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Bruce Ringstrom Jr.

Bruce Ringstrom Sr.

Criminal Defense Attorneys in MN & ND

  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • MSBA: Minnesota State Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • State Bar Association of North Dakota
  • Minnesota State Bar Association Criminal Law

Exceptional Criminal Defense Attorneys in Minnesota

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.

Ringstrom Law

Criminal Defense Attorneys in MN & ND

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Moorhead and Detroit Lakes Criminal Defense

Relentlessly Fighting to Protect the Rights of Good People in Unfortunate Situations
Dealing with the criminal justice system can be extremely stressful and confusing. Whether you’re under investigation, have been arrested, or are facing criminal charges, you are at risk. Choose Ringstrom Law to extricate yourself from the unfortunate situation you find yourself in. When you hire us, you get diligent attorneys on your side, attacking every aspect of the prosecution’s case. We pride ourselves on our proactive investigation into the details of every case. We also know how to cross-examine experts and witnesses to challenge scientific evidence brought against you. Regardless of the type of criminal charge you’re facing, we’re committed to using every legal resource at our disposal to acquit you at trial, or to have your charges dismissed or reduced.

Bruce Ringstrom Jr.

Bruce Ringstrom Sr.

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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.

Victory Can Mean Different Outcomes

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.

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Client Testimonials

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Areas We Serve

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.

Our Practice Areas

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.

Criminal Case Results

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.

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