Certain criminal convictions come with with requirement that the individual at the center of the case register as a sex offender. In Minnesota, this is known as the Predatory Offender Registry, and a number of different convictions require an individual to register with the POR. In today’s blog, we take a closer look at some of the crimes that would require you to register as a predatory offender here in Minnesota.
Minnesota Predatory Offender Registration
You can learn more about some of the following crimes by clicking the associated links. Here’s a look at some convictions that can land you on the state’s predatory offender list:
Criminal Sexual Conduct – Criminal sexual conduct has five levels in Minnesota, but a conviction at any level will require you to register as a predatory offender.
Felony Indecent Exposure – The crime of indecent exposure can be elevated to felony level if you have a previous conviction on your record, the incident involves a minor or the victim is confined or otherwise not able to remove themselves from the situation. In these instances, predatory registration would be required.
Possession Of Child Pornography – Possession of child pornography or video taping a minor with sexual intent can also land you on the POR for life.
Prostitution Involving Minors – Forcing a minor to engage in prostitution or soliciting a minor for sex will result in the need to register as a predatory offender.
Kidnapping – Even though kidnapping isn’t as overtly sexual as some of the other offenses on this list, kidnapping certainly involves predatory tendencies, hence why a conviction will land you on the POR.
False Imprisonment – Similarly, a false imprisonment conviction will result in your need to register as a predatory offender.
Murder – In the event that you are released following a murder conviction, you’ll need to register with the Predatory Offender Registry.
If you are facing any of the above criminal charges, it is imperative that you connect with a criminal defense attorney and put forth a strong defense. Nobody wants to end up on these lists for life, so you’ll want to manage the potential fallout by having a lawyer by your side.
For more information about predatory offense registration, or to talk to a lawyer about planning a legal defense if you are facing any of the above charges, reach out to Avery and the team at Appelman Law Firm today at (952) 224-2277.