Sex Crimes

If you have been charged with criminal sexual conduct, you may be dealing with unjust accusations and intense emotional turmoil. Don’t let this negativity stop you from getting legal counsel. We have outstanding results in sex offense cases.

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Criminal Sexual Conduct Attorneys

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 the appropriate course of action.

Because these cases can have very serious lifelong consequences, contacting an attorney experienced with criminal sexual conduct cases is essential. As experienced criminal defense lawyers with outstanding results in these sex offense cases, we can guide you through this difficult time and we can help you avoid making mistakes that could permanently damage the chances of a successful outcome.

Areas of practice

Criminal sexual conduct can take many forms. We may be able to help you if you have been accused of any of the following types of sex crimes:

The importance of hiring an experienced sex crimes attorney

If you have been charged with a sex crime, you need an attorney with experience in this area. These cases are extremely sensitive and have serious, life-long collateral consequences. We have been to trial for many sex-related crimes, and understand the careful, aggressive approach needed to succeed.

Criminal sexual conduct charges in Minnesota

To view various Minnesota statutes and detailed information on criminal sexual conduct and related charges, select from the list below:

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Minnesota classifies all crimes that are sexual in nature into five categories. The categories range from 1st degree through 5th degree with 1st degree being the most serious and 5th degree least serious. In general, 1st and 3rd degree applies to sexual conduct involving sexual penetration of the victim. 2nd, 4th, and 5th degree sexual conduct involves sexual contact with the victim, without penetration. 1st and 2nd degree sexual conduct typically involve victims who are very young, use of, or threat to use, force, violence or a weapon, or personal injury to the victim. 3rd, 4th, and 5th degree sexual conduct involves less aggravated conduct and applies to situations where the victim did not consent, is relatively young, or was particularly vulnerable due to their relationship with the offender.
A predatory offender, who has been released from prison, may be assigned a Risk Level of I, II, or III. An offender found to be a Risk Level I is considered the LEAST likely to re-offend and only local law enforcement and victims or witnesses are notified of the offenders release or relocation. An offender found to be a Risk Level II is thought to pose a MODERATE risk of re-offense. In this case, local law enforcement, and victims or witnesses are notified of the offenders’ release or relocation, as well as any agencies that may serve a population at risk of victimization that are located near the offenders’ home. An offender determined to be the MOST likely to re-offend is assigned a Risk Level III. In this case, local law enforcement, victims or witnesses, and any agencies that serve a population at risk of victimization may be notified, as well as the general public. Community Notification to the general public may take place in the form of a community meeting.
Any person convicted of a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th Degree Criminal-Sexual-Conduct crime must register as a Predatory Offender for a minimum of 10 years and a maximum of lifetime registration. In addition, certain acts under 5th Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct, Criminal Sexual Predatory Conduct, and Indecent Exposure can result in you being required to register as a Predatory Offender.

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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; you can reach an attorney 24/7 – contact Tom Sieben or Patrick Cotter.