Category Archives: Assault With A Deadly Weapon

The Line Between Minnesota Misdemeanor and Felony Assault Charges
The Line Between Minnesota Misdemeanor and Felony Assault Charges
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Assault is a serious crime in Minnesota. In fact, the state is one of the toughest in the nation when it comes to assault crimes. If found guilty, the penalties can be steep, depending on the severity of the crime.


Here’s what you need to know about the six different types of assault in Minnesota, their penalties, and how to draw the line between a misdemeanor and felony assault.


Simple Assault in Minnesota


Simple assault is the

When Defending Yourself Gets You Charged with Minnesota Assault
When Defending Yourself Gets You Charged with Minnesota Assault
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When you feel the instinct to defend yourself, most of the time your responses are gut reactions. Moreover, you have an innate right to protect yourself and those around you when needed.


Hear this, though: just because your actions made sense to you at the time, doesn’t always mean law enforcement will be on your side.


In fact, once the smoke clears, you may find the tables have turned and wind up in a Minnesota court facing

Assault with a Deadly Weapon: How It Works in Minnesota
Assault with a Deadly Weapon: How It Works in Minnesota
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Our state treats assault with a deadly weapon charges as a really big deal.




In 2016, there were 432 deaths related to gun use in Minnesota. A significant portion of those deaths were classified as violent deaths, which results from a use of force. Assault with a deadly weapon normally falls into that category – and those are just the gun deaths.


If you have been accused of assault with a deadly weapon in Minnesota, you



With offices in Minneapolis and Stillwater, Minnesota, Keyser Law, P.A. handles cases throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area including:




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.



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.


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.


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.


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.