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Steven Kevin Budke

Criminal defense Attorney at Eagan, MN

5.0   5 reviews

Licensed for 8 years

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YOU NEED A ST. PAUL CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER THAT WILL HELP YOU UNDERSTAND YOUR OPTIONS AND WILL FIGHT TIRELESSLY FOR YOUR RIGHTS

We know that it only takes one mistake to find yourself in a difficult to understand criminal justice system, one where you face life-changing consequences. At The Law Offices of Leverson Budke, PLLC, we provide the tenacious legal defense you need. Whatever misdemeanor or felony charges have been filed against you, we can leverage our extensive litigation experience and knowledge to protect your rights and your future.

With the first DWI and no other aggravating factors, you can expect to lose your license for 30 to 90 days, and you will be fined a maximum of $1000 and/or spend 90 days in jail. Once the suspension period has passed, you will have to pay a fine to have your license reinstated as well as complete a DWI knowledge test for MN. Sounds like fun? Didn't think so, your best bet is with an experienced DUI/DWI attorney who fights all the way until the end, right by your side

A criminal record can haunt you for the rest of your life, no matter how long ago it’s been since the crimes were committed. When a potential employer or landlord runs a background check and sees any kind of crimes on your record, it can severely hurt your chances at acquiring a new job or finding a home. Minnesota’s expungement laws are complex, our attorneys have extensive experience successfully obtaining expungements throughout the state of Minnesota.

Call Leverson Budke, P.A. today for your free consultation  or visit our website to learn more

In addition, Steve has been an adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law and Mitchell Hamline College of Law. He teaches Criminal Law, Constitutional Criminal Procedure, and Evidence.

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Licensed for 8 years
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2014
Updated 10/29/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Leverson Budke, P.A.
3435 Washington Drive
Suite 203
Eagan, MN, 55122

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Posted by Antonio | November 27, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
A Little Help Goes a Long Way
In this case, Mr. Budke offered free consultation for those in court on the day I was in court. My case was definitely on the simpler side, but having Mr. Budke guide me through the process made my experience in court go so much smoother. It was my first time in court to fight a conviction, and I was definitely nervous about the idea of going it alone. It definitely gave me peace of mind knowing that someone who both listened to what I had to say and understood the system was advocating for me. My case was resolved very much to my satisfaction.
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Posted by Tim | September 22, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Thanks Steve
I hired Steve Budke for two matters due to his diverse background in multiple areas of law and because of the great reviews and awards for Sheridan & Dulas, P.A. He recently represented me on the first matter. Steve paid great attention to detail and went the extra mile on my case. Thanks for great legal representation Steve!
Posted by Rachel J | September 11, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
I Won My Social Security Disability Claim
And it is all due to Steven Kevin Budke and his staff. He has a good eye for detail and a good memory. He can pick out what is important in your case and use it appropriately. He also has a great way of distilling a lot of information, which can mind numbing, and make it understandable in a minimal amount of information to the judge. Thank you.
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Posted by Jeff | June 17, 2015
Honest, trustworthy, and knowledgeable
Steve was very helpful with our child support case. He was knowledgeable about the statutes. He was also very prompt and took care of all of our needs.
Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2015
Client Review
I am a client of him, he did a great job staying on top of everything. Kept me informed through the whole process and was honest and he has great integrity.

Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Leverson Budke, PLLP
  • 2016 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Mitchell Hamline College of Law
  • 2016 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor of Criminal Law
  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Associate Attorney
  • Sheridan & Dulas, P.A.
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Certified Student Attorney
  • Dakota County Attorney - Criminal Division
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Certified Student Attorney
  • Dakota County Attorney - Child Support Enforcement
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • Legal Assistance of Dakota County
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Gender Violence Prevention Program Coordinator
  • St. Cloud State University
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Legal Intern
  • St. Cloud Area Legal Services
  • 2010 - 2011
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Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • St Cloud State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2010

Legal Cases

  • DWI Dismissal
  • Dismissed

Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • First District Assembly Delegate
  • 2018 - Present
  • Dakota County Criminal Defense Panel
  • Attorney
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • First Judicial District Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Dakota County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Rated Attorney
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyers
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2017
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • 10 Best in Minnesota - Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Adjunct Professor of the Year
  • Mitchell Hamline College of Law
  • 2016
  • Achievement in Volunteer Public Service
  • Minnesota Justice Foundation
  • 2014
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award (Poverty Law)
  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • 2013
  • Dean's List
  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Criminal Law
  • Q&A with a MN Lawyer
  • 2014
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month
  • Preventing Violence Against Women
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

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Given (17)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 18
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steven is professional and passionate about the law and providing a strong defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 29
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 06
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is an excellent advocate who fights for the rights his clients deserve."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is hardworking and very knowledgeable. He does great work for all of his clients."
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Criminal defense
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Eagan Criminal defense Lawyer Steven Kevin Budke
Steven Kevin Budke
Criminal defense Attorney
Eagan, MN
Licensed for 8 years
Free Consultation