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Category Archives: Theft Crimes


Things Minnesotans Should Consider Before Turning Themselves In
Things Minnesotans Should Consider Before Turning Themselves In
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The mail is so interwoven in daily life that we may not think about it as a window to crimes like mail fraud, a felony in Minnesota. If you commit a crime involving the mail, you can find yourself in some serious legal jeopardy.

 

Case in point: a financial advisor in Maple Grove is currently being accused of federal mail fraud as part of a scheme to misuse his client’s funds. The U.S. Attorney’s office is alleging that


MN Motor Fuel Theft: More Than Just a Criminal Matter
MN Motor Fuel Theft: More Than Just a Criminal Matter
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In this day and age, with most gas stations requiring to prepay or pay with a credit card at the pump, you may assume that motor fuel theft simply doesn’t have the opportunity to happen. However, that is not the case.

 

New Hope, Minnesota reported over 60 gas drive-offs in one year from local gas stations. Under Minnesota state law, a person can be charged criminally for gas drive-offs, but the New Hope Police Department decided civil


Minnesota Sees Massive Spike in Theft…of Catalytic Converters?
Minnesota Sees Massive Spike in Theft…of Catalytic Converters?
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Category: Theft Crimes

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the landscape of the world in many ways – but some of them are not quite what we expected.

 

In Minnesota, for example, there’s been an uptick in the theft of catalytic converters. Yes, catalytic converters. The reason? The high prices that thieves can fetch for valuable metals such as palladium, rhodium, and platinum, all of which are worth more on the market this year than ever before.

 

There is now legislation


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.


MN Residential Burglary Laws: You Are the Company You Keep
MN Residential Burglary Laws: You Are the Company You Keep
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Burglary crimes happen, perhaps far more frequently than most people realize. The circumstances surrounding many of them prove that to be guilty, an offender never even has to break into a home – they simply need to help someone do it.

 

In Moorhead recently, three people were arrested for residential burglary. They were caught by police as they were committing the crime and now face felony first-degree burglary charges.

 

If you’re not familiar with the laws surrounding residential


Simple Robbery Not So Simple to Defend in MN
Simple Robbery Not So Simple to Defend in MN
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Category: Robbery | Theft Crimes

Robbery in Minnesota isn’t a simple crime. If you commit robbery, what you are charged with will be determined by the circumstances of the alleged crime.

 

No matter what you’re charged with, however, robbery is a felony act. If convicted, you can lose fundamental rights such as the right to vote or possess a firearm in the future.

 

Simple robbery may be the least serious robbery charge you can face in Minnesota, but it’s still serious and complicated


The Importance of Intent in Minnesota Burglary Cases
The Importance of Intent in Minnesota Burglary Cases
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Although we can think of plenty of reasons leading to someone’s arrest in a building where they should not be, there are worlds of difference between trespassing charges and burglary.

 

Furthermore, criminal case conviction requires being found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. If you or a loved one has been charged with burglary, you have the right to defend yourself.

 

That starts with being aware of the exact legal definition of Minnesota burglary. Your situation may not


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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