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 prosecutors on each file, but also a range of victim advocates and other court staff lobbying to convince the judge to execute the harshest of penalties. 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, the law requires that you register as a criminal sexual and predatory offender. You can imagine how such a conviction would ruin your life. It is imperative that you hire a criminal sexual conduct lawyer the moment you believe you are under investigation.
As an experienced sex crimes lawyer, Ryan has represented clients from all aspects of life in criminal sexual conduct charges. From doctors to lawyers to college students, anyone can be charged with such a crime, even when there is absolutely no evidence that crime was committed. Ryan has represented many individuals charged with criminal sexual conduct crimes based only on an alleged “victim’s” story to police. He has represented unfortunate individuals accused of crimes they did not commit, only because the supposed “victim” had a motive for making up a story (they were married and had a drunken affair, they were embarrassed that they had sex with the client and made up a story to cover their tracks, they are evil human beings). While blaming the victim may seem insensitive to the general public having no experience in this area of the law, Ryan can provide many examples where the “victim” made up or exaggerated an event, which eventually ruined his client’s life, even after Ryan was able to get the charges dismissed.
From first to fifth degrees, they are governed by Minnesota Statutes 609.342, 609.343, 609.344, 609.345, and 609.3451, respectively.