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Defending Those Who Are Facing Sex Crime Accusations

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 the premier law firm in Minneapolis, MN specializing in sexual crime cases and backed by unparalleled defense victories and hundreds of client recommendations.

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What Is a Sex Crime?

A sex crime is any type of criminal offense that involves sexual conduct or behavior. Depending on the jurisdiction, sex crimes may include sex trafficking (including forced labor), sex offender registration, exploitation of children and persons with disabilities, child pornography, rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse, and other forms of non-consensual sexual contact, as well as handling and distributing obscene material. It is important to note that sex crime charges vary in legal severity according to each jurisdiction. Stricter punishments can result from misconduct such as coerced sex or sex with minors, while those who filmed or photographed pornography involving minors may face different penalties still. In general, punishments for sex crimes depend on the circumstances of the case: verdicts may range from probation to time in prison.

Are you facing charges for a sex crime? Call Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A., today at (612) 444-5020 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our sex crime defense attorney in Minneapolis.

Sex Crime Cases We Handle

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.

Our Minneapolis sex crime defense attorneys are prepared to defend you against charges of:

Why Hire our Minneapolis Sex Crime Defense Attorneys?

Our experienced team of sexual crimes lawyers in Minneapolis can help you understand your rights and navigate the criminal justice system. We can help you build a strong defense and work towards getting the charges dropped or reduced.

  • 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

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 attorneys leverage decades of experience, extensive resources, and proven talent to help our clients when they need it most.

How Much Does a Sex Offender Lawyer Cost in MN?

The cost of a sex offender lawyer in Minnesota can range depending on the type and degree of sex crime charges being faced. Depending on the severity, sex crime charges may be charged at a misdemeanor or felony level. Sex offender lawyers charge an hourly rate depending upon their experience and qualifications, which averages from $100 to $500 per hour. Typically, sex offender lawyers require a retainer fee ranging from about $2,500-$4,500 at the start of any legal representation and may ask for additional fees based on hourly work down the road. The total cost of a case can range from a few thousand dollars to tens of thousands of dollars. It is important to thoroughly research sex offender lawyers and their prices before committing to them.

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.

How to Get Sex Offender Charges Dropped?

The process of getting sex offender charges dropped will vary depending on the jurisdiction and the specifics of the case. Generally, the best way to get sex offender charges dropped is to work with an experienced sex crime attorney in Minneapolis who can help you build a strong defense and negotiate a plea bargain or other resolution. Additionally, there may be other options such as petitioning the court for a dismissal or expungement.

Get 100 years of proven experience on your side! We’re available 24/7, so contact our sex crime lawyers in Minneapolis to schedule a free case evaluation today

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.



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