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The 5 Degrees of Assault in MN Domestic Violence
The 5 Degrees of Assault in MN Domestic Violence
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In Minnesota, domestic violence charges are usually charged as assault. This may be confusing to some people, but the law is set up in such a way as to make sure the punishment fits the crime.

 

That’s why there are five separate charges of assault in Minnesota. The law understands that not all domestic violence cases are physically violent – they can be verbal as well. Putting anyone in your family in danger through certain behaviors can end


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


Worried About Your Unruly MN Teen? You’re Not the Only One
Worried About Your Unruly MN Teen? You’re Not the Only One
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Teenagers are famous for being impulsive and making decisions that… may not be so great. Nowhere has this been more apparent than in the statistics surrounding juvenile crime in Minnesota.

 

According to the Minneapolis police, there has recently been a fairly sharp increase in crimes — including juvenile crime — in the Twin Cities. In places outside of Minneapolis, there’s been an increase in juvenile crime too – up 17 percent over last year in Hennepin County and


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


Can School Fights Lead to MN Assault Charges? Absolutely
Can School Fights Lead to MN Assault Charges? Absolutely
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Whether you went to a public school or a private school, you were probably witness to some roughhousing on the playground back in the day.

 

Well, incidents of fighting at school have not gone away. In fact, last year a handful of teenagers were actually arrested as fights broke out in schools across the state.

 

What are fights like these days?

 

The staff at Southwest High School in Minneapolis know the threat of school fighting and


How Definitions of Bodily Injury Impact Minnesota Assault Charges
How Definitions of Bodily Injury Impact Minnesota Assault Charges
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If you are charged with assault in Minnesota, it’s helpful to understand how bodily harm is defined in various degrees. Below, we’re going to break down the law and penalties for you, then let you know how to fight back against your charges.

 

Understanding Bodily Harm in Minnesota Assault Laws

 

The Minnesota Statutes break assault into five different degrees, which define different levels of bodily harm, among other things.

 

Assault in the Fifth Degree

Minnesota Statute 609.224


Battling Assault Charges in Minnesota: The Strategies Lawyers Use
Battling Assault Charges in Minnesota: The Strategies Lawyers Use
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Most people think of assault as physically hurting someone, but in Minnesota, that is only one way to commit the offense – you can also be charged for acting in a way that makes someone afraid that you’re about to hurt them. Of course, those are two very different things. How does Minnesota law account for this? By creating multiple degrees of assault.

 

There are actually five different degrees of assault in our state, each with unique


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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