Criminal Sexual Conduct Charges for Husband and Wife for Assault on Relative in Austin, MN

In an unusal move, a Minnesota prosecutor has charged a husband and wife both with Sexual Assault in an Austin, Minnesota case.  The husband was charged with one count of first degree criminal sexual conduct.  He was also charged with five counts of second degree criminal sexual conduct, and his bail was set at $500,000. The presumptive sentence under the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines for these charges is at least 144 months (12 years).

An experienced Minnesota sex crimes attorney can give valuable advice to people in cases like this invoving various degree of criminal sexual conduct.  One is do not give a statement to the police. the police will always claim that you lied about one thing or another.  Even if you just mistakenly recalled some irrelevant details, they will claim you are a lair. Another piece of advice is to get an attorney involved on your side fighting for you early in the process.  Building a case for innocence takes time.  And the prosecutor and the Judge will try to rush you through the process before you can prove your innocence.  In this case, the alleged assailant (husband) was charged, but his wife was charged also, probably to try to extract some cooperation out of her including a statement and testimony against her husband.  The wife was charged with aiding an offender (a felony) and child neglect (a gross misdemeanor).

If you are charged with any level of Minnesota criminal sexual conduct, you need an agressive, experienced fighter  on your side. A Minnesota Sex Crimes Defense Attorney can get involved on a pre-charging basis and may be able to convince a prosecutor to drop all charges or to charge a less serious crime.  In Minnesota, a person convicted a criminal sexual conduct of any degree may be banned from working with children, may have to go to prison, may be denied housing or jobs, and may be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his or her life. That’s why anyone who is charged with a Minnesota sex crime needs to call Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys at 952-466-6926 now for help.

Max Keller has won countless jury trial cases involving misdemeanors and felonies, sex crimes, and DWI’s. He is a member of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, which only allows the top 50 criminal defense attorneys in the state as members. Max is a frequent speaker at CLE’s and is often asked for advice by other defense attorneys across Minnesota.

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