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Criminal Defense

James M. Ventura Attorney At Law provides professional and zealous representation for clients facing criminal charges in Minnesota. Whether you are facing a felony, gross misdemeanor, or misdemeanor charges, we’re here to help.

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DWI Representation

If you are facing criminal drunk driving charges anywhere in the state of Minnesota call James M. Ventura Attorney At Law today. We offer free initial consultations and can handle all aspects of your case.

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Drug Offense Representation

Minnesota state drug laws are strict and federal charges are worse. Never face the courts alone. James M. Ventura Attorney At Law provides drug offense representation to clients all throughout Minnesota.

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Personal Injury

If you are injured due to negligence, call the trusted name in personal injury. Call James M. Ventura Attorney At Law for your free initial consultation.

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Criminal Lawyer Buffalo, MN

The team at James M. Ventura Law in Buffalo, MN has over 30 years of experience practicing criminal law. James M. Ventura is the premier criminal lawyer in Buffalo, MN. As both a prosecutor and defense lawyer, he understands all sides of the law and promises to provide the best legal representation possible. If you have been charged with a criminal offense, it is very important that you hire the best attorney possible. Whether you’ve been charged with a traffic violation or a drug crime – James M. Ventura knows exactly how to represent you and get you the best results possible.

Our firm prides itself on personal attention. We are a small firm that gives each case the attention it deserves. We have presented a case before the U.S. Supreme Court and present many lectures to attorneys and the police.

We handle a variety of criminal law cases including:

  • DWI and DUI
  • Drug crimes
  • Misdemeanors
  • Felonies
  • Domestic assault

James M. Ventura is a licensed member of the County, State and Federal Bar Associations. He is also a member of the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Minnesota Association for Justice. He is the immediate past President of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice. James M. Ventura will help answer your questions regarding your charges as well as resolve your legal concerns.

Please contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation at 952-473-8064.

DWI and DUI Defense Lawyers Buffalo, MN

We understand how nerve-wracking a criminal trial can be, James M. Ventura offers piece of mind and will always keep his clients completely in the loop on all matters regarding their case. If you are facing drunk driving charges in Buffalo, MN, we can help. With over 30 years of experience from charges to bail to license forfeiture – we can provide an expert defense.

Our DUI / DWI Defense Services Include:

  • Free initial consultations
  • Hearing representative
  • Loss of driving privileges
  • Criminal charges and more

James M. Ventura is an expert DUI / DWI defense lawyer; he understands the process and contributing factors. He is dedicated to providing the best legal advice and providing personalized attention to each and every client.

Penalties for driving under the influence depend on the driver’s age, previous offenses, the, and many other factors.

  1. First Offense – generally a misdemeanor with a $1,000 fine or 90 day jail sentence. If your BAC was over .20% at time of arrest, a child was in the car, or more it could be a gross misdemeanor resulting in a jail sentence and fine of $3,000.
  2. Second Offense – mandatory 30 day jail sentence, revocation of license, and more
  3. Third Offense – 90 day jail sentence, impoundment of vehicle, loss of license and more
  4. Fourth Offense – results in a felony, 3 year jail sentence, and at least $14,000 fine

DUI / DWI charges can be very disruptive to your everyday from jail time to license suspension to community service. If your job requires you to drive, you could be terminated. This criminal offense can cause more than its share of problems, not to mention injuries or worse. We understand that this is a difficult time in your life, and we will do our best to provide the best possible outcome for your case.

Please contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation at 952-473-8064.

Drug Crimes Lawyer Buffalo, MN

James M. Ventura is an expert drug crimes lawyer in the Buffalo, MN area. State drug laws are strict, but federal charges are even worse. Do not tackle this alone. You need an experienced drug crimes lawyer to fight these charges on your behalf. With over 30 years of experience, we know how to argue your case. Drug possession is the most common charge that could result in serious fines and jail time. We will research every possible way to minimize your charges.

With a free initial consultation we can best understand your case. This allows us to be as prepared as possible to determine the best way to represent you. We have experience working with cases involving warrants, informants and drug sniffing dogs.

We represent:

  • State charges
  • Federal charges
  • Appeals and more

We work with those accused of drug possession to reduce charges and we will also represent those accused of drug trafficking and intent to sell. Drug cases have the potential to be highly complex and can result in severe penalties. We can help reduce the negative impact on your life, financial stability, and most importantly your freedom.

Please contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation at 952-473-8064.

Misdemeanor Lawyer Buffalo, MN

James M. Ventura is the premier misdemeanor lawyer in the Buffalo, MN area. For over 30 years, our criminal law practice has provided expert prosecution and defense to the entire area. The severity of the charges as well as past offenses will determine how severe your charges will be. Misdemeanors encompass a variety of crimes such as DUI, personal injury, drug possession, burglary and more.

