Category Archives: Arson


Reasons Arson Occurs in Minnesota
Reasons Arson Occurs in Minnesota
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Arson occurs for various reasons in Minnesota, and in this post we’re going to cover several of the most common ones. We’ll also detail the penalties and what you can do to fight your charges.

 

Why Minnesotans Start Fires

 

Young people are the most frequent offenders for arson, with most offenders being between 10 and 25 years old. Knowing that, many of the stated reasons behind arson listed below start to make a bit more sense,


Domestic Assault Charges in MN Can Come Even if You Don’t Touch Victim
Domestic Assault Charges in MN Can Come Even if You Don’t Touch Victim
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At the end of September, a man was accused of fatally setting his girlfriend on fire. After spending some time in the hospital, he is now being charged with second-degree murder and domestic assault.

 

In July, Wyndale Fayson was charged with felony domestic assault against his girlfriend Vanessa Danielson and had a no-contact order taken out against him. Fayson violated that no-contact order when he showed up at Danielson’s home.

 

Danielson called the police after Fayson got


How Campfires Can Result in Arson Charges in Minnesota
How Campfires Can Result in Arson Charges in Minnesota
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As the weather starts to get warmer with the arrival of May, you might be feeling the itch to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. Whether you have a summer camping trip planned or just can’t wait to spend the night in the backyard, a cozy campfire probably sounds wonderful.

 

Be careful, though. If your campfire gets out of hand, you can do some serious damage to the surrounding area – damage that can result in criminal charges. Stephen


The Different Degrees of Arson in Minnesota
The Different Degrees of Arson in Minnesota
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Fires can happen for a number of reasons. They can be caused accidentally by candles, heaters, electric blankets, cigarettes, clothes dryers, stoves, and faulty wiring, for example.

 

Or they can be caused intentionally.

 

Recently, Matthew Gust, a 25-year-old man from East Grand Forks, set fire to a Somali restaurant. Investigators claim he threw a 40-ounce beer bottle filled with gasoline through the window of the Juba Coffee House and Restaurant. The restaurant suffered $90,000 worth of damage.


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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