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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


Minnesota Sex Offender Program Ruled Unconstitutional
Minnesota Sex Offender Program Ruled Unconstitutional
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Category: Media | News | Sex Crimes

 

A Prison Disguised as a Treatment Center

 

The Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) aims to provide court-ordered sex offender treatment to people who complete prison sentences, usually for criminal sexual conduct offenses. Once a prisoner’s sentence is complete, he is civilly committed to the MSOP for an “unspecified period of time.” People can be civilly committed if a judge determines that individual is a “sexual psychopathic personality” or a “sexually dangerous person,” or both. As of April 1,


Supreme Court Rules No Deportation for Drugs Hidden in Socks
Supreme Court Rules No Deportation for Drugs Hidden in Socks
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On June 1, 2015, in Mellouli v. Lynch, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that a non-citizen who was convicted of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia could not be deported for that offense. Mr. Mellouli was a lawful permanent resident (commonly referred to as a “green card holder”) living in Kansas. He was stopped by police in 2010 for a traffic-related offense. A search at the jail discovered four pills in Mr. Mellouli’s sock. The pills were never identified in


Police Cannot Extend Traffic Stops to Wait for Drug Dogs
Police Cannot Extend Traffic Stops to Wait for Drug Dogs
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On April 21, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that police cannot extend a person’s detention, during a normal traffic stop, while they look for evidence of crimes unrelated to the offense that prompted the initial stop.

 

In Rodriguez v. United States, a driver was pulled over by police for driving on the highway shoulder. Police then made the driver wait 10 minutes for backup officers to arrive with a drug-sniffing dog to search for drugs. Once the


Can Police Search Your Trash Without a Warrant?
Can Police Search Your Trash Without a Warrant?
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On March 11, 2015, the Minnesota Supreme Court decided there is no expectation of privacy for trash or garbage placed on the curb or in an alley for collection. The police can lawfully search your trash or garbage without a warrant.

 

The case is State of Minnesota vs. David Ford McMurray. Police received a tip that David McMurray had drugs in his home. When McMurray left his garbage on his curb for pickup, police had the garbage collector


2014 Undergraduate Scholarship Winner
2014 Undergraduate Scholarship Winner
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Category: News | Press Releases

In 2014, Keyser Law, P.A. created an undergraduate scholarship program to provide financial support to students working towards a career in the legal field. We strive to positively change people’s lives by advocating for them during life’s most important and significant challenges. Great students will someday make great advocates, and we hope this scholarship program supports that endeavor.

The 2014 scholarship award amount is $1,500.00. We received outstanding essay submissions from schools across the country, including the University of California


Minnesota’s “Ban the Box” Law Explained
Minnesota’s “Ban the Box” Law Explained
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Minnesota’s “Ban the Box” law was signed by Governor Mark Dayton in 2013, and went into effect on January 1, 2014. The new law has been in affect for public employers since 2009 but is now extended to private employers. This blog explains what the Ban the Box law is, what is aims to do, and how it affects Minnesotans with criminal records.

 

What is the Ban the Box law?

 

The Ban the Box law aims to


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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