Criminal Practice

Military Defense



Minnesota Military Judge Advocate (JAG) Defense Attorney

Captain Christopher Keyser currently serves as a Judge Advocate (JAG) in the U.S. Army Reserves.  Captain Keyser is a criminal defense attorney who understands the consequences of military service members facing criminal charges.

If you are an active, reserve, or veteran service member facing criminal charges in Minnesota, you need a defense lawyer who understands "both sides."  Many state defense attorneys do not understand the impact a criminal conviction can have on a military career.  As a Soldier, Officer and defense lawyer, Captain Keyser understands the unique issues surrounding our service members' legal problems.  


The Effects of Criminal Convictions on Service Members

Depending on your state, federal or military criminal charges, a conviction can have disastrous effects on your military career.  Many criminal convictions lead to courts martial, administrative separations from the military, or create bars to reenlistment - all effectively ending your military career.  Other offenses, such as assaults, can restrict your right to carry a firearm which can also end your service career.  Service members charged with criminal offenses require special representation.  Having a private criminal defense attorney who is also a Judge Advocate will dramatically increase your chances of success.


U.S. Citizenship for Military Members

Members of the U.S. Armed Forces may be eligible for U.S. citizenship by qualifying for naturalization through military service under Section 328 or 329 of the Immigration & Naturalization Act.  Spouses of U.S. citizen members of the U.S. Armed Forces who are (or will be) deployed may be eligible for expedited naturalization or for overseas processing.  Children of U.S. citizen military members deployed abroad may be eligible for overseas processing.  Our immigration attorneys have work experience with the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS), Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Immigration Courts.


Discounted Services to Service Members and Veterans

Keyser Law understands the sacrifices service members and their families make.  We truly believe in taking care of our military family and show our appreciation for your service by offering a discount on any legal matter in which we represent you.  If you have a non-criminal issue, such as divorce, adoption, drafting a will, estate planning, consumer complaints or bankruptcy, we will refer you to one of our broad network of Judge Advocates and legal professionals. 

Contact Keyser Law at 612-338-5007 for a free case evaluation.  You can also send us an e-mail by filling out the "Free Consultation" form to the left.