If you live in Minnesota and you or a member of your family is facing sex crimes (aka: Criminal Sexual Conduct, Possession of Child Pornography, Rape, Sexual Misconduct) charges, it is imperative that you get a basic understanding of Minnesota Sex Crimes laws. This content is designed to help you get a basic overview regarding …Continue reading "Here Is What You Need To Know If You Have Been Accused Of Sex Crimes In Minnesota"
If you’ve read the news in Minnesota this year, the words sexual misconduct have featured fairly prominently in some major headlines. Whether it was the allegations against senator Al Franken, or the news that two lawmakers are resigning their posts, this term just keeps coming up. But what is sexual misconduct, really? It sounds pretty vague, …Continue reading "Sex Crimes: What is Sexual Misconduct in Minnesota?"
Imagine this. You’re at a party with some friends, having a night out, when someone catches you’re eye. They’re good-looking, vibrant, and you can’t take your eyes off them. They see you looking, and come over to say hello. One thing leads to another, and you find yourself in a private room with them. The …Continue reading "Sex Crimes: Age of Consent, and Sex With A Minor, in Minnesota"
Your primary role as an educator is to impart knowledge and guide students in their learning. For the most part, the close relationships you form with children in your classes is mutually beneficial and fulfilling. There are, however, risks involved when you teach minors. One of the most serious things that can happen to you …Continue reading "What to Do if You are Accused of Molesting a Student"
Of course, rape and sexual assault are illegal in most states, Minnesota is no exception. Minnesota does not refer to these crimes as rape and assault. Instead, the legal term is “criminal sexual conduct.” There are five levels of criminal sexual conduct in Minnesota. These five levels change based on the age of the person …Continue reading "Are You Accused Of Rape And Sexual Assault In Minnesota? Here Is What You Need To Know"
Recently, a Brooklyn Center man was arrested and charged with four counts of criminal defamation. What were the circumstances? As it turns out, he allegedly posted multiple sex tapes to Facebook that featured two of his ex-girlfriends. This appears to be an incident of revenge porn, where someone tries to get revenge on a former …Continue reading "Recent Brooklyn Center Revenge Porn Case"
A former Minneapolis police officer was recently sentenced to one year in a work release program for soliciting underage girls. Bradley Schnickel, 33, pled guilty to two counts of soliciting children to engage in sex, and will now spend time in the Hennepin County Adult Corrections Facility, while also undergoing therapy for his sex addiction. …Continue reading "Recent Sentencing of Former Minneapolis Police Officer"
An unpublished Minnesota Court of Appeals case filed February 21, 2012 that resulted in a reversal and remand because the record surrounding the Defendant’s plea wasn’t properly developed brought forth an interesting distinction for in-state vs. out-of-state predatory offenses. The case, State of Minnesota v. Gary Lee Hanson involved a 1996 conviction from California. Hanson …Continue reading "Predatory Reqistration May Not be Required for Out-of State Conviction"