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…