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Minneapolis Sex Crime Lawyers

Arrested for a Sex Crime? We Are Available 24/7!

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.

Our firm is prepared to defend you against charges of:

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.

Get 100 years of proven experience on your side! We’re available 24/7, so contact our team 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.

  • Assault – Motivated by Bias

    Attorney Joe Tamburino and Hannah Martin represented a client who was charged with assault that was motivated by bias. If convicted, that would have meant that they were found to have assaulted someone because of the color of their skin, which was not true. Joe and Hannah took the case to trial and the jury agreed that the assault was not motivated by bias. This was a huge relief because an assault linked to racial bias would have been detrimental to our client’s reputation.

  • First Degree Assault Reduction of Charges

    When client is done with probation, the charge level will drop to a misdemeanor. Client did not serve any additional jail time. The family has been entirely reunited. This was a monumental result in an extremely difficult and complicated matter.

  • Felony Third-Degree Possession of Drugs Avoided Jail Time

    Based on these efforts, Ms. Parsons convinced the prosecutor to amended the charges to gross-misdemeanor possession, to which Client entered a plea of guilty. At sentencing, the judge stayed adjudication of the sentence, which means that the charges, upon completion of one year of probation, will be completed dismissed. Client paid a small fine and avoided any jail time.

  • Obstruction of Justice Avoided Conviction

    Ms. Parsons researched legal issues related to the Complaint, and argued that there was not probable cause to support the obstruction charge. The prosecutor agreed, dismissed that count of the Complaint, and the remaining noise complaint violation was continued for dismissal for a period of 6 months. Client avoided any type of conviction and the only condition of the agreement was that he pay prosecution costs of $25.00.

  • Obstructing Police and Disorderly Conduct Charge Dismissed

    The attorneys developed a legal strategy and isolated legal issues to challenge both pre-trial and at trial. After months of litigation, court appearances, motions, and submission of a memorandum of law, Joe and Kayla were able to obtain a complete dismissal of all charges. We are all very happy with the fabulous results in this case.

Making a Difference for OUR CLIENTS

  • I cannot thank you enough for your help!

    “Your patience, knowledge and especially your attention to detail was admirable.”

  • This settlement has completely changed my life.

    “This settlement has completely changed my life. I appreciate Joe and Hannah’s tireless effort.”

  • Thank you for being so supportive

    “I just want to say that I don’t know any lawyers who would do what you did for your client.”

  • Thank you!

    “I just wanted to say thank you again for helping me out with everything.”

  • Thank you again.

    “When Kayla answered the telephone I felt like somebody truly had my back and cared about protecting me.”

Why Choose Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A.?

  • We’ll start your case with a FREE, no-obligation consultation
  • Attorney Joseph Tamburino is a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist, achieved by only 3% of Attorneys
  • We have represented thousands of clients and we have handled hundreds of jury trials
  • Our attorneys have worked as prosecutors and public defenders throughout the state
  • Our team is available 24/7 – when our clients need us, we’re there for them


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