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Charles Raymond Segal

DUI and DWI Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

5.0   44 reviews

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About Charles

Learn Charles’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    75%

    28 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    10%

    28 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Domestic violence
    10%

  4. Contracts and agreements
    5%

    28 years, 1,000 cases

Charles has over 25 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 has been elected a member of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice and and was elected MSCJ President for 2020-21.   Charles is a member of the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL) and has also 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.

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Licensed for 27 years
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 1995
Updated 01/23/2023
State ND
Status License Expired
Acquired 1995
Updated 03/18/2023

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

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Reviews

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Posted by Kevin | March 30, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Thanks for all of your help Charles! Great advice and wonderful support. I appreciate you helping even after the case was closed. Great above and beyond experience.
Posted by Tim | July 20, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
I needed help
Charles legal defense helped me to resolve a very difficult situation which I had gotten myself into. He represented me for a gross misdemeanor DWI and shortly thereafter for a domestic arrest in Pine County MN. The domestic was positively resolved as a disorderly conduct and the DWI consequences were also positively resolved with far less than what the prosecutor was asking for. Charles demeanor, honest advice, representation, and experience are excellent. As a result of his representation and advice, my life is better today. I would recommend him to friends, family, or anyone in need of legal defense representation.
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Posted by Patience rotondi | June 11, 2022
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Ten out of ten
Charles really went above and beyond handling my case. Completely took care of everything made us feel like we had someone that cared on our side thank you Charlie!!!
Posted by Robin | June 10, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Charles was available for any questions during my case. The results were very good considering my circumstances. Charles worked hard for the best outcome I felt well represented by him.
Posted by Evan | January 26, 2022
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Simply the Best
My case had a lot of complexity including the fact that I was from another state. Charles helped me get through all of it, managed every complexity, and got me the best result possible in the end. He cared a lot about me and was professional, honest, and devoted to my case. I was very happy to have Charles throughout the whole process.
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Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2021
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Good lawyer
Charles was helpful and professional from the very first phone call. I got a DUI along with a few other charges and Charles did a very good job of getting the DUI and one of the lesser charges dropped. He put together a very reasonable plea agreement that they accepted. Worth every penny. I don't ever plan on needing a lawyer again but if I did I wouldn't even hesitate to call him.
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Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2021
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First time DWI
Charles Segal was very helpful in my situation. He was always available and very helpful in explaining and made sure. I understood what everything meant as it was going on. Would very highly recommend him to anyone who is going through a DWI especially if it is your first on.
Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
5th DUI, open bottle and speeding
I was looking at jail time, large fine and cancelled D.L. for 6yrs. From the moment I hired him he took care of everything. I didn't miss any work and never had to talk to anyone but him. He was very professional with my best interest in mind. I was only charge with a misdemeanor. I did no jail time, half of recommended fine and did not loose my D.L, at all. I would not hesitate to have him represent me again if I ever need it. He is well worth his fee.
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Posted by Tim | March 1, 2021
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Dwi
Charles was a great help to me and very easy to work with glad he was my lawyer
Posted by Matthew | December 17, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great service, talented and knowledgeable
Charles is personable, empathetic, and extremely responsive. I feel very fortunate that I made the decision to hire Charles after interviewing half a dozen attorneys and I don't regret my choice one bit!
Posted by Thomas | December 12, 2020
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Tom Sokolowski
Charles was professanal and curtious of your time and situation. He worked very hard to help me get the result that was helpful in my case. I was referred to my lawyers but after reading his reviews I felt that he would be the best one for me in my situation. I would highley reccomend him to any person in a similar situation. Thank you Charles
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Posted by Kyle | August 4, 2020
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Great attorney!
Charles was a great person to work with! He went above and beyond in helping me with my case. He was always there when I called and answered any questions I had thoroughly and made sure I understood everything. I couldn’t be happier with the way the case turned out! Thank you so much for everything Charles!!
Posted by Natalia | March 17, 2020
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Excellent Attorney
He was very professional and tentative to our needs. He spent lots of time with my husband and I and was able to answer all of our questions. He was a great fit for us in our time need. Very kind and intelligent individual and made us feel included in everything that was happening throughout the case. I will recommend him to anyone in need of an attorney. Thank you. Sincerely, Natalia Panova & Mikhail Panov
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Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2020
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reassuring influence
I was arrested for a DWI. I was ashamed. I felt I could tell no one. I received 17 letters from attorneys in the days after my arrest. I went on-line and found Charles. My husband and I met with him. He put us at ease right away and was very caring. He walked us through every step of the way which was important to me.
Posted by Matthew | February 29, 2020
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Dwi defense attorney
I was very happy with Mr. Segal’s representation of my defense in my cause and would use him again if needed
Posted by Kristi | November 8, 2019
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By Far the Best Lawyer for your case!!
This was a messy case from the start, I was very on edge- Nervous,confused,scared and lost on where to start. Charles gave me the directions, answers, the truth and from start to finish the calming that was SO appreciated. His demeanor is amazing in the court room and highly professional. He knows the law, and his confidence will make you confident as well. DWI (would have been my 3rd) leaving seen of accident, and a Refusal. It ended up over time of fighting hard- getting a Stay of Justification for 2 years. Unreal. He got my licence back within a month and I was back driving my car. He really is the best, an such a great man! my 2 years is up and I can look back and say-- I am SO thankful I hired Charles!
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Posted by Dennis | August 2, 2019
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Traffic Violation
Charles was always available to talk to me about my case. He sensed my nervousness with the process and was a very calming influence. He was able to negotiate a resolution that was of great benefit. I would use him again without reservation.
Posted by Ray | July 30, 2019
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Very thorough and did a great job on my case.
Charles did a great job working through my case and laying out what paths were options and potential outcomes. I would recommend Charles to friends and family for any legal needs.
Posted by Marka | July 30, 2019
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Owner
Mr. Segal was awesome. He kept me informed at all times. Answered my questions on cell phone right away as well as in person. I would recommend him to everyone.
Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2019
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Honest, Respectful, & Dedicated
Charles was informative and thorough with me every step of the way. I never felt like just another case. He was kind when explaining things and respectful of my decision and situation. I felt like he always had my best interest at heart. He was always upfront and honest about the situation at every step and that was a great source of information and reassurance during this process. I would definitely recommend him for any situation.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Segal Defense, PA
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Rosenzweig | Segal
  • 1998 - 2016
  • White Earth Public Defender and Hawley, MN Prosecutor
  • Zenas Baer & Associates
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Assistant County Attorney
  • Cass County Attorney's Office
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable John P. Smith
  • State of Minnesota Ninth Judicial District
  • 1995 - 1996
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Education

