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The Long-Term Consequences of a Sex Crime Offense in Minnesota

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 sexual conduct. Depending on the circumstances and degree of the crime, an offender can face a wide range of serious penalties.

Potential Legal Penalties for Sex Crimes in Minnesota

  • 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.

Beyond Legal Penalties: Lifelong Consequences of a Sex Crime Conviction

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 difficulties.

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 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 sex crime attorneys 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It may be the most important call you ever make.


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