Author: Chris Keyser


Former MN Housing Repair Contractor Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud
Former MN Housing Repair Contractor Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud
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Category: Fraud

Late spring is one of the busiest times to buy and sell real estate. As the weather heats up, realtors and clients alike are rushing to finalize deals and move before their desired deadlines. It’s not uncommon to communicate with your real estate agent over text or e-mail, but be careful – Minnesota law enforcement officials have noticed high levels of fraud disguised as real estate transactions.

 

The fraud may work like this: you’re a homebuyer and you’re ready


Hermantown Man Receives Longest Sentence Ever for Sex Crimes
Hermantown Man Receives Longest Sentence Ever for Sex Crimes
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There have been many stories in the news recently about sex offenders who have received only a few months in prison or otherwise “light” sentences. When these stories come out, they tend to stay in the news for a while, and often people protest over the injustice of it or even try to implement laws to make punishments for sex offenders more severe.

 

In Minnesota, however, the headlines right now are telling a completely different story. In Hermantown earlier


How Campfires Can Result in Arson Charges in Minnesota
How Campfires Can Result in Arson Charges in Minnesota
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Category: Arson

As the weather starts to get warmer with the arrival of May, you might be feeling the itch to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. Whether you have a summer camping trip planned or just can’t wait to spend the night in the backyard, a cozy campfire probably sounds wonderful.

 

Be careful, though. If your campfire gets out of hand, you can do some serious damage to the surrounding area – damage that can result in criminal charges. Stephen


When Do Minnesotans Need to Worry about the UCMJ Being Enforced?
When Do Minnesotans Need to Worry about the UCMJ Being Enforced?
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Category: Military Law | UCMJ

Entering the armed forces is more than just boot camp and drill sergeants, you have an entirely new set of laws to follow. The Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) was enacted in 1951 in order to promote discipline, efficiency, and strength within the nation’s armed forces.

 

Every member of the armed forces, from the Army to the Coast Guard, must follow these rules. Additional rules may be enacted by a certain branch of the military, but will only


Why Every DWI Charge Matters in Minnesota
Why Every DWI Charge Matters in Minnesota
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So you’ve been charged with a DWI.

 

Maybe you thought you were okay to drive, but the Breathalyzer said otherwise and you’re still trying to figure it out. Maybe there was a misunderstanding with police officers and you were worried that arguing about it would only get you into more trouble.

 

No matter what led to your DWI charges, you probably just want to get the case over with and return to your normal life. Plus, you may


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


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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