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Sex Crimes Lawyers

Sex crime allegations are among the most serious charges one can face, carrying severe legal penalties and profound personal consequences. But with an experienced sex crime lawyer on your side, you can take every step to avoid those consequences and safeguard your future. At Martine Law, we understand the sensitive and complex nature of these cases. Let us build your defense and stand up for your rights against a broken system.

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Our Minneapolis Sex Crimes Defense Services

The term “sex crimes” encompasses a wide range of offenses, each with its own set of legal definitions and penalties. In Minnesota, offenses commonly referred to as sex crimes include sexual assault, rape, sexual harassment, “statutory” rape or solicitation of a minor, and others.

Depending on the details of the alleged offense, sex crimes charges in Minnesota could result in imprisonment ranging from several years to life in prison. Those convicted of certain sexual offenses are also required to register as sex offenders. The length of registration depends on the offense, with more severe offenses resulting in indefinite registration.

Defending against a sex crime charge requires a comprehensive and meticulous approach. At Martine Law, we investigate every aspect of the case to build a strong defense. Our strategies may include some of the following:

  • Challenging Evidence: We scrutinize the prosecution’s evidence for inconsistencies, procedural errors, or violations of your rights.
  • Questioning Witness Credibility: We assess the reliability and motives of witnesses, looking for any signs of bias, false accusations, or coercion.
  • Alibi and Misidentification: We establish alibis and present evidence to show that you were not the perpetrator of the alleged crime.
  • Consent: In cases involving alleged sexual activity, we may present evidence that the interaction was consensual.
  • Mental State: We evaluate whether issues such as mental illness or incapacity may have played a role in the alleged incident.

Mitigating factors, such as a lack of a prior criminal record and a willingness to undergo rehabilitation or participate in treatment programs, can also go a long way toward reducing your sentence or even getting your charges reduced.

The important thing is that you have an experienced sex crimes lawyer building your defense.

At Martine Law, we are dedicated to being your fierce advocate in court and ensuring that your rights are protected.

What Our Clients Say

“I got into a lot of trouble a few years back. Xavier Martine was fantastic, both inside the courtroom and out. He kept me out of jail and allowed me a path to get my life back on track.”

Tyler Z.

“From the moment I called Martine Law, I was given strength and guidance through a criminal case I thought was going to put me behind bars for a very long time. Instead, this firm stuck with me and guided me to an outcome I am so grateful for. Now, I'm not behind locked doors but home and with my family.”

Shawn S.

“Xavier was so helpful during an unfortunate time in my life, very easy to talk to and non-judgmental! He was very thorough and professional in regards to my case, which ultimately led to a great outcome.”

Amber P.

“If you find yourself on the wrong side of the police I can't think of a better attorney to help you.”

Donald C.

Our Minneapolis Assault Case Process


Call (612) 979-1305 to speak to an Intake Specialist. We’re available 24/7.

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We’ll discuss your situation and desired outcomes, and determine if we can help.


If we’re a good fit, we’ll fight to get you the best results possible!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if law enforcement wants to question me about a sex crime?

If law enforcement wants to question you, it’s crucial to exercise your right to remain silent and contact an attorney immediately. Anything you say can be used against you, so having legal representation present during questioning is essential to protect your rights.

How can I defend against false accusations of a sex crime?

An experienced sex crimes defense lawyer can conduct a thorough investigation, gather exonerating evidence, and demonstrate inconsistencies or motives behind the false claims. At Martine Law, our attorneys will work tirelessly to uncover the truth and protect your rights.

Can I avoid registering as a sex offender if I’m convicted of a sex crime?

Mandatory sex offender registration is required for many sex crime convictions in Minnesota. However, with skilled legal representation, it may be possible to negotiate charges or seek alternatives that do not require registration.

Can my sex crimes case be settled out of court?

Some sex crime cases can be resolved through plea negotiations or settlements, potentially avoiding a trial. Our attorneys will explore all options to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

Can past criminal records affect my current sex crime case?

Yes, past criminal records can impact your current case, especially if they include prior convictions for similar offenses. However, our attorneys can work to mitigate this impact and argue for fair treatment based on the specifics of your current case.

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Hire an Experienced Minneapolis Sex Crimes Lawyer Today

If you’re facing sex crimes charges, it’s understandable to feel overwhelmed or frightened. Let us put your mind at ease by investigating your case and building a robust, vigorous defense strategy guaranteed to get you the best outcome possible. Contact us today to speak to an Intake Specialist.

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