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Frequently Ask Questions About Criminal Sex Charges

What Are The Sex Offender Registration Requirements in Minnesota?

If you are convicted of a sex crime in Minnesota, there’s a good chance you will be required to register as a sex offender once you have completed your sentence. A conviction for criminal sexual conduct, soliciting a minor to engage in prostitution or sexual conduct, or felony indecent exposure will result in sex offender registration. Offenders are required to register for a minimum of 10 years.

Whether you face sex crime allegations at the state or federal level, the stakes are high. In addition to lengthy or lifetime terms of sex offender registration, convicted individuals also face life-altering consequences that come with having a sex crime conviction on their record. To minimize these consequences, or eliminate them, our legal team leverages decades of experience, extensive resources, and proven talent to help our clients when they need it most.

What is the age of consent in Minnesota?

The age of consent in Minnesota is 16. Anyone younger than 16 cannot legally consent to participation in sexual activity. Generally, a Minnesota court will consider sexual activity with anyone 15 years or younger statutory rape.

What are the dating laws in Minnesota?

Many states have a “Romeo and Juliet law,” which protects teens and young adults from statutory rape convictions if they engaged in consensual sexual activity with someone who is below the age of consent, so long as the two individuals are close in age. Minnesota, however, does not have this type of close-in-age exemption. Two 15-year-olds who engage in consensual sexual activity, for example, may both be prosecuted for statutory rape.

What are the different levels of sex offenders?

The public does not necessarily have access to information about everyone on the sex offender registry. The amount of people who know about an offender depends on the offender’s level. Minnesota’s predatory offender community notification law organizes the registry into three levels:

  • Level I Offenders: those with a low risk of re-offense. Only law enforcement agencies, witnesses of the crime, victims of the crime, and the victims’ immediate, adult family members can access information about the offender.
  • Level II Offenders: those with a moderate risk of re-offense. The law enforcement agency can disclose information about the offender to the staff members of organizations the offender will likely encounter, such as educational institutions or daycare facilities. The agency may also notify individuals if it believes the offender may target them in the future.
  • Level III Offenders: those with a high risk of re-offense. While the type of notification depends on the risk factors of each unique situation, the law enforcement agency may disclose information about a Level III Offender to parents of children at any given facility or even the general public at a community meeting.

Don’t Wait – Call Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A.

Whether you have been arrested for a sex crime or you are under investigation, it is important to involve a sex crime defense lawyer as soon as possible. Once you are accused of a sex crime, your future, freedom, and reputation are put at risk. Fortunately, you can turn to Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. for the help you need – it could very well be the most important call you ever make.

We offer free case evaluations around the clock, 365 days a year. Call us at (612) 444-5020 now for your free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced sex crime attorney in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis Sex Crime Lawyers

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When you are confronted with a sex crime accusation, you are facing the reputation-shattering possibilities of prison and sex offender registration. No matter how serious your charges may be, you can rely on Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. for the powerhouse advocacy your case requires. Our firm is backed by unparalleled defense victories and hundreds of client recommendations.

Why hire our Minneapolis sex crime defense attorneys?

  • Both of our partners have experience as former prosecutors
  • We’ve been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers® for over a decade
  • We have handled hundreds of jury trials throughout Minnesota
  • Our criminal defense team is available to take your call 24/7
  • Our staff includes two Board Certified Criminal Law Specialists

Get a Team of Former Prosecutors in Your Corner

Since 1983, the legal team at Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. has built a reputation for achieving phenomenal results for our clients, getting charges reduced or dismissed, and even securing not-guilty verdicts at trial. Additionally, we have two former prosecutors on our defense team, and our Minneapolis sex crime defense lawyers are specially prepared to defend your rights in the legal arena, at either the state or federal level.

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We are confident in our ability to defend clients against any type of state or federal criminal charge. Why? Because we are backed by a long history of successful results.

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  • Fifth-Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct Reduction of Charges
  • Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st Degree Charge Dismissed
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