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Can Free Narcan Help MN Opioid Users?
Can Free Narcan Help MN Opioid Users?
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Every state in the United States has been dealing with the opioid epidemic. Some states, like Minnesota, have gotten more creative in their response in an effort to save lives.

 

Groups across Minnesota have reached out to citizens to help them learn how to save lives through a drug called Narcan. Organizations teach members of the community how to spot a potential opioid overdose and how to administer the drug to intervene.

 

Still, many people have questions


What Happens If Your MN DUI Ends in a Mistrial?
What Happens If Your MN DUI Ends in a Mistrial?
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Category: DWI/DUI

 

Every year in the Minnesota criminal courts, thousands of cases that involve driving while intoxicated are heard. Of these thousands of cases, not everyone can be tied up neatly with either a conviction or an acquittal. In some circumstances, criminal cases for DWIs in Minnesota can end in what is called a mistrial.

 

What is a mistrial, and how can it impact the charges against you? Does it mean you get off scot-free? Read on to learn more


MN Sexual Assault of an At-Risk Person
MN Sexual Assault of an At-Risk Person
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The idea of consent is one of the key points in sexual assault cases. Who is able to give consent, and who isn’t able to give it?

 

In the state of Minnesota, there are groups of people under the law who are unable to give their consent to sexual acts. Engaging in penetrative sexual acts with any of these people is considered to be sexual assault.

 

It’s vital for everyone to understand who can legally give consent and


What is a MN Qualified Prior Domestic Violence Offense?
What is a MN Qualified Prior Domestic Violence Offense?
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Offenses in Minnesota that include domestic violence are unique. Why? Because they are subject to criminal penalties, one would expect to find associated with crimes – as well as elevated penalties for prior convictions related to domestic violence.

 

The prior convictions are called “qualified domestic violence-related offenses.” They can be used to enhance a charge related to domestic violence years after they were placed on your criminal record. This is one of the reasons why it’s vital to


Can You Challenge a MN Drug Search Warrant?
Can You Challenge a MN Drug Search Warrant?
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The Constitution of the United States guarantees rights to citizens. The Fourth Amendment, specifically, protects citizens from illegal or unreasonable search and seizure.

 

In order for law enforcement officers to do a search of your property for drugs, they often have to get a search warrant in advance. The question many people have: Once that search warrant is obtained, does that mean that you cannot fight it? After all, police make mistakes all the time when executing


Can You Refuse a Chemical Test for a MN DUI?
Can You Refuse a Chemical Test for a MN DUI?
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Category: DWI/DUI

 

Most people recognize that, when they are accused of a crime, they have rights. It’s the specific rights that may not be so clear.

 

For example, if you are pulled over and suspected of driving while intoxicated in Minnesota, do you have the right to refuse a chemical test to confirm whether or not you are intoxicated?

 

While one of the most enduring rights Americans have is the right to not incriminate themselves, that does not carry


What Is Consent to Sexual Conduct in MN?
What Is Consent to Sexual Conduct in MN?
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Category: Sex Crimes

 

Consent is an issue you may hear a lot about, but it’s an important concept and one central to the law in the state of Minnesota.

 

Consent has to be given before sexual conduct occurs, or it could be a criminal offense. There are issues with consent surrounding age, mental capacity, and even authority, but the central question of all of it is: Did a person consent to the act? Or were they legally capable of giving their


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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