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Hello Jacustomer,In Minnesota, Fleeing an Officer is not a very minor offense. It happens to be a felony charge, and has a maximum penalty of three years of prison. See link.Fortunately, your son is still a juvenile and this is not the sort of offense that will likely get transferred to adult court, but he very much needs a lawyer. If you can afford one, he should have a private lawyer, because he would not be eligible for a free one. If you cannot, many public defenders are excellent lawyers. All will know the worth and weight of this case from seeing the court papers and hearing from your son, and should be able to handle the matter more than competently. If the public defender does not seem to be doing his or her job, you can contact his supervisor and that should help. If it doesn't, the judge will generally make one change of appointed counsel if there's a problem between a defendant and his client, if the defendant asks for a new one.
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