Accused of rape?

Get the legal representation you need

Have you been accused of rape? This is a serious charge of criminal sexual conduct that requires a rapid response. You may feel you have been convicted of a crime before you even reach the court—but don’t give up hope. We will prepare a defense strategy based on facts and thorough investigation. We understand the emotionally charged nature of these cases and will provide the legal guidance you need.

Call 651-455-1555 today to schedule a comprehensive consultation at no charge to you. We will listen to your story carefully and help you determine an appropriate course of action.

Defense strategies for various rape charges

Not all lawyers are experienced or skilled to take on rape cases. It is critical that you get legal counsel from an attorney who has extensive experience in these serious crimes. Be certain you hire an attorney who has successful results. Our experience includes:

  • Statutory rape
  • Date rape
  • Child rape, pedophilia
  • Ongoing sexual abuse
  • Marital rape, spousal abuse

*For more information on criminal sexual conduct charges in Minnesota, click here.

Our task will be to challenge the prosecution’s story. Did the alleged victim give consent? Was he or she under the influence of drugs or alcohol? Did the alleged victim lie about his or her age? Some or all of these questions may be critical to obtaining a good outcome in your case. Rest assured we will explore all the options and carefully present my evidence to ensure the best possible results.

Frequently Asked Questions

The age of consent in Minnesota is 16. Statutory rape occurs when a person older than 16-years engages in sexual contact (touching) or sexual penetration with a person under the age of 16. Consent is not a defense in these cases because the laws assume that no one under 16 can give valid consent. If you are close in age you may fall into the “Romeo and Juliet” exception (see below).
Many states have enacted “Romeo and Juliet” exceptions to protect young people from criminal charges as a result of consensual sexual activity with other young people. Minnesota’s laws criminalize any sexual conduct with a child under the age of 13, if the actor is more than 36 months older. For children between the ages 13, 14, or 15 it is statutory rape only if the actor is more than 48 months older. So long as the person is not in a position of authority. For example, an 18-year-old in Minnesota who has sex with a 15-year-old cannot be prosecuted for statutory rape.

Case Victories

For a free, comprehensive evaluation of your rape defense case, call 651-455-1555 today to schedule a consultation at no charge to you. We can help you determine the appropriate course of action.

Call Sieben & Cotter at 651-455-1555 to arrange your free and comprehensive consultation, or send a request for more information.
The Sieben & Cotter Law office is located in South St. Paul, making it convenient to access attorneys in Minneapolis and St. Paul, and the Twin Cities metro area. We also serve greater Minnesota and Wisconsin. We know that criminal defense concerns may require more immediate attention, contact Tom Sieben or Patrick Cotter.