Jun 06/01/2018

Six-Month Review: Sexual Assault Case Victories

2022-08-26T14:16:41+00:00June 1, 2018|Criminal Sexual Conduct, Sex Crimes|

The attorneys at Sieben & Cotter have been hard at work defending clients charged with sexual assault and related offenses.  Over the last several months our firm has achieved favorable results for our clients, with many more still pending at various stages in the criminal justice system.  Below are six recent cases ranging from an [...]

May 05/03/2018

MN House Approves Major Changes to Sex Crimes Statutes

2022-08-26T14:16:41+00:00May 3, 2018|Sex Crimes|

Earlier this week the Minnesota House of Representatives approved major public safety bill aimed at closing several sexual assault loopholes.  The three major changes to Minnesota's Criminal Sexual Conduct statutes include: Making it illegal for peace officers to have sex with anyone in custody or anyone who “does not reasonably feel free to leave the [...]

Nov 11/29/2017

Reports of Sexual Misconduct Are Making Headlines – When Does the Conduct Become Criminal

2022-08-26T14:16:43+00:00November 29, 2017|Criminal Sexual Conduct, Sex Crimes|

Sexual Misconduct in the News If you’ve watched the news in the last few months then you’ve heard about a celebrity accused of sexual misconduct.  The recent fallout began with accusations against Harvey Weinstein (Hollywood Producer) and most recently against Matt Lauer (NBC News Anchor). Other celebrity figures include Kevin Spacey (Actor), Louis C.K. [...]

Oct 10/04/2017

Sieben & Cotter Criminal Defense: We Get the Job Done!

2022-08-26T14:16:44+00:00October 4, 2017|Assault Charges, Criminal Defense, Criminal Sexual Conduct, Drug Crimes, Sex Crimes|

What level of service can you expect from us as your criminal defense attorneys? First and foremost, WE GET THE JOB DONE!  Practically speaking that could mean winning your case outright (i.e. acquittal or dismissal of charges) or securing the best possible outcome for you.  As a criminal defense law firm our mission is [...]

Feb 02/24/2017

Sexual Consent vs. Incapacity

2022-08-26T14:16:45+00:00February 24, 2017|Sex Crimes|

What Does "Consent" Mean? Consent is one of the most controversial and highly contested issues under Minnesota's sex crimes.  Minnesota Statute Section 609.341, subdivision 4 (a) & (b), defines "Consent" as: words or overt actions by a person indicating a freely given present agreement to perform a particular sexual act with the actor. Consent does not [...]

Dec 12/16/2016

Minnesota Criminalizes “Revenge Porn”

2022-08-26T14:16:46+00:00December 16, 2016|Sex Crimes|

What You Need to Know about Minnesota’s “Revenge Porn” Law On August 1, 2016, Minnesota adopted what has become known as the revenge porn law. Currently, about 34 other states have adopted similar laws. The law's nickname comes from advocates seeking to protect victims of sexual assault and those threatened with explicit photos by ex-lovers. The law's [...]

Aug 08/19/2016

MN’s Solicitation of a Minor Statute — Unconstitutional

2022-08-26T14:16:48+00:00August 19, 2016|Criminal Sexual Conduct, Sex Crimes|

MN’s Solicitation of a Minor Statute — Unconstitutional The two portions of Minnesota Statute § 609.352 SOLICITATION OF CHILDREN TO ENGAGE IN SEXUAL CONDUCT that have come under recent attack in that courts are subdivision 2a (electronic communications) and subdivision 3 (defenses). The subdivisions state: Subd. 2a. Electronic solicitation of children. A person 18 years of age [...]

Apr 04/08/2016

MN Prostitution Laws

2022-08-26T14:16:50+00:00April 8, 2016|Sex Crimes|

MN’s Prostitution Laws: The Penalties for Buying, Selling and Promoting Sex Prostitution is illegal in Minnesota. The state laws range from the most serious offense of Sex Trafficking in the First Degree to the least of simply soliciting an adult prostitute. Whether you are arrested and charged for the most serious, least serious, or somewhere [...]

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