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Yes, There Are Mandatory Minimums for Minnesota Drug Crimes
Yes, There Are Mandatory Minimums for Minnesota Drug Crimes
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There are many policies from “The War on Drugs” that continue to affect Americans today.

The “three strikes law,” civil forfeiture, and the denial of government benefits to people who commit drug crimes are a few of them.

 

They all have a significant negative impact on sentences and how selling some dope can affect a person’s life. One of the most prominent of these outdated policies is mandatory minimums.

 

Mandatory minimums affect drug crime sentencing today, both


No, the Governor Isn’t Trying to Bribe You – Understanding MN Bribery
No, the Governor Isn’t Trying to Bribe You – Understanding MN Bribery
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Category: Bribery Charges

 

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz recently began handing out promotional coins bearing his name, autograph, and symbols of Minnesota. These are known as challenge coins. They are also carried by members of Congress, governors, and presidents.

 

But wouldn’t handing out money to constituents be considered bribery? When it comes to the Governer’s coins, legally speaking, no.

 

Why not? Because the coins have no monetary value and cost less than $4/each to produce.

Under Minnesota bribery laws, politicians are


Can Minnesota Domestic Violence Be a Federal Crime?
Can Minnesota Domestic Violence Be a Federal Crime?
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Domestic violence is no longer just a simple family matter for the state of Minnesota to handle directly. Growing national awareness and a widening definition of what domestic violence means has resulted in courts taking matters of domestic violence more seriously, and handing down more severe sentences.

 

Although most Minnesota domestic violence cases are still handled inside state courtrooms, there are a number of scenarios in which domestic violence is more likely to become one of federal interest.


Sex Crimes in Minnesota – The Most Frequently Asked Questions
Sex Crimes in Minnesota – The Most Frequently Asked Questions
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Because sex crimes are highly stigmatized, most people are afraid to ask any questions at all, leaving the subject shrouded in mystery to some degree. There are also many myths and common misunderstandings about Minnesota sex crime laws.

 

Today, we’re addressing some of the most frequently asked questions regarding this category of offense in our state.

 

How Does Minnesota Define Rape and Sexual Assault Crimes?

 

In Minnesota, rape and sexual assault are referred to as “


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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