Next to murder, there is nothing more serious than one can be charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct. The most serious charge is Criminal Sexual Conduct in the First Degree. If you are convicted of the crime, the presumptive executed prison sentence in Minnesota is 144 months. That is 12 years in prison for someone who has no criminal history. The prosecution of sexual related crimes has skyrocketed in Minnesota and across the Country.
Unlike many years ago, criminal sexual conduct cases carry mandatory prison sentences and other serious collateral consequences. The government’s resources are vast, with not only multiple prosecutors on each file, but also a range of investigators, victim advocates and other court staff lobbying on behalf of the alleged victim, whom often times, is lying for one reason or another.
If you are charged with any felony level criminal sexual conduct offense, and are convicted of any crime not even related to the original offense (even a speeding ticket), the law requires that you register as criminal sexual predatory offender.
The scary thing is that there doesn’t need to be any evidence that the crime was even committed. The mere allegation alone, with no other evidence, is enough to bring criminal charges. I have tried in both State and Federal court, and acquitted clients of criminal sexual misconduct. In October and November of 2022, I obtained not-guilty verdicts and dismissals in a college student charged with criminal sexual conduct in the first degree, and acquitted at trial a doctor charged with multiple counts of criminal sexual misconduct.
Our Minneapolis representation involves private investigators, expert witnesses and doctors. We have amassed nearly two decades of experience in trying these cases, and have a history, of winning.