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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


You’re Under Arrest in Minnesota – What Should You Do… and Not Do?
You’re Under Arrest in Minnesota – What Should You Do… and Not Do?
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If you get arrested in Minnesota, there are certain things you should do… and others that you’re really better off avoiding. We’ll cover both types in this post.

 

What You Should Do If You Are Arrested in Minnesota

 

Make sure to follow these guidelines to protect yourself if you get arrested in Minnesota.

 

Be compliant and polite. Your cooperation at the time of arrest can keep you from facing further charges.

 

Keep your hands visible so


Accused of Shoplifting in Minnesota? Know Your Rights
Accused of Shoplifting in Minnesota? Know Your Rights
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If you are accused of shoplifting in Minnesota, you need to know your rights and what the store is allowed to do to you – and what they’re not.

 

In this post, we’ll detail the law, cover your rights, and explain what options are available to you to defend yourself and battle against any retail theft charges that are filed.

 

Shoplifting in Minnesota: The Law

 

Shoplifting is an act of theft against a retailer, according to


Need Help with an Overdose? Minnesota Won’t Prosecute You
Need Help with an Overdose? Minnesota Won’t Prosecute You
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Our nation is currently in the grips of an opioid public health crisis, with astronomical increases in drug-related deaths, most of which are due to opiates.

 

In 2017 alone, 694 Minnesotans perished from opiate overdoses. Sadly, many of these deaths would have been preventable with timely medical intervention. However, people are often reluctant to seek out emergency medical help for an overdose because they’re afraid of being charged with possession or other drug crimes.

 

They shouldn’t


How Do Minnesota DWI Penalties Differ If You Have a Child in the Car?
How Do Minnesota DWI Penalties Differ If You Have a Child in the Car?
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Category: DWI/DUI

 

Driving under the influence is a serious offense in Minnesota regardless of the specifics of the situation, but some DWI cases are treated more severely than others. One big aggravating factor is having a child in the car with you when you are arrested for DWI.

 

Why?

 

Because driving alone or with other adults isn’t considered as dangerous as driving with a minor who may not be able to recognize when they are in a dangerous situation.


Do You Know the Difference between MN Sexual Harassment and Assault?
Do You Know the Difference between MN Sexual Harassment and Assault?
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Both sexual harassment and assault are illegal, and both have severe consequences. However, sexual harassment is a civil offense and has civil consequences, while sexual assault is a criminal offense, and has criminal consequences as well as potential civil consequences.

 

Both offenses involve unwanted sexual acts or attention, and sometimes the line between the two can become surprisingly blurry. Below, we review what exactly constitutes each type of offense and the civil and/or criminal consequences you could face,


Could Your Minnesota Teen Be Charged for Halloween Celebrating?
Could Your Minnesota Teen Be Charged for Halloween Celebrating?
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Halloween can be harmless fun for your teen. However, if they get involved in the wrong kinds of activities over the holiday, he or she could be arrested.

 

In this post, we’ll cover the most common activities that get Minnesota teens in trouble with the law. We’ll also tell you what you can do if your teen gets arrested and charged with a juvenile crime.

 

Common Halloween Activities that Result in Teen Arrests

 

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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