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Todd V. Peterson

DUI and DWI Attorney at Sauk Rapids, MN

4.9   31 reviews
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  • Licensed for 29 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1994
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SOMETIMES BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE. WHEN THEY DO, CALL AN EXPERIENCED ATTORNEY.

Todd V. Peterson has been defending the rights of individuals charged with crimes for more than 24 years. He began his professional career in 1993 as a law clerk to the Honorable Joseph E. Salland. In 1997, he moved to the St. Cloud area and opened his practice. Todd is a Minnesota State Bar Association Certified Criminal Law Specialist, a member of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is a member and past president of the Stearns/Benton County Bar Association, a member of the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association. He also has been an adjunct professor at St. Cloud State University.

Mr. Peterson holds a Juris Doctor from William Mitchell College of Law, where he was a member of the International Law Society. He has a Bachelor of Arts in speech communications from the University of Minnesota.

Awards

Silver Client Champion
Client's Choice 2018,2012
Client's Choice
2018 2012

Location

Todd V. Peterson, P.A.
Todd Peterson PA
101 Red River Avenue North
Cold Spring, MN, 56320
Todd Peterson PA
PO Box 2105
Saint Cloud, MN, 56302
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  31 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
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Posted by Bryan | March 30, 2024
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Outstanding Attorney
Todd Peterson took on my case with a passion the likes of which I have never seen in his handling of my case. He left no stone unturned and guided me through a very difficult situation with compassion and professionalism. Todd is not only an excellent attorney, but he has first hand knowledge of the Judges, prosecuting attorneys and law enforcement in the court system. Todd used every available tool at his disposal to achieve an outcome I could only have hoped for. Todd treated me with respect and dignity throughout the process. Todd Peterson is not just an attorney, he is a true professional and human being in every sense of the word.
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Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2024
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Mr. Todd V. Peterson’s review
Mr. Peterson is a true professional. I was very impressed with his clear understanding of my situation, and the calming influence he brought to me from our very first meeting. I later witnessed his efficient navigation of the entire legal process, and my ultimate outcome was extremely favorable.
Posted by Dan | May 17, 2023
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Life Saver
I was facing charges for my second DUI in four years. Todd gave me great advice along the way and explained things in an understandable way. He had my file heard before a judge at a settlement conference to increase the odds of a favorable outcome- and it worked. All parties had reached an agreement and I left the hearing very relieved. Todd could've dragged out the process and charged me more, but he got things done very quickly. He didn't charge me a dollar more than other attorneys would have, and he has more experience than the other attorneys I was considering. Five out of five.
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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2023
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AMAZING!!
Todd was an AMAZING lawyer! I couldn't recommend him enough. He gave me honest opinions and amazing advice. He fought harder than I could have ever expected. Thank you, Todd!
Posted by John | September 19, 2022
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Expungement Case 4th Degree DWI
In 2019 I was ticked for a misdemeanor 4th Degree DWI in Kandiyohi County. This incident was due to my indiscretion. I was fortunate that no one was hurt, and no car accident occurred. At the time I was employed in the air transportation business holding a safety sensitive position. Todd negotiated with the court system to work out a light sentence with only a few probation restrictions. Once I was eligible to make application for an expungement I worked with Todd, and he represented me with the application and court case. Due to Todd’s knowledge, experience, and hands on understanding of this complex legal issue I was granted the Expungement. This positive outcome has enabled me to continue my chosen occupation. I must say that Todd is a strait forward attorney. He speaks to the facts of your case how the law relates to it. I was fortunate to have had Todd represent me. It is without hesitation or reluctance that I fully recommend Todd Peterson.
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Posted by Samuel | November 29, 2021
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Great lawyer and very thorough
Todd Peterson is a great guy and cares for his clients. It definitely can be difficult sometimes to understand how the court works and runs with everything, but with Todd, he is extremely thorough on the process and will make sure all of your questions are answered and explained in detail and his absolute main goal is to make sure your trial is completely fair and give you the best outcome you can get. 100% recommend him to anyone who needs help.
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Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2021
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Excellent
Excellent at breaking down the case and focusing on portions that can be used in your favor. Great service and answered any questions promptly. He really cares about his clients and that means a lot when your future is on the line.
Posted by Alex | October 26, 2020
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Todd Peterson
Was very quick and communicated very well. They also were able to get a very favorable outcome for me.
Posted by Jeff | August 14, 2020
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Great criminal defense attorney
Todd helped me navigate dealing with a 9 year old DWI that came to haunt me and given I was out of state made it even more challenging. Todd was able to arrange my hearing via Zoom and worked out a very favorable deal for me. I was impressed with Todd's communication he kept me informed and educated as to everything going on. Todd is extremely knowledgeable and is very up to date with case law and will come up with the best possible outcome for you. If you need the best attorney in Minnesota look no further!
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Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2020
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experienced lawyer
walahi ninkan waa rageeda. 7 years ayaa laygu dhahey xabsi baa tageysaa lakiin lawyer kan baa idifaacey oo kadigey probation kaliya. Hal maalin xabsi mataaban. Mr. Pertorson thank you for the great defense in my case I really thought I was going to prison for at least 7 years but because of you all I got was propation and thank you for that.
