Sex Crimes Defense Attorney Laura Fine
Few crimes are treated as harshly by our criminal justice system and our society as sex crimes. The mark a conviction could leave on you could easily last for the rest of your life, affecting your career, your family life and your freedom. If you are under investigation for a sex crime, or have been arrested for a sex crime, don’t talk to anyone about the charges or circumstances of the case before you talk to an experienced criminal defense attorney.
What Are Sex Crimes?
The term “sex crime” applies to numerous charges ranging from indecency to rape. Those convicted of sex crimes are required to register as sex offenders and are often required to complete sex offender treatment, which can be long term and expensive. Failure to comply with the sex offender reporting requirements and treatment will result in additional criminal charges and penalties.
Sex crimes can include the following:
- “Sexting” cases
- Statutory rape
- Child pornography
- Indecent exposure
- Computer and Internet crimes
Can My Sex Offender Reporting Requirement Be Changed?
The sex offender reporting requirement can be waived by a court 10 years after the date of conviction if certain conditions are met. Speak with your attorney about whether you qualify for relief from the reporting requirement.
If you have been charged or are under investigation for a sex crime, don’t speak to law enforcement before talking to an experienced criminal defense lawyer. I have been an attorney for over 20 years, successfully handling hundreds of criminal cases, including sex crimes cases. If the police are talking to you, it’s because they already believe you are guilty. You can’t talk your way out of the situation and if you make a misstatement or admission, it can be used against you later in court.
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