A-Affordable Bail Bonds is proud to partner with attorneys from around the Midwest. These partnerships allow us to refer our clients to effective, experienced legal representation and receive the best defense possible.
Over the next several weeks, we’d like to introduce you to some of our partner attorneys and highlight their areas of expertise. This week, we’re getting to know Richard Edinger, who serves clients in the Fargo, ND area.
Richard has lived in Fargo since he was 10 years old and completed his Bachelor of Science degree in political science at North Dakota State University. He attended Cooley Law School at Western Michigan University, where he graduated cum laude.
Since he began practicing law in 1996, Richard has received recognition and accolades from various legal organizations from around the country. He was named one of the top 100 trial lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers, was named a Superior DUI Attorney by the National Advocacy for DUI Defence for 5 consecutive years, and received the Distinguished Faculty Award from Lorman Educational Services for his guest lectures.
Overall, Richard has focused his practice on criminal defense, with a particular emphasis on DUI defense. In over 100 DUI cases that Richard defended in various countries throughout North Dakota (including Cass County, Eddy County, Grand Forks County, Foster County, Ransom County, Richland County, Stutsman County, and Williams County), he successfully reduced the DUI charge to a reckless driving charge.
Amending a DUI charge to a reckless driving charge not only results in lighter fines & penalties but also results in far fewer ongoing legal issues and concerns down the road. For example, under North Dakota law, a third DUI conviction within a 7-year period carries a mandatory minimum jail sentence of 120 days. By contrast, a second DUI conviction carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 days. If you find yourself on trial for a DUI, avoiding just one conviction can provide a huge relief for you and your family!
Of course, Richard also excels in other types of defense, including drug cases, murder cases, and driving under suspension cases. So no matter what charges you’re facing, Richard is one of the best attorneys to have on your side. In fact, among all attorneys in the Fargo, North Dakota region, Richard is one of the few with a winning record in jury trials.
Richard himself says, “After 22 years of practicing criminal defense, I have zealously defended thousands of cases. I have successfully handled cases ranging from minor in possession of alcohol to murder. I have learned the subtle nuances in the criminal justice system that can be the difference between success and failure. I do not go to work to file forms or to please the prosecutor. I focus on making the process painless for my clients and obtaining results!”
Long story short, if you’re in need of top-quality legal representation in North Dakota, particularly for a DUI charge, there is no better choice than Richard Edinger! You can find more information on our Featured Attorneys page.