The law is a powerful tool, and dealing with a lawsuit, a criminal charge, or an appeal without an attorney can be an intimidating process even if you've done nothing wrong. You need to make sure your case is presented carefully and correctly so that the truth comes out. I also understand that good people sometimes make mistakes. That is why I help people deal with lawsuits and debt collection and provide criminal defense services to people who have been charged with crimes. Even if you've done something unwise, you still deserve legal representation, and I can help protect your rights and make sure you are treated fairly.
My firm is designed to help you learn how the law can work for you, instead of against you. Smart legal representation - for real people.
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The Bushnell Law Firm, LLC combines top professional training with practical legal experience. I work hard to obtain an advantageous and satisfying settlement for my clients where possible in order to keep their costs low, but I am always prepared to go to trial if that's what it takes to give my clients the best result. I don't just handle litigation because I happened to get into it. Litigation and trial practice are areas of the law to which I have devoted a significant amount of my practice and legal training, and in which I have consistently excelled and succeeded.
Not all lawyers are willing to take a case to trial. I practice trial law because I enjoy it, and I'm very comfortable arguing my case in a courtroom. A lawyer who focuses only on trying to settle a case, instead of preparing for trial, doesn't always obtain the best result for the client and may leave the client at a disadvantage if the dispute can't be settled before trial. The best way to get a settlement that is good for the client is to make sure the other side knows how strong your case is and knows that you're not afraid to test it in court. I build the strongest case I can right from the beginning so that the other side knows what it's up against. Not only does this make obtaining the best settlement more likely, but it means that if we need to go to trial we're ready for it. Hiring my firm means that you will have a lawyer who will be ready to handle your case from start to finish.
The same is true for criminal defense. Having an attorney prepare your case and collect the evidence you need before you meet the prosecutor can help you make your strongest case right from the start. An attorney who knows which facts and which information are most important to a prosecutor can make sure that the prosecutor gets the information that is most likely to help you negotiate a good resolution.
A prosecutor can offer many different types of agreements to resolve a criminal charge, ranging from pleading guilty to a lesser charge to having the charge dismissed after a year of informal probation. The consequences of each type of agreement are different and may impact your public record and your future in different ways. If you aren't familiar with the system, you may not even know that some of these agreements are available. A lawyer can explain the different types of agreements to you and help you pick the best one for your situation – and also help you avoid ones that would be bad for you. Your lawyer can then work on persuading the prosecutor to make the agreement you need.
Even if you've made a mistake, that doesn't necessarily mean you should be charged with what the State is charging you with, or that you should receive the sentence they want to give you. Deciding whether to demand a trial or to take a plea deal in order to avoid the risk of losing at trial can be difficult and overwhelming. A thorough review of the case by an attorney will help you decide whether it is better to accept a plea offer or to go to trial, and can help ensure that your rights are protected. And if you do decide to go to trial, you need a lawyer with the skills and confidence to stand up to the prosecutor and to argue your case effectively. My experience and training in trial law give me an edge over lawyers who aren't used to the courtroom. Hiring me as your attorney will give you a lawyer who understands the system and is ready to take it on.
Profile of Attorney Anthony Bushnell
Mr. Bushnell practices civil litigation and criminal law at the trial and appellate levels. He has handled cases and appeared in court throughout the Twin Cities and in many counties in the greater metro area. Mr. Bushnell also has experience in Federal District Court and at the Minnesota Court of Appeals. In addition to practicing as a litigator and criminal defense attorney, Mr. Bushnell substitutes for municipal prosecutors, handling arraignments, hearings, and jury trials.
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Did You Know?
Waiting to contact an attorney can often make a legal problem worse. The safest route to protect yourself is to contact an attorney early on when you think you may have a legal problem. Often an attorney can provide advice that will help you avoid larger problems or greater expenses down the road. Having an attorney on your side right away also gives you greater bargaining power and forces the other side to take you seriously. If you try to negotiate on your own, you may not be aware of certain rights or legal protections you have, and someone may take advantage of you. Before you agree to settle with someone, you need to know how strong your case is and what claims you might have.
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