Conviction for sex crimes carries heavy penalties. For a felony, sentencing guidelines generally recommend fines and 12 years in prison. For a first degree felony sex crime conviction, the maximum punishment is $40,000 in fines and 30 years in jail.
Sex crimes commonly seen in Minnesota courts include:
- Rape and statutory rape
- Internet sex crimes
- Child Molestation
- Possession and production of child pornography
- Solicitation of a minor
- Indecent exposure
- Sexual assault
- Pre-Charge Work-Child Pornography Cases
Felony Sex Crimes
A felony conviction can cause other problems as well. Whether or not the accused goes to jail, he or she can be barred from working with children and vulnerable adults. Doctors, nurses, teachers, social workers and lawyers can lose their licenses. Corporations and other private employers also often have their own employment restrictions.
Registration as a sex offender is necessary under many circumstances, and registration requirements are usually lifetime requirements. Registration violations, including failure to notify of a change of address within 72 hours, carry a mandatory five-year jail sentence.
St. Paul Sexual Assault Lawyer
If you have been accused of a sex crime, fighting the charges is clearly within your best interests. At the law firm of Max A. Keller, Attorney at Law, we are fully experienced in providing aggressive sex crime legal defense and have achieved acquittal, dismissal of charges or a reduced sentence for numerous individuals throughout Minnesota.
We can aggressively attack your charges and fight to prove your innocence. We can question whether the alleged act was consensual and whether the alleged victim is credible, and we can use a lack of physical evidence to protect your rights. Many people are falsely accused of sex crimes. We have cross-examined hundreds of people and know how to mount an effective defense and fight for your rights and reputation.
If you face sex crime charges, call a criminal defense lawyer at Max A. Keller, Attorney at Law. We accept credit cards, offer free initial consultations and have convenient west and east metro locations.
We are available 24 hours a day to current and prospective clients. Call us to speak with experienced criminal defense attorney Max Keller. Contact him at 952-466-6926.