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Category Archives: Sex Crimes


What Is Consent to Sexual Conduct in MN?
What Is Consent to Sexual Conduct in MN?
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Consent is an issue you may hear a lot about, but it’s an important concept and one central to the law in the state of Minnesota.

 

Consent has to be given before sexual conduct occurs, or it could be a criminal offense. There are issues with consent surrounding age, mental capacity, and even authority, but the central question of all of it is: Did a person consent to the act? Or were they legally capable of giving their


What Sexual Relationships are Illegal in Minnesota?
What Sexual Relationships are Illegal in Minnesota?
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The teenage years are a confusing time. Teens have adult bodies, but they don’t have adult minds, which is why consent laws exist in Minnesota and all across the USA.

 

Being in a relationship, particularly a sexual relationship, with someone younger than the age of consent in Minnesota is a crime. Ergo, there are many types of sexual relationships that are simply illegal in the state – and that’s something everyone needs to be aware of.

 

Here


Child Pornography or Teen Sexting: What’s the Difference?
Child Pornography or Teen Sexting: What’s the Difference?
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The technology at people’s fingertips today helps us stay more connected than ever. You can communicate with friends in a different city, state, or even far-off country easily.

 

However, there are pitfalls to this convenience, specifically when it comes to transmitting images so easily. Teenagers are particularly adept at this technology. They like to share pictures and other information with friends – including their boyfriends and girlfriends.

 

Sometimes, this can land them on the wrong side of


Are All MN Sex Crimes Felonies?
Are All MN Sex Crimes Felonies?
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All sex crimes in Minnesota are considered serious, but not all sex crimes in Minnesota are considered felonies, either. There are some sex-based offenses that are considered misdemeanors under the law.

 

This distinction between misdemeanor and felony sex crimes is an important one. The penalties are vastly different between the two levels of crimes, and many misdemeanor offenses will not require registration as a sex offender – but felony offenses will.

 

If you are accused of a


What Are the Consequences of a Federal Sex Crime?
What Are the Consequences of a Federal Sex Crime?
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When you commit a crime in Minnesota, it’s often assumed that it will be tried in a Minnesota state courtroom, but that’s not always the case. Some crimes, such as sex crimes, can be tried in federal court. The serious penalties that you may already be facing in Minnesota can turn even weightier on a federal level.

 

When does a crime turn from a state matter to a federal one, specifically sex crimes? And what are the consequences


Driving to Another State for Sex is a Federal Sex Crime
Driving to Another State for Sex is a Federal Sex Crime
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Some crimes are already very grve, but crossing certain lines can literally make charges against a person much more serious – including sex crimes cases.

 

A Minnesota man recently plead guilty to the transportation of a minor, which is a federal crime. He brought the minor across state lines for the purpose of sex. He now faces 10 years in federal prison for this crime, the statutory minimum in the case.

 

When does a sex crime turn


MN Criminal Sexual Conduct: What Can Happen to You
MN Criminal Sexual Conduct: What Can Happen to You
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If you’re facing sex crime charges in Minnesota, you could be looking at fines and probation — or you may need to prepare for harsher penalties. It all depends on the circumstances of the crime, your criminal history, and your legal representation.

 

Types of Crimes

 

In Minnesota, sexual assault, sexual battery, and rape are all classified as criminal sexual conduct (CSC). This crime is classified into five categories:

 

  • First degree – First degree criminal sexual conduct


MINNEAPOLIS & ST. PAUL CRIMINAL DEFENSE & DWI LAW FIRM SERVING

 

With offices in Minneapolis and Stillwater, Minnesota, Keyser Law, P.A. handles cases throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area including:

 

HENNEPIN COUNTY

 

Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, Chanhassen, Corcoran, Crystal, Dayton, Deephaven, Eden Prairie, Edina, Excelsior, Golden Valley, Greenfield, Greenwood, Hanover, Hopkins, Independence, Long Lake, Loretto, Maple Grove, Maple Plain, Medicine Lake, Medina, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Minnetrista, Mound, New Hope, Orono, Osseo, Plymouth, Richfield, Robbinsdale, Rockford, Rogers, Shorewood, Spring Park, St. Anthony Village, St. Bonifacius, St. Louis Park, Wayzata, Woodland and Hassan Township.

WASHINGTON COUNTY

 

Afton, Bayport, Birchwood Village, Cottage Grove, Dellwood, Forest Lake, Grant, Hugo, Lake Elmo, Lake St. Croix Beach, Lakeland Shores, Lakeland, Landfall, Mahtomedi, Marine on St. Croix, Newport, Oak Park Heights, Oakdale, Pine Springs, Scandia, St. Marys Point, St. Paul Park, Stillwater, Willernie, White Bear Lake, Woodbury, Baytown, Denmark, Grey Cloud Island, May, West Lakeland, Garen and Point Douglas.

RAMSEY COUNTY

Arden Hills, Blaine, Falcon Heights, Gem Lake, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, North St. Paul, Roseville, Shoreview, St. Anthony, St. Paul, Spring Lake Park, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake and White Bear Lake Township.

ANOKA COUNTY

Andover, Anoka, Bethel, Blaine, Centerville, Circle Pines, Columbia Heights, Columbus, Coon Rapids, East Bethel, Fridley, Ham Lake, Hilltop, Lexington, Lino Lakes, Nowthen, Oak Grove, Ramsey and St. Francis.

DAKOTA COUNTY

Apple Valley, Burnsville, Coates, Eagan, Farmington, Hampton, Hastings, Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville, Lilydale, Mendota, Mendota Heights, Miesville, New Trier, Northfield, Randolph, Rosemount, South St. Paul, Sunfish Lake, Vermillion and West St. Paul.

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