The types of misdemeanors include:

  • Petty misdemeanor – typically handled outside of court. Usually include traffic violations and other small offenses. They are usually not considered a crime because a person cannot be incarcerated for them. Petty misdemeanors generally come with a find up to $300.
  • Misdemeanor – these are handled inside the court though not as severe as gross misdemeanors or felonies. They may still include jail time or other severe penalties. These include DUI, assault or simple theft. Maximum punishment includes 90 days in jail and / or fines up to $1,000.
  • Gross misdemeanors – serious crimes that result in jail time or expensive fines. These include: second assault in 10 years again the same victim, second DUI, and more. Not as severe as felony charges, but can include up to one year in jail and $3,000 fines.

It is very important to hire a misdemeanor lawyer that knows the law and how to handle your case. With 30 years of experience, we are the criminal law firm for you.

Please contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation at 952-473-8064.

Felony Lawyer Buffalo, MN

James M. Ventura is an experienced felony lawyer in the Buffalo, MN area. Our criminal law practice has provided expert prosecution and defense to the entire area. Felonies are the most extreme crime you can be charged with. They hold harsh penalties and can affect you for the rest of your life. It is vitally important to hire an attorney that understands exactly how to defend you as soon as possible.

Types of felonies include:

  • Assault
  • Burglary and theft
  • 4th offense DUI / DWI
  • Homicide
  • White collar crimes
  • Drug crimes
  • Sex crimes
  • Aiding and abetting
  • Conspiracy
  • And more

It is very important to hire a misdemeanor lawyer that knows the law and how to handle your case. With 30 years of experience, we are the criminal law firm for you. Even after completing your sentence for a felony crime, you can experience additional penalties such as the inability to obtain a firearm, difficulty finding a job and more.

With our small law office, the attorney you hire will be the person who represents you. We personally handle every case with a professional and zealous attitude. This attitude has allowed us to continually succeed in producing the best outcomes for our clients.

Please contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation at 952-473-8064.

Drug Crimes Buffalo, MN

The criminal law attorneys at James M. Ventura in the Buffalo, MN area provides expert drug crime prosecution and defense. We will work with cases of those accused of drug possession as well as the intent to sell. These cases can be quite complex and should only be handled by an experienced attorney.

We handle cases for those accused of being involved in the following illegal drugs:

  • Marijuana
  • LSD
  • Crystal meth
  • Xanax
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Oxycotin
  • And more

There are several types of drug offenses, such as:

  • First Degree Controlled Substance
  • Second Degree Controlled Substance
  • Third Degree Controlled Substance
  • Fourth Degree Controlled Substance
  • Fifth Degree Controlled Substance
  • Importing Controlled Substances
  • Possession of Substances With Intent to Manufacture Methamphetamine
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Simulated Controlled Substances
  • Anhydrous Ammonia Prohibited Conduct
  • Methamphetamine Crime Involving Children and Vulnerable Adults

We can help navigate these difficult cases for you. It is important to retain the services of a drug crime lawyer when facing charges of this intensity. If you take in to consideration how severe the punishments are for a drug crime, hiring the best possible criminal lawyer is the only decision you should make. If you delay hiring a skilled attorney, it could cost you your freedom. By getting us involved at the onset, you are ensuring that you are bringing a heavyweight to your side to help defend your future in every way possible.

Please contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation at 952-473-8064.

Domestic Assault Lawyer Buffalo, MN

The criminal attorneys at, James M. Ventura Law, are experienced in domestic assault crimes in the Buffalo, MN area. James M. Ventura has over 30 years of experience as a domestic assault lawyer. Domestic assault is a complicated area to represent as assault charges are sometimes filed as a form of revenge or out of anger. We can help you wade through these aspects. We understand just how delicate your case is and will devote the time and personalized attention your case deserves.

We handle domestic assault cases in the following areas:

  • Child endangerment and abuse
  • Domestic assault and battery
  • Restraining orders
  • Spousal battery, verbal abuse and other related charges
  • Additional charges

We understand how sensitive this issue can be and how important it is for your family to be able to move past this and lead a better life. Just as with other crimes there are different classifications, from first degree assault being the most severe of these charges and fifth degree assault is the least severe. Conviction results in fines, penalties, jail, counseling, rehabilitation and more.

Generally when you think of domestic abuse, you immediately think of physical abuse or battery. That is not always the case, emotional, verbal, and psychological abuse are also included though more difficult to prove. This is why having an experienced and knowledgeable criminal lawyer is very important.

This is a very difficult time in your life; let us help make it just a little bit easier by handling your legal concerns. We want to keep you and your family safe, even when the problem is within the home, we can help.

Please contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation at 952-473-8064.