Category Archives: Disorderly Conduct

St. Paddy’s Day Is Coming – Don’t Get Arrested for Disorderly Conduct in MN
St. Paddy’s Day Is Coming – Don’t Get Arrested for Disorderly Conduct in MN
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The offices of the Minnesota State Patrol reported 424 DWI arrests over St. Paddy’s Day weekend in 2018, a total that is up 28% from the year before.


These St. Patrick’s Day DWI figures in a state where the number of average annual disorderly conduct arrests hovers around the 860 mark clearly illustrate that Minnesotans like to celebrate, and many view St. Paddy’s day as just another excuse to get rowdy.


If you do end up embodying

How New Year’s Partying Can Lead to a MN Disorderly Conduct Charge
How New Year’s Partying Can Lead to a MN Disorderly Conduct Charge
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Because of the extremely broad legal definition of ‘disorderly conduct, these charges are historically difficult to defend and often coupled with multiple (and sometimes more serious charges) in an effort to leverage plea bargaining in cases.


In recent years, however, dubious “disorderly conduct” arrests have plummeted, largely due to officer body cam programs and the subsequent tightening of disciplinary action when police break from protocol. This is good news for Minnesotans, but it doesn’t altogether exempt you from

How Can You Be Charged with Minnesota Disorderly Conduct?
How Can You Be Charged with Minnesota Disorderly Conduct?
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Under Minnesota law, several situations are considered disorderly conduct. Here are the definitions and explanations of how you can be charged with disorderly conduct in Minnesota.


Minnesota Disorderly Conduct: Common Types and Legal Definition


To start, let’s look at the most common types of Minnesota disorderly conduct:


  • Disturbing a meeting or assembly in an unlawful manner
  • Fighting or brawling
  • Using obscene, offensive, or abusive language
  • Acting with obscene, offensive, abusive, noisy, or boisterous conduct



Police Scrutinized after Controversial Disorderly Conduct Arrest
Police Scrutinized after Controversial Disorderly Conduct Arrest
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The citizens of Minnesota are well aware of the issue of police brutality throughout America, and how viral videos have been able to show any questionable aggression and practices by a number of officers. It seems like there are new videos coming out every month.


In October, one surfaced that showed a black man being grabbed by police and later arrested in Edina for simply walking in the street. The recording has been viewed over 750,000 times, and has



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




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