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Thomas C Gallagher

Thomas C Gallagher

Gallagher Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Law, Cannabis & Marijuana Law, White Collar Crime ...
  • Minnesota
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Summary

Minneapolis criminal lawyer Thomas C Gallagher fights for you and your Liberty in Minnesota state and federal courts, and has for over 30 years. His practice is limited to criminal defense.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Cannabis & Marijuana Law
  • White Collar Crime
  • Juvenile Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Domestic Violence
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Minnesota
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Trial Lawyer
Gallagher Criminal Defense
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Criminal defense services for clients charged with crimes in Minnesota state and federal courts.
Associate Attorney
Cloutier & Musech
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Criminal defense for firm's clients, as well as personal injury and other civil litigation.
Education
University of Minnesota Law School
J.D. | Law
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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
B.A. | Psychology
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Professional Associations
Minnesota Norml
Director - Board of Directors
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Activities: Founding members of the Board of Directors of the Minnesota state chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. We work for the legalization of marijuana in Minnesota.
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Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice
Member
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Activities: Membership limited to fifty criminal defense lawyers, voted in by existing membership. Members work together to lead the way towards criminal justice in Minnesota courts.
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Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
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Activities: Member of the largest criminal defense bar association in Minnesota, working together to protect the rights of Minnesotans.
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
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Activities: Member of the largest criminal defense bar association in the United States, championing the cause of the People.
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NORML Legal Committee
Member
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Activities: Member of the Norml Legal Committee. (Legal Committee of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.) We share information and insights helpful in defending those charged with marijuana crimes, and work on legalization efforts.
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Minnesota State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
Member
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Minnesota Norml
Chair, Board of Directors
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Activities: Elected Chair of the Board of Directors of the Minnesota state chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. We work for the legalization of marijuana in Minnesota.
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Minneapolis Civil Rights Commission
Commissioner
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Activities: We adjudicate civil rights complaints in Minneapolis, and work to advance the cause of human rights in Minneapolis.
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Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice
President
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Activities: Served as President of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, the oldest criminal defense bar association in Minnesota.
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Hennepin County Bar Association, The Hennepin Lawyer Editorial Committee
Member of Editorial Committee
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Minnesota State Bar Association
Board of Governors
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Activities: Governing Board of the Minnesota State Bar Association.
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Hennepin County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
Chair of Criminal Law Section
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Gallagher Criminal Defense
Website
Minnesota Criminal Lawyer Thomas C Gallagher
Blog
Minneapolis Criminal Law Blog
Legal Answers
407 Questions Answered

Q. How long can someone sit in jail for a probable cause without seeing a judge for 4 days.
A: Several factors affect how long an uncharged person can lawfully be held in jail before seeing a judge. The way to speed that up is to get a criminal defense attorney involved, however.
Q. False Evidence being used,felony domestic abuse,should I contact County Attorney Office ? July 6 2020 hearing
A: The question as worded is confusing. If a witness has information helpful to the defense, and they want the defense to know about it; they should contact the defense attorney for the person accused. Then that defense attorney may wish to have a defense investigator conduct and interview and get a witness statement. If so, the defense attorney could then provide a copy to the prosecutor. That would typically help the defendant. Otherwise call a defense attorney to discuss.
Q. Will I go to Jail for using my Parent’s credit card without permission?
A: Try to focus your attention on time and the possible. Events in the past cannot be changed. But you can control your behavior in the present and the future. So don't overthink past mistakes that are too late to change. Instead, learn from past mistakes, and resolve to make better choices in the future. People accused of past theft can often improve their situation by repaying the victim's loss ASAP. (In bigger cases, they may want to do that through their attorney.) Next, do not talk about past mistakes that could be criminally prosecuted, with anyone. Especially avoid talking to police. After that, consider therapy. Most theft crimes are symptoms of mental health stress and issues that can be treated. Left untreated, the person is at higher risk of a similar, future impulse and mistake.
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Gallagher Criminal Defense
3453 Hennepin Ave, Suite 001
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Cell: (612) 333-1500