Criminal Investigation Continues In Prince’s Death

A criminal investigation is currently underway against the doctor/s who prescribed meds to Prince. As we know, Prince died in his Paisley Park home a few weeks ago and the autopsy results have not yet been disclosed. Prince was found dead in an elevator in his home.  A search warrant was executed at Paisley Park and the DEA are investigating who was at fault and who prescribed Prince the drugs. Prince’s team reached out to a specialist in California for help with Prince’s drug addiction. Unfortunately, Dr. Kornfeld sent his son Andrew Kornfeld who isn’t a doctor to meet with Prince. Andrew Kornfeld is now under being looked into because he flew to Minnesota with Opiates.

A Search warrant showed that Dr. Michael Schulemberg was a doctor at North Memorial Medical center in Minnesota and that he saw and met with Prince on April 7 and 20th. He apparently was at Prince’s house to drop off test results when he was found dead. Dr. Schulemberg admitted that he saw and prescribed medication to Prince when he was interviewed by police at Princes home. He prescribed Prince Medication which was later filled at Walgreens in Chanhassen. Investigators are now looking into Prince’s medical records to see if anyone else prescribed him medication. The DEA and investigators are trying to find out who prescribed Prince his medication and who owned the medication found at Paisley Park. Both Dr. Kornfield and Dr. Schulemberg will need to hire a criminal defense lawyer in Minnesota on a pre-charge bases. Both Doctors need to be careful on what is said and who they speak to. Charges have not yet been filed against either Doctor.

Why hire an attorney for a pre-charge?

When the police or the DEA or the sheriff’s office are beginning a criminal investigation, it is time to hire a lawyer. A criminal defense lawyer can act as the middle person between the State/investigators and the potential defendant. Once an attorney is hired, the police must go through the hired lawyer to get to the client. This ensures, that the potential Defendant does not make an admission or a statement that could hurt the case or lead to charges. An attorney can also advise the client on whether to make a statement. In some cases, an attorney can also help and mitigate the situation to avoid charges from ever being filed. Additionally, a hired defense lawyer can find out information about what direction the case and investigation is going. If you are the target of any criminal investigation in Minnesota, contact Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys for a free consultation before talking to the police.

If the police are investigating you, you will need an experienced Minnesota County criminal defense attorney to advocate and fight the allegations against you. Do not wait until court or until you have been charged to hire an attorney. You should consult with an attorney immediately after being contacted by the police department. Max Keller is a criminal attorney in Minnesota. Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys offers free consultations. Call 952-913-1421 to talk with a criminal attorney licensed in Minnesota. Max Keller has handled many felony cases throughout the State. Visit our website at Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys also handles professional licensing cases. The attorneys at Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys specifically handle cases where doctors or nurses have been charged with a crime and have to answer the licensing board.

Max Keller has won countless jury trial cases involving misdemeanors and felonies, sex crimes, and DWI’s. He is a member of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, which only allows the top 50 criminal defense attorneys in the state as members. Max is a frequent speaker at CLE’s and is often asked for advice by other defense attorneys across Minnesota.

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