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Child Abuse Epidemic? What’s Really Happening in Minnesota
Child Abuse Epidemic? What’s Really Happening in Minnesota
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Category: Child Abuse

 

Child abuse is taken seriously here in Minnesota and throughout the United States.

 

Every year, 3.6 million reports involving over 6.6 million children are made to child protection agencies, which equates to a child abuse report every 10 seconds. On average, we lose four to seven children every day because of child abuse and neglect – one of the worst records among industrialized nations across the world.

 

Sadly, our state also has its own struggles with child


How to Defend Yourself from Minnesota Murder Charges
How to Defend Yourself from Minnesota Murder Charges
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Category: Murder

 

Murder is the most serious and heinous offense one can commit against another person, so it’s not surprising that it carries grievous penalties in our state. Although Minnesota does not practice the death penalty, offenders can still face many decades – or even life – in prison.

 

If you have been accused of killing someone, it is important to know what charges you may face and be aware of possible defenses. We recommend involving a criminal defense


When Teen Dating in Minnesota Can Be a Crime
When Teen Dating in Minnesota Can Be a Crime
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When you’re young and in love, you don’t always think about the legalities of your relationship. However, Minnesota takes teen dating seriously, especially if there’s too big of an age gap between the couple.

 

Recently, two teenagers – both considered juveniles by the law – were charged with felony offenses in Becker County in northwestern Minnesota due to their relationship.

 

The specific reason? Their relationship had turned sexual, and that sexual contact is illegal within the confines of


How Can You Be Charged with Minnesota Disorderly Conduct?
How Can You Be Charged with Minnesota Disorderly Conduct?
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Under Minnesota law, several situations are considered disorderly conduct. Here are the definitions and explanations of how you can be charged with disorderly conduct in Minnesota.

 

Minnesota Disorderly Conduct: Common Types and Legal Definition

 

To start, let’s look at the most common types of Minnesota disorderly conduct:

 

  • Disturbing a meeting or assembly in an unlawful manner
  • Fighting or brawling
  • Using obscene, offensive, or abusive language
  • Acting with obscene, offensive, abusive, noisy, or boisterous conduct

 

 


Caught Looting in Minnesota? You Could Face Burglary Charges
Caught Looting in Minnesota? You Could Face Burglary Charges
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Category: Burglary

In times of devastation and disaster, many people resort to desperation and find themselves in a precarious situation.

 

Category 4 Hurricane Harvey ripped through Southeast Texas and part of Louisiana dumping 27 trillion gallons of water. At least 35 people were killed, and numerous others evacuated and were unable to get back to their homes. Or they stayed put, stranded amongst rising floodwater.

 

In Houston, supplies were in short demand. People had already cleared grocery store shelves of


Can You Get a DWI for Riding a Lawnmower Drunk in Minnesota?
Can You Get a DWI for Riding a Lawnmower Drunk in Minnesota?
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Category: BWI/BUI | DWI/DUI

Simple answer: yes, you can get charged with a DWI for riding a lawnmower drunk here. In fact, if you are operating any motor vehicle while intoxicated, this charge can apply, and the term “motor vehicle” is likely broader than you realize.

 

Let’s go back to the lawnmower for a second, though, because it’s something that actually happened recently. A Mankato resident was allegedly driving his lawnmower when he was arrested on a DWI charge.

 

A police officer


Accused of Theft in Minnesota? Potential Defenses You Can Use
Accused of Theft in Minnesota? Potential Defenses You Can Use
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Category: Theft Crimes

 

Theft crimes in Minnesota encompass a broad variety and extent of offenses, ranging from shoplifting petty merchandise to stealing cars or embezzling millions of dollars in corporate funds. The severity of sentencing depends upon the crime, but theft convictions leave a permanent criminal record that can compromise employment, housing, licensing, loans, and more.

 

If you have been accused of a theft crime, it is imperative that you seek skilled legal representation as early as possible in order to


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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