Monthly Archives: October 2019

When Defending Yourself Gets You Charged with Minnesota Assault
When Defending Yourself Gets You Charged with Minnesota Assault
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When you feel the instinct to defend yourself, most of the time your responses are gut reactions. Moreover, you have an innate right to protect yourself and those around you when needed.


Hear this, though: just because your actions made sense to you at the time, doesn’t always mean law enforcement will be on your side.


In fact, once the smoke clears, you may find the tables have turned and wind up in a Minnesota court facing

Minnesota Computer Crime Laws: What You Should Know
Minnesota Computer Crime Laws: What You Should Know
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Category: Computer Crimes


Computers give us access to just about anything. With a few clicks and a wifi connection, you can put money into the bank, buy goods and services, and access a seemingly endless stream of information.


And since you’re using your own personal device, no one will even know what you’re doing, right?


For the most part, that’s true. However, once law enforcement officers suspect someone of committing illegal acts – even if it’s through the safety of

Will Your MN Teen Be Drinking This Halloween? What You Should Know
Will Your MN Teen Be Drinking This Halloween? What You Should Know
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While younger kids have fun trick-or-treating on Halloween, many teens get their spooky good time on by having Halloween parties. Funky costumes, ghoulish makeup, good food, and games make parties the place to be.


That and the fact that quite often alcohol is served at these parties.


If you think about it, this is obvious. Alcohol has been a thing at teen parties since… well, since teens have been having parties. Why would Halloween be any different?

Understanding the Differences between Robbery and Burglary in MN
Understanding the Differences between Robbery and Burglary in MN
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Category: Burglary


Within the Minnesota criminal justice system, burglary and robbery are separate offenses, each with their own defining characteristics and associated penalties. Although the two terms are often used interchangeably in conversation, our state has clear rules on what makes a burglary versus what makes a robbery.


Below, we will define both burglary and robbery, detail their differences, and outline the potential consequences of a conviction for each crime.


What Is Burglary According to Minnesota Law?




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.