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Well-Trusted Criminal Defense Lawyer In Duluth, Minnesota

Everybody commits three felonies a day. While we may not actually believe that, it’s a theory that has been written about, and it underscores the point that there are a number of ways you can face serious trouble because Minnesota law defines what you did as a crime.

The criminal justice system in Minnesota, including Duluth and the surrounding area, can be extremely tough on crimes. Seemingly minor offenses can carry the potential for jail time, heavy fines, and a permanent criminal conviction record. Suppose you have been charged with a DWI (also called DUI or OWI), criminal sexual conduct, domestic assault, typical assault, and drug or controlled substance crimes. In that case, you could face life-changing consequences to your freedom and livelihood.

If you are in that unfortunate position in Duluth, MN, or the surrounding area, including Carlton, Virginia, Hibbing, Two Harbors, Grand Rapids, Grand Marais, or Pine City, do not try and fight your criminal offense by yourself. No matter what type of criminal offense you are accused of, remember that it is just an allegation, and an aggressive Duluth criminal defense and DWI lawyer can help you avoid severe penalties. Your criminal defense lawyer should have the trial experience and skill to defend your freedom.

Duluth, MN criminal defense lawyer Andrew T. Poole has represented thousands of clients charged with a variety of offenses that range from the most serious such as homicide, kidnapping, and criminal sexual conduct, to relatively minor crimes, such as theft and assault. The DWI cases he has handled alone total in the hundreds. He is respected across the region by prosecutors and judges and recognized by clients and peers for his effort and experience.

At Andrew, Bransky, & Poole, P.A., you will not only work extensively with Mr. Poole on your case but also reap the benefits of his highly experienced paralegals. Do not fight your criminal charge alone – find a dedicated team of criminal law advocates to fight for your best result.

A Duluth Criminal Attorney Who Knows How To Get You The Best Possible Outcome

Being arrested or charged with a crime in and around Duluth can be a terrifying experience that makes you feel powerless, primarily if you are held in custody and shuttled from place to place with little explanation. For many, there is little to do but worry about what will happen. Will you end up in jail? Is your boss going to fire you? What is your family going to think? Will they help – or abandon you?

As a Minnesota defense attorney who has successfully dealt with countless criminal cases, Andrew Poole can help you better understand your situation and what options are available to get your charges reduced, dismissed, or dropped. His status as a JAG lawyer in the Army Reserves means that he even knows how to help service members who have been charged.

Criminal Matters That Our Firm Regularly Deals With Include:

What Type Of Criminal Consequences Am I Facing?

Misdemeanor Offenses In Minnesota:

These offenses in Duluth, Minnesota, and elsewhere in the State involve a maximum punishment of 90 days in jail or the corrections center and a $1,000 fine. What to expect in your misdemeanor case in Duluth ranges drastically based on the prosecuting authority (i.e., Duluth City Attorney’s Office vs. St. Louis County Attorney’s Office). Mr. Poole has handled hundreds of criminal cases in Duluth with all prosecuting authorities and can use his specific knowledge of misdemeanor criminal defense in Duluth to your advantage.

Gross Misdemeanor Offenses In Minnesota:

Gross Misdemeanor offenses in Duluth, MN, and across the State of Minnesota carry a maximum punishment of one year in jail and a $3,000 fine. These offenses in Duluth traditionally have a longer duration of probation as well. You may be subjected to jail and/or electronic home monitoring if your gross misdemeanor involves drunk driving. All prosecuting authorities can handle many gross misdemeanor offenses in the Duluth area, including the City of Duluth, St. Louis County, and the City of Hermantown.

Felony Offenses In Minnesota:

Felony offenses in Duluth, MN, and around the State are the most severe offenses. These carry maximum penalties, including hefty fines and prison. If you are charged with a felony, you need the immediate help of a criminal defense lawyer.


Contact A Duluth DWI And Criminal Defense Lawyer Now

If you are charged with a criminal offense in Duluth, MN, or the surrounding area, contact Andrew T. Poole of Andrew, Bransky, & Poole, P.A. Mr. Poole is happy to offer a pressure-free, complimentary consultation, and can explain to you the process and how his criminal defense experience can work for you. To schedule an appointment, please fill out the contact form or call 218-722-1764.

Duluth Attorneys You Can Trust With Your Legal Needs

Andrew Poole

Focuses on Criminal Defense and SSDI


Jane C. Poole

Guiding Clients through Union Labor Law and Employee Benefit Issues.


Aaron Bransky

Your Partner For Duluth Elder Law and Estate Planning


Timothy W. Andrew

Specializing in Union Labor Law and Employee Benefits


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Why Clients Work With Us

Aaron is very knowledgeable. He made the process very easy for us to understand the trust process. I highly recommend Aaron.


Aaron Bransky is a top-notch person in every way. I have nothing but positive things to say about him from a personal and professional perspective!

Joe Gregorich

Mr. Poole did a great job keeping tabs on my case and is an honest attorney, a rarity nowadays. While nobody likes finding themselves in situations that require legal counsel, if you do I would absolutely recommend giving his office a call. 10/10 stars.

Kaylee Stephens

Andrew went above and beyond to help me sort out my legal issues. He fielded questions via email and took my phone calls even though it was the holiday season. Straight forward and helpful throughout the process. Highly recommend his services


I highly recommend Mr. Poole’s legal services. My experience with Mr. Poole and his office was very positive. Mr. Poole handled my case in a most professional and expert manner, resulting in the best possible outcome for my situation.

David L

I won my case. Attorney Poole communication with me was great and I really enjoyed working with him. The prosecutor was tough and fought hard against us. But we won the case. Attorney Poole was very well prepared, and he made my future bright again. Still until today I am grateful for choosing him to represent me.

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The legal team at Andrew, Bransky & Poole, P.A. consists of Timothy Andrew, Aaron Bransky, Jane C. Poole, and Andrew T. Poole.

Timothy Andrew and Jane C. Poole handle union labor law and employee benefit matters. Tim has been practicing law in Minnesota since 1992 and focuses on Northeastern Minnesota. Super Lawyers Magazine has recognized Tim. Jane has been practicing since 2010 and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota. Jane has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine for many consecutive years.

Aaron Bransky has been practicing law since 1989, and before that, he clerked for two federal judges, so he has seen the law from several perspectives. His specialties encompass many practice areas, including estate planning, elder law, medical assistance planning, probate, business, and real estate. He is your go-to at the firm if you have needs in any of these areas. Aaron has been recognized many times as a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine.

Since 2010, Andrew T. Poole has been a practicing attorney in Duluth, Minnesota. Over that time, he has handled thousands of criminal cases, ranging from DWI charges to theft, sex crimes, drug crimes, murder, and more. He understands the importance of building a defense strategy as soon as possible, fighting to ensure your rights are protected, and ensuring no corners are cut by law enforcement. He has represented defendants in jury trials in both Minnesota and Wisconsin courts, including every courthouse along Minnesota’s North Shore. Andrew has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine for many consecutive years.