Federal Crimes

Minneapolis Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer


Minneapolis assault defense lawyer Christopher Keyser is an aggressive trial attorney with a record of winning cases throughout Minnesota. Mr. Keyser’s strategy for overcoming federal charges or performing damage management is simple: he reviews the evidence against you, creates a defense strategy, and then executes the strategy. The key to successfully defending Minnesota federal charges is a combination of knowing how the court system works, having solid relationships with prosecutors, and a willingness to bring the case to jury trial. Minneapolis federal defense lawyer Christopher Keyser was named a Super Lawyer Rising Star, a Top 100 Trial Lawyer, and has a Superb rating on


Certain cases may seem to be state offenses but still end up in federal court. Reasons for this can include:

  • The crime is a serious felony violating federal law
  • The case involves federal lands or Indian reservations
  • The case involves multiple state jurisdictions

Types of Federal Crimes


While there are many types of federal crimes, some are more commonly prosecuted. These include:

  • White collar crimes such as violations of federal statutes and larger embezzlement, fraud, and theft cases
  • Drug crimes especially large conspiracy cases, drug trafficking, drug importation and distribution
  • Sex crimes especially larger child pornography charges, computer sex crimes, and internet sex-with-minor charges
  • Bank robberies
  • Gang-related crimes

In addition to these commonly prosecuted federal crimes, we also represent those accused of committing the following types of federal offenses:

  • Anti-Kickback Laws
  • Mail & Wire Fraud
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Theft & Embezzlement
  • Tax Evasion
  • Identity Theft
  • Immigration
  • Money Laundering
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Internet & Computer Crimes
  • Political Campaign Violations
  • Intellectual Property Crimes
  • Racketeering (RICO)
  • Insider Trading & Securities Fraud
  • Insurance Fraud


Contact Minnesota Federal Defense Lawyer


A Minneapolis federal criminal attorney identifies and investigates the facts of the case so the accused may avoid the mandatory minimum or maximum punishments under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. Our team of professionals includes private investigators, language interpreters, and expert witnesses. Contact Minneapolis federal defense attorney Christopher Keyser at 612-338-5007 for a free consultation. Keyser Law, P.A. is a Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota federal criminal defense law firm. We handle Minnesota federal cases throughout the state.


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.