Minnesota Criminal Defense & Civil Litigation Lawyers

With over 40 years of combined experience the attorneys at Arneson & Geffen are seasoned trial attorneys and have handled numerous appeals in both State and Federal Courts.  Our philosophy is that clients should be able to have a one stop law firm that can handle all of their legal needs. Therefore, the attorneys at Arneson & Geffen handle both criminal and civil cases.  However, we also believe that to be an excellent litigator an attorney must specialize in their practice, therefore, Mark Arneson dedicates 100% of his practice to Criminal Defense and Jon Geffen dedicates 100% of his practice to Civil Litigation in order to serve you better.    As a former Prosecutor and former Assistant Attorney General, our attorneys will use their experience, expertise, reputation and resources to aggressively represent you! In 2013, Stefanie Letze joined the firm and provides services in Family Law and other areas.

Minnesota Criminal Lawyers

With over 40 years of combined experience we have handled 1000’s of criminal cases including, DWI/DUI, Criminal Vehicular Operation/Homicide, Drug Offenses, Sex Crimes, Prostitution/Solicitation, Theft, Assault, Domestic Violence, White Collar Crimes and all other Felony, Gross misdemeanor and Misdemeanor offenses. We understand that your reputation as well as your freedom is at stake when it comes to handling a criminal arrest.  Not only do you risk a criminal conviction and the consequences associated with a conviction, but you also have to face the negative consequences a conviction may have on your life even after you have served your punishment. Any criminal conviction, from a felony offense to a misdemeanor charge, can negatively impact your ability to find decent employment and move on with your life. Furthermore, some felony offenses can also result in a loss of certain rights including your right to drive, your right to vote, your right to travel overseas and your right to own firearms.

For a free consultation regarding your case please contact us directly by calling or filling out the contact form on our site.  We are available 24/7 to answer your questions.

Minnesota Expungement Lawyers

Should you find yourself in need of having your past criminal record sealed to the public, please be advised that we have been recognized as one of the top firms in Minnesota for Criminal Expungements.  We have successfully secured countless numbers of criminal expungements for clients over our years of practice.

ALERT***  The Minnesota Legislature recently passed important changes to expungement law.  The new law expands who is eligible for an expungement and what records a judge can expunge.  Click here to learn more.

Minnesota DHS/mdh Licensing Attorneys

Arneson & Geffen represents individuals and facilities in matters involving the Minnesota Department of Health (“MDH”) and the Minnesota Department of Human Services (“DHS”).  Arneson & Geffen has successfully represented clients in cases involving alleged maltreatment, disqualifications, set-asides and more.  We help clients in administrative appeals, and appeals before district court and the court of appeals.  Please see Health and Human Services Licensing.

Jon Geffen published an article with Hamline Law School Journal of Public Law and Policy addressing how licensing laws impact employees.  The article analyzes the role of regulators such as MDH and DHS and how their decisions have dramatic and life-changing effects on individuals’ employment.  You can read this article beginning in the spring of 2010 at http://law.hamline.edu/jplp/index.html.

For a free consultation regarding your case please contact us directly by calling or filling out the contact form on our site.  We are available 24/7 to answer your questions.

Arneson & Geffen, PLLC can provide you with the legal assistance you are looking for. Contact one of our skilled attorneys by calling

Mark Arneson at 612-465-8581 for a free consultation on a criminal defense matter.

Jon Geffen at (612) 465-8580 for a free consultation on criminal expungment, health and hum services licensing, and other civil matters.  

Serving Clients Throughout Minnesota

Arneson & Geffen, PLLC represent clients throughout Minnesota, including the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Duluth, Rochester, Mankato, St. Cloud, Moorhead, Apple Valley, Blaine, Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Burnsville, Coon Rapids, Eagan, Eden Prairie, Edina, Lakeville, Maple Grove, Maplewood, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Roseville and many other suburban and rural counties.