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MINNESOTA SEX CRIMES DEFENSE LAWYERS
As difficult as they are, sex crimes do happen rather frequently in the State of Minnesota. Although it may seem like all is lost when charged with such on offense, often times it is a “he-said/she-said” situation that needs to be fully investigated. Because of the seriousness of these types of offenses, and the societal abhorrence in such criminal behavior, the State of Minnesota has various levels/degrees of criminal sexual conduct on the books:
The State of Minnesota criminalizes solicitation or payment for sex or sexual services. There are various levels/degrees of prostitution related crimes in Minnesota, as well as various collateral consequences of a conviction. An experienced defense lawyer can help you navigate the process and properly defend your reputation and liberty.
In addition, the penalties for engaging in prostitution, or solicitation thereof, with an individual under the age of 18 are greatly enhanced. Under certain circumstances, a conviction may result in a maximum punishment of 25 years in prison and a $60,000 fine.
If you happen to be a pimp in the State of Minnesota, you could potentially face a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and a $40,000 fine.
Most offenses are Misdemeanors or Gross Misdemeanors, meaning that the maximum punishment ranges from 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine, to 1 year in jail and a $3,000 fine.
Under any circumstance, if you are arrested for engaging in prostitution or solicitation thereof in a motor vehicle, the law enforcement agency may seize and attempt to forfeit that vehicle. You have the right to fight this forfeiture, just as you have the right to fight the underlying charges that gave rise to the forfeiture.
The attorney’s at Nelson Law have over 30 years combined experience dealing with the complexities of Minnesota’s prostitution laws. Contact us with any questions you may have, or for a free initial consultation