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MN Domestic Offenders: When Is It Too Late to Get Help?
MN Domestic Offenders: When Is It Too Late to Get Help?
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If you’ve been charged with domestic abuse or violence in Minnesota, it’s crucial to get help as soon as you can.

 

There are plenty of resources for addressing abusive tendencies in this state, and it’s something you should do not only for yourself and your family but for the success of your court case too.

 

Here’s what you need to know about getting help, the laws and penalties of domestic abuse in Minnesota, and when it may be


What Being Charged with Domestic Assault Means in Minnesota
What Being Charged with Domestic Assault Means in Minnesota
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Domestic assault is a serious crime – and anyone that is charged with it in Minnesota can face some serious ramifications.

 

Over the weekend of August 3, 2020, Winona County reported three felony domestic assaults responded to by police. That can give you some clue as to how prevalent this issue is.

 

So what does it mean to be charged with domestic assault in Minnesota? What penalties could you face as a result? Read on to find


Facing False Allegations of MN Domestic Violence? You’re Not Alone
Facing False Allegations of MN Domestic Violence? You’re Not Alone
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Domestic violence is a significant problem in Minnesota and other states. However, the way the system handles domestic violence has created a new problem: false allegations.

 

If you’re facing false allegations of domestic violence, you’re not alone. These allegations are often made to gain legal leverage, but can have devastating legal and civil consequences for the falsely accused.

 

Therefore, we’ve put together a guide covering why false allegations happen, the fallout you could face if accused, and what


The Five Degrees of Domestic Assault in Minnesota
The Five Degrees of Domestic Assault in Minnesota
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Where domestic violence charges could previously be – and often were – prosecuted as fairly minor incidences, societal spotlighting on domestic assault and sweeping criminal justice reforms across the nation have changed the way these crimes are approached.

 

In our state, for instance, repeat assault offenders now face enhanced penalties depending on their previous crimes. This makes it more important than ever to fight back.

 

If you or someone you care about is facing domestic violence charges, and


Minnesota Domestic Violence: Why People Do It
Minnesota Domestic Violence: Why People Do It
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Arrests for domestic violence are on the rise in Minnesota, which begs the question: why do people commit acts of domestic violence in the first place?

 

In this post, we’ll detail common reasons people may be prone to committing acts of domestic violence, and what you can do if you have been accused of committing a crime.

 

Common Reasons for Domestic Violence in Minnesota

 

There are psychological reasons for the actions of many who commit


How Domestic Violence Charges in Minnesota Impact Custody Disputes
How Domestic Violence Charges in Minnesota Impact Custody Disputes
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When we talk about penalties for criminal convictions, we often focus on the immediate penalties. Jail time. Fines. Probation. Offenders may serve their penalties quickly after their sentencing, but the impact of their convictions do not end once these sentences are complete. Criminal convictions may impact your life for years to come.

 

Let’s zoom in on domestic violence crimes as an example. Domestic violence convictions have a variety of immediate penalties, including treatment programs, possible jail time, and


MN Domestic Violence Charges are Bad — Running from Police Is Worse
MN Domestic Violence Charges are Bad — Running from Police Is Worse
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Domestic violence is a serious offense. The charges and penalties associated with it can be quite severe. Running away from charges, however, is never the answer.

 

Take, for example, the recent story of an Albert Lea man. After being accused of domestic assault, he attempted to escape police in a high-speed chase. Naturally they caught him, though, and he now faces not only felony-level domestic assault charges, but also charges for evading law enforcement and driving under the


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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