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Max Allen Keller

Minneapolis Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Underage Drinking and Driving: Can Teens Really Get in Trouble for Eating Gummi Bears?

    Written by attorney Max Keller, over 3 years ago.

    The Star Tribune today updated an underage drinking story we recently blogged on. Apparently, as we earlier reported, teenagers have been taking the classic candy Gummi Bears and soaking them in Vokda or other alcohol in order to get drunk surreptiously or "under the radar." Man...

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  2. Is It Legal To Have a DWI App. on My Smart Phone ?

    Written by attorney Max Keller, over 3 years ago.

    Senators Want DUI Applications Removed From Smartphones In March, four Democratic U.S. Senators, Harry Reid, D-Utah, Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., and Tom Udall, D-N.M., drafted a letter requesting that Apple, Google and Research in Motion (or RIM) eliminate t...

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  3. Fair Sentencing Act: Reform of Racially Discriminatory Federal Drug Laws

    Written by attorney Max Keller, over 3 years ago.

    It took more than a decade to change one of the biggest inequalities in U.S. drug sentencing laws: the 100 to 1 ratio sentencing disparity for federal crack cocaine and powder cocaine offenses. Prior to the passage of the Fair Sentencing Act on August 3, 2010, those convicted of...

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  4. Degrees of Sex Crimes or "Criminal Sexual Conduct" in Minnesota

    Written by attorney Max Keller, over 3 years ago.

    "That means you're going to prison Mr. Morales, and you certainly deserve to go to prison." Those were the words of First District Court Judge Thomas Bibus as he sentenced Valentin Fuerte Morales, 37, of Red Wing, to eight years in prison for the assault of an eight-year-old girl...

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  5. Vehicle Forfeiture: Why are the Police Trying to Take My Car?

    Written by attorney Max Keller, over 3 years ago.

    DWI, felony drug possession, fleeing a police officer, Prostitution, and other crimes can all result in vehicle forfeiture. If your vehicle was taken from you, it may be possible to get it back. The likelihood of this happening can be increased when you obtain help from Keller...

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  6. Field Sobriety Testing in Minnesota

    Written by attorney Max Keller, over 3 years ago.

    If a police officer has reason to believe that you are driving while intoxicated, he or she will require that you submit to field sobriety tests. These tests are to determine whether or not the officers suspicions were correct. If they are, then you will find that you are arrest...

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  7. What if My License is Cancelled as Inimical to Public Safety in Minnesota?

    Written by attorney Max Keller, over 3 years ago.

    Cancelled Minnesota License from DWI Most drivers take the privilege to drive for granted. It is only after your license has been cancelled that they realize how integral the ability to drive is to the day-to-day tasks of life. If your driver's license has been cancelled due to a...

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  8. Minnesota's Sex Offender Program: How Hundred's Are Locked Up When Their Sentences Are Over

    Written by attorney Max Keller, over 3 years ago.

    The Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) was created in 1993 to allow for the institutionalization of sex offenders after they have finished serving their prison sentences, but before they are released back into society. After nearly 20 years, the program has yet to rehabilitate...

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  9. New DWI Penalties in Minnesota Including Ignition Interlock and Much Longer DL Revocations

    Written by attorney Max Keller, over 3 years ago.

    Minnesota is known throughout the country as a tough state on drunk drivers; a conviction for driving while intoxicated can carry very stiff consequences in the North Star State. As of July 1, 2011, new additions to Minnesotas DWI laws have expand the range of sentencing options,...

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  10. Are Designer Drugs or Synthetic Drugs Illegal & Can I Be Charged for Possessing These Drugs

    Written by attorney Max Keller, over 3 years ago.

    Minnesota at the Forefront of Efforts to Ban 2C-E, Other Synthetic Drugs In March of 2011, several spring break revelers at a party in Blaine, Minnesota were hospitalized after overdosing on a synthetic designer drug known as 2C-E. One of them, 19-year-old Trevor Robinson, d...

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