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Child Abuse

Being wrongfully accused of assaulting a child, or Malicious Punishment, or any host of charges that involve a child as an alleged victim, can feel like the entire world is against you. As difficult as the allegations can be, the consequences of not having proper legal representation can be even worse.

Minnesota Legal Defense will aggressively defend clients charged with crimes like malicious punishment or facing child maltreatment allegations. Attorney Paul D. Sellers has handled hundreds of these type of cases and knows exactly how to protect those accused.


Even if you have not been charged yet, it is important to have an attorney from the moment you believe you may be a suspect. 

With your case in the hands of one of the most experienced criminal trial lawyers in Minnesota, you will immediately gain the protection and piece of mind that comes from having all of your rights completely protected. 


Malicious Punishment


Not Guilty


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Client was charged with Malicious Punishment of a child for allegedly harming his child in a pharmacy store. The store manager called the police and said that he witnessed the assault and demanded that Client be arrested. Client was arrested in front of his daughter and taken to jail. At trial, attorney Paul D. Sellers demanded that the store manager hand over the surveillance video to see what really happened in the store. The manager admitted that although there were other people in the store, somehow he was the only one who heard or saw the child abuse. Then he refused to show the video from the part of the store where he said it happened. The jury was horrified that he had falsely accused a wonderful dad. It was a very quick Not Guilty verdict for Paul D. Sellers and Minnesota Legal Defense.

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