As in every other state, sexual assault and rape are illegal in Minnesota.
However, the state of Minnesota refers to these crimes as “criminal sexual conduct.” Based on the age of the victim and the type of unlawful sexual
activity, an accused person can face five degree or levels of criminal
Depending on the degree of the crime, an offender can face the following
- Up to 30-year sentence
- Fines totaling up to $40,000.00
- Conditional release, which states the offender must submit to 10 years
of sex offender treatment, monitoring, etc.
In Minnesota, aside from the immediate penalties an offender may face,
an accused individual can also be subjected to other consequences that
can affect the remainder of his or her lives. Because a convicted person
will be required to register as a sex offender, he or she may also face
the following consequences:
- Difficulty retaining employment
- Difficulty renting or purchasing a home
- Difficult traveling
- Monitored by law enforcement on a normal basis
- Restricted access to websites and social media accounts
Because the legal penalties and the lifelong consequences can be permanent
if a person is convicted of criminal sexual conduct in Minnesota, it is
crucial that accused persons retain experienced legal counsel right away.
Failure to do so can result in a lifetime of serious consequences and
Accused of Criminal Sexual Conduct? Call Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A.
If you have been accused of criminal sexual conduct, we urge you to get
in touch with
our Minneapolis criminal defense lawyers at Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. immediately. Backed by decades
of legal experience, we have what it takes to have your charges reduced
or dismissed. These types of charges are not taken lightly, and for this
reason, should be dealt with as soon as possible.
Call our Minneapolis criminal defense attorneys 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It may be the most important call you ever make.