MN Criminal Sexual Conduct Defense Lawyer
Criminal sexual conduct is used to refer to a broad ranging category of crimes that include felonies and misdemeanors, with varying degrees of severity resulting in a wide range of penalties. The Minnesota Criminal Sexual Conduct Defense Attorneys at our firm include tough and experienced lawyers who have successfully defended persons accused of these serious crimes.
Under Minnesota law, criminal sexual conduct crimes are those that are contained in Section 609.342 through 609.3451. The most common criminal sexual conduct cases in Minnesota involve rape. Rape can be defined as the forcible sexual penetration of a person. The victim does not have to be physically forced into the act. Even if the threat of violence was used, it can justify charges of rape against a person.
A conviction of rape can lead to a prison sentence of up to 30 years in prison. It’s very important to get yourself solid legal defense when you’re charged with criminal sexual conduct because these are not just felony offenses, but also have great stigma attached. Rape cases are often very high-profile cases, and are heavily reported in the media. As such, many defense attorneys may be reluctant to take on these cases, especially if it’s a high-profile case and the public attitude against the defendant is very negative.
Moreover, these cases can also be difficult to defend because the system of justice in this country does tend to treat persons accused of rape with great contempt and revulsion. In fact, criminal sexual conduct belongs to a rare category of sex crimes in which the person may be assumed to be guilty even before he makes his first appearance in court. So-called “trials by media” are very common in such cases.
If you have been charged with rape or any other criminal sexual conduct-related crime, it is normal to feel nervous and anxious about your future. However, this is the time for you to galvanize forces, and assemble a strong and aggressive legal defense team that looks out for your interests.
It is important to act swiftly after you’ve been arrested, or charged with criminal sexual conduct. The sooner you involve a lawyer, the better able we will be to gather evidence, interview essential witnesses, and to address other important elements of your case.
Call our law firm now for a free consultation with one of our experienced Minnesota criminal sexual conduct defense attorneys: (763) 323-6555.
Our Minnesota criminal sexual conduct defense lawyers represent clients throughout Minnesota, including the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Duluth, Rochester, Mankato, St. Cloud, Moorhead, Apple Valley, Blaine, Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Burnsville, Coon Rapids, Eagan, Eden Prairie, Edina, Lakeville, Maple Grove, Maplewood, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Roseville and Woodbury.
We defend those accused of criminal sexual conduct in Hennepin, Ramsey, Anoka, Sherburne, Wright, Scott, Dakota, Chisago, Washington and Isanti County.
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