Sex Crime Defense Attorney located in Moorhead
Serving Fargo, Moorhead, Cass County, Clay County & the Surrounding Areas
From the moment a person is accused of committing a sex crime, they face an uphill battle. At every stage of a criminal case – from the initial investigation and discovery period to the last day of trial – the criminally accused deserves competent and aggressive representation. At Joe Irby Law Firm, we offer the hard-hitting defense strategies that our clients need.
If you have been accused of or charged with a sex crime, turn to our Moorhead sex crime defense lawyer. With our attorney by your side, you stand a better chance of mitigating, reducing, or avoiding the potential penalties of a conviction.
To get started on your case, call (218) 325-5050 now and request a consultation.
Types of Sex Crimes in Minnesota
Minnesota aggressively prosecutes individuals who commit sex-related criminal offenses.
Examples of sex crimes include:
- Sexual assault
- Child pornography
- Molestation (both children and adults)
- Using a minor in a sexual performance
- Kidnapping and false imprisonment
- Solicitation of a minor for sex
- Indecent exposure
Minnesota law divides rape and sexual assault crimes – also referred to as criminal sexual conduct – into five degrees based on severity, four of which are felonies. Only fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct is charged as a misdemeanor.
The penalties for a sex crime conviction can be especially harsh given the nature of the crime. You will likely be facing serious consequences that follow you far into the future.
Possible penalties for sex crimes include:
- Jail or prison time
- Mandatory sex offender registration
Sex Offender Registration
Though none of the penalties associated with a sex crime conviction are pleasant, mandatory sex offender registration can have perhaps the most long-lasting and far-reaching impact. In Minnesota, if you are ordered to register as a sex offender, you will have to remain as such for at least 10 years or the duration of your probation, whichever is longer. Depending on the circumstances, you could be ordered to register for life.
Once you are registered, you will be assigned a risk level number from one to three. A risk level one is least likely to re-offend, while a risk level three is highly likely to re-offend. If you fail to register as a sex offender when ordered, you could face harsh penalties including a lengthened sentence of registration or jail time.
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We treat every client like a person; by pairing our extensive knowledge of the law with genuine care for our clients, our top priority is fighting for a solution that is in the client's best interest.