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Assault with a Deadly Weapon: How It Works in Minnesota
Assault with a Deadly Weapon: How It Works in Minnesota
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Our state treats assault with a deadly weapon charges as a really big deal.




In 2016, there were 432 deaths related to gun use in Minnesota. A significant portion of those deaths were classified as violent deaths, which results from a use of force. Assault with a deadly weapon normally falls into that category – and those are just the gun deaths.


If you have been accused of assault with a deadly weapon in Minnesota, you

How Definitions of Bodily Injury Impact Minnesota Assault Charges
How Definitions of Bodily Injury Impact Minnesota Assault Charges
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If you are charged with assault in Minnesota, it’s helpful to understand how bodily harm is defined in various degrees. Below, we’re going to break down the law and penalties for you, then let you know how to fight back against your charges.


Understanding Bodily Harm in Minnesota Assault Laws


The Minnesota Statutes break assault into five different degrees, which define different levels of bodily harm, among other things.


Assault in the Fifth Degree

Minnesota Statute 609.224

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

Minnesota Police Investigated for Excessive Force in Shooting
Minnesota Police Investigated for Excessive Force in Shooting
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Last month, a man says police officers used excessive force and seriously injured him while they were investigating gunshot reports on the north side of Minneapolis.


Shawn Davis is a 22-year-old Minneapolis resident who alleges that law enforcement tackled him, kneed him, and punched him in the face when they suspected he had been involved in the shooting. After Davis was arrested, police couldn’t find any evidence that he had taken part in the shooting. So they are now



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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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.


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.