Category Archives: Criminal Defense


Criminal Defense Step One: Know Your Rights When Talking to Cops
Criminal Defense Step One: Know Your Rights When Talking to Cops
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There is no denying the current tension between citizens and members of law enforcement, especially in our state. After the shooting of Philando Castile and the subsequent protests, many citizens have begun to ask about their rights while speaking with law enforcement officers so that they know what they are required to say and do and how to protect themselves legally.

 

To help, we created this handy guide. Below, you can read about your rights when you are in


Understanding the Federal Criminal Process
Understanding the Federal Criminal Process
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In the United States, there are both state and federal laws. State laws are passed by the state government and prosecuted in state court. Federal laws are passed by the United States Congress and prosecuted in Federal District Court.

 

Federal crimes are taken very seriously and often carry severe penalties. The most commonly prosecuted federal crimes are white collar crimes such as fraud and embezzlement, drug crimes such as trafficking and smuggling, and sex crimes such as child pornography


Minnesota Crimes That Disqualify You from Joining the Military
Minnesota Crimes That Disqualify You from Joining the Military
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For many, serving in the United States military is the ultimate sign of dedication and protection for our country. It’s a choice and sacrifice you’re willing to make because you believe in America and what we stand for.

 

While all branches of the military actively seek new members, not everyone is automatically eligible to join. You have to fulfill a number of physical and mental health requirements in addition to meeting high moral and legal standards.

 

For this


Ten Reasons We Are Your Best Defense
Ten Reasons We Are Your Best Defense
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10 Reasons We’re Your Best Defense from cwkeyser

 

With an endless amount of lawyers to choose from, finding the right criminal defense attorney can be overwhelming. Here are ten reasons we are the best defense for anyone facing criminal charges in state or federal court.

 

1. Experience. With over 20 years of combined legal experience, Keyser Law, P.A. knows how to win. Criminal charges are far too serious to leave to an inexperienced attorney. From petty misdemeanors


Why You Should Never Plead Guilty To Disorderly Conduct
Why You Should Never Plead Guilty To Disorderly Conduct
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Before we explain why you should never plead guilty to disorderly conduct, a disclaimer: not all cases are alike and while this article gives some good advice, it isn’t intended to be “one size fits all.” Consult with a criminal defense attorney before deciding how to proceed if you’ve been charged with disorderly conduct.

 

Minnesota Disorderly Conduct

 

What exactly is considered disorderly conduct? Under Minnesota law, whoever does any of the following in a public or private


What’s the Difference Between Theft, Robbery, and Burglary?
What’s the Difference Between Theft, Robbery, and Burglary?
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People often mistake robbery for burglary, or burglary for theft. So what’s the difference?

 

Minnesota Theft Charges

 

Theft is generally defined as intentionally taking property that is not yours. The property can be taken temporarily or permanently, but as long as you take it without permission, a theft has been committed. Common types of theft include pickpocketing, shoplifting, tricking someone into providing services without paying, writing a bad check (or a check without enough funs in the bank


Common Myths About Minnesota Search Warrants
Common Myths About Minnesota Search Warrants
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Whenever a police officer asks to search your home or vehicle, you have two options: voluntarily consent to a search or refuse to comply unless the police have a search warrant. Telling the cops to “come back with a warrant” is not only your right but usually – if not always – a smart idea.

 

What is a search warrant and how do they work in Minnesota? Most people understand that a search warrant is a court-authorized document


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.

MINNEAPOLIS