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Why You Can’t Afford To Wait: The Serious Consequences Of Sex Crime Charges

Last updated on April 24, 2023

Sex crime charges are some of the most serious charges one can face in our society. The potential penalties, if convicted, can be severe and life-changing. Not only can you face imprisonment, but you may also have to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life, which can affect where you live, work and socialize.

Moreover, the social stigma attached to sex crime charges is significant. Even being accused of a sex crime can lead to negative consequences, such as loss of employment, strained relationships with family and friends, and a damaged reputation within your community. Unfortunately, the damage is often done before a trial even begins.

That’s why it is crucial to fight against sex crime charges as quickly as possible with an experienced defense attorney. The earlier you get legal help, the better your chance of building a strong defense and avoiding harsh penalties. With the assistance of an experienced attorney, you can investigate the evidence and develop a strategy tailored to your specific case.

At the end of the day, the potential consequences of a sex crime conviction are too high to take any chances. If you are facing sex crime charges, do not hesitate to reach out to a qualified defense attorney as soon as possible. Your future and reputation depend on it.

The Consequences Of A Sex Crime Conviction

We understand how devastating a sex crime conviction can be for you and your loved ones. In Minnesota, the potential penalties for sexual conduct crimes are severe and can have a lifelong impact, such as:

  • First-degree criminal sexual conduct: The most serious charge carries a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison and a fine of $40,000.
  • Second-degree criminal sexual conduct: This carries a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison and a fine of $35,000.
  • Third-degree criminal sexual conduct: Consequences can include a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison and a fine of $30,000.
  • Fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct: This carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a fine of $20,000.
  • Fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct: You could receive a maximum sentence of one year in jail and a fine of $3,000.

These penalties are severe enough, but the court may also order the offender to register as a sex offender for a period of time, which can have lifelong consequences. The length of the registration period will depend on the severity of the offense.

It is crucial to understand that these are just the maximum penalties that can be imposed. The actual sentence imposed will depend on the specific facts and circumstances of the case. That’s why having quality legal representation is crucial when facing sex crime charges.

At our law firm, attorney Richmond H. McCluer, Jr. is board-certified as a criminal legal specialist in Minnesota. We have the experience and skill necessary to help you navigate criminal charges and build a strong defense. Don’t wait to take action – the stakes are simply too high. Contact Price, McCluer & Plachecki today for a consultation.

Act Now: Defend Against Sex Crime Charges

If you are facing sex crime charges, don’t wait to take action. Contact our experienced legal team at Price, McCluer & Plachecki today for a consultation. We understand the serious consequences of sex crime convictions and will work tirelessly to protect your future. Call us now at 507-384-6106 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.