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Keyser Law, P.A. is a Minnesota criminal and DWI/DUI defense law firm with offices in Stillwater and Minneapolis. We handle all criminal cases located at the Washington County courthouse in Stillwater, Minnesota, including:
Arson, Assault, Burglary, Child Pornography, Criminal Investigation Representation, Criminal Sexual Conduct, Criminal Vehicular Operation, Criminal Vehicular Homicide, Disorderly Conduct, Domestic Assault, Drug Crimes, DWI & DUI Defense (Driving Under the Influence & Driving While Intoxicated), Expungement and Criminal Record Sealing, Federal Crimes, Felonies, Felony Domestic Assaults, Felony Strangulation, Forgery, Fraud, Homicide & Murder, Hit and Run, Ignition Interlock, Jail and Detox Release, Juvenile Crimes, Kidnapping, Obstruction of Justice, Driver’s License Revocation, Pre-Charge Representation, Probation Violation & Revocation Hearings, Criminal Damage to Property, Robbery, Prostitution, Shoplifting / Retail Theft, Solicitation, Sex Crimes, Terroristic Threats, Theft Crimes, Vehicle and Property Forfeiture, Arrest Warrants, Weapons Charges, White Collar Crimes, and Violent Crimes.
Fighting for You: Our Approach to Stillwater Criminal & DWI Defense
Our approach to fighting Washington County criminal charges is simple. We follow the same rules and principles in every criminal matter:
- Client consultation. We want to meet you and hear how we can help. Every case is important, whether a misdemeanor or serious felony. We listen to your story and then educate you on both the good and bad aspects of your case under Minnesota law.
- Review the evidence. Before any decisions can be made in your case, you need to see the evidence against you – and so do we. Any evidence we obtain from the prosecution is given to you, and any defense motions or letters drafted in your case are copied to you. We provide full transparency so you are fully informed every step of the way.
- Create a defense strategy. Should you negotiate a plea deal or go to trial? This depends on the evidence against you, any criminal history, and the specific facts of the case. The best defense plan may include using private investigators, obtaining expert witnesses, or consulting with other professionals to make the best decisions.
- Execute the defense strategy. We work with our clients as a team. Together we will decide the best direction for your case and work to achieve the goals we create. If the evidence against you is strong, working with the prosecutor to obtain a reduced charge, avoid jail or prison, and minimize probation conditions may be the best plan. If the evidence against you is weak, pushing the case to trial may be the best option. Either way, we have the relationships, experience, and reputation to win.
Stillwater, Washington County Criminal Defense Lawyer
Stillwater criminal defense lawyer Christopher Keyser consistently gets results for his Washington County clients. He routinely represents individuals charged with criminal and DWI/DUI cases in Washington County cities such as Stillwater, Woodbury, Oakdale, Forest Lake, Oak Park Heights, Bayport, Newport, Lake Elmo, and others. To read about Stillwater criminal defense attorney Christopher Keyser’s results, visit his case victories page. To read former client reviews for Washington County criminal and DWI/DUI defense lawyer Christopher Keyser, visit his Avvo page or his Get Legal Review page.
Stillwater, Minnesota Criminal Defense Honors and Awards
Stillwater criminal defense lawyer Christopher Keyser has been selected to the Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Star list, published by Minnesota Law & Politics. Super Lawyers and Rising Star candidates are evaluated on approximately a dozen indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement to ultimately produce a list of the state’s most outstanding and accomplished attorneys. While up to 5% of attorneys in the state are selected to the Super Lawyers list, not more than 2.5% are selected as Rising Stars.
Stillwater criminal defense and DWI/DUI attorney Christopher Keyser was also added to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers list for 2014. The Top 100 Trial Lawyers is an invitation-only organization comprised of the top trial lawyers in each state. Members meet stringent qualifications and selection is based on a multi-phase process including a combination of peer nominations and third-party research. The members chosen for this prestigious organization exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, influence, public profile, reputation, and stature. Mr. Keyser also has a “Superb” attorney rating and a “5 out of 5” star client rating on Avvo.com.
Stillwater DWI Lawyer
Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and Driving Under the Influence (DUI) are extremely common charges in Washington County. Driving Under the Influence generally means the State believes the level of consumed alcohol or drugs in your system affected your ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. Driving While Intoxicated generally means the State believes you drove a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at or above 0.08.
While every Stillwater DWI/DUI case is different, there are common things every person should know. In most Washington County DWI/DUI cases, the accused has two cases to fight – the criminal charges and the civil license revocation. The criminal charges are more familiar to people charged with DWI/DUI. Criminal charges include potential jail, probation, paying court fines, and having a criminal record if convicted. Minnesota has four levels of DWI/DUI charges: Fourth-Degree DWI, Third-Degree DWI, Second-Degree DWI, and First-Degree DWI also known as Felony DWI. To learn more about criminal DWI/DUI charges and penalties, read our Minnesota DWI/DUI Defense Information page.
What is less familiar to many is the automatic revocation of the driver’s license following a DWI arrest in Washington County. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety automatically revokes a driver’s license of a person suspected of driving while intoxicated or under the influence (the exact opposite of “innocent until proven guilty”). How long your license will be revoked depends on how high your blood alcohol concentration supposedly was and whether you have any prior DWI criminal convictions or alcohol-related incidents on your driving record. The government automatically revokes your license and to get it back sooner, and remove the blemish from your driving record, you must petition the court within 30 days of your license being revoked. To learn more about DWI/DUI license revocation penalties, read our Minnesota DWI/DUI Defense Information page.
Washington County Criminal Defense
Keyser Law, P.A. is a criminal and DWI/DUI defense law firm located at 228 Chestnut Street East in Stillwater, Washington County, Minnesota. We offer representation for the following Washington County, Minnesota cities: 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. Mary’s Point, St. Paul Park, Stillwater, Willernie, White Bear Lake, Woodbury, Baytown, Denmark, Grey Cloud Island, West Lakeland, Garen, and Point Douglas.