Category Archives: Criminal Defense


Why You Want a MN Bar Certified Criminal Law Specialist on Your Side
Why You Want a MN Bar Certified Criminal Law Specialist on Your Side
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The Minnesota criminal justice system is increasingly tough on all levels of crime. Even relatively minor offenses such as shoplifting, drunk driving, assault or obstruction of justice can result in serious jail time, hefty fines and a criminal record that will come back to haunt you for a lifetime.

 

Crime rates are higher in big Minnesota cities such as Minneapolis, where violent crimes are currently on the rise. In the city’s efforts to combat crime, local law enforcement


What Makes an Offense a Federal Crime Instead of a MN State Offense?
What Makes an Offense a Federal Crime Instead of a MN State Offense?
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There are over 200 different courts throughout the state of Minnesota. Courts deal with criminal trials, domestic disputes, civil cases – you name it. If you have been charged with a crime, knowing what court to go to and what you might be up against can be confusing.

 

Even if you are facing criminal charges, they can potentially be held in a Minnesota state court or a federal court in Minnesota depending on whether you are up against


Criminal Defense Step One: Know Your Rights When Talking to Cops
Criminal Defense Step One: Know Your Rights When Talking to Cops
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There is no denying the current tension between citizens and members of law enforcement, especially in our state. After the shooting of Philando Castile and the subsequent protests, many citizens have begun to ask about their rights while speaking with law enforcement officers so that they know what they are required to say and do and how to protect themselves legally.

 

To help, we created this handy guide. Below, you can read about your rights when you are in


Understanding the Federal Criminal Process
Understanding the Federal Criminal Process
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In the United States, there are both state and federal laws. State laws are passed by the state government and prosecuted in state court. Federal laws are passed by the United States Congress and prosecuted in Federal District Court.

 

Federal crimes are taken very seriously and often carry severe penalties. The most commonly prosecuted federal crimes are white collar crimes such as fraud and embezzlement, drug crimes such as trafficking and smuggling, and sex crimes such as child pornography


Minnesota Crimes That Disqualify You from Joining the Military
Minnesota Crimes That Disqualify You from Joining the Military
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For many, serving in the United States military is the ultimate sign of dedication and protection for our country. It’s a choice and sacrifice you’re willing to make because you believe in America and what we stand for.

 

While all branches of the military actively seek new members, not everyone is automatically eligible to join. You have to fulfill a number of physical and mental health requirements in addition to meeting high moral and legal standards.

 

For this


Ten Reasons We Are Your Best Defense
Ten Reasons We Are Your Best Defense
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10 Reasons We’re Your Best Defense from cwkeyser

 

With an endless amount of lawyers to choose from, finding the right criminal defense attorney can be overwhelming. Here are ten reasons we are the best defense for anyone facing criminal charges in state or federal court.

 

1. Experience. With over 20 years of combined legal experience, Keyser Law, P.A. knows how to win. Criminal charges are far too serious to leave to an inexperienced attorney. From petty misdemeanors


Why You Should Never Plead Guilty To Disorderly Conduct
Why You Should Never Plead Guilty To Disorderly Conduct
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Before we explain why you should never plead guilty to disorderly conduct, a disclaimer: not all cases are alike and while this article gives some good advice, it isn’t intended to be “one size fits all.” Consult with a criminal defense attorney before deciding how to proceed if you’ve been charged with disorderly conduct.

 

Minnesota Disorderly Conduct

 

What exactly is considered disorderly conduct? Under Minnesota law, whoever does any of the following in a public or private


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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