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Open Carry vs. Concealed Carry: Legal Differences and Implications
Open Carry vs. Concealed Carry: Legal Differences and Implications
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Category: Gun Rights

The debate surrounding the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms in the United States has led to a diverse range of laws and regulations across different states. Two common methods of carrying firearms are open carry and concealed carry.

 

These methods are distinctly different in terms of legality and implications, and it’s crucial for gun owners and the general public to understand these differences. In this blog, we will delve into the legal distinctions between open carry


Breaking and Entering in MN: Intent and Criminal Liability
Breaking and Entering in MN: Intent and Criminal Liability
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Breaking and entering, often referred to as burglary, is a serious criminal offense in Minnesota. It involves the unlawful entry into someone else’s property with the intent to commit a crime, typically theft or some other felonious act.

 

In our state, breaking and entering is defined under Minnesota Statutes Section 609.582. According to this statute, a person can be charged with burglary if they enter a building without the owner’s consent and with the intent to commit a crime


Are You Eligible for a Minnesota Drug Court?
Are You Eligible for a Minnesota Drug Court?
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Category: Drug Crimes

Minnesota’s drug courts offer an alternative approach to traditional criminal justice for individuals struggling with substance abuse issues. Instead of punitive measures, these specialized courts focus on rehabilitation and treatment to address the root causes of addiction and reduce recidivism.

 

If you or someone you know is facing drug-related charges in Minnesota, it’s essential to understand whether you qualify for participation in a Minnesota Drug Court program. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the qualifications and criteria necessary


Learn How Sentencing Alternatives Work in Minnesota
Learn How Sentencing Alternatives Work in Minnesota
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Sentencing alternatives play a significant role in the criminal justice system, offering an approach that focuses on rehabilitation rather than solely on punishment. In Minnesota, a state known for its progressive policies, various sentencing alternatives have been implemented to address the root causes of criminal behavior while promoting the reintegration of offenders into society. 

 

This blog post delves into how sentencing alternatives work in Minnesota and the potential benefits they offer to both offenders and the community.

Understanding Sentencing


Defending Against Solicitation Charges in Minnesota
Defending Against Solicitation Charges in Minnesota
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Facing solicitation charges can be a harrowing experience, particularly in a state like Minnesota, where legal proceedings can be complex and the consequences severe. If you or someone you know has been accused of solicitation in Minnesota, it’s crucial to understand the charges, potential penalties, and available defenses.

 

What is Solicitation?

 

Solicitation involves the act of enticing, requesting, or encouraging someone to engage in illegal activities, often of a sexual nature. In Minnesota, solicitation charges typically


On Bail in Minnesota? Know Your Protections
On Bail in Minnesota? Know Your Protections
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Category: Bail

The legal system is designed to ensure justice and protect all individuals’ rights, including those accused of a crime. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always quite work that way.

One of the methods theoretically used to protect both the accused and the state is bail. When arrested and charged with a crime, you may be released on bail while awaiting trial. Bail serves as a mechanism to guarantee your appearance in court while allowing you to await trial in the comfort of


Privacy Protection: Ensuring Your Rights During a Computer Crime Investigation in MN
Privacy Protection: Ensuring Your Rights During a Computer Crime Investigation in MN
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Computer crimes have become a prevalent concern in Minnesota and beyond due to the increasing reliance on technology and the internet. Being the subject of a computer crime investigation can be distressing and overwhelming, especially when it involves potential violations of your privacy. If you find yourself facing a computer crime investigation in Minnesota, it is essential to understand your rights and take steps to protect your privacy. In this blog post, we will explore the importance of privacy protection


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