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Types of Domestic Abuse in MN
Types of Domestic Abuse in MN
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Allegations of domestic abuse in Minnesota should never be taken lightly. These allegations can significantly impact someone’s life – which is why everyone must understand what domestic abuse is and how Minnesota handles it.

 

There’s no doubt that domestic violence is an emotional topic, but understanding how Minnesota views it can help you navigate your case’s complexities with the help of an experienced attorney. Read on to find out what you need to know about domestic abuse in Minnesota.


Facing MN Domestic Assault Charges? Here’s What To Know
Facing MN Domestic Assault Charges? Here’s What To Know
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Minnesota has some of the toughest assault laws in the country, which is why anyone facing charges of domestic assault may find they will have to serve a lengthy term of incarceration and pay a substantial fine if convicted.

 

While domestic assault in the state has varying degrees that depend on your criminal history and any injury to the victim, it’s a serious situation no matter what degree you get charged with. That’s why it’s vital to understand how


How Is MN Domestic Violence Proven in Court?
How Is MN Domestic Violence Proven in Court?
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Domestic violence is a charge that can be difficult to prove in court. Prosecutors often have to deal with witnesses who don’t want to comply and may not even have enough evidence to present to the court. The situations that often lead to Minnesota domestic violence charges happen behind closed doors, with the only witnesses being the victim and the person accused of perpetrating the crime.

 

In many cases, it’s ultimately up to the jury to decide what happened


How Technology Impacts MN Domestic Violence
How Technology Impacts MN Domestic Violence
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Technology has improved the lives of people in a variety of ways. But just as with anything else, there is a dark side to technology that allows some people to use it to commit crimes – crimes like domestic violence.

 

In Minnesota and across the country, domestic violence is something that has to be dealt with every single day. The state of Minnesota has criminalized domestic violence to deter it. Still, technology has allowed new ways for people


What is a MN Qualified Prior Domestic Violence Offense?
What is a MN Qualified Prior Domestic Violence Offense?
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Offenses in Minnesota that include domestic violence are unique. Why? Because they are subject to criminal penalties, one would expect to find associated with crimes – as well as elevated penalties for prior convictions related to domestic violence.

 

The prior convictions are called “qualified domestic violence-related offenses.” They can be used to enhance a charge related to domestic violence years after they were placed on your criminal record. This is one of the reasons why it’s vital to


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


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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