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 [...]