Sex Crimes: Criminal Defense Attorney
The mere accusation of sexual misconduct can stain your reputation, jeopardize your job or professional life and personal relationships. These types of crimes are held in great disdain by the public and by prosecutors, who will work to exact the full measure of the law against those who commit them. Sex crimes include rape, including date rape, statutory rape, and spousal rape, as well as sexual assault, sexual battery, child molestation, child pornography possession or distribution, prostitution, solicitation of prostitutes, indecent exposure, and lewd conduct.
Sex crimes often garner media attention, which can negatively impact those accused before they are even tried. If convicted, many sex crimes will result in mandatory sex offender registration which will limit where you can live and negatively impact your future as far as employment or career opportunities. Failure to register when required will result in additional criminal charges. Many sex crimes are charged as felonies, punishable by up to 3, 6, or 8 years in prison or life in prison. Additional penalties include heavy fines, court-ordered counseling, and probation. How a sex crime is charged will depend on the nature of the crime and the circumstances involved.
Legal Representation in San Diego
To minimize the negative consequences of any sex crime charge, it is vital that you seek the professional legal attention and services of an experienced attorney as early as possible. It is best to avoid answering any questions by law enforcement without the protection of an attorney because anything you say may be used against you later. You will find an experienced and proven criminal defense lawyer at the Law Offices of Scott M. Schlegel, APLC serving the greater San Diego area. Our firm is committed to helping the accused in the face of any criminal charges and we will work industriously on your behalf to investigate every aspect of the case and evidence against you. Attorney Schlegel has spent many years in both state and federal courts and is intimately familiar with how to develop viable defenses in all types of misdemeanor and felony cases, including those involving sex crime allegations. Contact us to arrange to discuss your case with an attorney in a free case evaluation today.