Allegations include criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping, loitering with intent, solicitation, rape, criminal sexual predatory conduct, indecent exposure, soliciting a minor to engage in prostitution, and possessing pictorial representations of minors.
Minnesota law classifies criminal sexual conduct into five categories: first through fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct. Each degree of the crime coves a variety of behavior.
First degree criminal sexual conduct is the most serious charge and fifth degree is the least serious charge. In general, first and third degree criminal sexual conduct charges apply to conduct involving sexual penetration of the victim; the second-, fourth-, and fifth-degree crimes apply to sexual conduct involving sexual contact with the victim without sexual penetration.
Criminal sexual conduct in the first, second, third, and fourth degree are felony-level offenses. Criminal sexual conduct in the fifth degree is a gross misdemeanor offense; however, repeat violations of this crime are classified as felonies.
The penalties arising from a conviction of any criminal sexual conduct conviction can include mandatory jail time, a long list of restrictions, treatment, probation, and sex offender registration.
There are many defenses to criminal sexual conduct allegations. Since no two cases are alike, Ms. Campoli will assess your case, determine the best strategy for you, and work with you to achieve the best possible outcome.