Protecting Your Constitutional Rights
If you have been accused of a crime – any crime – you may feel stressed, confused and overwhelmed by the criminal justice system. You need an attorney who will listen to you, work directly with you, explain your options to you, protect your constitutional rights, and vigorously fight for you in and out of court.
I am Howard Bass, a criminal defense attorney with more than 30 years of experience. To the greatest extent possible, I ask my clients to leave with me whatever concerns, anxieties and worries they have about their situation and let me deal with it while they deal with the rest of their lives.
I will provide legal guidance and clear communication at every stage of your case — whether you are under investigation, have been charged with a crime, are headed to trial, are preparing an appeal or seeking post-conviction relief.
Drunk Driving And Implied Consent License Revocation
In 2009, I represented a client in Stearns County charged with second-degree gross misdemeanor DUI and refusal to submit to testing. I convinced the judge to rescind my client’s license revocation on the grounds that the police violated his right to consult with an attorney before making a testing decision and that my client never actually refused to test.
In 2009, I represented a client in Hennepin County who was being investigated for third-degree felony criminal sexual conduct for having sex with an underage minor. I convinced an Assistant Hennepin County Attorney not to file any charges against my client.
Theft, Fraud And White Collar Crimes
In 2009, I represented a client under investigation by the Minneapolis Police Department for financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult. I convinced an Assistant Hennepin County Attorney not to file any charges against my client.
Domestic Violence, Assault, Homicide And Other Crimes
In 2009, I represented a client under investigation by the Eden Prairie Police Department for child endangerment. I convinced the detective not to seek any charges against my client.
In 2008, I coordinated the ACLU-MN “Pinstripe Brigade” of volunteer lawyers who represented protesters during the four days of the Republican National Convention in St. Paul.
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I am conveniently located on County Road 42 in Burnsville, just two miles west of the junction of Interstate 35W and 35E. Evening and weekend appointments are available upon request.