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Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, PA

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

Minneapolis Statutory Rape Attorney

Accused of Having Sex with a Minor? Call Us Today!

In Minnesota, allegations of statutory rape are no less serious than forcible rape. If you have been charged with first, second, third, or fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct as a result of statutory rape allegations, it is crucial that you retain the help of a Minneapolis sex crime attorney immediately.

Backed by 100+ years of experience and a long history of trial success, Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. can provide the aggressive criminal defense you need. We are available to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so please don’t wait to discuss your case with a member of our team.

Four Reasons Why We Should Be Your Next Call:

  • We take calls 24/7 – we’ll be there when you need us
  • Our defense lawyers have handled hundreds of jury trials
  • We offer representation from former state prosecutors
  • We have been defending our clients’ right since 1983

If you have been charged with a sex crime, your future, freedom, and reputation are on the line. Don’t wait – call our Minneapolis sex crime lawyers today.

How Age Factors Into Statutory Rape Cases

In Minnesota, the “age of consent” is 16. This means that a minor cannot legally consent to sex until they have reached the age of 16. However, state law does make certain exceptions when the age difference between the parties is relatively small. This means that the severity of your sex crime charges could be determined by the age difference between you and the alleged victim.

Fourth Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct

You could be charged with fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct if you have any sort of sexual contact with a minor, short of penetration.

More specifically, this applies to sexual contact with:

  • A minor under the age of 13, and you are no more than three years older
  • A minor between the age of 13 and 16, and you are no more than four years older
  • A minor between the age of 16 and 18, and you are in a position of authority

Fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct is punishable by 10 years in prison and $20,000 in fines.

Third Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct

You could be charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct if you engage in sexual penetration with a minor (which includes oral or anal sex).

This applies to sexual penetration with:

  • A minor under the age of 13, and you are no more than three years older
  • A minor between the age of 13 and 16, and you are no more than two years older
  • A minor under the age of 18, and you are in a position of authority and four years older

Third-degree criminal sexual conduct is punishable by 15 years in prison and $30,000 in fines.

Second Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct

You could be charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct if you engage in sexual contact, short of penetration, with a minor.

More specifically, this applies to sexual contact with:

  • A minor under the age of 13, and you are more than three years older
  • A minor under the age of 16, and you are in a position of authority and four years older
  • A minor under the age of 16, and you have a “significant relationship” to them

Second-degree criminal sexual conduct is punishable by 25 years in prison and $35,000 in fines.

If you have been accused of statutory rape, contact us immediately for a free consultation.

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

  • “ 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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  • “ I just wanted to thank you so much! I am so pleased with all the hard work you put in. I would have never had the chance to get the outcome I did without you. You did an amazing job and we are feeling very greatful to have made the right call when we chose you.” - P.K.
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