Residential Burglary

Minneapolis Burglary Defense Lawyer


Minneapolis burglary defense Attorney Christopher Keyser is a respected trial lawyer with a record of winning cases throughout Minnesota. Mr. Keyser’s strategy for winning burglary cases is simple: he reviews the evidence against you, creates a burglary defense strategy, and then executes the strategy. In every Minnesota burglary case, Mr. Keyser works to get charges dismissed and keep your criminal record clear. When a dismissal is not possible, he pushes the burglary case to trial.


The key to successfully defending Minnesota burglary charges is a combination of knowing how the court system works, having solid relationships with prosecutors, and a willingness to bring the case to trial. Minneapolis burglary defense lawyer Christopher Keyser was named a Super Lawyer Rising Star, a Top 100 Trial Lawyer, and has a Superb rating on


Minneapolis Burglary Client Testimonials


We have helped countless people beat criminal charges. But don’t just take our word. To read client testimonials of burglary defense lawyer Christopher Keyser, visit his Avvo review page.


What Is Considered Burglary in Minnesota?


Burglary is the unlawful entry into a building or home for the purpose of committing an offense. Burglary is often referred to as “breaking and entering” and sometimes as “housebreaking.” Burglary charges in Minnesota are extremely serious and can permanently affect your record, job, and housing. If convicted of a burglary charge in Minnesota, a defendant can face 1 year in jail to 20 years in prison, depending on the severity level of the alleged burglary offense. In Minnesota, there are five different burglary-related charges:


  •  First Degree Burglary (a felony with a maximum of 20 years imprisonment and/or a $35,000 fine)
  •  Second Degree Burglary (a felony with a maximum of 10 years imprisonment and/or a $20,000 fine)
  •  Third Degree Burglary (a felony with a maximum of 5 years imprisonment and/or a $10,000 fine)
  •  Fourth Degree Burglary (a gross misdemeanor with a maximum of 1 years in jail and/or a $3,000 fine)
  •  Possession of Burglary of Burglary or Theft Tools (a felony with a maximum of 3 years in jail and/or a $5,000 fine)


Contact Minneapolis Burglary Defense Lawyer


Contact Minneapolis burglary defense attorney Christopher Keyser at 612-338-5007 for a free consultation regarding burglary charges. Keyser Law, PA is a Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota burglary and criminal defense law firm. We handle Minnesota burglary cases throughout Anoka, Hennepin, Ramsey, Dakota and Washington Counties. Burglary charges in greater Minnesota are accepted on a case-by-case basis.


If You Need a Top Minnesota Criminal Lawyer Call 312-338-5007



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




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.



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.


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.


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.