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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....

Facing False Rape Accusations: What You Should Know

Being accused of a sex crime is a serious allegation. However, in some cases accusations may be entirely false and invented for the purposes of expressing jealousy, revenge, anger, or for obtaining custody of children in a divorce case. Even if the accusation is false, an individual may face severe penalties brought forth by the State...

From Selfies to Sexting

Sexting Charges in Minnesota In Minnesota, it is a crime to create, possess, and distribute child porn.  If evidence suggests that an individual possesses or distributes sexually illicit photos of a minor, criminal charges will likely ensue.  Those convicted of sex crimes often face prison time, heavy fines, and the possibility that he or she...

Mental Illness Defense

Mental Illness as a Defense The defense of not guilty by mental illness or by reason of insanity is rarely raised in Minnesota, and when it is, it’s success is not likely.  Studies estimate that the defense of not guilty by reason of insanity is only raised in 1% of criminal cases.  Of that 1%,...

Entrapment Defense

Entrapment Although an entrapment defense can be a very effective way to defeat many types of criminal charges, for the defense to be valid, it must contain two elements. First, the defendant must prove through evidence that the crime was induced by law enforcement. The second element of entrapment is the lack of the defendant’s...

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...

The Drunken Double Standard For Sex

Young men can be branded as sex offenders based on a single accusation or the doubtful recounting of inebriated witnesses. There are several variables involved in drunk sexual assault. This is true whether you are on the job, a college student, or in the military. An accuser may be absolved of all blame if they...

Sex Sells but the Crime Doesn’t Pay

As the old adage informs there is certainly an industry for sexuality. In Mankato it would appear that the industry is thriving based on recent police crackdowns. Public outrage about prostitution dates back to the days of yore but prostitution wasn’t regulated much until The Mann Act of 1910. Even with the United States Congress’...

Will We See ABC vs. Lebron in Weinergate 2015?

The second week of June marked Game 4 of the NBA finals. The Cleveland Cavaliers were gearing up to play the Golden State Warriors. All eyes were on Lebron James just before the game began. As the Cavs huddled around head coach David Blatt, the cameras screened through to catch a glimpse of James. James...