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Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2019
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Deb Stueve
Very satisfied with his services. Organized and attentive to details. Kept me informed on the status of my situation.
Posted by John | March 11, 2019
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My Experience
When my wife and I met Mr.Peterson and discussed my desire to expunge my record he was very professional in answering our questions ,later I found him to be very prepared when at court presenting my cases to the DA,and judges . We were very very pleased with our decision to hire Mr.Peterson and highly recommend him .
Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2019
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Amy Voigt
I contacted Todd through his website and received a response within 12 hours. We met within a week, indicated he would be able to help get my charges reduced, so he was hired. He always explained the entire process through the court system with me, indicating why we would take the steps that we did. Eventually, we were able to get the charges changed so I would be able to pass a background check. Todd was awesome!!!
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Posted by Justin | December 10, 2018
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Did exactly what he said he could do
He made a difficult process easy and quickly got my rights restored. Call him first
Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2018
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Exceptional High Quality Effort
I hired Todd as my attorney to help me file for an expungement as I was having difficulty getting admitted into college and obtaining a job because of my criminal history. Todd was invested and forthright about my situation. He was continuously reassuring about the circumstances surrounding my case and made me feel at ease throughout the entire process. He was easy to get a hold of if I had any concerns and stayed in close contact with me. He worked hard on my behalf to ensure that I was given the second chance I needed to make a better life for myself. Ultimately, we won my case and I was granted the expungement. Now, nothing is holding me back from my aspirations, thanks to the level of care and effort he personally invested into me. I highly recommend Todd to anyone seeking an attorney who truly has your best interest in mind and is going to deliver desired results.
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Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2018
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Todd was an exceptional resource while I went through the legal proceedings pertaining to a DWI (which was lessened to Careless Driving). His knowledge and calm demeanor were of great benefit throughout the process. I would strongly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2018
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Thorough and helpful
Todd is to the point and very thorough. Through his expertise I was able to get all my charges dropped and expunged. I would recommend Todd to anyone looking for criminal defense.
Posted by Paul | February 19, 2018
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Excellant representation
I hired Todd to represent me on a traffic ticket that I felt was incorrectly issued. The ticket required a court appearance. Todd took the facts that I provided about the incident and negotiated with several different city attorneys that were revolved onto the case. He convinced each that the ticket was indeed not appropriate but they refused to make a decision to dismiss. Finally Todd recommended scheduling an actual trial date to put pressure on the prosecutor. Within a week the prosecutor dismissed the case. Todd was timely, clear in his instructions, professional, courteous, respectful of my time throughout the process. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2018
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Extremely Satisfied
I was being charged with a gross misdemeanor DWI. This was my first but since there were other aggravating factors, I was looking at a year in jail and a $3000 fine. Todd was very thorough and always made sure I understood everything and never made me feel like a nuisance any time I had a question. He really seemed to care about getting the best possible deal for me. The prosecutor was very adamant on making sure I served 30 days. Todd was able to get my charge lowered to a misdemeanor, no jail time and a $500 fine. I’ve heard this is pretty rare. I would recommend Todd to anyone! He works hard for you. Some of the best money ever spent.
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Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2018
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Excellent DWI Lawyer
Todd was very thorough and explained all possible options to me in my case. Being nervous, as this was my first charge, I felt comfortable with Todd guiding me throughout the whole process, before and during court. I was satisfied with the results, avoiding jail time. I recommend Todd Peterson to anyone facing a DWI or refusal charge.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • St. Cloud State University
  • 2005 - 2008

Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • DWI on a snowmobile
  • dismissal and expungement

Associations

  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Stearns/Benton County Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Stearns-Benton County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Stearns-Benton County Bar Association
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • 2001 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified Specialist - Criminal Law
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • My First DWI Case
  • DWI Defense - Moderator
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (7)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Todd really knows his stuff. He works hard for clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Peterson is a talented trial attorney who has won numerous jury trials. He is a thoughtful, compassionate, and zealous advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Todd is an experienced criminal defense attorney. He works hard to achieve favorable results for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Todd is a hardworking, diligent and creative Lawyer. He doesn't just get results - He makes results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Todd Peterson is an excellent attorney and excellent advocate for his clients. He has an exemplary knowledge of the criminal justice system. I endorse him without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Todd is great advocate and knows the criminal system well."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great guy great friend and an excellent lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Peterson is an excellent attorney with extensive experience in criminal law. He is highly respected by judges, prosecutors and fellow attorneys."
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Sauk Rapids DUI and DWI Lawyer Todd V. Peterson
Todd V. Peterson
DUI and DWI Attorney
Sauk Rapids, MN
Licensed for 29 years
Free Consultation