I suggest you call a lawyer to discuss this question. All criminal sexual charges in Minnesota are serious, even at the lowest level.
Talking one-on-one with a criminal defense lawyer is confidential. And the vast majority of us offer a free consultation.
I think your case has definitely reached a point where you need to call some attorneys on the phone (even if you haven't officially been charged). It looks like live in the greater Bemidji area, where there are some very good attorneys. I advise you to get on the phone and call some criminal defense law offices. You are welcome to call me with any questions.
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A charge of criminal sexual conduct is extremely serious. It carries with it significant prison sentences as well as a requirement to provide a DNA sample and report as a criminal sexual offender.
You should consult with a lawyer immediately. For a FREE consultation call 612.240.8005.
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You need to talk with an attorney immediately. The next decade or more of your life could be defined by the choices you make in the near future. I or any of the other attorneys on this service would be happy to talk to you.
Get a lawyer immediately and do not make any statements to the police about your case. It is also not a good idea to discuss the facts of your case with anyone other than your lawyer. A criminal sexual conduct charge can ruin your life, so make sure you are protecting your rights and looking out for your future.
This answer is not legal advice and does not create an attorney/client relationship. You need to speak to a lawyer to discuss your specific legal situation and to receive legal advice.
First, if you have yet to be charged, do not speak with anyone about your case except a lawyer... not cops, not friends, family, no one. The police are conducting an investigation. They are likely to ask questions of people you know. Anything you say, even to your friends, acquaintences and yes, family will be used against you.
Second, retain a lawyer before the cops ask you questions. This way you can respectfully decline to answer and then give the police your lawyer's name.
Like my colleges said, Criminal sexual conduct in Minnesota is very serious. Even if you plead to a lesser offence, it is highly probable that you will have to register as a sex offender for the next ten years.
Please call me if you have any other questions. All conversations are confidential and initial consultations are always free. Myles 763-315-1100
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