Eagan, Minnesota

Eagan Criminal Defense Attorneys

Being convicted of a crime can alter your life forever — so when the dust settles, you'll want to look back on this moment and know you did everything you could to keep your record clean.

That's why we always fight to get your charges completely dismissed. If you want to get your life back on track, the first step is scheduling a free consultation with us.

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you deserve the best defense

Don't let one mistake define the rest of your life

Who you hire to defend you is a life-changing decision. All lawyers get the same license, but all lawyers are not the same.

Jeffrey Sheridan has practiced criminal law for over three decades. He's been named a "Minnesota ICON" as well as the "Attorney of the Year" three times for his fierce client advocacy, innovative approaches to criminal defense, and unwavering commitment to the rights of his clients.

Randall Kins has been recognized as one of the Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys Under 40 in Minnesota. He has also been twice named among the "Ones to Watch" list by Best Lawyers and recognized as a SuperLawyers "Rising Star," a designation only awarded to 2.5% of attorneys in the state.

If you want the most experienced, dedicated defense team by your side, schedule a consultation with us.

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We defend our clients against a broad range of charges

DWI Defense

If you have been charged with a DWI, it may seem only thing to do is accept the accusation of a machine and plead guilty. It is far from your only choice. At Sheridan, Dulas, Hunstad & Kins, P.A., we don't seek plea deals for DWI charges. We will actually fight your DWI charges with the aim of a not guilty verdict.

Drug Crimes

A drug-related charge doesn't have to define your future.  Right now, you might be thinking that you don’t have options — but you’d be surprised. We’ve represented thousands of clients, all of whom started in the same position as you right now. Schedule a consultation with us to learn more.

Juvenile Defense

A juvenile record will adversely impact your child’s future opportunities, including educational opportunities that are so critical to their future. We understand that your child means everything to you, which is why we will build a vigorous defense on your child’s behalf.

Assault & Battery

Assault charges can vary depending on whether or not you caused injury to the victim, how severe the injuries were, and more. These cases can be complicated, which is why you need the best possible attorney at your side to fight for you.

Domestic Assault

An accusation of domestic assault or violence can have a serious impact on your personal and professional reputation and lead to severe criminal penalties. In addition, there are serious hidden collateral consequences, such as a lifetime ban on the possession of firearms. You should not ever try to face these charges alone.


A criminal record can have major impact on your ability to seek an education, get a job, and secure housing. With the help of one of our experienced lawyers, you may be eligible to seal your record through an expungement.

Eagan Defense

Courts in Eagan, MN

Eagan is the second-largest city in Dakota County. There are three Dakota County District Court locations in Dakota County:

  • the Judicial Center in Hastings,
  • the Western Service Center in Apple Valley, and 
  • the Northern Service Center in West St. Paul.

The county courts handle criminal, traffic, civil and conciliation, family, juvenile, probate and mental health, and treatment court (Adult Drug Court, DWI Court, Family Dependency Treatment Court, and Juvenile Drug Court) cases. 

To learn more about the court relevant to your case, schedule a consultation with us.

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How can an attorney help me?

With criminal charges, your lawyer’s job isn’t merely about proving your innocence. What most people don’t realize is that even if you have committed a crime, an experienced attorney can still find ways to lower your charges or even have them outright dismissed.

A defense attorney's job is to comb through every detail of your case to find inadmissible evidence and every possible opportunity for your charges to be lowered or dismissed.

This level of defense is what we call “leaving no stone unturned”. It’s a strategy that requires time, energy, and expertise — and it can get you life-altering results.

You must ask yourself, can you afford not to hire the best lawyer you can?

The stakes are high in a criminal case. Beyond just facing jail time or steep fines, the consequences of living with a criminal record are not to be ignored. It can make it more difficult for you to obtain employment, get custody of your children, or rent an apartment or home. And if you’ve been convicted of a felony-level crime, you will be stripped of the right to vote or bear arms.

A truly great attorney is one who takes the responsibility of defending your rights very seriously. We know what's at stake, and our only goal is to get your life back on track.


Reviews For Sheridan, Dulas, Hunstad & Kins, P.A.

See what our clients are saying.


We hired Randall to handle our DUI case. It was a scary situation and he was an excellent guide throughout the long process. He was able to negotiate getting the license back while we waited for the final ruling which was very helpful. Randall negotiated with the prosecutor back and forth and was able to secure a deal we felt comfortable with and are very happy we didn't go through this alone as surely our outcome would have been MUCH less favorable. Randall also kept us updated along the way, he made himself available to clarify, explain and advise us at any time. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney, your best interests will be very well cared for.


Randall and his team helped me with my case in a very professional way. I have never experienced anything like this before and Randall took the time to explain to me every single detail more than once. Is a very complicated system and he totally took the time to explain it to me. I would totally hire him and his law firm.


I hired Randall Kins to clear up an old charge that was on my record for over 30 years. He was very quick, professional, and kept me informed of the status of his investigation. I was very pleased with his service.

Nicole S.

Immediately after I was involved in a DWI incident I contacted Mr. Kins. During a free consultation, he actively listened to my story and made me feel comfortable. I hired him immediately and he continued to be a great resource and trusted attorney.


Immediately after I was involved in a DWI incident I contacted Mr. Kins. During a free consultation, he actively listened to my story and made me feel comfortable. I hired him immediately and he continued to be a great resource and trusted attorney. Throughout my complicated two-year case, he maintained professionalism and always had my best interest in mind. The result of my court case turned out better than I could have expected, and I would recommend him to anyone that needs a competent and trusted attorney.


I retained Mr. Sheridan based on reviews from this very site. Those reviews were not wrong. Through a long drawn-out process he never wavered. He guided me in every aspect of the ordeal. He stuck with me till the end. And in the end, the charges were dismissed due largely I believe cause he never stopped fighting for me. I would recommend Mr. Sheridan to anyone in a heartbeat.


Mr. Kins is at the top of the game when it comes to his craft. He will fight for you all the way to the end and get you the best deal. He stands off in the courtroom above all the other lawyers. He did an amazing job for me in my case and you will be going the wrong way if you don’t choose him for your case.


I was unfairly charged with a domestic assault misdemeanor and I was really terrified. Attorney Randall took on my case and he was very transparent throughout each step. Knowing what to expect and what my options (good and bad) were was very helpful to me. Randall really advocated for me and even went further to ask other third parties involved to help prove my innocence. I will forever be grateful to him. If you are looking for someone who genuinely cares about your story and is willing to go the extra mile then please consider Randall to represent you. He is a real Shark and he is very persistent in ensuring the best interests of his clients.


Mr. Sheridan knows his business well, very well. He fought like a pit bull to remove charges and shot holes thru a very shady officer's defense. We walked away with 1 yr probation. Thank You Sir for all you do!


I hired Attorney Randall Kins for a criminal matter involving a Felony. Not only did Attorney Kins handle this matter in my favor but did without even a court appearance from me. He was upfront from the start and remained very professional throughout. Thank you Attorney Kins.

Next steps

So you’ve been charged — what happens now?

The first step to getting a great defense is to schedule a free consultation. Every criminal case is unique, so you’ll have an opportunity to share the facts of your case and hear about your attorney’s defense strategy during this meeting. You can book a consultation with us here.

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