Minneapolis criminal defense attorney, Ryan Garry, explains the circumstances under which one charged with criminal sexual conduct has to register as a predatory offender.
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That really depends; sex crimes can range from misdemeanor to very, very serious felony offenses. In some serious criminal sexual conduct cases such as third degree second degree, and first degree there is a presumptive commit to prison depending on the facts. The real issue with criminal sexual conduct cases for all criminal sexual conduct cases is the predatory registration that comes with it. If you have been charged with a criminal sexual conduct case and even if it’s pled down to say a disorderly conduct, you have to register as a predatory offender no matter what. Which means that you either have to avoid a conviction through like a stay of adjudication or a continuance for dismissal or you need a judge or a jury to come back with a not guilty verdict.