Being accused of a sex crime can be one of the most serious criminal charges a person can face. Sex crimes are acts of sexual misconduct directed against others, such as sexual assault, rape, child molestation, child pornography, lewd and lascivious acts, and indecent exposure. Prostitution and solicitation are also sex crimes. All of these types of offenses carry a social stigma which can damage your reputation, social standing, personal relationships, and career. The most serious of these types of crimes can result in mandatory sex offender registration, which is accessible to the public and which is designed to monitor where you live and other activities. You will be subject to rules which can limit housing and pose other restrictions. Those who are required to register and fail to do so may be subject to further criminal penalties.
The sex offense of rape can include spousal rape, statutory rape, and date rape. When a victim has been sexually used who is too drunk, unconscious, drugged, or mentally incapable of consent, the offender may also be charged with a crime. In cases where minors have been harmed sexually or where previous sex crime convictions exist, penalties may be severe. These types of crimes are aggressively pursued by both state and federal law enforcement and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Why You Need a Criminal Defense Attorney
Because of the extremely serious nature of sex crime charges, it is vital that your case is handled by a skilled defense lawyer with experience in court. Your future and freedom may be on the line. You will be under duress due to the legal process, and you will want a strong advocate in your corner throughout the process. I have considerable trial experience and offer a one-on-one personalized handling of your case throughout its entirety. Let me use my legal abilities and commitment on your behalf to build a defense that will be geared towards achieving the best possible case resolution.