Minneapolis Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer
Being accused of a sex crime is terrifying. Not only does the conviction of a sex crime carry the possibility of prison and serious collateral consequences, like being required to register as a sex offender for life, but also mere allegations carry a social stigma that can affect your job, your family, and your relationships with friends and people in the community. If you’ve already been charged with a sex crime, you should contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
However, before anyone charges you with a crime, speaking with a criminal defense attorney is of the utmost importance. If you receive any type of phone call or contact from a law enforcement agent, an investigator, or even a “concerned citizen,” you should immediately proactively seek out the assistance of a criminal defense attorney.
Sex Offender Registration
Certain sex crimes require you to register as a sex offender even if you are convicted, or plead guilty to, a lesser offense, even one as minimal as disorderly conduct. In essence, it doesn’t matter to the court and the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) that you didn’t plead guilty to a sex crime requiring sex offender registration – if you were merely charged with a sex crime requiring predatory registration, you will still have to register as a sex offender if you are convicted or plead guilty to a lesser offense.
Contact a Minneapolis Sex Crimes Defense Attorney
Speaking with a criminal defense attorney early in the process can be the difference between being charged with a crime that carries the requirement of sex offender registration, and being charged with a less serious crime not requiring registration. If you’re being investigated for a sex crime, contact a criminal defense attorney today.
If you’ve already been charged with a sex crime, you aren’t out of options. Not by a longshot. A criminal defense attorney with experience defending sex crimes can help you raise many valid defenses. Evidence used in sex crimes can be complicated. For example, possible evidentiary issues may relate to the DNA, including the type of testing used and the reliability of that particular method of testing, evidence that the person making the allegations may have presented himself or herself as being of a legal and consenting age, evidence from social networking sites or previous criminal records that may demonstrate the person making the allegations has not been truthful with the police, and any alibi defenses that may demonstrate the charged individual could not have committed the crime.
Attorney Max Keller
These are only some of the possible defenses your case may have, and only some of the defenses that Max Keller has previously raised in sex crime cases. Your individual case may have other possible defenses raised by Max Keller, or other defenses that Max Keller has argued on appeal. Sex crimes defenses require specific procedures and motions with time limits. Contacting an attorney who has previously argued these defenses is necessary early in your case so that none of your possible defenses are excluded.
Take Action Now – Contact Max A. Keller, Attorney at Law
Convictions for sex offenses carry serious consequences. Prison time is not something anyone wants to contemplate. In addition, if you are required to register as a sex offender, you may find it impossible to find a job or housing. And the social stigma that a sex crime conviction carries may trail you for the rest of your life. If you’re being investigated on allegations you committed a sex crime, or if you’ve already been charged with a sex crime, do not hesitate to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney NOW.