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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
653 Questions Answered
Q. My son got 2 speeding tickets in less than 6 months (10 over the limit). What is the impact on License?
A: Minnesota Rules 7409.2200 HABITUAL VIOLATORS, directs the Minnesota Department of Public Safety to suspend the driver's license for 30 days, if the commissioner has previously sent a violation warning letter to the person and the person is convicted of: (1) four [petty or worse] traffic offenses within a 12-month period; or (2) five [petty or worse] traffic offenses within a 24-month period. Most traffic citations are petty misdemeanors, but for misdemeanor or worse traffic violations convictions, fewer than the above can trigger longer license loss periods.
Q. My Son got a ticket in MN for 169.20.2. But both parties where traveling the same direction. Wrong statue
A: When the government prosecutes a person, it commences an adversarial relationship. And so we on the defense side of their prosecution have no duty to help them. If the prosecution lacks evidence for the violation charged, sooner or later, it should be dismissed. But, the prosecution can fairly easily amend the charge, should it become aware of the need to do so. As a result, that defense might not do the trick. But it's a good idea to set a goal for outcome and work towards achieving that goal.
Q. What is the statute on passing a vehicle in minnesota
A: Minnesota Statutes section 169.14 , Subd. 2a, increases speed limits when passing by ten miles per hour over the posted speed limit when the driver is on a two-lane highway having one lane for each direction of travel, and certain other conditions apply. But exceeding the posted speed limit outside of a municipality, may only be prima facie evidence that the speed is not reasonable or prudent and that it is unlawful. In other words the real issue is whether the speed was reasonable or prudent, not simply whether over the posted.
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Contact & Map
Gallagher Criminal Defense
3453 Hennepin Ave, Suite 001
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Cell: (612) 333-1500