Dakota County is the third most populous county in the state of Minnesota with a population of 398,552 as of the 2010 census. Its county seat is Hastings and it comprises the southern portion of Minneapolis-St. Paul, which is the 16th largest metropolitan area in the United States. Dakota County was once the center of all activities in Minnesota. The center of power in the state later shifted to Minneapolis and St. Paul.
The reported total number of crimes reported in Dakota County, Minnesota between 1999 and 2008 was 99,473, of which 29 were murder cases, 629 were rape cases, at least 82,000 were theft cases. Other cases reported included burglary, arson, robbery, and other property crimes.
Dakota County Criminal Defense Lawyer
For over 17 years defense attorney Jeff Dean has been winning successful results for his clients in Dakota County. Dakota County judges and prosecutors know that Jeff Dean fights hard for his clients and they have personally watched him achieve great success in the Dakota County courthouse – including the high profile NOT GUILTY verdicts of a Lakeville man charged with being an accomplice in the shooting of four people, and the prominent DISMISSAL of charges against an Apple Valley school teacher.
Unlike many other attorneys, Jeff Dean focuses his practice exclusively on criminal law, and he provides quality legal representation to clients charged with disorderly conduct, burglary, murder, homicide, DWI or DUI, probation violations, sex crimes, theft crimes, prostitution, criminal sexual conduct, assault, indecent exposure, and other crimes. For almost two decades of practicing criminal defense, Mr. Dean has established a strong reputation for excellent service and having high ethical standards.
Dakota County, Minnesota Courthouse and Judicial District
Most cases in the county of Dakota begin in the Dakota County Court system of the state’s First Judicial District, one of the busiest judicial districts in Minnesota. It handles over 200,000 cases every year in the counties of Dakota, Carver, Goodhue, Sibley, Scott, Le Sueur, and McLeod. The district has 36 judges and more than 250 staff.
Dakota County Minnesota Courthouse – 14955 Galaxie Ave W Apple Valley, MN 55124 / (651) 438-4313
Contact Jeff Dean Today
If you’re facing criminal prosecution in Dakota County, it is important to retain a criminal defense lawyer who has many years of experience in successfully handling Dakota County criminal cases.
Contact Jeff Dean today at (612) 305- 4360.