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Bipartisan Veteran Diversion Program Stalled Again
Bipartisan Veteran Diversion Program Stalled Again
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The military plays a huge role in the country, protecting its borders as well as American interests overseas. In this all-volunteer military, sometimes traumatic events experienced during active duty can result in serious problems at home and veterans find themselves behind bars.


To help combat this issue, the Minnesota legislature has been attempting to pass the Veteran’s Restorative Justice Act.


Unfortunately, as of late 2020, the bill has yet to be passed in the Minnesota House due to

Minnesota Drug Possession: Crimes, Defenses, and Potential Outcomes
Minnesota Drug Possession: Crimes, Defenses, and Potential Outcomes
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Every year, Minnesota prisons flood with hundreds of people arrested for drug possession. Many of the charges that land them there involve only small amounts of illicit substances found in a car or on a person.


Being caught with a small amount of drugs may seem like a relatively minor crime, but Minnesota law takes all drug offenses very seriously. Our state considers not only common drugs like marijuana and cocaine to be controlled dangerous substances (CDS), but also

Murder vs. Manslaughter: Different Homicide Charges in Minnesota
Murder vs. Manslaughter: Different Homicide Charges in Minnesota
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When someone is murdered, it may seem like the accused is doomed.


But maybe the murder wasn’t intentional, or was a “crime of passion” (which is not just a term used in the movies!). For this reason, Minnesota has different charges and penalties for homicide. If you are accused of homicide, you may face the following charges:


First Degree Murder. This is the most severe crime in Minnesota’s criminal justice system. The most common distinction between first

How Prostitution Penalties are Decided – and How to Fight Back
How Prostitution Penalties are Decided – and How to Fight Back
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So you’ve been charged with prostitution or solicitation charges in Minnesota. What do you do to create the best defense?


In a previous blog post, we laid out the basic charges and penalties for soliciting a prostitute in Minnesota. If you want to better understand what you are facing, checking it out may clear a few things up for you.


But what about when your specific circumstances lead to you facing additional penalties? How does that impact



With offices in Minneapolis and Stillwater, Minnesota, Keyser Law, P.A. handles cases throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area including:




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