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75 Percent of Twin Cities Carjackings Committed by Juveniles
75 Percent of Twin Cities Carjackings Committed by Juveniles
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Carjacking isn’t something anyone ever wants to experience, but it’s not an uncommon occurrence. What is surprising, however, is not only how many carjackings are taking place in our area but also who is committing these crimes!

 

In the Twin Cities, carjackings have increased over last year by a staggering 537 percent, and three-quarters of those crimes were perpetrated by our cities’ juveniles.

 

This is a grave concern for two reasons. One, carjacking is dangerous for


Worried About Your Unruly MN Teen? You’re Not the Only One
Worried About Your Unruly MN Teen? You’re Not the Only One
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Teenagers are famous for being impulsive and making decisions that… may not be so great. Nowhere has this been more apparent than in the statistics surrounding juvenile crime in Minnesota.

 

According to the Minneapolis police, there has recently been a fairly sharp increase in crimes — including juvenile crime — in the Twin Cities. In places outside of Minneapolis, there’s been an increase in juvenile crime too – up 17 percent over last year in Hennepin County and


What Happens When a MN Teen Commits a Felony-Level Crime?
What Happens When a MN Teen Commits a Felony-Level Crime?
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Category: Juvenile Law

 

Someone being under the age of 18 doesn’t mean they don’t commit crimes. In some cases, juveniles commit very serious violent crimes.

 

Recently, a violent group of 35 to 40 teens was committing robberies and carjacking in Minnesota, ending in Minneapolis in a crash that sent suspects to the hospital while others fled the scene, as reported by Alphanews.

 

Certainly, the crimes of these teens are serious no matter their age. In Minnesota, a teen – while


Got MN Teens at Home Over Spring Break? Here’s Common Mischief We See
Got MN Teens at Home Over Spring Break? Here’s Common Mischief We See
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Spring break is an exciting time for teenagers. Hey, we all need a break from the stresses of life — school, in their case — and enjoy a week of fun, right?

 

The problem is, sometimes spring break isn’t just all fun and games. It is common for teenagers to cross the line into engaging in acts of mischief while school is out, too.

 

Below are some of the most common acts that are seen during this


You Can Only Permit Your Minnesota Teen To Drink This Holiday Season
You Can Only Permit Your Minnesota Teen To Drink This Holiday Season
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What are your holiday plans? Because for many families, the holidays are all about getting people together and enjoying each other’s company.

 

You have dinners, gift exchanges, and big parties. And when there’s a big party, there’s usually a chance you’ll be enjoying spiked eggnog or cider.

 

You probably know that your teen is also at the age of wanting in on the alcoholic fun. Many parents say why not let them? Their philosophy is, if your


How Minnesotans Can Get Rid of Their Juvenile Records
How Minnesotans Can Get Rid of Their Juvenile Records
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It’s true, the juvenile justice system does tend to go easier on juvenile offenders than adult courts would, focusing on rehabilitation before young people begin facing the real responsibilities (and punitive measures) of an adult.

 

What’s also true, a youth’s responsibilities aren’t always finished upon completion of community service or offense-related program. Living with a criminal record, juvenile or otherwise, could cost you a job, a degree, and certain housing.

 

If you know your Minnesota juvenile record


Charged As an Adult: In Minnesota, It Can Happen as Young as 14
Charged As an Adult: In Minnesota, It Can Happen as Young as 14
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In 2016, the Church of St. Mary in Melrose burned to the ground in what was determined to be an act of arson. However, investigators were unable to identify the perpetrator until two years after the blaze.

 

In 2018, a St. Cloud teen confessed to setting the fire. Because he was only 13 at the time of the incident, he is being prosecuted for First Degree Arson in the Stearns County Juvenile Court. Had he been one year


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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