We have all seen or heard the introduction to the hit TV show Law and Order: Special Victims Unit: “In the criminal justice system, sexually based offenses are considered especially heinous.” That means prosecutors often pull out all the stops when going after sex offenders, especially if children are involved. That being said, a sex crime is an illegal sexual act, and there are laws in place to protect individuals from sexual violence and more. So if you have been accused of committing a sex crime, it is extremely important to seek a reputable criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
A Deeper Look at Sex Crimes
There are a handful of offenses that can be categorized as sex crimes, including sexual assault, indecent exposure, solicitation, rape and others. These offenses can involve sexual acts that are committed illegally and/or without consent from the victim. Regardless of the crimes’ severity, people who are convicted of sex crimes are categorized as sex offenders and may be added to sex offender registries on both a federal and state level. It goes without saying that having your name show up on these registries can be detrimental to your personal and professional life.
Further, it’s important to keep in mind that anyone can accuse and be accused of a sex crime and that evidence commonly originates with hearsay. So if you have been wrongfully accused of committing a sex crime, it’s vital for you to seek the professional legal help required to protect your rights and keep your reputation in tip-top condition.
Who Can Help with Sex Crime Defense?
At Bill Kennedy Law, we defend the following types of sex crimes:
- Child pornography
- Internet sex crimes
- Public indecency
- Sexual assault
- Aggravated sexual assault
- Solicitation (prostitution)
We understand that our clients are innocent until proven guilty. If accused of a sex crime, you already know how much stigma surrounds these crimes. You know that the neighbors will treat you differently and stare. Your children’s friends’ parents will be much more cautious around you. Imagine if you are sentenced to prison or incur fines: everything will change, from your family dynamic to where you can own a home.
Sex crime conviction is very serious. One misconstrued glance can start a legal firestorm that can potentially burn up everything you’ve worked for. If you’re facing sex crime charges, do not hesitate to reach out to Bill Kennedy Law for the legal counsel and representation you require!