Ryan Garry - Criminal Sexual Conduct Lawyers, from the Ryan Garry LLC law firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has recently published a blog post explaining the different types of criminal sexual conduct charges in the state of Minnesota. In the article, “Types of State Criminal Sexual Conduct Charges,” Ryan explains that a first degree criminal sexual conduct charge involves sexual penetration of another person, or sex with a person who is less 13 years old, and that some other circumstances exist.
Other circumstance include the possibility that person who is under 13 years of age and the sex offender and the other person have a difference in age of at least 3 years. It may also include the possibility that the offender used a dangerous weapon to coerce the victim, or the two people who had sex were involved in a relationship but the minor was less than 16 years old. The punishment for such an offense is imprisonment of up to 30 years and/or a fine of up to $40,000.
Second degree criminal sexual conduct occurs when sexual contact is made with another person under some other circumstance like those in first degree criminal sexual conduct. The punishment would be up to 25 years of imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $35,000.
Third degree criminal sexual conduct is sexual penetration of another person and some other circumstance like those in first degree criminal sexual conduct. There could also be other circumstances like the other person is physically helpless or mentally impaired, the offender was a masseuse to the other person, or the two have a psychotherapist-patient relationship. The punishment is imprisonment of up to 15 years and/or a fine of up to $30,000. Those who have questions about these can consult with a criminal sexual conduct attorney MN residents can rely on.
Fourth degree criminal sexual conduct is sex with another person and some other circumstance like those in third degree criminal sexual conduct. The punishment is imprisonment up to a maximum of 10 years, and/or a fine of up to $20,000.
Fifth degree criminal sexual conduct is nonconsensual sex or certain acts of displaying the genitals to a person who is under 16 years of age. The punishment is imprisonment of not more than one year and/or a fine of up to $3,000. However, the offense can be a felony if it is a second offense of displaying the genitals to a person under 16 years of age or the same offense was committed in a different state. A felony charge is punishable by up to five years of imprisonment and/or a fine of $10,000.
Ryan adds, “Federal sexual abuse is governed by 18 U.S.C. Sections 2241–2248. Each of the statutes relates to a different crime, such as aggravated sexual abuse or abusive sexual contact. 18 U.S.C. Section 2242 governs general sexual abuse. If you force another to engage in a sexual act or if you engage in a sexual act when the other either does not know what the act is or cannot withhold consent, you could be sentenced to up to life in prison.”
Ryan Garry LLC is a private law firm located in downtown Minneapolis. They can handle all kinds of crimes in state courts and in federal courts. Ryan Garry has been certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a criminal law specialist. Furthermore, all of the attorneys in the firm have either been recognized by their peers in the state as a Superlawyer or a Rising Star Superlawyer. This type of recognition has been obtained only by the top five percent of criminal defense attorneys in Minnesota. In addition, Ryan Garry has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Minnesota for years 2018 and 2019.
Those who would like to know more about the law regarding criminal sexual conduct can check out Ryan Garry Law Firm on Facebook. They may also want to check out the firm’s website, or they contact them through the telephone or via email. They are open 24 hours a day, everyday of the week.
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Ryan Garry is a Criminal Defense attorney in Minneapolis MN. He is recognized by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a Criminal Law Specialist. Specializing in Drug Crimes, Criminal Sexual Conduct, Murder and Federal White Collar Crimes.
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