Criminal Sexual Conduct

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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.

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, register as a sex offender, 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.

What Should I Do If I’VE BEEN ARRESTED?

  • 1. Don’t Talk to the Police!

    It’s crucial to know that while you should remain respectful with authorities, you have the right to remain silent. This a right protected by the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which makes it clear individuals are protected from being compelled to be a witness against him / herself in criminal matters.

    It’s important to note that:

    • Talking will not help you avoid an arrest. If law enforcement has probable cause to arrest you, then they will arrest you.
    • By speaking, you risk making a confession or providing information that can be used to indict you, even unknowingly.
    • Even if you feel that information being discussed is “harmless,” it is still in your best interest to invoke your Fifth Amendment right.
  • 2. Ask for a Lawyer!
    As soon as you can you should elect your right to have a defense attorney present. A Minnesota criminal defense lawyer or public defender can ensure the police do not violate your rights and help you avoid saying anything incriminating during questioning. Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so that we can be by your side whenever you need us. Call now!

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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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