Category Archives: Theft Crimes


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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Charged with Burglary in MN? Strategies to Fight Back
Charged with Burglary in MN? Strategies to Fight Back
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If you have recently been charged with burglary in Minnesota, you may be able to get your charges reduced or dropped with the right defense strategy and a skilled criminal lawyer by your side.

 

If you are charged with burglary in Minnesota, you can face serious consequences for a conviction. You could be incarcerated for months or years, be forced to pay high fines, and be subject to lengthy probation sentencing. That’s why it’s important to fight back


Everything Minnesotans Need to Know If Accused of Theft at Work
Everything Minnesotans Need to Know If Accused of Theft at Work
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When you hear the term “employee theft,” you probably think of retail workers using their position to shoplift expensive items or pocketing money from the cash register. These, however, are only two types of employee theft covered by the laws of Minnesota.

 

Below, we’ll cover different ways someone can be charged with employee theft in our state, what rights you have if accused, and what steps you should take if you find yourself in this position.

 

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Acts of Theft Covered by Minnesota Law
Acts of Theft Covered by Minnesota Law
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Traditionally, residents of Ely, Minnesota have tapped the city maple trees to harvest syrup for themselves and for friends. Recently, however, a team of out-of-towners have been tapping the trees without permission – allegedly for commercial gain – and some residents are fed up.

How fed up?

 

So much so that they wanted the city council to impose a $2,000 fee for out-of-town tappers.

The council did not approve that proposal, and police have decided not to press


Accused of Theft in Minnesota? Potential Defenses You Can Use
Accused of Theft in Minnesota? Potential Defenses You Can Use
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Theft crimes in Minnesota encompass a broad variety and extent of offenses, ranging from shoplifting petty merchandise to stealing cars or embezzling millions of dollars in corporate funds. The severity of sentencing depends upon the crime, but theft convictions leave a permanent criminal record that can compromise employment, housing, licensing, loans, and more.

 

If you have been accused of a theft crime, it is imperative that you seek skilled legal representation as early as possible in order to


Misdemeanor vs. Felony Theft: What’s the Difference?
Misdemeanor vs. Felony Theft: What’s the Difference?
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You probably know that misdemeanors are less serious than felonies. And that (not surprisingly) felonies tend to come with more severe penalties. So it would stand to reason that there would be a pretty big difference in what someone does to get charged with a misdemeanor versus a felony.

 

In most cases this is true – but not always. Many crimes can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony offense, and for some crimes the line between


So You Were Caught Shoplifting
So You Were Caught Shoplifting
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Shoplifting is often regarded as a minor crime with few repercussions. It’s seen as something that teens do and grow out of, and most view it as something that can be solved by returning stolen merchandise to a store and apologizing.

 

However, under Minnesota law, thefts are considered a serious offense that can lead to hefty fines and possible jail time. According to the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention (NASP), more than 10 million people have been caught shoplifting


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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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