Military Defense

Minnesota Military Judge Advocate (JAG)


Captain Christopher Keyser currently serves as a Judge Advocate (JAG) in the U.S. Army Reserves. As a civilian, Captain Keyser is a criminal defense attorney who understands the consequences of military service members facing criminal charges.


If you are an active, reserve, or veteran servicemember facing criminal charges in Minnesota, you need a defense lawyer who understands “both sides.” Many civilian defense attorneys do not understand the impact a criminal conviction can have on a military career. As a Soldier, Officer and defense lawyer, Captain Keyser understands the unique issues surrounding our servicemembers’ legal problems.


Effects of Criminal Convictions on Servicemembers


Depending on your state, federal, or military criminal charges, a conviction can have disastrous effects on your military career. Many criminal convictions lead to courts martial, administrative separations from the military, or create bars to reenlistment – all effectively ending your military career. Other offenses, such as assaults, can restrict your right to carry a firearm which can also end your service career. Servicemembers charged with criminal offenses require special representation. Having a private criminal defense attorney who is also a Judge Advocate will increase your chances of success.


U.S. Citizenship for Military Members


Members of the U.S. Armed Forces may be eligible for U.S. citizenship by qualifying for naturalization through military service under Section 328 or 329 of the Immigration & Naturalization Act. Spouses of U.S. citizen members of the U.S. Armed Forces who are (or will be) deployed may be eligible for expedited naturalization or for overseas processing. Children of U.S. citizen military members deployed abroad may be eligible for overseas processing. Our immigration attorney has work experience with the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS), Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Immigration Courts.


Discounted Services to Servicemembers and Veterans


Keyser Law, P.A. understands the sacrifices servicemembers and their families make. We truly believe in taking care of our military family and show our appreciation for your service by offering a discount on any legal matter in which we represent you. If you face state or federal criminal charges, contact us at 612-338-5007 for a free case evaluation.


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.