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    Foxwoods Casino Sex Crimes Lawyer

    Connecticut has two casinos. One run by the Mohegan Tribe and one run by the Pequot Tribe. While these casinos are on tribal land and follow tribal law, you can still be arrested and prosecuted under the Connecticut General Statutes.  You will have to go to a Connecticut court, and work with Connecticut prosecutors. Speaking with a defense lawyer who can be in your corner should be a top priority following an arrest for sex crimes at the Foxwoods Casino.

    Who Has Legal Jurisdiction at Foxwoods Casino?

    One very important thing to understand about the Foxwoods Casino—and about Native American reservations in general—is that Connecticut court authorities can and will prosecute people who commit crimes at the casino, even though the crime technically did not occur within the state of Connecticut. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Police have broad authority to investigate and lawfully detain people who allegedly commit crimes on their land, but they also work closely and share information with Connecticut law enforcement organizations when it comes time to formally press charges against someone.

    Additionally, rather than handling criminal cases in Tribal Court, the Pequot Tribal Police will almost always transfer those cases to the state Superior Court in New London, which is where arraignment and other pre-trial proceedings will occur as well as the actual trial.

    Dealing With Common Sex Crime Charges

    Almost all criminal offenses in Connecticut for which sex offender registration is a mandatory consequence of a conviction are classified as felony offenses, meaning a convicted person could face maximum prison terms from 5 years to 20 years or more depending on the nature of their offense. Many offenses of this nature also have mandatory minimum prison terms attached to them, meaning that a court must sentence a convicted defendant to at least the specified amount of prison time with no option to suspend or dismiss the sentence in any way.

    Offenses which seasoned sex crimes lawyers commonly help Foxwoods Casinos visitors deal with include:

    • Sexual Assault, under Connecticut General Statutes (“C.G.S.”) §§53a-70 through 53a-73a;
    • Employing or promoting someone under 16 years old in a “sexual performance, under C.G.S. §§53a-196a or 53a-196b;
    • Public Indecency, under C.G.S. §53a-186; and/or
    • Child Pornography Possession, under C.G.S. §§53a-196d through 53a-196f.

    Legal counsel can also help contest charges for Kidnapping or Unlawful Restraint allegedly committed for sexual purposes pursued under C.G.S. §§53a-92 through 53a-96.

    Talk to a Foxwoods Casino Sex Crimes Attorney Today

    Whether you are visiting the Foxwoods Resort Casino from your residence in the state of Connecticut or traveling in from any other states, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Police will enforce local laws on you in cooperation with Connecticut law enforcement. That means if you engage in unlawful sexual conduct while on tribal land, you may face the same kind of life-altering criminal sanctions that you would if you were arrested within the state of Connecticut.

    Assistance from a seasoned Foxwoods Casino sex crimes lawyer can make a huge difference in how effectively you can protect your rights and what chances you have of securing a favorable case result. Call Mark Sherman Law today to learn more, or click here to see what previous clients have said about the work our team has done for them.