Consequences of being charged with a sex crime
- Lifetime Incarceration
- Lifetime Supervision
- Lifetime Registration
- Employment Restrictions
- Termination of Custody Rights
- No Contact with Children
A misdemeanor can end your career
Even a misdemeanor conviction can require registration with local police as a “sex offender” or restrictions from public areas where children may be present. Even crimes not involving sexual conduct such as internet-related charges and charges involving graphic images can result in career-ending, life-changing results.
Termination of Custody Rights
The consequences of a sex charge can be forced removal from family, or no contact with a spouse or children. The judicial system will presume guilt before a trial is even set which can be immediately devastating to the person who has been accused. In such a circumstance, a father of six can easily go to a father of none overnight without much of a hearing on the matter.
An accusation can destroy your life
The mere accusation of a sex crime has the power to destroy families, cause job loss, and can follow the accused for the rest of their life, regardless of guilt or innocence. That being the case, it is extremely disheartening that as criminal defense attorneys, we have seen numerous cases of false claims of sexual assault out of anger, revenge, attention-seeking, and regret. No matter how ludicrous the claim, once a “sex offense” has been alleged, the state will generally proceed aggressively and with prosecutorial blinders in place.