Author: Chris Keyser



“But I’m No Drug Dealer!” When MN Possession Is Charged as Trafficking
“But I’m No Drug Dealer!” When MN Possession Is Charged as Trafficking
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Recreational users beware: knowing your Minnesota possession and trafficking laws may make the difference in whether you unknowingly get caught in the middle of something far bigger than you.

 

In the wake of high-profile busts like the young Minnesota mom-turned-meth ring CEO in the Spring of 2018, quickly followed by an estimated $7.75 million meth bust in Minneapolis this past September, it’s no surprise that Minnesota law enforcement officials are currently hyper-sensitive to even mere possession of controlled


What Minnesota Parents Need to Know about State Sexting Laws
What Minnesota Parents Need to Know about State Sexting Laws
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Very few people would attempt to justify child pornography. It is something that cruelly victimizes minors and can injure them both physically and emotionally. Moreover, it is something that is often associated with child trafficking.

 

Because of this, it isn’t at all surprising that both state and federal governments have created specific laws banning child pornography, or that stopping crimes associated with it is a priority for just about every law enforcement agency. Or that those convicted –


Strategies to Battle Residential Burglary Charges in Minnesota
Strategies to Battle Residential Burglary Charges in Minnesota
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Burglary is a serious crime which comes with severe penalties for those found guilty of the offense. That being said, charges for burglary can be beaten.

 

Put both of these things together and you can see why it is so very crucial that you do everything in your power to fight back if you have been accused.

 

Thankfully, there are several strategies that a defendant can use to battle burglary charges.

 

In this post, we’re going


How New Year’s Partying Can Lead to a MN Disorderly Conduct Charge
How New Year’s Partying Can Lead to a MN Disorderly Conduct Charge
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Because of the extremely broad legal definition of ‘disorderly conduct, these charges are historically difficult to defend and often coupled with multiple (and sometimes more serious charges) in an effort to leverage plea bargaining in cases.

 

In recent years, however, dubious “disorderly conduct” arrests have plummeted, largely due to officer body cam programs and the subsequent tightening of disciplinary action when police break from protocol. This is good news for Minnesotans, but it doesn’t altogether exempt you from


Reasons Drinking and Driving Increases in MN over Winter Holidays
Reasons Drinking and Driving Increases in MN over Winter Holidays
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Category: DWI/DUI | Holidays

 

The holidays are a time to connect with family, relax, and enjoy the season’s festivities.

 

However, every year many families’ holiday seasons are ruined by a single factor: drinking and driving. DWI arrests and drunk driving accident injuries turn many Minnesota families’ holidays into a tragedy every year.

 

Why?

 

The most straightforward one is that drinking tends to increase over the holidays. Moreover, a number of other factors (such as winter weather), make drunk driving even


Credit Card Fraud in Minnesota Covers More Than Just Credit Cards
Credit Card Fraud in Minnesota Covers More Than Just Credit Cards
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Did you know that it’s possible to get hit with a credit card fraud charge in Minnesota even if you don’t actually use someone else’s credit card?

That’s because the charge in our state is technically for the fraudulent use of a “financial transaction card.” Like, for example, a food stamp card. In fact, the problem with this type of card fraud gets so much bad publicity that other areas of the country are working to increase penalties.

 


Assault with a Deadly Weapon: How It Works in Minnesota
Assault with a Deadly Weapon: How It Works in Minnesota
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Our state treats assault with a deadly weapon charges as a really big deal.

 

Why?

 

In 2016, there were 432 deaths related to gun use in Minnesota. A significant portion of those deaths were classified as violent deaths, which results from a use of force. Assault with a deadly weapon normally falls into that category – and those are just the gun deaths.

 

If you have been accused of assault with a deadly weapon in Minnesota, you


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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