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Category Archives: Sex Crimes


Minnesota’s Human Trafficking Problem and What’s Being Done
Minnesota’s Human Trafficking Problem and What’s Being Done
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Human trafficking is the second-largest (and fastest growing) criminal industry in the world. Often referred to as modern-day-slavery, human trafficking involves the sale of adults and children for commercial sexual servitude or forced labor.

 

It is a threat to public safety, public health, and human rights, and occurs around the world, including in communities throughout Minnesota. In fact, Minnesota is the third biggest state for human trafficking in the nation.

 

In order to address this urgent problem, Minnesota


Could Minnesotans Soon Face “Long Distance Sexual Assault” Charges?
Could Minnesotans Soon Face “Long Distance Sexual Assault” Charges?
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Advancements in technology have created a lot of opportunities to connect ourselves with everyday objects. We can locate our phone with our watch, start our cars from our living room, set off alarms from remote distances, activate sex toys through the walls…

 

Wait, what?

 

Don’t worry, you haven’t stumbled onto a website that you didn’t intend to visit. Recent advancements in technology have created new ways for people to use sex toys on others… without even being


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 –


What Crimes Land You on the Minnesota Sex Offender Registry?
What Crimes Land You on the Minnesota Sex Offender Registry?
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One of the most severe consequences of a sex crime conviction remains long after your prison sentence is complete: the requirement to register as a sex offender.

 

Sex offender registration is associated with a very negative stigma, and it may result in the mistrust or even loss of your friends, family, and neighbors. Sex offender registration also restricts your privacy, housing prospects, employment opportunities, and more.

 

Regardless of the relative severity of your offense, if you are


What Might Removing MN’s Statute of Limitations for Sex Offenses Mean?
What Might Removing MN’s Statute of Limitations for Sex Offenses Mean?
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Category: Sex Crimes

 

A potential change is coming to Minnesota that would remove the statute of limitations for some sex offenses in our state. This change would allow people to report incidents decades after they occurred.

 

What is it specifically?

 

Last month, Minnesota lawmakers considered a bill that would allow victims to report felony sex crimes with no matter when they occurred. The bill is called H3434, and it has one sponsor and 22 cosponsors in the House. The


Sex Crime Charge in Minnesota? Defense Strategies That Can Help
Sex Crime Charge in Minnesota? Defense Strategies That Can Help
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Category: Sex Crimes

 

Many different acts are considered sex crimes in Minnesota, but you wouldn’t know that from our laws.

 

While most states have a variety of uniquely named criminal sexual statutes on the books – sexual assault, sexual battery, and so on – our state uses the umbrella term “criminal sexual conduct” for most illegal sexual acts. There are exceptions, such as prostitution, but most violations fall under one of the five degrees of criminal sexual conduct defined


What Is Next for Minnesota’s Much-Maligned Sex Offender Program?
What Is Next for Minnesota’s Much-Maligned Sex Offender Program?
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Minnesota has one of the toughest sex crime punishment systems in the United States. First, convicted sex offenders face long prison sentences. Then, some may be required to enter a treatment program… with no specified release date.

 

After quite a bit of recent controversy, however, several lawmakers are now working to revise the program requirements and ease the restrictions on convicted sex offenders. Here’s an explanation of the program itself, the legal processes at play, and what to expect


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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