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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


What Minnesota Parents – and Teens – Should Know about MIP Laws
What Minnesota Parents – and Teens – Should Know about MIP Laws
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No matter where you are in the country, any person purchasing alcohol must be 21 years of age or older. It is also a criminal offense across the USA for anyone to purchase (or attempt to purchase) alcohol by making false statements (including the presentation of a fake ID).

 

However, unlike in some other states, there are certain circumstances in which possession and consumption of alcohol by persons under 21 is, in fact, legal in Minnesota.

 

If your


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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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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