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MN Motor Fuel Theft: More Than Just a Criminal Matter
MN Motor Fuel Theft: More Than Just a Criminal Matter
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In this day and age, with most gas stations requiring to prepay or pay with a credit card at the pump, you may assume that motor fuel theft simply doesn’t have the opportunity to happen. However, that is not the case.

 

New Hope, Minnesota reported over 60 gas drive-offs in one year from local gas stations. Under Minnesota state law, a person can be charged criminally for gas drive-offs, but the New Hope Police Department decided civil


Worried About Your Unruly MN Teen? You’re Not the Only One
Worried About Your Unruly MN Teen? You’re Not the Only One
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Teenagers are famous for being impulsive and making decisions that… may not be so great. Nowhere has this been more apparent than in the statistics surrounding juvenile crime in Minnesota.

 

According to the Minneapolis police, there has recently been a fairly sharp increase in crimes — including juvenile crime — in the Twin Cities. In places outside of Minneapolis, there’s been an increase in juvenile crime too – up 17 percent over last year in Hennepin County and


Former Contractor Defrauds MN for Nearly $1 Million in COVID Relief
Former Contractor Defrauds MN for Nearly $1 Million in COVID Relief
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Defrauding the government is no laughing matter. In fact, it’s a serious crime with serious consequences, as one Minnesota man recently learned.

 

A Minnesota man who owns a lawn care service was indicted for allegedly obtaining over $800,000 in COVID-19 relief funds fraudulently from the Paycheck Protection Program.

 

He submitted an application for the program even though his business was no longer licensed or even doing business. He also filed the claim under the name of another


MN Domestic Offenders: When Is It Too Late to Get Help?
MN Domestic Offenders: When Is It Too Late to Get Help?
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If you’ve been charged with domestic abuse or violence in Minnesota, it’s crucial to get help as soon as you can.

 

There are plenty of resources for addressing abusive tendencies in this state, and it’s something you should do not only for yourself and your family but for the success of your court case too.

 

Here’s what you need to know about getting help, the laws and penalties of domestic abuse in Minnesota, and when it may be


What’s Happening in MN with Medical Marijuana in 2021?
What’s Happening in MN with Medical Marijuana in 2021?
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Category: Marijuana

 

In Minnesota, some people have access to medical marijuana thanks to the state’s Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Research Act. This act specifically outlines who is eligible to possess medical marijuana in the state and how much medical marijuana they can possess.

 

It’s important to note that even though Minnesota allows medical marijuana, possessing it without medical permission or in amounts outside of the thresholds set up by the law can still result in drug charges and convictions.

 


MN Kidnapping, Abduction, False Imprisonment — What’s the Difference?
MN Kidnapping, Abduction, False Imprisonment — What’s the Difference?
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Kidnapping is every parent’s worst nightmare. You may be inclined to think it’s something that happens only on television, but the truth is that kidnapping happens more often than many may realize and in a multitude of ways.

 

A man from Duluth was arrested for abducting a 13-year old girl recently as she was out walking her dog. He’s being charged at this point with kidnapping, but when things like this happen, kidnapping isn’t the only crime that someone


Minnesota Sees Massive Spike in Theft…of Catalytic Converters?
Minnesota Sees Massive Spike in Theft…of Catalytic Converters?
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Category: Theft Crimes

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the landscape of the world in many ways – but some of them are not quite what we expected.

 

In Minnesota, for example, there’s been an uptick in the theft of catalytic converters. Yes, catalytic converters. The reason? The high prices that thieves can fetch for valuable metals such as palladium, rhodium, and platinum, all of which are worth more on the market this year than ever before.

 

There is now legislation


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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