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A sex crime charge in Minnesota could lead to lengthy prison sentences and high fines. A felony conviction for a Minnesota sex crime usually carries a 12-year prison sentence, while a 1st-degree felony sex crime could result in 30 years in prison and up to $40,000 in fines. Additionally, a sex crime conviction can affect a person's life for years to come, potentially ruining their job prospects and their ability to rent an apartment.

Why clients choose Brockton D. Hunter, P.A.:

If you're facing a sex crime charge, make sure you have a skilled Minneapolis sex crime defense attorney on your side. Brockton D. Hunter P.A. is dedicated to providing passionate legal representation and getting results for our clients. We understand what's at stake when you're facing criminal charges.

Get started by contacting us at (612) 979-1112 today!

We Can Defend You Against All Kinds of Sex Crime Charges

Our firm has defended clients in a wide variety of Minneapolis sex crime charges, including the following:

  • Criminal sexual conduct: Any person who engages in unlawful or unwanted sexual penetration or contact with another can be charged with criminal sexual conduct, which is often referred to as rape, sexual assault, or child molestation (depending on the age of the victim). In Minnesota, there are 5 degrees of the offense, with first-degree being considered the most serious.
  • Internet sex crimes: These offenses are committed online, such as by using social media direct messages to have sexually explicit communications with another. Several crimes fall under this category, including using the internet to solicit a person under 18 years of age to engage in sexual conduct.
  • Child pornography: In Minnesota, it's illegal for anyone to possess or disseminate depictions of children engaged in sexual conduct. Such acts are felonies and carry maximum imprisonment terms of 10 or 15 years and/or maximum fines of $10,000 or $20,000.
  • Solicitation: A person may be accused of solicitation when they induce another person to engage in prostitution. In Minnesota, the offense can be charged in either the first- or second-degree. Depending on the circumstances, a conviction can result in a maximum of 15 or 20 years' imprisonment.
  • Rape: This offense occurs when someone has non-consensual sex with another. In Minnesota, it's referred to as criminal sexual conduct.
  • Sexual assault: This offense involves sexually touching or fondling a person without their permission. In Minnesota, it's charged as criminal sexual conduct.

Minneapolis Sex Offender Registry

Upon a conviction for certain sex crimes, defendants are required to register as sex offenders. Being on a sex offender registry can make your life difficult and significantly reduce your quality of life.

Offenses for which registration can be mandated include:

  • Criminal sexual conduct
  • Indecent exposure (felony level)
  • Soliciting a minor for prostitution
  • Possessing or disseminating child pornography
  • Using a minor in a sexual performance
  • Soliciting a minor for sex trafficking

As part of the sex offender registry requirement, the individual must submit their personal identifying information to law enforcement for a certain period. The length of time they must comply with the order depends on the severity of the offense. Generally, all convicted sex offenders must register for at least 10 years or until they've completed their probation, whichever is later. However, if they are considered a high-risk offender, they may be required to register for life.

If the sex offender does not report as required or provide information regarding address, work, school, or vehicle changes, they can face harsh consequences. First, every instance of non-compliance results in an additional 5 years being added to the registration period. Second, failure to register is a felony, punishable by up to 5 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000.

Call Us About Your Case Today

Make sure you do your best to avoid a conviction by talking to our skilled attorneys as soon as possible.

The faster we learn about your case and its details, the sooner we can mount a defense on your behalf. Let us put our experience and skills to work to defend you and your rights.

Callus at (612) 979-1112 or fill out our online form to schedule a case consultation with us today!

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