Category Archives: Felonies

When Is a DWI a Felony in Minnesota?
When Is a DWI a Felony in Minnesota?
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Category: DWI/DUI | Felonies

Being arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) can be a frightening experience. You may not be sure of what will face you next – and you’re not alone.


More drivers than you may expect are arrested for suspicion of DWI in Minnesota each year, and the system that governs DWIs in Minnesota can be complicated to understand.


Here’s what you need to know about DWIs in the state, plus what factors can turn a DWI misdemeanor into a

Felony vs. Misdemeanor Charges: How Minnesota Handles Each
Felony vs. Misdemeanor Charges: How Minnesota Handles Each
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When facing criminal charges, one of the first and most important questions from a defense perspective is whether you’re being charged with a felony or a misdemeanor.


Why so important?


Because here in Minnesota, felony-level convictions are far more likely to carry a jail sentence, and a felony on your rap sheet has much longer-lasting consequences.


In this post, we provide a brief of common criminal offenses, how they are typically charged, and the consequences generally associated

University of Minnesota Application to Stop Asking About Felonies
University of Minnesota Application to Stop Asking About Felonies
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When someone is facing felony charges, there is a lot at stake. Jail times, high fines, and other criminal penalties may be just the beginning – especially if the charges result in a conviction.


After completing their sentence, it’s not uncommon for a person to have to “start over” with a new job and a new living situation. Unfortunately, this is much easier said than done. Not surprisingly, there is a huge negative stigma that felons have to face,

Misdemeanor vs. Felony Theft: What’s the Difference?
Misdemeanor vs. Felony Theft: What’s the Difference?
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You probably know that misdemeanors are less serious than felonies. And that (not surprisingly) felonies tend to come with more severe penalties. So it would stand to reason that there would be a pretty big difference in what someone does to get charged with a misdemeanor versus a felony.


In most cases this is true – but not always. Many crimes can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony offense, and for some crimes the line between



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.