December 19

What is the difference between rape and statutory rape?

Statutory rape is often referred to nonforcible sexual activity where one of the individuals is below the age of consent (which means the age required to legally consent to the behavior). Although it usually refers to adults engaging in sexual contact with minors under the age of consent (age 16 in Minnesota), it is a…
December 19

Types of State Criminal Sexual Conduct Charges

Criminal sexual conduct in the first degree is sexual penetration of another person or sexual contact with a person who is less than thirteen years old, and some other circumstance exists, such as the under-thirteen-year-old and the offender are more than three years apart in age, the offender had a dangerous weapon and used or…
December 19

What is CSC charge?

Criminal Sexual Conduct is often referred to CSC. The intense prosecution of sexual related crimes is staggering in Minnesota as well as the United States District Courts. Today, these cases carry mandatory prison sentences and other collateral consequences that did not exist just a few years ago. The government is stacked with not only multiple…
April 30

Solicitation of a Child

Solicitation of a Child Charge Must Arise to the Level of Probable Cause When the Minnesota government charges a criminal defendant with Solicitation of a Child to Engage in Sexual Conduct, they must have probable cause that the crime was committed. The statute states: A person 18 years of age or older who solicits a…
March 31

Minnesota Criminal Sexual Conduct Case

Mistake of Age Defense in Minnesota Criminal Sexual Conduct Cases Under Minnesota criminal law, some criminal sexual conduct offenses allow the “mistake of age” defense, which means that the defendant can claim he’s not guilty because he believed the victim to be of the legal age of consent. Other criminal sexual conduct offenses do not…
November 12

Prostitution

The Law Offices of Ryan Garry handles all sex offenses, including prostitution. Due to the increased number of police stings, more and more people are being charged with prostitution offenses. We have seen two basic stings. The first is when an undercover cop puts an ad on backpage.com or craigslist.com advertising her services. When a…
April 16

Mother of Child Abduction Victim Eases up on Laws

We’ve all heard of the Jacob Wetterling case: young boy on his bike is taken by a stranger, never to be seen again. It’s a terribly sad story, and one that got a lot of media and legislative attention because Jacob’s mother, Patty, has been incredibly vocal about her son and the need for a…