Sex Crimes & what you need to know
You are right to be afraid – very afraid – if the police come knocking at your door suspecting you of a sex crime. Just the accusation of a sex crime can ruin your reputation. A conviction will profoundly affect the rest of your life and could mean the loss of your job, your family, and your freedom.
A sex crime is an umbrella term for a wide array of illegal sexual behavior ranging in severity from violent sexual offenses to social transgressions. Sex crimes may be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony depending on the type of crime committed, whether the victim was a minor, whether the victim sustained injuries, prior sex crime charges and a prior criminal record.
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FREQUENTLY COMMITTED SEX CRIMES
There are a variety of sex acts that are considered illegal. Some commonly committed sex crimes include:
- Lewd Conduct
- Indecent Exposure
- Sexual Abuse
- Sexual Assault
- Child Pornography
- Distrubution of Illegal Pornography
LEGAL PENALTIES FOR SEX CRIMES
Of all crimes, sexual offenses tend to be the most vigorously prosecuted by District Attorneys. A sex crime conviction can result in long prison terms or life imprisonment, monetary fines, restitution, probation, parole, community service, court-ordered treatment and mandatory sex offender registration for life. This registry is accessible to the public, which means that future employers, landlords, educational facilities and neighbors are able to obtain this information.
Because of the sensitive nature of a sex crime and with the consequences of a conviction so high, you need the representation of a criminal defense attorney who is fully equipped to give your sex crime allegation an effective, aggressive and powerful defense.
Many innocent people in prison cells and on the public sex offender registry are there simply because they did not have the right attorney to defend them. At the criminal law firm of LeahLegal we utilize extensive case preparation and expert witnesses to defend your rights and to avoid a lengthy prison sentence and the label of a sex offender. We are here to help you – you need not go through this alone.
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