Category Archives: General Legal


Multiple Children Does Not Mean Multiple Aggravating Factors in DWI Cases
Multiple Children Does Not Mean Multiple Aggravating Factors in DWI Cases
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Category: DWI/DUI | General Legal | News

 

Under Minnesota’s DWI laws, an impaired driver’s criminal charges can be “enhanced” or made more serious if:

 

 

DWI charges can include one or more aggravating factor. But what about having multiple kids in the car during a DWI


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


How Long Can Police Hold You In Custody?
How Long Can Police Hold You In Custody?
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In Minnesota, there are primarily four ways suspects enter the criminal justice system once accused of committing a criminal offense.

 

Citation: A police officer does not arrest a suspect but instead gives a citation or “ticket” explaining what the suspect is charged with and usually a date to appear in court.

 

Summons and Complaint: A complaint is a written document charging a defendant with criminal offense. Complaints are often mailed to defendants in cases involving


How a Minnesota Grand Jury Works
How a Minnesota Grand Jury Works
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Category: General Legal | Jury

 

What is a grand jury and how do they work in Minnesota? Grand juries are a group of randomly selected people from the community who are summoned to court, sworn in, instructed by a judge, and advised by either the County Attorney or an Assistant County Attorney (Minnesota county prosecutors who are sometimes called “District Attorneys” in other states). The purpose of a grand jury is to hear evidence concerning serious felonies (usually homicides) and to decide whether there


How To Decipher Legal Jargon
How To Decipher Legal Jargon
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If you’ve ever read a legal document before, then you know how confusing and convoluted they can be. Most of it is necessary due to the complication of laws, but some of it just seems like flat out jargon. Check out this graphic below to learn How To Deciper Legal Jargon, a.k.a. ‘legalese’.

 

 

Brought to you by Chris Keyser, a criminal defense lawyer in Minneapolis.


Criminal Defense in Hennepin County, Minnesota
Criminal Defense in Hennepin County, Minnesota
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As a Hennepin County Criminal Defense Law Firm, we continuously get charges dismissed or reduced throughout Minneapolis and surrounding cities.  Call us at (612) 281-8325 for a free consultation.

 

Hennepin County has a population of 1,152,425 with Minneapolis as the county seat.  Of Minnesota’s ten judicial districts, Hennepin County makes up the Fourth Judicial District with two downtown locations and three suburban locations.

 

 

Division I: Hennepin County Government Center
300 South Sixth Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55487

 


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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