Category Archives: Juvenile Law


Minnesota Juvenile Convictions Can Follow You Well into Adulthood
Minnesota Juvenile Convictions Can Follow You Well into Adulthood
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Science has proven that adolescence is one of the most difficult periods of our life cycle. It is the time when we most greatly develop our critical thinking skills and shift into a role of making decisions and solving problems in the way we will be expected to as adults and functional members of society.

 

Can you imagine what life would look like if we were all judged by the decisions we made during this critical period for


Don’t Let a Youthful Mistake Stop Your Kid from Going to College
Don’t Let a Youthful Mistake Stop Your Kid from Going to College
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All parents know that even the best teenagers make lapses in judgement.

 

Studies have shown that teens are prone to impulsive decisions, as the parts of the brain that process emotion and decision-making aren’t yet fully developed.  Still more studies have shown that people grow out of their teenage mistakes and behaviors, suggesting that mistakes made during adolescence aren’t necessarily reflective of adult life. For example, whether a person will ultimately succeed in college and early professional career.

 


What Minnesota Parents Need to Know about State Sexting Laws
What Minnesota Parents Need to Know about State Sexting Laws
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Very few people would attempt to justify child pornography. It is something that cruelly victimizes minors and can injure them both physically and emotionally. Moreover, it is something that is often associated with child trafficking.

 

Because of this, it isn’t at all surprising that both state and federal governments have created specific laws banning child pornography, or that stopping crimes associated with it is a priority for just about every law enforcement agency. Or that those convicted –


Could Your Minnesota Teen Be Charged for Halloween Celebrating?
Could Your Minnesota Teen Be Charged for Halloween Celebrating?
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Halloween can be harmless fun for your teen. However, if they get involved in the wrong kinds of activities over the holiday, he or she could be arrested.

 

In this post, we’ll cover the most common activities that get Minnesota teens in trouble with the law. We’ll also tell you what you can do if your teen gets arrested and charged with a juvenile crime.

 

Common Halloween Activities that Result in Teen Arrests

 

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Why Minnesota Juveniles Engage in Criminal Activities
Why Minnesota Juveniles Engage in Criminal Activities
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Why do Minnesota juveniles commit crimes? Ultimately, the main reason is that they do not yet think like adults. Their brains have not finished developing in important ways that can serve as a check on many of their worst impulses.

 

However, there are other reasons involved as well. In this post we’ll detail the various factors that can increase chances that a minor may decide to commit a crime.

Broken Family Background

 

Children from homes that are


When Teen Dating in Minnesota Can Be a Crime
When Teen Dating in Minnesota Can Be a Crime
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When you’re young and in love, you don’t always think about the legalities of your relationship. However, Minnesota takes teen dating seriously, especially if there’s too big of an age gap between the couple.

 

Recently, two teenagers – both considered juveniles by the law – were charged with felony offenses in Becker County in northwestern Minnesota due to their relationship.

 

The specific reason? Their relationship had turned sexual, and that sexual contact is illegal within the confines of


The 5 Minnesota Crimes Your Teen Is Most Likely to Commit
The 5 Minnesota Crimes Your Teen Is Most Likely to Commit
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No parent wants to experience that moment where a police officer brings their child home or, worse, get the call that their son or daughter is in jail.

 

Unfortunately, there are many ways for teens to get into trouble these days. Drugs. Sex. Gangs. Stealing. You want to do whatever you can to steer them right. Keep them from making a mistake that could forever change their lives. But where should you put your focus?

 

Obviously, every teen


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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