Category: Criminal Defense

While Vikings cornerback Benny Sapp may be a growing figure in Minnesota sports, he is also a parent. Like many Minneapolis parents, there is nothing more frightening that knowing your child is in the hospital. Having a child with a serious enough illness or medical condition to require hospitalization puts most parents on edge. Whether this means they have a short fuse, are not acting with their normal judgment or are somewhat confrontational, no one should understand this better than hospital staff.
The number of young offenders who face prosecution and need criminal defense in Hennepin County is on the decline because of the county’s alternative community program. The Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative is responsible for decreasing the number of juvenile offenders in the Hennepin County Juvenile Detention Center (Juvenile Detention Center) by half in comparison to 2006.
On Friday January 14, 2011, criminal defense trial attorney Max A. Keller of Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys won a jury trial victory in Hennepin County. The jury returned a not guilty verdict on the sole count of the complaint in a Violation of an Order for Protection (Violating an OFP) case. The Hennepin County Jury Trial involved forensic computer evidence, cell phone records, alibi witnesses, and impeachment of the key witness for both sides by transcripts of prior testimony under oath.
To the possible dismay of criminal defense and constitutional law attorneys across the United States, a California judge ruled Monday that police in the state of California may search an arrested individual’s phone. The ruling allows police to search any data that is kept on an arrested person’s phone. Under the ruling data is considered to include texts, emails, photos, web browsing history, address books or other data stored on the phone. The ruling only affects California law.
What is a criminal defense case for the suspects is a case of a Christmas Eve gone terrible for the victims. A local musician who is a part of a well known local rock band had his Saint Paul home and recording studio broken into over the evening of Christmas Eve. The musician lost $25,000 in electronic gear but more importantly he lost two albums that he had been recording for two different bands.
This year, Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys represented over a hundred clients in cases ranging from petty misdemeanor speeding to felonies carrying a presumptive sentence of 18 years in prison or more, including: misdemeanor DWI, DAR, DAS, Violation of an Order for Protection, Domestic Assault, Gross Misdemeanor Theft, GM DWI, Indecent Exposure, and various felonies including Felony DWI, Felony Theft, First Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct, Third Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct, Possession and Dissemination of Child Pornography, Dissemination of Adult Pornography to a Minor, Felony and Misdemeanor Probation Violations, etc.
A Michigan man seeks criminal defense as he faces up to five years in prison for accessing his soon to be ex-wife’s email account. The man is being prosecuted under a Michigan state anti-hacking law normally enforced to punish individuals who have hacked into a government or private business computer system. The man accessed his wife’s email account to confirm whether or not his wife was having an affair.
Today, December 17, 2010, the Intoxilyzer DWI source code hearings continued in front of Judge Jerome Abrams in Hastings at the Dakota County Courthouse. Judge Abrams is hearing thousands of DWI criminal cases and implied consent driver’s license cases all challenging the source code or software for the Intoxilyzer used to test drivers suspected of DWI. Max A. Keller of KellerLawOffices has been an active participant in the source code litigation, having challenged the breath testing software or Intoxilyzer source code for several years.
The National Transportation Safety Board is making hard-core drunk driving one its top priorities. Hard-core drunk drivers are drivers who get on the road with a blood alcohol content of 0.15 percent or higher, or offenders who have been arrested multiple times for DUI or drunken driving within the last 10 years. As a part of its efforts, the National Transportation Safety Board is lobbying states to adopt its 11 point safety program to reduce the risk of hard-core drunk drivers on the road.
In our last post, we talked about the recent legal proceedings related to the arrests of four college football players involved in the investigation of the Pace University student and football player who was fatally shot by police. In this post, we will discuss the opposing stories of what happened on the night of October 17.