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An Overview of Sex Offender Registration Requirements in Minnesota

If you were arrested for a sex offense, it is imperative that you consult with an experienced defense attorney right away. Along with the strict criminal penalties, sex crimes carry a deep stigma. A conviction could follow you for decades, or even longer.  In Minnesota, sex crimes convictions often require registration as a sex offender....

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Registered Sex Offenders in Your Neighborhood

A registered sex offender often reside in neighborhoods with unsuspecting neighbors. According to 2016 Minnesota statistics, Mankato has only two registered sex offenders, but there are 118 registered sex offenders living in “nearby” Minneapolis neighborhoods. Sex Crimes in Minnesota According to the Minnesota Department of Corrections, over 90 percent of all convicted sex offenders know...

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Child Molestation Defense | Mankato Criminal Sexual Conduct Lawyer

Mankato Child Molestation Lawyer & Attorney

Child molestation refers to any unlawful sexual act that is committed against an individual who is under the age of 18, although the age of consent in Minnesota is 16. Whether or not a sexual act involving someone 16 years of age and older is considered child molestation depends on the circumstances surrounding the matter, such as whether or not the act was consensual.

If a person is convicted of this sexual act, they could face years in prison, fines, registration as a sex offender, and other harsh penalties. Because this is a very heavy sentence to be charged with, let alone live with, that is why it is critical to fight the charges with as much aggression as possible. You can do this with an experienced Mankato criminal defense attorney who has experience in defending clients against such allegations.

Experience Defending Against All Child Sex Offense Allegations

In many instances, a child molestation charge is a felony charge. This means a conviction leads to serious long-term consequences. We are experienced in handling all types of child molestation accusations, including:

  • Sexual abuse and sexual assault
  • Statutory rape claims and age of consent issues
  • Allegations of sodomy and incest
  • Child prostitution
  • Creation or distribution of child pornography
  • Indecent exposure and sexual acts committed in front of a minor

Child molestation accusations can be made against teachers, parents, aunts, uncles, neighbors, siblings, cousins, and the list goes on. It is important that any allegation of child molestation be handled with the utmost care and respect, as well as compassion and aggressiveness.

Achieving The Best Results

There is a lot at stake if you are convicted of child molestation. Not only will there be imprisonment, fines, loss of certain rights, and an impact on your personal and professional lives, but there will be a stigma that follows you around everywhere you go. You may have difficulty finding meaningful work and a place to live. Registration as a sex offender means the neighborhoods you move into have to be notified of the sex offender status.

If you are facing child molestation charges, there is no doubt that you feel anger, guilt, and shame. It is important to remember that just because you have been accused doesn’t mean that you will be convicted of it. With the help of your Minnesota criminal defense attorney, you can successfully fight back and receive an outcome that is fair so that you can move on with your life.

Contact A Mankato Criminal Defense Lawyer

Child molestation is a serious offense to be charged with. If convicted, it could follow you through the rest of your life in the way of a criminal record and registration as a sex offender. If you have been accused of child molestation, it is important that you defend yourself aggressively against the charges in order to receive the best outcome in the case. To learn about how the Kohlmeyer Hagen Law Office, Chtd. Can help you, call 507-625-5000 for a free consultation.