Author: Chris Keyser

Washington County Veterans Court Aims To Help Minnesota Servicemembers
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In January 2012, Washington County launched a new diversion program for veterans in the criminal justice system.  The purpose of the program is to identify criminal defendants who are veterans struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues stemming from combat service.


What is Veterans Court?


Much like the Hennepin County Veterans Court program, Washington County Veterans Court diverts combat veterans from traditional criminal court by setting out strict court-monitored treatment and rehabilitation plans aimed at helping those

Top Ten Legal Thriller Novels
Top Ten Legal Thriller Novels
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Needless to say, there are a lot of legal thriller novels at any local bookstore. But which ones are the best? Keyser Law picked the following as the top ten. Share in the comments your favorite legal thriller


1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Ranking number one by leaps and bounds is Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. As a brilliant commentary on the tilted legal system in the segregated South (set in the 1930s), the

New Rule Changes to Form I-601 Will Unify Families Faster
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Category: Immigration

On January 6, 2012, the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS) announced a proposed change to the waiver of inadmissiblity, Form I-601, which is normally filed after an immigrant has departed the United States.  The proposed change will instead allow the immigrant to apply for this waiver before departing the United States.  The proposed change is aimed to help immediate relatives (spouses and children of U.S. citizens) avoid long processing delays in their home countries, thereby reuniting families sooner.  The

Keyser Law Firm’s Stillwater Office Now Open
Keyser Law Firm’s Stillwater Office Now Open
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Category: Media | News | Press Releases

Keyser Law Firm Opens Office in Stillwater, Minnesota


Earlier this year, we expanded our criminal defense practice to include immigration law.  Now with a physical expansion – the opening of a second location – we are able to better serve the people of Minnesota with a location that will be more convenient to a portion of our client base.  See the original press release here.


The new office will open December 1st and is located at:


Top 10 Apps that Make the World a Worse Place
Top 10 Apps that Make the World a Worse Place
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While smart phone apps continually make our lives easier, they can also wreak havoc when used at the wrong place and time. Just as bad as texting while driving, so it is with “apping” while driving – dangerous! That said, below is a gallery of smart phone apps that are double danger; apps that should never be used while driving, as well as, apps that quite simply make the world a worse place.


1. Save Kitty


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How To Re-Enter the United States After Removal
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Category: Immigration

by Katie DeGrio Channing


Being removed or deported from the United States can be a scary event for individuals and their family.  In some cases however, there is an opportunity for an individual to apply for a waiver of the removal order and return to the United States.  Consulting with a Minnesota immigration attorney before making any final decisions regarding your case is highly recommended.


The Law


Sections 212(a)(9)(A)(i) and (ii) of the Immigration and Nationality Act

Keyser Law Firm Offers Discounted Legal Services to Military Veterans and Servicemembers
Keyser Law Firm Offers Discounted Legal Services to Military Veterans and Servicemembers
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040531-N-4936C-092New York City, N.Y. (May 31, 2004) – Sailors, Marines and military veterans hold a large American flag during the playing of taps at a Memorial Day Commemoration on the deck of the decommissioned aircraft carrier and aviation museum USS Intrepid during the 17th Annual Fleet Week on May 31, 2004. Over 4,000 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen on 12 ships are participating in this year’s event from May 26 to June 2. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 3rd Class



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.