When is Someone Considered a Sexual Predator?
2 years ago by Brian
A sex crime conviction and predatory sex offender status can wreak havoc on your personal and professional life. It can also subject you to serious criminal penalties, including possible jail time and fines. If you have been charged with a sex crime, speak with a Woodbury sex crimes lawyer.
Individuals facing sex crime charges and convictions in the State of Minnesota are often looking at high monetary fines and extensive amounts of jail time. In addition, depending upon the circumstances of the offense, a convicted individual might have to register as a sexual predator and/or attend one or more required sex offender treatment programs.
Sex crime convictions and sexual predator designations can also have a serious impact on an individual’s personal and professional life. For example, the individual might not be able to spend time with certain family members, and he or she might have trouble finding a job, finding a place to live, or getting an education.
If you are currently facing a sex crime charge, the Woodbury sex crime lawyers at JS Defense, PA., can review your charge with you, explain your legal options, and work to minimize the potential consequences. Please give us a call today to discover more about how we could help you handle your pending criminal case.
When are Individuals Required to Register as a Predatory Sex Offender?
Individuals are considered predatory sex offenders and must register under several different circumstances. Those circumstances include the following:
- The person is convicted of first, second, third, or fourth-degree
- The person is convicted of felony indecent exposure, kidnapping, false imprisonment of a minor, and/or distributing or possessing child pornographic material
- The person is convicted of a murder that occurred while he or she either committed or attempted to commit first or second-degree criminal sexual conduct (and which involved violence or force)
- The person is convicted of soliciting a minor to engage in an act of sexual conduct or prostitution
In addition to these circumstances, an individual who enters the State of Minnesota to attend school, work, or reside – and who previously resided somewhere else and was convicted on a similar charge in that jurisdiction – must register as a predatory sex offender in Minnesota.
There are ways that you can defend against sex crime charges to avoid convictions on your record – and the accompanying consequences – whenever possible. You need the right legal assistance to do so.
Talk with a Knowledgeable Woodbury Sex Crimes Lawyer Today
Failing to register as a predatory sex offender in the State of Minnesota when the situation calls for it can lead to a whole new set of criminal charges. If you are a convicted sex offender or if you have been charged with committing a sex crime in Minnesota, the skilled legal team at JS Defense, PA., is here to help. In addition to ensuring that you comply with all of the necessary requirements, we will work to minimize the potential consequences to you in your criminal case.
For a free case evaluation and legal consultation with an experienced Woodbury sex crimes attorney, please call us today at (651) 968-9652 or contact us online for more information.