If you are facing a sex crime accusation, you are most likely confused, frightened, and wondering what will happen next.
Here are some things to know about sex crime cases:
- If you plead guilty to most sex crimes, you will have to register as a sex offender. You may also have to go through a sex offender treatment program.
- If you are charged with First, Second, Third, or Fourth Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct, they are all felonies. Fifth Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct is a gross misdemeanor.
There are many reasons why sex crime allegations can come about. Sometimes a person feels remorse about what was a consensual encounter. Sometimes there is confusion about a sexual partner’s age or capacity to consent. Perhaps someone has a vendetta against you, or it is a case of mistaken identity. Whatever the reason, you need answers and you need them as soon as possible.
Contact Our Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorneys
Sex crimes are considered extremely serious and they are prosecuted very aggressively. If convicted, the penalties can include prison time, fines, mandatory treatment programs, and registration as a sex offender. There are also a lot of other potential collateral consequences. At Segal, Roston & Berris, we have helped individuals throughout Minnesota face sex crime accusations and receive much better results than they would have otherwise. To find out how we can help you in your case, call 612-332-3100 for a free consultation.