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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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Biography

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
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Cannabis & Marijuana Law
    Marijuana Business Formation, Medical Marijuana
    White Collar Crime
    Juvenile Law
    DUI & DWI
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
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
592 Questions Answered
Q. Does a DANCO order supersede a divorce decree when it comes to transfer of children.
A: Basically, yes. Typically the DANCO would be both more specific and more recent. If there is a conflict between a family court order and a DANCO, it would be a good idea to either follow the more restrictive of the two, presumably the DANCO; or and until bring a motion before the judge in the criminal case to modify the DANCO. Discuss further with your criminal defense attorney.
Q. 25-10-13(M1) Violation of Protection or No Contact Order... if the respondent has violated this and person that placed
A: Yes. Contact with a "protected person" must be avoided to avoid jail and another case, as a result. If that has happened in the past, I have had cases where we were able to mitigate consequences. But the only way to avoid problems is to avoid contact.
Q. will my license be suspended?
A: With recent priors, we can expect two things: 1. prosecutors will adopt a tougher attitude; 2. more will be at stake for the ticketed driver, making it more worthwhile to fight it in court. And those two things make more important to have an experienced defense attorney's help. As for a loss of license under Minnesota's "habitual violator" rule, one would need to know a) the dates, b) the statutes of adjudicated violation or conviction; and c) their level of severity - petty misdemeanor vs misdemeanor. With that information one can read the Minnesota "habitual violator" rule to determine the answer. You can also call a "Driver Evaluator" at the Minnesota Department of Public Safety for help with that aspect. With all that at stake and nothing to lose by fighting it, why would a person *not* fight it?
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Contact & Map
Gallagher Criminal Defense
3453 Hennepin Ave, Suite 001
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Cell: (612) 333-1500