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Sex Crimes FAQ

Sex Crimes FAQ:

Sex crimes carry a variety of harsh penalties. The penalty you face will depend on the attorney you choose. It’s a difficult situation, but I’m not here to make judgments or assumptions. I’m here to fight for you. You need an attorney who cares and will take the time to learn the facts.

What are the different types of sex crimes?

  • Criminal sexual conduct
  • Kidnapping
  • Loitering with intent
  • Solicitation
  • Rape
  • Criminal sexual predatory conduct
  • Indecent exposure
  • Soliciting a minor to engage in prostitution
  • Possessing pictorial representations of minors

Are all sex crimes at the felony level?

No. Many fifth-degree sex crimes are gross misdemeanors. Solicitation crimes can be misdemeanors or gross misdemeanors, depending on the unique facts of the case.

When are solicitation crimes misdemeanors or felonies?

The severity of a solicitation charge depends on whether the alleged solicitation was public or private. Public solicitation is a gross misdemeanor. Solicitation in private, like with an online or phone service, is a misdemeanor. Solicitation of a minor is a felony with a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. There is strict liability attached to the solicitation of a minor, meaning it doesn’t matter if you knew the person’s age.

Can I record my partners(s) and myself being intimate?

Yes, but only with permission. Otherwise, this is called the non-consensual dissemination of private sexual images. Minnesota police and prosecutors have begun to aggressively pursue these charges due to the increase caused by innovations and availability of recording and photography tech over the past decade. I’m familiar with the new laws and legal authorities, a key to defending this charge.

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