About Gallagher Criminal Defense

Gallagher Criminal Defense is a Minneapolis criminal law firm owned and operated by Thomas Gallagher, and is the publisher of Minneapolis Criminal Law News blog.  Gallagher will provide free consultations of up to a half-hour about your Minnesota criminal law matter if you call 612-333-1500.

Minneapolis Criminal Law News is a blog about Minnesota criminal law from the perspective of a Minneapolis Criminal Lawyer.  So far, topics covered range from timely commentary and analysis of Minnesota criminal law events; shining a light on legal injustices; tips for protecting yourself from a powerful government; and famous criminal trials in history.

Thomas C Gallagher is a minneapolis criminal lawyer.  Gallagher has over 30 years experience defending his people in Minnesota criminal cases, in Minnesota Federal Court and State Court.

Have a Minnesota criminal case or question?  You can now call Attorney Thomas Gallagher to discuss it at 612 333-1500.

Other websites:  Several dozen web pages of content about Minnesota criminal law, issues, defenses, common fact patterns of false accusations and police mistakes; as well as detailed profiles of Gallagher’s educational, teaching, and professional experience can be found on his web sites (links below) and on this blog.  Gallagher’s websites include:

GallagherDefense.com logompls-criminal-lawyer.com


About Thomas C Gallagher, of GALLAGHER CRIMINAL DEFENSE Minneapolis: Gallagher has roots in the Minneapolis community, having come from a family involved in Minnesota law and politics for three generations.  Gallagher has been a political activist on issues; and party leader in two of the state’s major parties.  He has helped run Minneapolis political conventions and worked on campaigns of Minneapolis City Council Members and Mayors.  He was born and raised in Minneapolis, and lived there his entire life.

Gallagher has been an advocate of ending marijuana Prohibition for decades.  He is an original member of the first Board of Directors of Minnesota NORML in 2011, and has been Chair of the Board since 2017.  Now that polls show majority support legal marijuana, taxed and regulated like beer and wine for adults age 21 and older,  why – in a democracy – does the government defy the will of the People?  If our lawmakers lack the political will, then we say “Let the People Decide” via a Minnesota Constitutional Amendment on the general election ballot.

As a criminal justice professional, Gallagher works with, and against, police officers as fellow criminal justice professionals.  No profession or professional is without its virtues or its flaws.  We do not deserve to be put on a pedestal, nor to be demonized.  We deserve to be judged for our actions, not our role.  Law enforcement officers, like criminal defense lawyers, see some of the less attractive aspects of life and people but also some of the most inspirational.  Ideally, we can gain insights from these experiences.  Law Enforcement Action Partnership, a group of law enforcement professionals advocating legalization of drugs, deserves credit.  When we allow our elected officials to enact bad laws, which our law enforcement officers are paid to enforce, which our courts are called upon to administer – we all lose.  Let’s change the laws to make them equal, fair, rational, and to protect our human rights and liberty.

A recognized expert in Minnesota criminal law, Gallagher is a published author of numerous legal articles.  He has taught dozens of Continuing Legal Education courses to other lawyers, judges, police officers, and paralegals.  He is also a frequent public speaker to groups about criminal law and law reform topics.

Minneapolis Criminal Defense >  Thomas Gallagher has conducted and won numerous jury trials, as well as appeals.  He has top-ratings from three different organizations respected for rating lawyers, which range from the top five percent to the top seven percent of Minnesota criminal lawyers.

Gallagher will provide free consultations of up to a half-hour about your Minnesota criminal law matter.  Call 612-333-1500.

2 responses to “About Gallagher Criminal Defense

  1. Is it legal to run a website that informs people about use/growing/harvesting of cannabis in Minnesota? Would there be criminal punishment if you were not physically working with the substance, but happened to tell people how to handle it if they chose too?

    • As the old maxim says, “there is one answer to every legal question: it depends.” Without researching it for a client, it seems to me that scenarios can be imagined where it could be a crime, e.g. a criminal conspiracy crime, depending upon the facts and circumstances. It is also easy to imagine scenarios where that could be done without committing a crime. It would be important to fully and deeply understand the law, in order to avoid violating it even inadvertently.

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