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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


Can Victims of Minnesota Family Violence Drop Charges?
Can Victims of Minnesota Family Violence Drop Charges?
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When a victim of family violence makes an emergency call or otherwise accuses someone of abuse, it’s usually for one of two reasons. The first reason – the one most people assume – is that they are tired of dealing with someone who is physically or psychologically hurting them and they want a way out. The second reason is that they do it in the heat of the moment and as a way to put a stop to a


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


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


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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