Category Archives: Criminal Defense

Minnesota Alcohol Limit Lowered for Aggravating Factor in DWI Charges
Minnesota Alcohol Limit Lowered for Aggravating Factor in DWI Charges
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Effective August 1, 2015, it is an aggravating factor to operate a motor vehicle with an alcohol concentration of 0.16 or higher in Minnesota. Prior to August 1, 2015, the limit was 0.20 to be considered an aggravating factor warranting harsher punishment.


Under Minnesota’s Driving While Impaired law, it is illegal to drive, operate, or be in physical control of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. If a driver’s alcohol concentration at the time

Minnesota Assault Laws Explained
Minnesota Assault Laws Explained
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Assault is a broad and common charge in Minnesota. There are several types of assault including Fifth Degree Assault, Fourth Degree Assault, Third Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault, First Degree Assault, Domestic Assault, and Aggravated Assault.
So what’s the difference?


Regardless of what assault level a person is charged with, the consequences can be life changing. Understanding the difference between assault crimes is critical. Reading about Minnesota’s different assault laws can be difficult and frustrating, especially when there are

What Are Your Rights to Defend Yourself At Home
What Are Your Rights to Defend Yourself At Home
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An attack on your or your family in your home, or even just around town, can be a jarring experience.  In the moment, no one should have to think about the repercussions of defending themselves from such an attack.


There are laws in place designed to protect those who are protecting themselves, their families, and their property. They vary by state, situation, and your reaction. Find out what these laws are in our infographic below.


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Criminal Defense in Hennepin County, Minnesota
Criminal Defense in Hennepin County, Minnesota
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As a Hennepin County Criminal Defense Law Firm, we continuously get charges dismissed or reduced throughout Minneapolis and surrounding cities.  Call us at (612) 281-8325 for a free consultation.


Hennepin County has a population of 1,152,425 with Minneapolis as the county seat.  Of Minnesota’s ten judicial districts, Hennepin County makes up the Fourth Judicial District with two downtown locations and three suburban locations.



Division I: Hennepin County Government Center
300 South Sixth Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55487


How Does the Diversion Program Work in Dakota County, Minnesota?
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Getting Into the Dakota County Diversion Program*


This article is for informational purposes only. If you have questions about the diversion program, contact Dakota County District Court. If you have an open criminal charge and are seeking representation, please call us at (612) 281-8325 for a consultation.


Getting into a diversion program is a big concern for many certain first-time offenders.  Most counties have some version of a diversion program whereby defendants who successfully complete the program

Washington County Veterans Court Aims To Help Minnesota Servicemembers
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In January 2012, Washington County launched a new diversion program for veterans in the criminal justice system.  The purpose of the program is to identify criminal defendants who are veterans struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues stemming from combat service.


What is Veterans Court?


Much like the Hennepin County Veterans Court program, Washington County Veterans Court diverts combat veterans from traditional criminal court by setting out strict court-monitored treatment and rehabilitation plans aimed at helping those

Keyser Law Firm Offers Discounted Legal Services to Military Veterans and Servicemembers
Keyser Law Firm Offers Discounted Legal Services to Military Veterans and Servicemembers
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040531-N-4936C-092New York City, N.Y. (May 31, 2004) – Sailors, Marines and military veterans hold a large American flag during the playing of taps at a Memorial Day Commemoration on the deck of the decommissioned aircraft carrier and aviation museum USS Intrepid during the 17th Annual Fleet Week on May 31, 2004. Over 4,000 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen on 12 ships are participating in this year’s event from May 26 to June 2. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 3rd Class



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.