Why Hire a Minneapolis Criminal Attorney?
Sex crimes are among the most serious criminal offenses in Minnesota. Not only are the punishments associated with these crimes harsh, but the consequences outside the justice system can be even more punitive. With a criminal record as a sex offender, it can be difficult if not impossible to find work, find a good place to live or even move freely about your community. Given the seriousness of the crime, it is essential that you reach out to a skilled defense attorney as soon as you have reason to suspect that you may face charges.
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Sexual based offenses run the gamut and almost all are serious, even misdemeanors and lower level felonies. Examples of sex crimes in Minnesota include computer-based sex crimes, possession of child pornography, child abuse, sexual assault, rape, statutory rape and indecent exposure.
Its important to remember that regardless of how serious the crime, there are always avenues open for defense. One example of such a defense strategy is that the victim has simply lied. Though it is hard to imagine, unfortunately, alleged victims of sexual violence alter their stories, misremember details or outright lie. It’s up to your criminal defense lawyer to point out inconsistencies or inaccuracies and advocate aggressively on your behalf.
Another defense often raised in sex crime cases has to do with the lack of evidence. More than most crimes, sex offenses can boil down to little more than he-said-she-said matters. Though the charges may be damning, it is important to understand that the prosecution has the burden of proving that criminal conduct took place beyond a reasonable doubt. It is your lawyer’s job to explain to the jury what this burden means and point out when that burden has not been reached.
Why you need a skilled sex crime defense lawyer
As everyone knows, the consequences of a sex crime conviction are grave. In addition to prison time, fines, restitution, sex offender treatment, no contact orders and sex offender registration, those convicted face the loss of housing and the forced loss of employment. It is crucial you have an experienced lawyer fighting in your corner when it feels like the world has lined up against you.
Given the severe consequences for those facing sexual crime charges, it is critical that you reach out to a criminal defense law firm with the experience to handle such complex criminal matters. Remember that no matter how serious the charges, you are not without hope and that a skilled legal defense can be mounted on your behalf. If you or someone you know is dealing with a sex crime case and is in need of advice, don’t hesitate to call the Kans Law Firm today at (952) 835-6314 for a free consultation.