Category Archives: Federal Crimes

Can Minnesota Domestic Violence Be a Federal Crime?
Can Minnesota Domestic Violence Be a Federal Crime?
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Domestic violence is no longer just a simple family matter for the state of Minnesota to handle directly. Growing national awareness and a widening definition of what domestic violence means has resulted in courts taking matters of domestic violence more seriously, and handing down more severe sentences.


Although most Minnesota domestic violence cases are still handled inside state courtrooms, there are a number of scenarios in which domestic violence is more likely to become one of federal interest.

What Makes an Offense a Federal Crime Instead of a MN State Offense?
What Makes an Offense a Federal Crime Instead of a MN State Offense?
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There are over 200 different courts throughout the state of Minnesota. Courts deal with criminal trials, domestic disputes, civil cases – you name it. If you have been charged with a crime, knowing what court to go to and what you might be up against can be confusing.


Even if you are facing criminal charges, they can potentially be held in a Minnesota state court or a federal court in Minnesota depending on whether you are up against

Understanding the Federal Criminal Process
Understanding the Federal Criminal Process
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In the United States, there are both state and federal laws. State laws are passed by the state government and prosecuted in state court. Federal laws are passed by the United States Congress and prosecuted in Federal District Court.


Federal crimes are taken very seriously and often carry severe penalties. The most commonly prosecuted federal crimes are white collar crimes such as fraud and embezzlement, drug crimes such as trafficking and smuggling, and sex crimes such as child pornography



With offices in Minneapolis and Stillwater, Minnesota, Keyser Law, P.A. handles cases throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area including:




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.



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.


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.


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.


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.