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Common Probation Conditions You Must Follow to Avoid a MN Violation
Common Probation Conditions You Must Follow to Avoid a MN Violation
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If you are on probation for an offense in Minnesota, you need to understand the conditions detailed in your probation and what happens if you violate one of them. Unfortunately, in some cases people don’t really know all of the terms they are required to follow or the various ways that they might potentially violate those terms.

 

Because of this, we thought it would be valuable to put together an explanation of common probation conditions, as well as


Reasons Your Thanksgiving DWI Arrest in MN May be Invalid
Reasons Your Thanksgiving DWI Arrest in MN May be Invalid
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Category: DWI/DUI

 

Every Thanksgiving weekend, police increase their efforts to patrol Minnesota roads, looking for drunk drivers. However, if you are facing charges for driving while intoxicated over Thanksgiving, there are a number of reasons why you may have been incorrectly charged.

 

Below we’re going to detail a number of different things specific to the holiday season that could play a role in your defense strategy and help to invalidate the charges against you.

 

These reasons may have resulted


Shoplifting Charges in Minnesota Can Quickly Add Up
Shoplifting Charges in Minnesota Can Quickly Add Up
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Getting caught stealing a single small item from a store probably doesn’t seem like a big deal – and if it’s the only thing you’ve ever stolen, that’s probably true. There are a number of options out there for first time offenders that can minimize the charges and penalties you face.

 

Moreover, penalties in Minnesota are prescribed according to the value of the items that were taken. In other words, a single small item that doesn’t cost much has


What Is Next for Minnesota’s Much-Maligned Sex Offender Program?
What Is Next for Minnesota’s Much-Maligned Sex Offender Program?
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Category: Sex Crimes

Minnesota has one of the toughest sex crime punishment systems in the United States. First, convicted sex offenders face long prison sentences. Then, some may be required to enter a treatment program… with no specified release date.

 

After quite a bit of recent controversy, however, several lawmakers are now working to revise the program requirements and ease the restrictions on convicted sex offenders. Here’s an explanation of the program itself, the legal processes at play, and what to expect


MN Law Enforcement Officials Must Follow New Synthetic Drug Procedures
MN Law Enforcement Officials Must Follow New Synthetic Drug Procedures
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The United States is facing a public health emergency with the current opioid epidemic, and our state is struggling with its own opioid crisis as well.

 

In the last year, our country lost 64,070 people to drug overdoses – a 21 percent increase over the previous year. What’s responsible for the dramatic increase?

 

While drug overdose deaths continue to go up year after year for heroin, other natural opioids, cocaine, and psychostimulants with abuse potential, one group of


Everything to Know about Minnesota Diversion Programs
Everything to Know about Minnesota Diversion Programs
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In Minnesota, several different diversion programs exist to help certain individuals avoid criminal consequences. These programs are designed to offer a fresh start to low-level offenders who have no prior criminal history.

 

Additionally, diversion programs help those who can’t make court appearances or afford to pay their fines, and they spare at-risk offenders from high fines, revoked licenses, and criminal records.

 

Because of this, the City Attorney’s office is hiring a new team of lawyers dedicated to reviewing


Drinking and Driving on Halloween in Minnesota Could Net You a DWI
Drinking and Driving on Halloween in Minnesota Could Net You a DWI
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Category: DWI/DUI | Halloween | Holidays

 

Halloween is fun for kids and grownups alike – albeit different kinds of fun. Halloween parties are frequently some of the best all year, and aren’t something you’ll want to miss out on. However, for this reason, Halloween is also a particularly dangerous holiday nationwide, and has even surpassed New Year’s Eve in terms of emergency room admissions. Unfortunately, much of the danger is due to drunk driving.

 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a


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