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An Aggressive Defense Against Federal Sex Offense Charges

Last updated on November 16, 2023

When you are accused of a federal sex offense, you need to talk to an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Even if you are only under investigation at this time, we urge you to contact the Mankey Law Office in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro. Our early involvement in your case can be the key to achieving the best possible results.

In late 2017, Mr. Mankey defended an individual who was facing a mandatory minimum sentence of 30 years in jail if convicted. The government offered a reduced sentence of 16-19 years but due to the client’s innocence, they went to trial and received a not guilty verdict. Federal cases have a 98% conviction rate. Click here to review other case results.

You can depend on attorney Matthew J. Mankey’s dedicated legal counsel from day one. With over 30 years of experience and a long history of handling complex cases in Minnesota and federal courts, he is prepared to answer your questions and fight for the best possible results for you.

Federal Vs. State Sex Offenses

Sex offenses can be prosecuted by the state of Minnesota or the federal government. Federal sex charges typically involve more serious or complex crimes, or crimes that involve crossing state borders. Sex crimes that are often charged as federal offenses include:

  • Illegal pornography involving children
  • Human trafficking or trafficking for pornography
  • “Sex tourism,” where an individual travels abroad to engage in a sex act that is illegal in the U.S.
  • Kidnapping for the purpose of committing a sex crime

The penalties that are imposed by the federal court tend to be far more severe than those imposed by Minnesota state courts. Convictions for sex offenses will lead to mandatory minimum prison sentences.

The federal government has an extremely high conviction rate. If you are under investigation for a federal sex offense, call us as soon as possible so we can get started on your defense: 612-424-9454.

Human Trafficking Charges: Begin Building Your Defense Now

Human trafficking, also known as trafficking in persons, is one of the most severe federal criminal offenses you can face. Human trafficking is defined by law as the illegal trade of human beings for forced labor or sexual exploitation, and it is considered a crime against humanity (22 USC § 7102 (9-10)).

When facing a human trafficking investigation or charge, you need an experienced and aggressive federal criminal defense attorney. Law enforcement officers have great resources at their disposal to investigate human trafficking and prosecutors will vigorously pursue a conviction against what they see as modern-day slavery.

Fight For The Best Possible Results In Your Federal Sex Crimes Case

Serving Minneapolis and the western suburbs, accomplished lawyer Matthew J. Mankey has handled serious federal cases, including those involving human trafficking. Federal agents stop at nothing to investigate human trafficking and other major federal felony offenses.

As soon as you know you are under investigation, contact our law office to schedule a free and confidential legal consultation.