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The 5 Degrees of Assault in MN Domestic Violence
The 5 Degrees of Assault in MN Domestic Violence
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In Minnesota, domestic violence charges are usually charged as assault. This may be confusing to some people, but the law is set up in such a way as to make sure the punishment fits the crime.

 

That’s why there are five separate charges of assault in Minnesota. The law understands that not all domestic violence cases are physically violent – they can be verbal as well. Putting anyone in your family in danger through certain behaviors can end


The Role of Psychology in MN Domestic Violence
The Role of Psychology in MN Domestic Violence
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Domestic violence is a crime taken very seriously by the state of Minnesota, but it’s also a crime that doesn’t make big, splashy headlines in the news. Well, most of the time, anyway.

 

A popular actor and his almost-as-popular ex-wife are in the news as they recount their relationship in an anti-defamation trial in Virginia. Both sides have testified to domestic violence playing a role in their relationship, with an expert testifying that the wife has two psychological disorders


When Is MN Assault Considered Domestic?
When Is MN Assault Considered Domestic?
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Facing any type of assault charge in Minnesota is serious, but there are particular concerns associated with domestic assault charges that are important for everyone to understand.

 

Many people do not understand the difference between assault and domestic assault – or when the line is crossed that turns an assault into a domestic one. That’s understandable since, from the outside, complex legal matters can be confusing and not-so-simple to grasp.

 

Here is what you need to know


Minnesota HRO vs OFP: What’s the Difference?
Minnesota HRO vs OFP: What’s the Difference?
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Domestic violence in Minnesota is taken very seriously. Because of the extent the law goes to protect those who are at risk of domestic violence, there are two ways that the court can address harassment: harassment restraining orders and orders for protection.

 

These two different types of legal remedies for people at risk share much in common, but there are many differences between them, too. These differences often lead to confusion among those who are seeking protection or


Defense Strategies to Use against MN Domestic Violence Charges
Defense Strategies to Use against MN Domestic Violence Charges
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Being accused of domestic violence isn’t only a serious matter, but it’s also an emotional one. These types of allegations can turn your life upside down. That’s why it’s vital to ensure you have a good defense if you are accused.

 

What is the best defense against domestic violence charges? That really depends on your individual circumstances. A skilled attorney can help to formulate the best defense for you, but, in general, there are some defense strategies to


MN Protective Orders: What You Should Know
MN Protective Orders: What You Should Know
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Most people understand the basics behind a protective order. Yet some people who have been involved in domestic incidents aren’t quite clear on the nature of these courts orders and the way they can impact a person’s life.

 

There are several different types of protective orders available in Minnesota. It’s vital to understand how these different protective orders work and their varying purposes. Here’s what you need to know.

 

Domestic Abuse: What Is It?

 

In Minnesota,


How Domestic Violence Charges Work in MN: A Comprehensive Guide
How Domestic Violence Charges Work in MN: A Comprehensive Guide
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Domestic violence is a crime that is taken very seriously under Minnesota law, but the statutes and penalties surrounding crimes of domestic violence can be complex and difficult to understand.

 

How is domestic violence defined in our state? What can happen to you if you are accused of a crime of domestic violence — or worse, convicted of it?

 

These are questions everyone should know the answer to, so read on to find out more about domestic


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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