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Criminal Defense

Being charged with committing a crime is a scary and stressful experience, not only for the accused, but also for the person’s family and friends. Criminal defense lawyers, especially very good ones, not only represent clients in court but also try to reduce that fear and stress as much as possible. Knowing that our criminal defense clients and their families are often scared and unfamiliar with the criminal justice system, our first meetings with a client are usually designed to gather information about the client and the case. We do this because we want to treat you not  just as another client,  but as a person we want to build a relationship with. We are dedicated to providing high-quality, personalized representation based on your unique concerns. We’ll take the time to explain the criminal justice system, answer your questions, and provide you with up-front, honest, and realistic advice.

After we get to know you and what your case is about, we work tirelessly to move you and your case  forward in the best way possible. Sometimes that means negotiating with the prosecutor to reach a plea agreement. Sometimes that means preparing and litigating motions to suppress or motions to dismiss, and sometimes that means zealously representing a client at trial or on appeal. Our lawyers are innovative. We’re not satisfied with cookie-cutter justice; we look for creative solutions that fit the facts of the case and the client.

Our lawyers provide a wide range of representation in federal, state, and municipal courts in North Dakota and Minnesota. At Fremstad Law, our lawyers are ready to represent you in any criminal or administrative driver’s license matter — felony, misdemeanor, traffic-related or criminal appeal as well as virtually any type of criminal matter in North Dakota or Minnesota. Our lawyers have extensive experience in all sorts of cases, including:


  • Homicide, including murder, manslaughter, and negligent homicide
  • Assault
  • Robbery
  • Domestic Violence


  • DUI
  • Driving Under Suspension
  • Driving After Revocation
  • Drug Possession
  • Drug Paraphernalia
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Drug Distribution/Sales
  • Minor in Consumption/Possession


  • Implied Consent


  • Theft
  • Forgery
  • Burglary
  • Trespass
  • Arson


  • Theft
  • Embezzlement
  • Fraud


  • Gross Sexual Imposition
  • Sexual Imposition
  • Sexual Assault
  • Solicitation of a Minor
  • Corruption of a Minor


  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Disorderly Conduct Restraining Order Violations
  • Stalking
  • Game and Fish Violations
  • Weapons Violations


  • Appeals from State or Federal Convictions




If you are under investigation, have been arrested, or are charged with a crime, you need a hard-working criminal defense lawyer on your side to fight for your rights and guide you through the criminal justice system.  Act now and contact Fremstad Law.

Sex Crime Defense

Sex crimes are some of the most serious, emotionally charged crimes a person can be charged with committing. Our Fargo criminal defense attorneys understand how being charged with a sex crime can change your life — and we know how to successfully… Learn more about Sex Crime Defense

Violent Crime Defense

Violent crimes are those that involve the use of physical force or the threat of physical force against another person. Examples of violent crimes include murder, manslaughter, kidnapping, assault, and domestic violence. Learn more about Violent Crime Defense

Drug Crime Defense

Penalties for a drug crime conviction can include jail time, fines, and probation. A drug crime conviction can follow you for the rest of your life and make it more difficult to secure housing, a college loan, a job, a promotion, a professional licen… Learn more about Drug Crime Defense

Property Crime Defense

A North Dakota property crime conviction can lead to prison, fines and probation. Contact Fremstad Law’s Fargo criminal defense lawyers. (701) 639-2326 Learn more about Property Crime Defense

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