Degrees Of Sexual Assault Charges

Most criminal sexual conduct charges are felony offenses and come with severe penalties. Some of the conduct that might lead to one of these criminal charges includes unwanted sexual contact, child molestation, child pornography, statutory rape, prostitution and solicitation.

When arrested and charged with any sex crime, you need sound legal advice about your available options. Rivers Law Firm, P.A., has been defending Minnesotans charged with these types of offenses for 19 years. Bruce Rivers is never afraid to take a case to a jury and has a solid record of trial success. Our team will assess the evidence and review applicable law in order to build the strongest defense.

Degrees Of Criminal Sexual Conduct

As with most categories of crimes in Minnesota, sex-related crimes are classified by degrees. Penalties vary based on the degree of the charge(s). First-degree felony sexual conduct connotes more serious allegations and carries the stiffest penalties — a fine of up to $40,000 and/or 30 years in prison. Third- or fourth-degree charges while still daunting do not carry the same consequences.

If you are convicted of a sex crime you will also need to register as a sex offender, which could negatively impact your ability to find work, find accommodation and play an active role in society. Even if you are not convicted of a sex offense, but are found guilty of another charge such as furnishing alcohol to a minor and it occurred at the same time as the alleged sex crime, you might need to register.

To retain a skilled defense attorney, who will stand in your corner and fight for your rights, call 612-915-0355 or send an email today.