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Domestic Violence Is Now a Separate UCMJ Offense: What Does It Mean?
Domestic Violence Is Now a Separate UCMJ Offense: What Does It Mean?
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Category: Military Law | UCMJ

 

It’s been nearly a year since the legislation was passed which updated the Uniform Code of Military Justice to include language to separate crimes of domestic violence under laws referencing assault by military personnel.

 

Simply put, the purpose of the changes was to prohibit those military personnel (or former servicemen and women) who commit domestic violence crimes from legally purchasing firearms.

 

A prime example in helping to incite this change – a former airman gunned down 26


Minnesota Juvenile Convictions Can Follow You Well into Adulthood
Minnesota Juvenile Convictions Can Follow You Well into Adulthood
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Category: Juvenile Law

 

Science has proven that adolescence is one of the most difficult periods of our life cycle. It is the time when we most greatly develop our critical thinking skills and shift into a role of making decisions and solving problems in the way we will be expected to as adults and functional members of society.

 

Can you imagine what life would look like if we were all judged by the decisions we made during this critical period for


Don’t Let a Youthful Mistake Stop Your Kid from Going to College
Don’t Let a Youthful Mistake Stop Your Kid from Going to College
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All parents know that even the best teenagers make lapses in judgement.

 

Studies have shown that teens are prone to impulsive decisions, as the parts of the brain that process emotion and decision-making aren’t yet fully developed.  Still more studies have shown that people grow out of their teenage mistakes and behaviors, suggesting that mistakes made during adolescence aren’t necessarily reflective of adult life. For example, whether a person will ultimately succeed in college and early professional career.

 


Can Victims of Minnesota Family Violence Drop Charges?
Can Victims of Minnesota Family Violence Drop Charges?
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When a victim of family violence makes an emergency call or otherwise accuses someone of abuse, it’s usually for one of two reasons. The first reason – the one most people assume – is that they are tired of dealing with someone who is physically or psychologically hurting them and they want a way out. The second reason is that they do it in the heat of the moment and as a way to put a stop to a


“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


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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