Monthly Archives: May 2016

Who Is affected by Prostitution Laws in Minnesota?
Who Is affected by Prostitution Laws in Minnesota?
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Sex trafficking is a serious crime, with the possibility of several different parties being involved.


In many prostitution cases, the legal line between “victim” and “criminal” is blurry. Some prostitutes claim the job is a choice, some have been forced into the world of sex trafficking, and some are too young to know the difference.


So who is criminalized in Minnesota? Who will be affected when a sex trafficking ring is busted?


Prostitutes. It’s estimated that between

What Are the Penalties for Residential Burglary?
What Are the Penalties for Residential Burglary?
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Not all burglaries are committed by masked robbers wearing black-and-white striped shirts.


There are a few different scenarios that can find you or a loved one facing a burglary charge. Maybe you were breaking and entering, but you had no intention of committing any theft. Maybe you were mistaken about which house was your friend’s. Maybe you were trying to play a prank.


But even if you did not take anything, unlawful entry into an unauthorized building

What Changes to Drug Crimes Sentencing Mean for You
What Changes to Drug Crimes Sentencing Mean for You
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Category: Drug Crimes

Earlier this year, President Obama made history by granting clemency to over 240 individuals who faced harsh penalties for drug crimes.


In his efforts, he commuted 92 life sentences and has pardoned more people than the past 6 presidents combined. All individuals were nonviolent offenders, and many were able to go home to their families after decades in prison.


His efforts reflect the recent shift in national attitudes toward drug crimes and sentencing. The past few years

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

The Different Degrees of Arson in Minnesota
The Different Degrees of Arson in Minnesota
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Category: Arson

Fires can happen for a number of reasons. They can be caused accidentally by candles, heaters, electric blankets, cigarettes, clothes dryers, stoves, and faulty wiring, for example.


Or they can be caused intentionally.


Recently, Matthew Gust, a 25-year-old man from East Grand Forks, set fire to a Somali restaurant. Investigators claim he threw a 40-ounce beer bottle filled with gasoline through the window of the Juba Coffee House and Restaurant. The restaurant suffered $90,000 worth of damage.



With offices in Minneapolis and Stillwater, Minnesota, Keyser Law, P.A. handles cases throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area including:




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.



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.


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.


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.


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.