ACCUSED OF CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT?
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Criminal sexual conduct (CSC) charges carry some of the most severe consequences of any Minnesota criminal law (including life in prison for repeat and the most serious of CSC convictions). In addition to prison or jail, sex crime convictions carry severe collateral consequences, long after you have served your time.
CSC crimes are often viewed by the public as the most egregious of crimes and vigorously prosecuted by the government. You will likely be facing law enforcement, victim advocates, therapists, counselors, medical professionals, and experts in the courtroom, all of which are there to help the government’s attempts to prove up their case. Regardless of the outcome, facing a sex offense charge is a life-changing event. Therefore, you must have experienced representation to fight back and obtain the best possible outcome.
The potential consequences are very real. Most criminal sexual conduct cases proceed to jury trial and can involve complex, technical evidence such as DNA, forensic interviews, and expert witnesses. As a result, it is imperative you have an experience trial lawyer like Coley Grostyan, to defend you. Coley has successfully defended clients accused of criminal sexual conduct in numerous cases.
NEVER SPEAK WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT!
Law enforcement’s criminal sexual conduct investigations typically drag on for a long time. During the investigation, police or sheriff investigators will make repeated attempts to interrogate the accused. Agreeing to speak with law enforcement without the advice of a sexual assault attorney can significantly damage your defense. You cannot talk your way out of charges. Worse yet, the repeated interrogations are not conducted to clarify previous statements, but to get the accused to confess or change their story. Law enforcement and prosecutors use these repeated interrogation at trial by focusing on subtle inconsistencies in the answers. EVERYTHING YOU SAY WILL BE PRESENTED TO A JURY AT TRIAL. Therefore, it is never a good idea to speak with investigators if you are being accused of sexual assault.
Regardless of whether you are facing a Federal or State sex crime case, in need of pre-charge counsel during an investigation, or are looking for witness representation, you will receive experienced legal advice from by contacting Coley J. Grostyan.
Many sex offense accusations are based on delayed reports, unreliable evidence, lack of physical evidence, and false accusations. As part of the rape-shield laws passed many years ago, a bare allegation, without any corroborating evidence, is enough for the State to charge someone with criminal sexual conduct. Speaking with investigators can only hurt your defense and strengthen the case against you.
The laws of Minnesota can require you to register as a predatory sex offender even if you plead guilty to a lesser, non-sexual crime. A registered sex offender may be unable to live a certain distance from schools, parks and other facilities and be under constant criticism and surveillance by law enforcement and members in the community.
Even if you the not charged criminally, or the charges are dismissed, the mere allegation of committing a sex offense may very well continue to damage your professional and personal reputation.
Coley Grostyan regularly defends clients against the following sex-related charges:
- Criminal sexual conduct instances, including rape and other sex crimes in the First, Second, Third, Fourth or Fifth Degrees
- Misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor and felony sex crime charges
- Computer-based, or electronic communication sex crimes
- “Adam Walsh Law” – internet based sex crimes
- Child pornography
- Child abuse and sexual abuse claims
- Sexual assault defense, rape case defense
- “Statutory rape” – with consent, but claimed underage partner
- Prostitution, loitering with attempt to prostitute, pandering offenses
- Indecent exposure
- Sodomy and gay-targeted crimes
CONTACT CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER COLEY J. GROSTYAN NOW!
Do not risk your future on a sex crime criminal conviction. As an experienced criminal lawyer in Minnesota, Coley Grostyan has a thorough knowledge of the complexities of Minnesota sex laws and is ready to use his experience to help you. Coley Grostyan is always accessible and promptly responds to the needs of his clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For free consultation and case assessment, confidential, professional and personal service, contact Coley Grostyan today at 612-747-2254.