Sep
1

Surprising Charges That Can Make You a MN Sex Offender

In general, those who are convicted as sex offenders face many obstacles in society. They are seen as the worst of the worst, and people assume a lot about a person simply because their name is on a sex offender registry.

Many people mistakenly assume that child pornography or child rape are the charges that lead to sex offender registration. However, the truth is that, in Minnesota, there are many different types of crimes that can land you on the sex offender registry.

While this registry is crucial to the safety of the public, it’s time that people truly understood the less serious offenses that can land your name on the sex offender list. Read on to find out about [...]

Apr
27

MN Revenge Porn: What You Need to Know

Minnesota become one of many states in which revenge porn is illegal in 2016. Since then, there has been an uptick in the prosecution of cases involving revenge porn.

What happens between two consenting adults is not the business of the law, which is why some people may find revenge porn laws confusing. After all, if the content was made with consent, you can do what you want with it, right? No, you can’t.

It’s important to understand revenge porn laws in Minnesota so you don’t find yourself in legal jeopardy due to confusion or misunderstanding. Read on to find out all you need to know about Minnesota’s revenge porn laws and what penalties can be faced if you are [...]

Jan
28

What Evidence is Needed to Prove Criminal Sexual Conduct in MN?

If you’re accused of criminal sexual conduct in Minnesota, a potential conviction can alter your life forever. In addition to criminal penalties, you can also face the requirement to register as a sex offender, which can impact where you live and where you are allowed to work – even places you are allowed to visit for leisure.

Here’s what you need to know about criminal sexual conduct in Minnesota and what evidence is used to secure a conviction in the state.

The Five Degrees of Minnesota Criminal Sexual Conduct

In the state, criminal sexual conduct is divided into five potential degrees. You can be accused of one of the following depending on the alleged activity that took place:

First Degree

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Dec
16

Minnesota Has No Statute of Limitations for Sexual Assault

Sexual assault doesn’t always happen like it’s portrayed in movies and on television. Sometimes, victims don’t come forward for years, for a variety of reasons. Until recently, many survivors of sexual assault missed the window to bring charges against those who assaulted them, but that has now changed.

A new law has made it possible for victims of sexual assault to report their assault and have it prosecuted any time after it occurred. Previously, Minnesota residents had only a few years to take action with the exception of those who were children at the time of the assault. Now, anyone who commits sexual assault in Minnesota can be prosecuted for it – at any point in their lives.

Here’s what [...]

Oct
1

Snapchat Use Sends MN Man to Prison for Sex Crimes

 On September 7, 2021, a Minnesota man pleaded guilty to producing sexually explicit images and videos of a minor. The man contacted a 9-year-old girl on Snapchat. He then lied about his age in order to get her to send him sexually explicit material. He admitted to soliciting similar material from more than twenty minors.

The Minnesota man will face sentencing on January 4, 2022 for serious sex crimes against a minor. Under 609.352 of Minnesota statutes, he could be required to pay up to $5,000 in fines and spend up to three years in prison.

Here is what you need to know about Minnesota laws around Electronic Solicitation of Children to Engage in Sexual Conduct.

Definitions

Under Minnesota state [...]

Sep
10

Can a Minnesota Sex Crime Be Expunged From Your Record?

For many in Minnesota who have been convicted of a crime, a fresh start sounds like a great idea. The law recognizes this, which is why some crimes can be expunged from your record in the state under certain circumstances.

However, there are some crimes that can never be expunged from your record in Minnesota, including sex crimes. That’s why a robust defense against sex crimes charges is always the best option, so a conviction doesn’t follow you around for the rest of your life.

Here’s what you need to know about sex crimes in Minnesota, possible penalties, and crimes that can be expunged in our state.

What Is a Sex Crime in Minnesota?

Here in Minnesota, sex crimes such [...]

Aug
6

Minnesota Sex Crimes: Your Frequently Asked Questions

Being arrested for a sexual conduct offense in Minnesota is a difficult and alarming situation to go through. You may have many questions about being arrested and what that can mean for your future.

In Minnesota, there are several consequences that can occur when someone is charged with a sexual conduct crime. Several factors play a role in charges and penalties of these crimes, and that often leaves people with numerous questions.

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about sex crimes in Minnesota to help you understand what these types of charges mean and how they can impact your future.

What Does Minnesota Consider a Sex Crime?

In Minnesota, different degrees of criminal sexual conduct encompass many [...]

Jun
23

Did You Know That Criminal Sexual Conduct Has 5 Degrees in MN?

In Minnesota, as in many other states, criminal sexual conduct isn’t simply one crime. It’s a group of crimes broken into several degrees. In the state, there are actually five degrees of criminal sexual conduct, each with its own penalties.

What a person may be charged with depends on several factors, including the circumstances surrounding the case, the allegations against them, the evidence that supports allegations, and any prior history of criminal sexual conduct.

What is criminal sexual conduct in Minnesota and what are the degrees? Read on to find out more about these sex crimes.

Criminal Sexual Conduct in Minnesota

Criminal sexual conduct is a legal term that encompasses many different acts. A person can be accused of criminal [...]