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Charles Raymond Segal

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Charles has over 20 years of criminal case law experience. 

 "Properly defending your charges requires more than my thorough understanding of the law.   I must tailor your defense to address your specific needs in addition to your specific facts.   I need to get to know you and your personal situation before I can properly defend you in court.  Proper representation is not measured by wins and losses.  It is about getting you the best possible result.   Whether a Not Guilty verdict at trial, getting the charges dismissed, or simply advocating and negotiating the best possible outcome to your case, successfully representing you means you are fully satisfied that I did everything possible to get you the best possible result in your case."


Charles graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Law with distinction in 1995.   Charles clerked for District Court Judge John P. Smith and prosecuted as Assistant Cass County Attorney while residing in Walker, Minnesota.   Charles served as the Alternative Public Defender for the White Earth Reservation where he championed the rights of tribal members who were charged with crimes in Becker, Mahnoman, and Clearwater counties and served as city prosecutor for Hawley, Minnesota while residing in the Fargo-Moorhead area.   

Charles is a member of the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL) and has lectured for LawReview CLE teaching other attorneys on the basics and intricacies of DWI defense.
Charles has been recognized as one of the Top 100 DWI attorneys in Minnesota by The National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC (NAFDD) and was selected as one of the Top 100 Criminal Defense lawyers in the State of Minnesota by The American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA).  He is rated by AVVO™ as a Superb 10.0 Top DUI Attorney.

Charles has handled over a thousand DWI, Traffic, Misdemeanor, and Felony Cases.
Charles grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada and in 1992 graduated from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada with a degree in Finance and Economics.   He currently resides in Plymouth with his wife and two sons.


Languages spoken: French, Hebrew

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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 90%
    21 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 9%
    21 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Contracts: 1%
    21 years, 1 thousand cases



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Attorney endorsements

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    Charles is engaging, smart, creative, well-spoken and keenly aware of his knowledge and circumstances. Charles is a quick study that lets nothing get by him. You will never catch Charles by surprise because he is without exception supremely prepared and able to deftly navigate new circumstances as they develop. Charles is the textbook example of what it really means to zealously represent clients.


    Timothy Zak Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael Keith Pepin

    I endorse this lawyer. I find Charles to be very quick and intelligent. I have observed him with clients and the understanding he shows to them is very admirable. His knowledge of the law and his quickness in recalling it is amazing. I highly endorse Charles.


    Michael Pepin Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Rosenzweig | Segal

3800 American Boulevard West
Suite 1500
Minneapolis, MN, 55431


MNAuthorized to practice199508/14/2016
NDNo longer licensed to practice law in N.D.199502/25/2011
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers in the State of MinnesotaAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2014
Top 100 DWI Atorneys in MinnesotaThe National Advocacy for DUI Defense2014
Who's Who in Criminal DefenseMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2008
Who's Who in Criminal DefenseMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2007
Who's Who in Criminal DefenseMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2006
The Order of BarristersUniversity of North Dakota School of Law1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyRosenzweig | Segal1998 - Present
White Earth Public Defender and Hawley, MN ProsecutorZenas Baer & Associates1997 - 1998
Assistant County AttorneyCass County Attorney's Office1996 - 1997
Law Clerk to the Honorable John P. SmithState of Minnesota Ninth Judicial District1995 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL)Attorney Member2013 - Present
Lawyer Referral and Information ServicesAttorney Member2009 - Present
United States District Court for the District of MinnesotaAttorney2009 - Present
United States District Court for the District of North DakotaAttorney1997 - Present
HCBA - Misdemeanor Defense ProjectAttorney Member2011 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Minnesota v. Christopher B.Dismissed by Motion of the Prosecution
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Dakota School of LawLawJuris Doctorate with Distinction1995
University of Western OntarioFinance and EconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Handling Your First DUI CaseHandling Your First DWI Case2011