Due to stepped up enforcement, use of sophisticated computer tools, and greater law enforcement knowledge of Peer to Peer (P2P) networks, surge in child pornography investigations and prosecutions has been reported across the country. Some of these child porn. or Internet Sex Crimes investigations are led by state police, state troopers, the BCA, sheriff’s department, or local police. Some investigations, however, are conducted by federal law enforcement such as the FBI or ICE (former INS), the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Administration. Recently, one of their own, an FBI analyst for 17 years, was prosecuted for having sex with a 9 year old and sentenced to about a decade in State Prison in Virginia.
Child Pornography, Internet sex crimes or Criminal sexual conduct charges are extremely serious, but not just because the defendant might spend years behind bars if convicted. Such crimes also carry potential restitution (in the story above the Virginia court ordered the FBI analyst to pay $10,000 in restitution), Fines, Lifetime registration as a predatory offender or Sex Offender (aka Megan’s law) and accompanying bans from employment. That is why you MUST have a Tough, Experienced Minnesota Sex Crimes Defense Attorney to defend you against such charges.
The “collateral consequences” of such convictions can also include Forfeiture of Property, such as computers, cars, cash, or even a house! If you are facing a criminal Forfeiture of your property, you must act fast to protect your rights by calling a skilled Minnesota Forfeiture Attorney. Moreover, if you are charged with a Federal Sex Crime, then mandatory minimum sentences of 10 years or more may apply. That is why you must hire an Aggressive Minnesota Criminal Defense right away to get the charges thrown out or reduced. Call us today at 952-466-6926.