Sex crimes are serious offenses that could hurt your professional and personal life if you are found guilty. Therefore, if you are charged with committing a sexual offense, you must get yourself a highly qualified sex crimes attorney to avoid being convicted for this life-altering offense. A conviction could earn you prison time, fines, parole, or imperative counseling regardless of whether you are innocent or guilty. Unfortunately, if you end up being convicted of a sex offense, you will be required to register with the sheriff’s office or your local police station as a sex offender for life. Ending up on the sex offender registry has life-changing consequences since you will be required to live by certain restrictions. For example, sex offenders must stay away from certain areas like public parks or schools and may find it difficult to secure or maintain employment due to their tarnished reputation. Having a knowledgeable sex crime attorney on your team will help you avoid getting convicted for this life-long offense.
What is considered a sex crime?
A sex crime is a criminal offense arising from violent sexual acts, engaging in sexual acts with a minor, or when the sexual act was not consensual. Although many sex crimes are prosecuted at the state level, those involving a minor, violate federal law or cross state lines are taken up by the federal government.
Federal Sex Crimes
Some of the sexual offenses that are categorized as federal sex crimes include:
• Child Pornography
• Transporting minors over international borders to involve them in sexual acts.
• Sex Trafficking
• Trafficking an individual for Prostitution
• Soliciting underage Prostitution through the internet
• Sexual exploitation of a minor
• Internet sex crimes
When an individual is convicted of a federal sex offense, they could be facing anywhere from ten years to life in federal prison in addition to other penalties like fines, compulsory registration as a sex offender and other life-long punishments. Due to the serious nature and consequences of federal sex crimes, you need to get qualified Sex crime attorneys who will efficiently represent you in federal court. At Sex Crimes Lawyers, we know how to argue your case to get you the best possible outcome. We employ a proactive approach and fight tenaciously to get your federal charges dropped.
State Sex Crimes
Although state sex crimes are considered less complicated than Federal sex crimes, they also carry a jail term in a state prison or community service upon conviction and the mandatory requirement to register with the sex offender registry. Some common state sex offenses, which can either be misdemeanors or felonies, include:
• Soliciting Prostitution
• Indecent exposure
• Intentionally transmitting an STD
• Forced oral sex
• Sexual assault
• Statutory Rape
Approaches to a Sex Crime Defense
Before the sex crime charges are filed, we conduct independent investigations to figure out the best approach. In many instances, those charged with these life-altering offenses tend to be innocent hence the need for early intervention.
Conducting private investigations
Because of the seriousness and consequences of sex offenses, we carry out thorough investigations to ensure our clients’ do not end up with a sex crime conviction based on false allegations. Since accusers sometimes get their facts wrong, lie or accuse the wrong individuals, we look into the credibility of the accuser’s claims and interview witnesses to uncover the details, which will help us win the case.
Conducting private lie detector Tests
Although lie detector tests are not admissible in court, they are useful tools we employ to get sex crime charges dropped. If the polygraph tests prove that our client is not lying about not committing the offense, we present the test to a prosecutor, who may either reduce the sex crime charges pressed against the accused or drop them altogether.
Making Plea Bargains
Sometimes those charged with serious sex crimes are given the option of pleading guilty to lesser charges by a prosecutor to avoid expensive trials and uncertain outcomes. Taking a lesser charge helps the accused avoid jail time or end up in the sex offenders registry.
Our proactive approach towards sex crime cases helps us get a ruling in our favor once we issue a motion to suppress evidence. Alternatively, once we gather enough evidence to prove our client’s innocence, we put together a strong case to convince the prosecutor to dismiss the case before it goes to trial.
Defending our client at trial
Our sex crime attorneys have the legal expertise to present a strong defense in court to ensure you get the best possible outcome, as evidenced by our impressive track record. In addition, we take our time to research and gather all the mitigating evidence to ensure the court rules in your favor.
Time is of the essence if you are charged or accused of committing a sex crime. If you find yourself in this life-altering predicament, contact Sex Crimes Lawyers immediately. Our attorneys have successfully handled multiple sex crime cases. We believe that early intervention is critical in helping us put together an effective defense strategy and determining your case outcome. Our firm works overtime to keep our clients out of prison. Contact us today to book a consultation.
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