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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.

MN Statutes § 609.321 Penalties

Minneapolis Sex Crimes Attorneys – (612) 444-5020

Prostitution, solicitation, and sex trafficking are described under Minnesota Statute § 609.321, as are the penalties for these crimes. The state has incredibly harsh criminal punishments for anyone convicted of these crimes, including extensive prison time in some cases. If you have been accused of such sex crimes, you have to act quickly to start building a defense.

Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. and our Minneapolis criminal defense attorneys are here to stand up for your rights through thick and thin. As a defense team comprised of former prosecutors and Board Certified Criminal Law Specialists, we know the ins and outs of sex crime defense cases and what need to be done to avoid harsh sentencing. We have more than a century of combined legal experience to back your argument.

Call (612) 444-5020 at any time to schedule a free consultation.

Penalties for Prostitution, Solicitation & Sex Trafficking

Sex trafficking in the first degree can be penalized with:

  • Up to 20 years in state prison
  • Fine up to $50,000
  • Possible increase to 25 year and $60,000 fine maximums

Providing residence to minors for prostitution can be penalized with:

  • One year in jail
  • $3,000 fine per incident

Purchasing prostitution services can be penalized with:

  • $1,500 or more fine if soliciting in a public place
  • Minimum fine of $500 if soliciting in private
  • $1,500 fine and 20 hours community service for subsequent charges
  • Points on driving record if solicitation occurred in a vehicle
  • Up to four years in prison if soliciting in a school zone or park

Nearly all sex crimes in Minnesota will also be penalized with court assessments and predatory offender registration requirements. Court assessments are additional fines paid to the court – usually ranging between $500 and $1,000 – that are used specifically to pay for law enforcement and youth education programs. The predatory offender registration – also called a sex offender registration – is arguably the most damaging penalty for a sex crimes conviction. Registered sex offenders need to register and re-register their private information like name, address, occupation, etc. at regular intervals, or else they will be charged with additional crimes. Most landlords, employers, banks, and educational institutions will not approve any application submitted by a registered sex offender.

Your Legal Champions When Faced with Harsh Accusations

The penalties for a sex crime conviction involving prostitution and sex trafficking are too harsh to not challenge. You also cannot afford to leave your defense up to inexperienced legal counsel. Put tried-and-true advocacy in your corner by calling (612) 444-5020 and talking with our Minneapolis sex crimes attorneys. Our top priority is securing you the best possible case result, be it a not guilty verdict, case dismissal, or significant charge reduction.

Interested in a free case evaluation? Contact our firm24/7 to schedule one.

Put Our Attorneys On Your Side

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

  • “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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  • “ Hi Allan, Just wanted to say thanks for the phone call last night and all the support today at court. It's been the most stressful time of my life but your advice, superior knowledge, confidence, and support are very much appreciated.” - D.D.
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