Author: Chris Keyser


Four In Minnesota Charged In International “Uber of Sex Trafficking”
Four In Minnesota Charged In International “Uber of Sex Trafficking”
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One of the most “sophisticated human trafficking operations” in the country has been shut down after four were charged in St. Paul for their roles in an international sex trafficking and prostitution ring.

 

The enterprise took women from China and Korea to areas throughout the country to be sold as prostitutes. The prostitutes had to work 12-14 hours a day, were raped, beaten, and lost their freedoms. Many lost their passports, and earned little money after having to pay


Custody Disputes Can Lead to Kidnapping Charges in Minnesota
Custody Disputes Can Lead to Kidnapping Charges in Minnesota
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Category: Kidnapping

After a divorce, agreements like child custody and alimony may still bring you face-to-face with your ex. If tension still exists as you are picking up and dropping off your child to stay with your ex, you may be tempted to keep your child away from them for longer than your parenting plan allows.

 

Even if you think this is the safest move for your child, be very careful. You have to follow the order. If not, you may


Penalties for Sex Crimes In Minnesota May Get Even Tougher
Penalties for Sex Crimes In Minnesota May Get Even Tougher
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Category: Sex Crimes

Sex offenders are one of the most stigmatized groups of offenders in the criminal justice system. The initial penalties for sex crimes include jail time and fines, but even after time is served, a sex offender is branded for life, and their conviction follows them everywhere.

 

Sex offender registries throughout the country prohibit offenders from basic activities and places such as being near facilities that are deemed as “catering to children” (something that can include churches) or posting on


6 Reasons Everyone Eligible Should Seal or Expunge Their Record
6 Reasons Everyone Eligible Should Seal or Expunge Their Record
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A run-in with the law can have a huge negative impact on your life. Most people think that all of the consequences you face are tied to whether or not you are convicted, but unfortunately this is not the case.

 

Sure, you won’t be going to prison or paying off ridiculous fines if you beat your charges, but that doesn’t mean that everything just returns to normal. Why not? Because you will have a criminal record.

 

That’s right.


When Is Retail Theft a Felony in Minnesota?
When Is Retail Theft a Felony in Minnesota?
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Crimes are classified in two major categories: misdemeanors and felonies. In many states, these two categories are broken down further into first degree misdemeanor, second degree felony, and so on.

 

Minnesota classifies charges a little bit differently than many of our neighbors. There are no felony “degrees,” so sentencing will depend upon the specific charge.

 

Shoplifting may not seem like the most serious crime in the book, but in some situations it can be charged as a felony.


4 Ways Getting Drunk on St. Patrick’s Day Could Land You in Jail
4 Ways Getting Drunk on St. Patrick’s Day Could Land You in Jail
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St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, and with the holiday on a Friday this year, the festivities could last all weekend for some.

 

What does that mean?

 

While this is a holiday that features parades, sweet treats, and far too much “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” attire, everyone knows that those things are only a sideshow. In modern day America, what St. Patrick’s Day is really about is drinking.

 

Now, there’s nothing wrong with that. You


Domestic Violence Causes 80% of Minnesota Female Homicides
Domestic Violence Causes 80% of Minnesota Female Homicides
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It can’t be said enough: domestic assault is a huge problem in Minnesota.

 

In 2016 alone, 21 people in our state died due to domestic violence. Those numbers don’t tell the whole story, either. When people die from domestic violence, they often leave behind children, parents, or friends who are asking themselves what could have been done to prevent this person’s death.

 

According to reports, seven children watched their mother die this year. That’s seven too many.


MINNEAPOLIS & ST. PAUL CRIMINAL DEFENSE & DWI LAW FIRM SERVING

 

With offices in Minneapolis and Stillwater, Minnesota, Keyser Law, P.A. handles cases throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area including:

 

HENNEPIN COUNTY

 

Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, Chanhassen, Corcoran, Crystal, Dayton, Deephaven, Eden Prairie, Edina, Excelsior, Golden Valley, Greenfield, Greenwood, Hanover, Hopkins, Independence, Long Lake, Loretto, Maple Grove, Maple Plain, Medicine Lake, Medina, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Minnetrista, Mound, New Hope, Orono, Osseo, Plymouth, Richfield, Robbinsdale, Rockford, Rogers, Shorewood, Spring Park, St. Anthony Village, St. Bonifacius, St. Louis Park, Wayzata, Woodland and Hassan Township.

WASHINGTON COUNTY

 

Afton, Bayport, Birchwood Village, Cottage Grove, Dellwood, Forest Lake, Grant, Hugo, Lake Elmo, Lake St. Croix Beach, Lakeland Shores, Lakeland, Landfall, Mahtomedi, Marine on St. Croix, Newport, Oak Park Heights, Oakdale, Pine Springs, Scandia, St. Marys Point, St. Paul Park, Stillwater, Willernie, White Bear Lake, Woodbury, Baytown, Denmark, Grey Cloud Island, May, West Lakeland, Garen and Point Douglas.

RAMSEY COUNTY

Arden Hills, Blaine, Falcon Heights, Gem Lake, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, North St. Paul, Roseville, Shoreview, St. Anthony, St. Paul, Spring Lake Park, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake and White Bear Lake Township.

ANOKA COUNTY

Andover, Anoka, Bethel, Blaine, Centerville, Circle Pines, Columbia Heights, Columbus, Coon Rapids, East Bethel, Fridley, Ham Lake, Hilltop, Lexington, Lino Lakes, Nowthen, Oak Grove, Ramsey and St. Francis.

DAKOTA COUNTY

Apple Valley, Burnsville, Coates, Eagan, Farmington, Hampton, Hastings, Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville, Lilydale, Mendota, Mendota Heights, Miesville, New Trier, Northfield, Randolph, Rosemount, South St. Paul, Sunfish Lake, Vermillion and West St. Paul.

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