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How long does the predator registration requirement last?

Being convicted of a sex offense comes with many major long-term consequences here in Minnesota. For certain crimes, this includes having to register with the state’s predatory offender registration program. Being on this registry can have deep impacts on individuals. It can greatly impact how they are viewed within a community. It could also impact where they can live, as some cities in the state have rules restricting where people on the registry can reside.

Sex Crimes Defense make a difference

A vigorous Sex Crimes Defense is crucial to a good outcome in any case where you may be charged with committing innaproriate behavior.  Even a Gross Misdemeanor sex crime Crimes Defense is important because of the potential collateral consequences.  In a recent case we were able to show that the client was not a predator, did not have agressive or criminal propensities and was a good candidate for elective therapies instead of sex offender treatment.  It was imperitive in our case to have a solid Psychosexual evaluation done which showed our client was appropriate for a disposition that did not includea sex crime of any kind.   In today's political climate people are all to quick to allege that a crime has been committed.  Especially a sex crime.  If this kind of charge is brought against you remember we have handled cases like this in Anoka, Hennepin, Wright, Isanti, Sherburne, Carver, and other counties throughout Minnesota.  A first Degree sex crime carries a 144 month sentence to prison at a minimum.  In certain cases the Judge can go above that if it is found that there are aggravating circumstances.

Sex Crimes Could Be Forever

Sex Crimes Defense becomes even more important.  The legislature is considering a bill that would extend the Statute of Limitations on Sex Crimes to forever.  Currently a person cannot be prosecuted unless the State Brings forth evidence within a relatively short period of time after the alleged Sex Crime.  Remember Sex Crimes can be charged for conduct that includes touching all the way up to penetration and a number of different age differentials and position of authority differentials.  Being Convicted of a Sex Crime is a very, very serious matter.  Mark Giancola, our Certified Criminal Law Specialist has gone to trial in many sex crime cases with acquitals in many.  Mark has tried cases of parents being charged with molesting their children, teenage lovers with angry parents, boyfriends allegedly molesting children of girlfriend, and many other scenerios.  A strong defense protects the innocent person wrongl accused.

State senate moves to recriminalize groping of clothed buttocks

For over 30 years, intentionally grabbing someone's butt has been excluded from Minnesota's criminal sexual conduct statute. The law specifically states that the definition of "sexual contact" "does not include the intentional touching of the clothing covering the immediate area of the buttocks." Otherwise, nonconsensual sexual contact is considered fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct, along with masturbation or the lewd exhibition of genitals before a minor under 16.

Police using DNA dragnet to identify care patient's assailant

In the tragic situation at Hacienda HealthCare in Phoenix, it's understandable that the police would want to do everything in their power to solve the case. On Dec. 29, a patient in a persistent vegetative state gave birth after becoming pregnant at the nursing facility. The president of the facility resigned in response to the incident, and state health officials have required the facility to increase patient safety.

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