Category Archives: Domestic Violence


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


Domestic Violence Offenders in MN with Guns Should Watch Out
Domestic Violence Offenders in MN with Guns Should Watch Out
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Domestic violence laws in Minnesota outlaw those convicted from possessing firearms. Until now, enforcement of this part of the law has been extremely lenient. However, recent stories have surfaced about this law’s abuse, which means officials will be on the watch for those who are in violation. If you have a gun and a domestic violence conviction, you could be in big trouble. Here’s what’s been happening.

 

Stories Noting Possession Prohibition Abuse Gain Traction

 

A recent investigation


Domestic Assault Charges in MN Can Come Even if You Don’t Touch Victim
Domestic Assault Charges in MN Can Come Even if You Don’t Touch Victim
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At the end of September, a man was accused of fatally setting his girlfriend on fire. After spending some time in the hospital, he is now being charged with second-degree murder and domestic assault.

 

In July, Wyndale Fayson was charged with felony domestic assault against his girlfriend Vanessa Danielson and had a no-contact order taken out against him. Fayson violated that no-contact order when he showed up at Danielson’s home.

 

Danielson called the police after Fayson got


Will New Domestic Violence Bill Take Guns From More Minnesotans?
Will New Domestic Violence Bill Take Guns From More Minnesotans?
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A domestic violence conviction can affect both your professional and personal life, but did you know it could also affect your gun rights?

 

United States Congresswoman Debbie Dingell of Michigan and Congressman Dan Donovan of New York recently introduced bipartisan legislation in the House – the Zero Tolerance for Domestic Abusers Act – “that protects survivors of dating violence and stalking by closing loopholes that allow abusers and stalkers access to guns.”

 

Senator Amy Klobuchar from our


How a Domestic Assault Call Can Lead to Further Charges
How a Domestic Assault Call Can Lead to Further Charges
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Have you ever been in a situation where you think one thing is happening… but then something completely different goes down? Situations like this can end up being particularly disastrous when they involve the law.

 

Take the recent bar fight that happened in Douglas County. According to witnesses, Joseph Walker and his girlfriend Kaylee Anderson got into a fight inside the Fire Station Bar. The fight then spilled out into the parking lot, where it apparently got physical, with


Domestic Violence Causes 80% of Minnesota Female Homicides
Domestic Violence Causes 80% of Minnesota Female Homicides
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It can’t be said enough: domestic assault is a huge problem in Minnesota.

 

In 2016 alone, 21 people in our state died due to domestic violence. Those numbers don’t tell the whole story, either. When people die from domestic violence, they often leave behind children, parents, or friends who are asking themselves what could have been done to prevent this person’s death.

 

According to reports, seven children watched their mother die this year. That’s seven too many.


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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