Criminal sexual conduct refers to any sexual crime including unwanted sexual contact, rape, date rape, child molestation, statutory rape, sexual assault, solicitation, child pornographer, child enticement, and sodomy, and incest, prostitution, pimping and soliciting.
Most criminal sexual conduct convictions are felony offenses and come with severe penalties including jail time. If you have been accused of any criminal sexual conduct crime, you need an experienced Minneapolis attorney on your side.
Degrees of Criminal Sexual Conduct
Most sex crimes are considered felony offenses including the following:
- First degree criminal sexual conduct
- Second degree criminal sexual conduct
- Third degree criminal sexual conduct
- Fourth degree criminal sexual conduct
- Sexual assault
- Date rape
- Rape accusations
- Internet sex crimes
Even gross misdemeanour sex crimes come with jail time and hefty fines if found guilty. These include:
- Pimping and solicitation
- Indecent exposure
- Masturbation in front of a minor
Sex Crime Defense
There are a number of defense tactics to take when defending a sex crime. Our attorneys will assess your case and determine the best option for your situation.
Penalties vary for the different criminal sexual conduct. In the case of first degree criminal sexual conduct, you may be looking at a fine of $40,000 and/or a prison sentence of up to 30 years. Even for gross misdemeanour sex crimes, such as fifth degree criminal sexual conduct or masturbation in front of a minor, you could be charged with a one year prison sentence and a fine of $3,000.
If you are convicted of a sex crime you will also be registered as a sex offender which could negatively impact your ability to find work, find accommodation and play an active role in society. You may need to attend counseling and be monitored after you have served your time. You might not be able to leave the country and may need to stay a certain distance away from schools, parks and bus routes.