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Practice Areas


Criminal Defense

When you are charged with a crime you need attorneys who are going to fight for you. We are experienced attorneys who understands the criminal justice system. We work to make sure my client’s rights are protected. We have successfully defended clients on charges of assault, drug distribution, burglary, robbery, criminal sexual conduct and many others. We will work with you throughout the process to ensure that your rights are protected.
What Are My Rights After An Arrest?

After an arrest, you have the right to remain silent, the right to an attorney, and the right to a fair and speedy trial. You also have the right to be informed of the charges against you and to be protected from self-incrimination.

Why Do I Need A Criminal Defense Attorney?

A criminal defense attorney is essential to protect your legal rights, provide expert legal guidance, and build a strong defense. They navigate complex legal procedures, negotiate plea deals, and work to minimize penalties, ensuring a fair and just legal process while advocating for your best interests.

What Penalties Should I Expect?

Criminal defense case penalties differ based on charges. They typically involve fines, probation, jail or prison terms, restitution, and community service. Probation violations can lead to more penalties. A permanent criminal record may impact employment and housing. Skilled criminal defense attorneys can help minimize these consequences and tailor a defense strategy.

Should I Plead Guilty?

Deciding whether to plead guilty in a criminal case is a crucial decision that hinges on factors like the case details, evidence strength, legal rights, and potential consequences. Consulting a skilled criminal defense attorney is vital for understanding your options and making an informed decision.
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Family Law

We specialize in providing top-notch family law services in Central Minnesota. Our dedicated team of attorneys is experienced in handling various family law matters, including divorce, child custody, spousal support, property division, and domestic violence cases. We approach each case with care and expertise, ensuring that our clients receive empathetic support while we work tirelessly to protect their rights and secure favorable outcomes. For reliable and effective family law representation, trust The Law Offices of Samuel E. Surface, Ltd. & Rebecca A. Waxse.
How is child custody determined in divorce cases?

Child custody is determined based on the child’s best interests, considering factors like the parents’ ability to provide a stable environment and maintain a healthy relationship with the child.

What is the process for spousal support (alimony) in divorce?

Spousal support is determined based on factors such as the length of the marriage, each spouse’s financial situation, and the need for financial support.

How are marital assets divided in a divorce?

Marital assets are typically divided equitably, but not always equally, taking into account factors like contributions, future earning potential, and specific state laws.

What legal steps can I take in cases of domestic violence?

Legal options include obtaining a protective order, involving law enforcement, and seeking help from a family law attorney to navigate the legal process for protection and support.


Protective Orders

A protective order is a legal mandate designed to prevent contact or certain behaviors that may pose a threat; we can guide you through the process, helping you understand eligibility criteria, providing legal representation, and ensuring the necessary steps are taken to obtain and enforce the protective order for your safety.
What is a Protective Order?

A protective order is a legal document issued by a court to prevent contact or specific behaviors that may pose a threat or harm to an individual, providing a legal safeguard against harassment or abuse.

How can I obtain a Protective Order?

To obtain a protective order, you typically need to file a petition with the court, outlining the reasons for seeking protection and providing evidence of the threat. Our attorneys can guide you through this process, offering legal support and representation.

What factors influence the issuance of a Protective Order?

The court considers factors such as the nature of the threat, evidence of past harm, and the overall safety and well-being of the petitioner. Our legal experts can help you understand these factors and build a strong case for the issuance of a protective order.

What happens if a Protective Order is violated?

Violating a protective order is a serious offense with legal consequences. If someone breaches the terms of the order, they may face penalties such as fines, imprisonment, or other legal repercussions. Our attorneys can assist you in taking appropriate steps if a violation occurs.

Protective Orders

Driving Under the Influence

Our attorneys specialize in DUI cases, offering a wealth of legal expertise and a strong commitment to defending our clients.

Possession of Illegal Substances

If you have been charged with a drug crime, you could be facing significant penalties, especially if you’ve been convicted in the past.

Robbery & Burglary Steals

Our attorneys work tirelessly to protect all rights when they stand accused of stealing or destroying other people's property and estate.

Felonies & Misdemeanors

If you are under investigation in a federal crime or have already been charged, your future and freedom may be in jeopardy, but we can help.

Custody and Child Support

Our attorneys specialize in custody and child support cases, offering expert legal guidance. They work diligently to protect parental rights.

Divorce and Orders of Protection

Our attorneys are experts in divorce and orders of protection, offering dedicated legal guidance. We specialize in family law and fair outcomes.

Sex Crimes and Assault

Our attorneys are experts in sex crime cases, offering dedicated legal support. They have a profound understanding of the legal intricacies involved.

Probate Litigation Process

Our attorneys are experts in probate litigation process: contested wills, asset distribution disagreements, estate management, and claims.
Law Offices of Samuel E. Surface, Ltd. & Rebecca A. Waxse
We actively share our knowledge and pass down years of experience to maintain excellence throughout the firm.
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