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Category Archives: Shoplifting/Retail Theft


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


How Conspiracy Can Enhance a Shoplifting Charge in MN
How Conspiracy Can Enhance a Shoplifting Charge in MN
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Shoplifting on your own is one thing – shoplifting in a coordinated effort with other people is another thing entirely in the eyes of the law.

 

A Burnsville, Minnesota store was targeted by a group of three people who had coordinated the crime on Facebook. They were found to have shoplifted nearly $2,000 worth of merchandise before they were through.

 

The same thing happened in St. Paul and Maplewood, which roughly the same amount being stolen.


Amid Pandemic Arrest Reduction, When Is MN Retail Theft a Priority?
Amid Pandemic Arrest Reduction, When Is MN Retail Theft a Priority?
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When it comes to arrests for non-violent and low-level crimes, law enforcement agencies in Minnesota have shifted their focus. For instance, the Star Tribune reports Twin Cities law enforcement is looking to tackle crimes that pose a clear threat to society right now.

 

All of this, an effort to curtail court proceedings and reduce jail populations in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. So does this mean that non-violent offenders are off the hook?

Afraid not!

 


Why Minnesotans Should Worry about Holiday Shoplifting Charges
Why Minnesotans Should Worry about Holiday Shoplifting Charges
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It’s easy to assume that the holidays are high season for brick-and-mortar businesses. After all, there are so many presents to buy and meals to prepare. Where else are consumers going to get everything they need (without waiting for delivery)?

 

The assumption about high-season is true…to an extent.

 

What shoppers don’t always think about is the looming threat of shoplifters. Big crowds, busy retail workers, and preoccupied buyers are the perfect combination for retail theft.

 


The Different Ways You Can Potentially Shoplift in Minnesota
The Different Ways You Can Potentially Shoplift in Minnesota
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We say shoplifting, you probably picture a young girl standing at a clothing rack, glancing side-to-side, then slipping something small into her bag.

 

The fact is shoplifting is an offense committed by people from all walks of life. A congressional candidate recently accused of shoplifting 279 items from a Target store, for instance. She was allegedly caught attempting to take the merchandise from a store without paying for it. She now faces felony-level charges.

 

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Accused of Shoplifting in Minnesota? Know Your Rights
Accused of Shoplifting in Minnesota? Know Your Rights
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If you are accused of shoplifting in Minnesota, you need to know your rights and what the store is allowed to do to you – and what they’re not.

 

In this post, we’ll detail the law, cover your rights, and explain what options are available to you to defend yourself and battle against any retail theft charges that are filed.

 

Shoplifting in Minnesota: The Law

 

Shoplifting is an act of theft against a retailer, according to


Shoplifting Charges in Minnesota Can Quickly Add Up
Shoplifting Charges in Minnesota Can Quickly Add Up
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Getting caught stealing a single small item from a store probably doesn’t seem like a big deal – and if it’s the only thing you’ve ever stolen, that’s probably true. There are a number of options out there for first time offenders that can minimize the charges and penalties you face.

 

Moreover, penalties in Minnesota are prescribed according to the value of the items that were taken. In other words, a single small item that doesn’t cost much has


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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