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We have over a century of collective legal experience and have been practicing in state and federal courts across Minnesota since 1983.

Criminal Sexual Conduct Defense Lawyer in Minneapolis, MN

Minnesota Statutes Sections 609.342: Sex Crime Lawyers Available 24/7:

Being accused of a sex crime can be a frightening experience. You may be worrying about how a conviction could impact your future, including the loss of your freedom. At Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A., our attorneys want you to know that you don’t have to go through this situation alone. You have rights and we are here to help you exercise them. You are innocent until proven guilty!

Schedule a free consultation with Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. today.

We are committed to doing everything in our power to protect your best interests. In many cases, we have been able to successfully reduce or eliminate a clients' charges, helping them to avoid maximum penalties. Because the circumstances surrounding each case are different, we encourage you to speak with a member of our team to learn what may be possible for your personal defense.

What Is Criminal Sexual Conduct in Minnesota?

In Minnesota, there are five categories of criminal sexual conduct:

  • Fifth-degree: These criminal sexual acts include lewd acts and sexual contact without penetration or severe injury. This is the least severe charge.
  • Fourth-degree: These charges usually involve a young victim who did not consent or was not able to consent to sexual contact. The victim is not severely harmed although the charges do involve aggravated contact (statutory rape charges are usually classified in this category).
  • Third-degree: These charges involve aggravated contact and sexual penetration. Age may be a factor.
  • Second-degree: These charges do not involve penetration, but do involve force, violence, threat of violence, or the use of a weapon.
  • First-degree: These criminal sexual conduct charges are the most severe, involving sexual penetration and/or certain sexual conduct with a person under the age of 13. A first degree charge may also include the use of force and injuries caused to the victim.

Penalties for Criminal Sexual Misconduct Convictions

Sex crimes are aggressively prosecuted and harshly punished in Minnesota. If an individual is convicted of criminal sexual conduct, they can face incarceration, expensive fines and court fees, and damage to their reputation.

The following are the maximum penalties for criminal sexual conduct in Minnesota:

  • Fifth-degree: One to five years (if repeat offense) in jail, and a fine of $3,000 to $10,000
  • Fourth-degree: 10 years in prison and a fine of $20,000
  • Third-degree: 15 years in prison and a fine of $30,000
  • Second-degree: 25 years in prison and a fine of $35,000
  • First-degree: 30 years in prison and a fine of $40,000

Speak with a Minneapolis Sex Crime Attorney Now!

With so much on the line, it is imperative that you contact a skilled Minneapolis sex crime lawyer as soon as possible. Since 1983, our firm has successfully protected the rights and freedoms of thousands of individuals facing criminal charges and has become one of the most positively reviewed law firms in Minneapolis. Our effective, proven defense strategies have helped us achieve excellent results for our many satisfied clients, and we may be able to help you, too.

Don’t risk a conviction by waiting too long to secure representation. We are standing by to take your call 24/7, day or night, to offer you an initial case evaluation.

Take the first step by calling Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. at (612) 444-5020.

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Our team has 100 years of collective experience. Our lawyers, Allan Caplan and Joe Tamburino, are frequently featured on local news networks, including radio and television appearances on Fox and WCCO radio. This has helped Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. rise to prominence and gain a solid reputation of fighting vigorously not only for our clients, but also against the injustices they face when they have been charged with a crime or have been wrongfully injured.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

  • “ Today I had a court appearance where your attorney, LIS CARLSON represented me. I must start at the beginning, MS. CARLSON returned my phone call to her with in an hour of my first call to your office. I was overwhelmed with gratitude for the quick response to my call & most important how LIS immediately made me feel, she was professional, caring, her ability to immediately know that I was a total mess. Before she finished with my call she made sure that I was alright, her compassion for me was extremely needed. I immediately felt there couldn’t be a better attorney in the state better than LIS! Throughout this entire process, Lis was a pillar of strength. I was amazed at how she handled everything with extreme care & some very excellent, professional legal skills. I count my blessings but I count them twice when I came to LIS. The world needs more people like LIS, smart, intelligent, kind and caring.” - P.G.
  • “How do I ever thank you enough for your amazingly great strategy that got my case dismissed! ” - J. E.
  • “ Kayla Wengronowitz was my attorney in a claim against me involving Title IX and won my difficult and extensive case. She was a beacon of hope to me when my options seemed very limited. Kayla provided clarity for me to understand everything happening in the case, she made smart and calculated decisions, she made sure I was comfortable with every decision she made, and she responded to difficult situations seemingly with ease. Most importantly, Kayla was empathetic and provided comfort throughout the strenuous process. I am extremely grateful for her service and highly recommend her without reservation.” - Anonymous
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