On February 25, 2015, criminal defense attorney Christopher Keyser secured two not guilty verdicts for his client charged with Obstruction of Process and Disorderly Conduct. The client was accused of aggressively charging at other people, yelling profanities, causing a disturbance in public, and ultimately resisting arrest. The State offered the client a “continuance for dismissal” meaning he did not have to plead guilty, serve any jail time, be on probation, or complete any community service. The agreement called for
Effective January 1, 2015, Minnesota’s expungement law provides new opportunities for people to seal criminal records. Sometimes called Minnesota’s new “Second Chance Law,” the ability to successfully seal a criminal record and get a fresh start is now possible.
With 87% of employers performing some form of a background check, Minnesotans are continuously denied jobs or are fired because of a criminal record. These records range from dismissed charges to diversion programs, to low-level criminal convictions and serious
Minneapolis criminal defense attorney Christopher Keyser represented a St. Paul woman accused of assaulting a co-worker in October, 2014. The City of St. Paul also charged the client with disorderly conduct for allegedly engaging in brawling or fighting. The case involved two female employees at a daycare center. The women agree that an altercation took place, but both claimed the other woman was the initial aggressor. There were eyewitnesses but they did not see the fight begin – only end.