One of the most serious crimes a person can be charged with is criminal sexual conduct. It includes the sexual assault of either an adult or a child. The consequences are very severe and can last a lifetime. Because the stakes are so high, it is imperative you have a Duluth criminal sexual conduct lawyer by your side every step of the way. Ensuring the best resolution is an important step in moving on with your life. To learn more about how Poole Law Office PLLC can help you, contact us now and schedule your free consultation.
Types of Criminal Sexual Conduct
There are different types of criminal sexual conduct.
- Statutory Rape
- Date Rape
- Child Molestation
- Solicitation of a Minor
- Indecent Exposure
- Production or Possession of Child Pornography
- Internet Sex Crimes
There are a total of 5 degrees of criminal sexual conduct and each have different penalties, including having to register as a sex offender. Having to register as a sex offender means the public will be put on greater notice of your conviction. As a result, it is crucial you get the help of a Duluth criminal sexual conduct lawyer to aggressively defend you and protect your rights.
Criminal Sexual Conduct Penalties
The penalty depends upon the degree of the crime. First degree is the most severe with the maximum prison sentence being 30 years and $40,000 in fines. Second degree is up to 25 years in prison with $35,000 in fines. Third degree is up to 15 years in prison with as much as $35,000 in fines. Fourth degree is up to 10 years in prison and $20,000 in fines. Fifth degree is up to one year in jail with up to $3,000 in fines. A repeat fifth degree offender may have to serve up to 5 years in prison and pay $10,000 in fines.
Apart from the legal consequences, the collateral consequences are very severe and may include the following: the inability to find a job, being restricted in where you can live, having difficulty finding a place to live, not being able to acquire loans, not being able to go back to school, and much more. Almost every area of your life can be affected by a sex crime and therefore you need to contact a Duluth criminal lawyer immediately.
Contact a Duluth Criminal Sexual Conduct Lawyer
If you have been charged with or are being investigated for a sex crime, you need to have fast and aggressive representation by your side. These are serious crimes and at Poole Law Office PLLC we have what it takes to provide excellent representation. To find out more about how we can help you, call us at 218-461-0247 to schedule your free consultation, or fill out our contact form and someone from our office will contact you about your case.
(The content on this page is for informational purposes only, shall not be used as legal advice, and is absolutely no substitute for contacting an attorney for help)