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Monthly Archives: June 2017


6 Common Reasons People Shoplift in Minnesota
6 Common Reasons People Shoplift in Minnesota
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In our culture, shoplifting tends to be looked at is something shameful. Embarrassing. It’s something done by teenagers, professional thieves, or social outcasts.

 

The reality, however, is that one out of every 11 Americans has shoplifted before, according to a report by Shoplifters Alternative. Moreover, about 85 percent of shoplifters steal not out of necessity but out of compulsive urges, and many are middle-aged women who have been stealing since their teen years.

 

In other words, shoplifting


Minnesota Drug Possession: Crimes, Defenses, and Potential Outcomes
Minnesota Drug Possession: Crimes, Defenses, and Potential Outcomes
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Category: Uncategorized

Every year, Minnesota prisons flood with hundreds of people arrested for drug possession. Many of the charges that land them there involve only small amounts of illicit substances found in a car or on a person.

 

Being caught with a small amount of drugs may seem like a relatively minor crime, but Minnesota law takes all drug offenses very seriously. Our state considers not only common drugs like marijuana and cocaine to be controlled dangerous substances (CDS), but also


Did You Get a DWI over Memorial Day Weekend? You’re Not Alone
Did You Get a DWI over Memorial Day Weekend? You’re Not Alone
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Category: DWI/DUI

 

Maybe you just had a few beers at a barbecue and you felt fine. Or you were drinking while fishing and thought enough time had passed for the alcohol to leave your system. Then came the sirens and blinking lights, followed by a breathalyzer test.

 

This past Memorial Day Weekend, police were out in force to minimize accidents related to drinking and driving. For their efforts, they made 328 DWI arrests. This is up from 259 a


How a Domestic Assault Call Can Lead to Further Charges
How a Domestic Assault Call Can Lead to Further Charges
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Have you ever been in a situation where you think one thing is happening… but then something completely different goes down? Situations like this can end up being particularly disastrous when they involve the law.

 

Take the recent bar fight that happened in Douglas County. According to witnesses, Joseph Walker and his girlfriend Kaylee Anderson got into a fight inside the Fire Station Bar. The fight then spilled out into the parking lot, where it apparently got physical, with


Simple vs. Aggravated Robbery in Minnesota
Simple vs. Aggravated Robbery in Minnesota
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Category: Robbery

When you hear the word “robbery,” what do you think of? Ski masks? Bank robbers? Outlaws? The portrayals of robbers and robberies may look dramatic on television and in movies, but the real stories of robberies aren’t so glamorous.

 

Take the story of Minnesota representative Dennis Smith. A few weeks ago, he was walking around Grand Avenue in St. Paul after signing a bill into law that he co-authored. As he headed toward his car, a man approached,


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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