  • University of North Dakota School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate with Distinction
  • 1995
  • University of Western Ontario
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • State of Minnesota v. Christopher B.
  • Dismissed by Motion of the Prosecution

Associations

  • Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice
  • President ( 2020-21)
  • 2015 - Present
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL)
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • Attorney
  • 2009 - Present
  • United States District Court for the District of North Dakota
  • Attorney
  • 1997 - Present
  • HCBA - Misdemeanor Defense Project
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Lawyer Referral and Information Services
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • French
  • Hebrew

Honors and Awards

  • Elected President
  • Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice
  • 2020
  • Top 100 DWI Atorneys in Minnesota
  • The National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers in the State of Minnesota
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • Who's Who in Criminal Defense
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2008
  • Who's Who in Criminal Defense
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2007
  • Who's Who in Criminal Defense
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2006
  • The Order of Barristers
  • University of North Dakota School of Law
  • 1995
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Speaking Engagements

  • DWI Defense Seminar
  • DWI Defense
  • 2017
  • Handling Your First DUI Case
  • Handling Your First DWI Case
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (10)
Endorse Charles
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"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."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Charles is an excellent DWI practitioner and a true wizard in the area of drivers license law. He does great work for his clients and is an amazing resource for fellow lawyers."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Do not think twice about hiring Charles Segal as your criminal defense attorney. Being charged with a crime is a very serious matter and requires you to have an affordable, competent, smart, and zealous attorney at your side."
Expungement Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keen attention to detail with exceptional client service. I endorse this lawyer."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Other
"Very determined and dedicated attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Segal is expert in his area of practice. When I speak with him or see him in court, I am always amazed at not only how competent he is, but how innovative. Anyone who retains him will get the best result possible. Jeffrey B. Ring"
Unknown Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Charles is a top notch DUI/Criminal defense lawyer in Minneapolis, MN."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Charles Segal provides great legal answers on Avvo for people seeking advice. An asset to the legal profession. Fully endorse."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly endorse this lawyer since I have worked with him for over 16 years and is one of the best DWI attorneys I know. I personally know that he has represented 1000's of satisfied clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tough, talented and thorough litigator."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Segal. He is very respected in the legal community. Charles is a knowledgeable champion for his clients. He has outstanding experience and an excellent reputation in the legal community. Charles communicates with his clients in an understandable way, so that clients can make informed decisions about their cases. I would recommend him to family and friends."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Charles is an excellent attorney and a strong advocate for his clients. He treats each of his cases as if it were his only case and is determined to obtain the best result possible for every client."
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Minneapolis DUI and DWI Lawyer Charles Raymond Segal
Charles Raymond Segal
DUI and DWI Attorney
Minneapolis, MN
Licensed for 27 years
Free Consultation