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Category Archives: Theft Crimes


Can a MN Theft Charge Ruin Your Life?
Can a MN Theft Charge Ruin Your Life?
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Everyone makes mistakes in life, and no one is perfect. It just so happens that sometimes people’s mistakes result in committing a crime for which they are arrested – crimes like theft.

 

Theft charges in Minnesota can greatly impact your life, but they don’t have to ruin it. It’s important to understand, however, the ways in which a theft charge and conviction can change your life, not just in the short term but in the long term, as


Facing MN Package Theft Charges? Here’s How to Fight Back
Facing MN Package Theft Charges? Here’s How to Fight Back
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Package theft in Minnesota is really gathering steam – but it’s not something porch pirates, as they’re often called, can do without consequence.

 

According to CBS, the Twin Cities are among the top places for stolen packages in the United States, and it’s a crime that only increases around Christmas. Theft, even of packages sitting out in the open on a porch, is something the state of Minnesota takes very seriously.

 

Here’s what you need to know


MN Police Will Be Watching for These Common Holiday Crimes
MN Police Will Be Watching for These Common Holiday Crimes
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The holidays herald in many seasonal specialties. Some are great, like hot cocoa and gift-giving, while others aren’t so great, like an increase in certain crimes.

 

Several types of crimes see a surge in Minnesota around the holidays. Here are some of the top crimes to be on the lookout for this holiday season, as well as what penalties can be faced by those who get caught breaking the law.

 

Shoplifting

 

There’s no doubt that the


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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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.


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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