Charged with a Minnetonka Crime? Protect Your Good Name
Residents of Minnetonka may not worry about crime or think about being arrested. Statistically, it’s not something that happens often there. You may think law enforcement is light in Minnetonka or that crime isn’t treated seriously. You may think breaking the law in Minnetonka will get you a light slap on the wrist.
Unfortunately, the opposite is true.
Law enforcement and government officials in Minnetonka like pointing to numbers that show the city is safer than 76 percent of other cities in the United States, as much as they like reminding other Minnesotans that it’s home of the state champion Class A baseballers – the Minnetonka Millers. It is a source of pride. It is a way to get people and businesses to move here.
Prosecutors often like to make examples of those who run afoul of the law by charging them as harshly as possible. This is something that Minnesota criminal lawyer Christopher Keyser has seen time and again with cases in this area.
It is a situation made worse by the fact that most people in Minnetonka do not have much experience dealing with the police – at least not from the back of a squad car. They are not particularly familiar with their rights or the limitations placed on law enforcement officials, which can result in them saying or doing things that hurt their case.
The lack of crime in the area also means far more people tend to notice and talk when someone is arrested. Even an arrest for a minor incident can end up sullying your good name, hurting job prospects, and causing friends, neighbors, and coworkers to abandon you.
At Keyser Law, P.A., Mr. Keyser works hard to both aggressively fight your charges and protect your reputation. His first goal is always to get your charges dropped or dismissed, something that can send a signal to other Minnetonkans that you never should have been charged in the first place.
Why Minnetonkans Need to Mount an Aggressive Defense against Their Charges
What if your charge is just a minor one though? What if you couldn’t care less about what your neighbors think? Is it really necessary to pay for an attorney?
Ultimately, that is up to you but there are a couple of things to consider.
First, your chances of winning your case without representation are incredibly low. Maybe you have already accepted this and believe the consequences are not substantial enough to worry about. Winning your case without representation is possible, but doesn’t happen often.
Second, even if the penalties associated with your charges seem minor, they might not be as minor as you think. Sometimes there are related penalties that are not clearly listed. You should also understand that consequences – and, often, charges – escalate with multiple offenses. So, while a first-time assault or DWI charge does not carry extremely severe penalties, a second offense for the same crime will carry harsher penalties.
Just to give you an overall sense of the types of consequences you may face based on your charges, misdemeanor punishments may be as minor as a fine of a couple hundred dollars or as serious as a year in jail. Felony punishments all include the possibility of prison time – some with decades or even life behind bars.
Reasons Christopher Keyser Is the Best Choice for Your Criminal Lawyer
Why should you choose Mr. Keyser to represent you?
He knows his stuff. Mr. Keyser is a Certified Criminal Law Specialist. Less than 3% of all registered attorneys in Minnesota are certified specialists in their field. With a unique background that includes military law as well as cases in criminal and immigration law, Christopher Keyser has an expansive legal background that he brings to bear in all his cases to benefit his clients.
He’s extremely well-respected. Since he started practicing law in 2008, Christopher Keyser has received all kinds of recognition for his work. Some of his more notable awards include being named a Rising Star by SuperLawyers and making the National Trial Lawyers Association lists for the Top 40 Under 40 and Top 100 Trial Lawyers. He has been included on all three of those lists every year since 2014.
He gets results. This is what matters in the end, right? Can he get your charges reduced, dropped, or dismissed? Will he help you reach the best possible result if you end up going to trial? While it is impossible to promise a specific outcome, Mr. Keyser’s track record speaks for itself. He gets the job done.
Criminal Charges That Christopher Keyser Can Help You with in Minnetonka
One other thing that should play a big role in who to hire to handle your Minnetonka case – do they have experienced dealing with the specific type of charge you are facing? This matters. Every criminal statute has subtle nuances that can make a difference when building your defense. For example, just because someone is an amazing DUI lawyer does not mean that they will necessarily have the skills and knowledge needed to beat your robbery charges.
Luckily, Mr. Keyser has been able to successfully handle all kinds of criminal cases. Some of the most common ones he takes on include:
Please note that this list is not meant to be exhaustive. If you have been charged with a crime that you do not see here and want to know if Mr. Keyser can help, simply give us a call.
Get in Touch with Our Office Now to Start Battling Your Minnetonka Charge
Beyond the criminal penalties associated with criminal charges and the damage that it can do to your reputation, there are associated consequences that may be even worse for some people. Simply having a criminal record can make it harder to get a good job, make it into a top university, find a place to live, qualify for a loan, or even get a date, since more and more people run background checks before going out with someone.
The best way to minimize the damage is to mount the strongest possible defense. That means working with a skilled, reputable criminal attorney like Christopher Keyser.
Even if you are still not sure, it is worth your time to contact us for a free initial consultation where we can go over the facts of your case and discuss potential options. The longer you wait, the more you give the prosecution a head start – call now.