Elk River MN Criminal Defense Lawyer

A Criminal Lawyer Who Knows How to Fight Elk River Charges


Criminal Defense Lawyer Minneapolis

Situated between Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Elk River is Sherburne County’s seat and has plenty to offer locals and visitors.


Residents get to enjoy a quiet city with a small town atmosphere that is just a moderate commute away from metro and St. Cloud jobs. Vacationers come here to surround themselves in nature or spend a nice weekend hunting. With dozens of area parks, outdoor skating rinks, and the Elk River Arena, this area can truly seem like an idyllic oasis to escape the troubles of the world at large.


This image is supported by an overall crime rate that is 19% lower than the national average. Unfortunately, living in a low-crime area comes with its own set of problems.


When someone is arrested or charged, it tends to make a bigger splash in smaller, low-crime areas. Law enforcement officials have a vested interest in keeping the crime rate low, which can mean throwing the book at you to make you become a cautionary tale to keeps others in line.


Minnesota defense attorney Christopher Keyser has successfully represented clients all over Sherburne County and surrounding areas in both state and federal courts. He understands Sherburne’s judicial system. He understands how to maximize the chances of success in Elk River to get charges reduced or dismissed.


When Sherburne County Service Members Face Charges, They Need a Military Attorney Who Understands


Captain Christopher Keyser has the privilege of not only helping many Minnesota civilians stand up for their rights and receive the strongest defense possible, but also a number of Reserve and National Guard service members. Mr. Keyser has become the preferred choice for those in the military who find themselves facing charges, due to his winning track record and reputation as a tenacious defender willing to take on even the hardest of cases. He also knows what it means to get charged when you are in the service. Unlike with civilians, when those in the military find themselves on the wrong side of the law, the circumstances are more severe. They face additional consequences for their alleged actions, including things like potentially losing their right to bear arms. In some cases, they can even be kicked out of the military if they receive a conviction.


As a Judge Advocate for the U.S. Army Reserve, Mr. Keyser has seen this time and again. He knows what it takes to not only protect your life, rights, and future as an American, but also defend your military career.


Why People Facing Charges in Elk River and Sherburne County Choose Minnesota Defense Lawyer Christopher Keyser


Selecting a criminal lawyer is one of the most important decisions that someone can make. Choose the right person and you may be able to drastically reduce the charges that you are up against – possibly getting them completely dropped or dismissed. Choose poorly and you are likely to find yourself suffering the maximum consequences possible, which may involve years in prison, ridiculously high fines, and more.


How do you know whether or not a defense attorney is right for you? How do you know if he or she is good at their job?


There are several things to consider before hiring someone:


Recognition. One quick and easy way to tell if a lawyer is good or not: look at their awards, reviews, and testimonials. Keyser Law, P.A. not only boasts glowing reviews around the web, but Mr. Keyser has also earned recognition from all over the legal community, including:


Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Star (2014 – 2017)

Top 100 Trial Lawyer for National Trial Lawyers (2013 – 2017)

Top 40 Under 40 Attorney for National Trial Lawyers (2013 – 2017)

10/10 Rating and Clients’ Choice Awards on Avvo for Criminal Defense, DUI, Domestic Violence, Violent Crime, and Federal Crimes (2013-2017)


Case results. Like most high-quality criminal defenders, Mr. Keyser proudly posts his case results on his website. You can see exactly how his past clients have fared in their cases and what he was able to do to minimize their sentences and other penalties.


Experience and background. When your life is on the line, you want to make sure you are working with someone who knows what he or she is doing. It may be possible for an attorney fresh out of law school to earn favorable results in one or two cases, but ideally, you want to see more than this. You want to see an ongoing pattern.


That means choosing someone with experience. Christopher Keyser has been providing people just like you with the strongest possible defense strategy for years. He knows precisely which types of arguments work – and which do not – because he has used them in actual criminal cases to help actual people.


Media savvy. We live in a 24-hour news cycle where you can be found “guilty” in the public eye before your case even really begins. However, the flip side of this is true as well – if you work with a lawyer who understands how the media works, they can become one of your strongest allies.


Christopher Keyser does not shy away from interacting with the media because he understands how valuable reporters and others in the press can be. In fact, he has such a strong relationship with area media outlets that he has become their legal expert of choice when they need someone to speak about criminal law matters. Just some of the outlets that have featured Mr. Keyser include:


ABC5 Eyewitness News


Pioneer Press

Savage Pacer


Stillwater Gazette

Stillwater Patch

The Citizen



Elk River Charges Christopher Keyser Can Help You Defend


No matter what charge you find yourself facing in Elk River or other parts of Sherburne County, it is vital that you reach out to Mr. Keyser to help you protect your rights and your future. Even seemingly “minor” charges may lead to jail time, high fines, or serious damage to your reputation.


This is even more important with certain charges in Elk River though. Despite its well-earned reputation as a “safe” place to live, the city has an issue with a couple of crimes: theft and rape.


Both of these crimes exceed the national average, and this combined with the fact that other crime rates are so low in the area makes them stand out. Because they stand out, local law enforcement tends to pay more attention to them.


Additional charges Keyser Law, P.A. is able to help with include:




Burglary and Residential Burglary

Detox & Jail Release

Disorderly Conduct

Domestic Violence

Drug Crimes



Federal Crimes




Juvenile Crimes


Military Law

Probation Violations



Simple Robbery


Weapons Charges

White Collar Crimes


Feel free to peruse our site and learn as much about Keyser Law, P.A. as you can, but do not make the mistake of waiting to hire an attorney. Every second you delay means more time for the prosecution to build their case against you and forces your lawyer to play catch-up.


Not something you want when your life and future are on the line.


Whether you are ready to work with Mr. Keyser or have additional questions, do not hesitate to reach out to us. You can schedule a free initial consultation with Christopher Keyser by submitting a case review online, emailing, calling Mr. Keyser on his cell phone at (612) 281-8325, or getting in touch with one of our area offices:


 (612) 338-5007

 (651) 689-4788


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.