Monthly Archives: September 2020

Drug Offenses: Your Guide to Minnesota Presumptive Sentencing
Drug Offenses: Your Guide to Minnesota Presumptive Sentencing
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Category: Drug Crimes

In Minnesota, as well as the rest of the United States, sentencing guidelines for those convicted of crimes are based on a belief that more serious crimes should be punished more harshly. Also, repeat offenders should face more serious consequences.


Presumptive sentences are based on the severity of the crime perpetrated and the offender’s record. Of course, this is a simplified explanation — especially in Minnesota.


Minnesota has enacted new drug sentencing laws. They changed the game

What Being Charged with Domestic Assault Means in Minnesota
What Being Charged with Domestic Assault Means in Minnesota
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Domestic assault is a serious crime – and anyone that is charged with it in Minnesota can face some serious ramifications.


Over the weekend of August 3, 2020, Winona County reported three felony domestic assaults responded to by police. That can give you some clue as to how prevalent this issue is.


So what does it mean to be charged with domestic assault in Minnesota? What penalties could you face as a result? Read on to find

Simple Robbery Not So Simple to Defend in MN
Simple Robbery Not So Simple to Defend in MN
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Category: Robbery | Theft Crimes

Robbery in Minnesota isn’t a simple crime. If you commit robbery, what you are charged with will be determined by the circumstances of the alleged crime.


No matter what you’re charged with, however, robbery is a felony act. If convicted, you can lose fundamental rights such as the right to vote or possess a firearm in the future.


Simple robbery may be the least serious robbery charge you can face in Minnesota, but it’s still serious and complicated

Minnesota’s Five Degrees of Criminal Sexual Conduct
Minnesota’s Five Degrees of Criminal Sexual Conduct
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In Minnesota, there are several crimes that fall into the category of sex crimes, and state law allows for very harsh penalties for criminal sexual conduct.


It is important to understand the varying degrees of criminal sexual conduct under Minnesota law so you do not inadvertently break the law and get punished for it.


Here are Minnesota’s five degrees of criminal sexual conduct, the punishments associated with them, and some frequently asked questions about them.





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.