesses might disappear. You should not have to wait for regular office hours to get an attorney. Call Ringstrom Law immediately if you or a loved has been arrested for a crime in Minnesota.
We believe all criminal allegations demand early intervention and investigation. Our attorneys strive for a dismissal of your charges, which means we have to be proactive and ready for anything that’s thrown our way. An arraignment frequently occurs within 24 hours of your arrest, and we want to be there during that process. We believe it’s an important part of your case, and you should not have to go through it alone. Call us at any time so that our attorneys can provide the support and representation you need and deserve.
We became defense lawyers because of our desire to defend citizens against the government. If you’re arrested or charged with any type of crime, we will defend your rights, your freedom, and your reputation. We know how much effort goes into winning, and we’re dedicated to putting ample time and resources into every case. Our lawyers can provide defense at any stage of your Minnesota criminal case. We are proficient in investigative, pre-trial, trial, and post-trial stages of criminal cases. Whether you’re under investigation, have been arrested and charged, want to appeal, or are looking to have your record expunged, we are committed to achieving a case victory no matter how far along your case is.
With over 50 years of experience defending Minnesota’s accused, our statewide attorneys have successfully handled all sorts of criminal cases. We are proud of the skills we have gained from these cases because they have allowed us to develop proven criminal defense strategies. When we take on your case, be confident that we will have your best interests at heart, and we’ll put in the time to aggressively defend you.
Our clients are consistently satisfied with their great results. But there are many ways to win a criminal case. Every case is unique and is defended based on specific circumstances. We cannot predict exactly how a case will turn out, but you should know that a victory can mean different things. A victory can mean the prosecutor is choosing not to pursue a case against you. A victory can mean being found not guilty at trial. A victory can also mean having the charge reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor. A victory can mean striking a fair deal with the prosecutor. Success in a criminal case can mean getting deferred adjudication and keeping you out of jail or prison. Victory can mean keeping an arrest or conviction from your record. Victory can mean avoiding having to register as a predatory offender or sex offender.
We apply zealous and aggressive defense to all cases. The techniques we use depend on the facts of the case as well as the client’s preferred outcome. When we meet with you, we will listen, analyze your case, explore all the details, and talk about your defense options. We’ll discuss your goals and the possibilities of achieving those goals. We will then map out a course of action to protect your rights.
Positive reviews from our satisfied clients are the result of dedicated services, hard work, and client commitment. We have passionately defended good people and protected businesses from unconstitutional intrusion. But don’t take our word for it. Read what past clients have said about us:
Bruce Ringstrom Jr. is an amazing trial lawyer! What started as a domestic assault turned into being charged with felony 1st degree and 3rd degree assaults too. I thought my life was over, but he won me my life. A jury deliberated and found me not guilty in a little over an hour. I pray to God I never go through this again, but he would be the only lawyer I would hire. He is very hardworking and dedicated, very honest, and doesn't just tell you what you want to hear. For anyone needing a lawyer, I highly recommend Bruce. He will give a 100% and he's a damn good trial lawyer. He's not afraid to go to trial and he has won many big trial cases. That's what you want in a lawyer.
Clay County MN client
Though my son made several mistakes, he has two mental illness diagnoses. Bruce Sr. understood, listened, and gave him first-class representation. While it was not a court requirement, he has arranged for ongoing support for my son. We both are grateful for Bruce. He was perfect legally, perfect personally, and always available.
Bruce Ringstrom Sr. is outstanding. He was hired to help my partner through a difficult situation, and he went above and beyond to provide unparalleled service. Bruce communicated with us effectively through every step, and helped us resolve issues swiftly. Bruce also treated us with great care and respect, accepting calls even on weekends and assisting us with the unexpected loss of one of our family members. To say that I am pleased with the service and outcome would be an understatement. Bruce is knowledgeable and passionate about his work, and it definitely shows.
Becker County MN client
Felony Probation Violation, No Jail Time!
Bruce has represented me twice now and both times he did an incredible job. I was looking at an 18-month prison sentence and walked out of the court house reinstated on probation with time served. It couldn't have gone better for me. Thank you, Bruce, for the hard work, fair price, and job well done.
Bruce Jr.'s work quality is excellent, even superb. He really cares about his clients. He was so confident, and to the point. I truly felt that he understood who I was and was able to argue that to the judge. Bruce kept me from going to federal prison. He also got a case thrown out for me, in both state and federal court. I have absolutely 100% trust in Bruce.
Got My Felony Charge Dropped
Bruce Ringstrom Jr. is an extremely competent and professional lawyer. He is very resourceful, hard-working, honest, straightforward, and dependable. I couldn't have asked for better results.
Ringstrom Law is proud to provide criminal defense representation to clients all over Minnesota and North Dakota. With two offices located in Moorhead, MN, and Detroit Lakes, MN, we are able to conveniently be of service to individuals in communities in a range of locations, including Clay, Becker, Otter Tail, Polk, Norman, Wilkin, Hubbard, and Wadena counties. Using the latest technology, investigation, research databases, and scientific techniques, we’re always prepared for an immediate and effective response when called upon. By representing many different locations, our attorneys have familiarity with prosecutors, judges, and courtrooms throughout the state. We have developed a trusted reputation for all sorts of criminal cases. If you’ve been cited or arrested for a Minnesota or North Dakota criminal charge, Ringstrom Law can help you.
The attorneys at Ringstrom Law have the skills and experience to handle all types of violent and non-violent misdemeanors and felony charges. Our attorneys have a wealth of experience with DWIs, federal defense, and nearly every other criminal defense field. Our attorneys have dealt with almost every government agency connected to criminal cases and will help you understand the accusations levied against you. Criminal law is all we do, and we do it well. No matter the severity of your charge, we have the skills to take your case head-on and help bring closure.
We are skilled trial lawyers who have won numerous not-guilty verdicts, favorable plea bargains, and outright dismissals for our clients. Here are some of our recent case results.
Our client voted not knowing he was ineligible to vote. We proved in a successful court trial that he was not guilty.
My client became involved in an unusual law enforcement pursuit and was arrested on a felony fleeing charge. We aggressively prepared for trial, but ultimately I was able to get the felony charge dismissed. My client was able to plead to a petty misdemeanor careless driving and move on with his life.
We worked with an expert witness to show that our client was the passenger and not the driver in this incident, resulting in the case against him being dismissed in its entirety.
When my client's vehicle was unlawfully searched by police officers, I was able to get the results of the search suppressed, and her case was then dismissed.
My client was accused of assaulting his girlfriend at their residence. A careful investigation of the alleged crime scene helped us show a jury that my client was not guilty.
My client was accused of threatening a judge. By raising issues of witness credibility, I got his case continued for dismissal, meaning it was dismissed after a period of time once certain conditions were met. My client was released from custody and able to return to his life.