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Common Items That Cause Incorrect BAC Readings in MN
Common Items That Cause Incorrect BAC Readings in MN
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Category: DWI/DUI

 

 

Are you aware that items other than alcohol can trigger positive breathalyzer tests? It’s possible to be charged with a DWI in Minnesota simply by eating certain foods or exposing yourself to common household items.

 

In this post, we’ll tell you the types of common substances that can mistakenly show up as alcohol on a breathalyzer test, and how we can help you get your DWI charges reduced or dismissed.

 

Vanilla Extract

 

When consumed in


Why Minnesota Juveniles Engage in Criminal Activities
Why Minnesota Juveniles Engage in Criminal Activities
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Category: Juvenile Law

 

Why do Minnesota juveniles commit crimes? Ultimately, the main reason is that they do not yet think like adults. Their brains have not finished developing in important ways that can serve as a check on many of their worst impulses.

 

However, there are other reasons involved as well. In this post we’ll detail the various factors that can increase chances that a minor may decide to commit a crime.

Broken Family Background

 

Children from homes that are


Battling Assault Charges in Minnesota: The Strategies Lawyers Use
Battling Assault Charges in Minnesota: The Strategies Lawyers Use
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Category: Assault

 

Most people think of assault as physically hurting someone, but in Minnesota, that is only one way to commit the offense – you can also be charged for acting in a way that makes someone afraid that you’re about to hurt them. Of course, those are two very different things. How does Minnesota law account for this? By creating multiple degrees of assault.

 

There are actually five different degrees of assault in our state, each with unique


Sex Crime Charge in Minnesota? Defense Strategies That Can Help
Sex Crime Charge in Minnesota? Defense Strategies That Can Help
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Category: Sex Crimes

 

Many different acts are considered sex crimes in Minnesota, but you wouldn’t know that from our laws.

 

While most states have a variety of uniquely named criminal sexual statutes on the books – sexual assault, sexual battery, and so on – our state uses the umbrella term “criminal sexual conduct” for most illegal sexual acts. There are exceptions, such as prostitution, but most violations fall under one of the five degrees of criminal sexual conduct defined


Could Medical Marijuana in Minnesota be Impacted by Change in Federal Law?
Could Medical Marijuana in Minnesota be Impacted by Change in Federal Law?
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You may have heard that the federal government has recently changed its policy toward marijuana use at the state level, decided to leave their “hands-off” approach behind and start enforcing the laws more strictly.

 

Much has been said about how this could impact those states where recreational marijuana has been legalized, but could other states be affected as well? Here in Minnesota, there are worries that medicinal marijuana could come under fire.

 

Rep. Tim Walz says that


Did A Drunk Minneapolis Man Really Punch His Baby on NYE?
Did A Drunk Minneapolis Man Really Punch His Baby on NYE?
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Category: Child Abuse

A Minneapolis-area man allegedly became violent this NYE after overindulging in alcohol and becoming intoxicated. According to reports, he punched both his girlfriend and his baby, and now faces charges of assault and child endangerment.

 

His girlfriend says that 29-year-old Viktor Eduardovich Kostriskiy became drunk and dropped the couple’s 15-month-old son. Alarmed, she asked to take the baby, which Kostriskiy allegedly refused before punching the girlfriend.

 

She was ultimately able to get the baby from him, but Kostriskiy


What to Expect from Your Minnesota DWI Case
What to Expect from Your Minnesota DWI Case
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Category: DWI/DUI

 

The Christmas/New Year’s season is one of the most common times for drunk driving, and law enforcement keeps close watch for intoxicated drivers, in many cases increasing patrols drastically.

 

This means that although most of us are getting back to business as usual after the holidays, many Minnesotans are currently facing new DWI charges. If you are one of them, it is important to know what to expect from the trial process, as well as what criminal


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