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Minnesota Robbery Charges: What You Can Do to Beat Them
Minnesota Robbery Charges: What You Can Do to Beat Them
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Category: Robbery

A robbery charge in Minnesota is serious business. Even defendants who are convicted on simple robbery charges may be sentenced to up to 10 years behind bars and receive a fine of up to $20,000.

 

That’s why, if you have been charged with robbery, it is important to start building your defense strategy right away. It is possible to beat a Minnesota robbery charge, but you will need to take the time to learn Minnesota’s laws and reach out


Can I Legally Refuse to Take a Field Sobriety Test in Minnesota?
Can I Legally Refuse to Take a Field Sobriety Test in Minnesota?
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When a police officer pulls you over for suspected drunk driving, they will likely ask you step out of the car to perform one or more field sobriety tests. These are intended to test your physical and cognitive function… and give the police officer probable cause to believe you are driving drunk.

 

They seem simple enough, but field sobriety tests are often not as straightforward as they appear. Studies have shown that these tests are not accurate at


How Minnesota’s Child Abuse Laws Work
How Minnesota’s Child Abuse Laws Work
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Category: Child Abuse

 

Recently, a 6-year-old boy in Fergus Falls, MN tragically died after suffering horrific abuse. Prior to his fatal beating by his caregivers, he had been beaten with a stick or a rod, had hair pulled out of his head, and had been scalded or burnt. Moreover, many of his wounds had been inflicted while he was duct taped to a wall.

 

A similar case occurred in 2014, when a boy was fatally beaten by his caregivers despite repeated


Criminalizing Opioid Use? St. Louis County Has Another Idea
Criminalizing Opioid Use? St. Louis County Has Another Idea
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Category: Drug Crimes | Opiates

 

Most people are in agreement that opioid abuse is a major public health crisis in the US. However, how to address this epidemic is controversial. Traditionally, lawmakers have cracked down on penalties for drug trafficking and possession.

 

However, some lawmakers are realizing that these approaches are not effective for a number of reasons, and are shifting their perspective. Take, for example, St. Louis county in Northeastern Minnesota. They’ve recently taken a more humanitarian approach to the opioid epidemic,


MN Domestic Violence Charges are Bad — Running from Police Is Worse
MN Domestic Violence Charges are Bad — Running from Police Is Worse
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Domestic violence is a serious offense. The charges and penalties associated with it can be quite severe. Running away from charges, however, is never the answer.

 

Take, for example, the recent story of an Albert Lea man. After being accused of domestic assault, he attempted to escape police in a high-speed chase. Naturally they caught him, though, and he now faces not only felony-level domestic assault charges, but also charges for evading law enforcement and driving under the


What Makes an Offense a Federal Crime Instead of a MN State Offense?
What Makes an Offense a Federal Crime Instead of a MN State Offense?
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There are over 200 different courts throughout the state of Minnesota. Courts deal with criminal trials, domestic disputes, civil cases – you name it. If you have been charged with a crime, knowing what court to go to and what you might be up against can be confusing.

 

Even if you are facing criminal charges, they can potentially be held in a Minnesota state court or a federal court in Minnesota depending on whether you are up against


How Definitions of Bodily Injury Impact Minnesota Assault Charges
How Definitions of Bodily Injury Impact Minnesota Assault Charges
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If you are charged with assault in Minnesota, it’s helpful to understand how bodily harm is defined in various degrees. Below, we’re going to break down the law and penalties for you, then let you know how to fight back against your charges.

 

Understanding Bodily Harm in Minnesota Assault Laws

 

The Minnesota Statutes break assault into five different degrees, which define different levels of bodily harm, among other things.

 

Assault in the Fifth Degree

Minnesota Statute 609.224


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.

MINNEAPOLIS