People convicted of sex crimes often receive harder sentences than those convicted of murder or manslaughter.
The social stigma including lifetime registration as a sex offender can follow a convicted offender for the rest of their life. Many sex offenders are never able to restore their reputation, secure a job or live their life without the constant reminder of their conviction. Tragically, many of those who are convicted were falsely accused. Sex offenses include all forms of illegal sexual activity, ranging from the crime of rape, usually defined as sexual penetration without consent, to the crime of prostitution, usually defined as sex for hire. The most serious crimes involve the sexual assault of children “molestation” or include physical injury. Other sex offenses include:
- Public indecency
- Child annoyance
- Date rape
- Lewd acts
- Statutory rape
- Unlawful sodomy
Sex crimes in general are serious offenses with many serious consequences if convicted.
If you are not a United States citizen, your immigration status or application for citizenship could be in jeopardy.
If you or a love one has been charged with the commission of a sex crime, protect your legal rights.
A person who is convicted of a crime in general faces societal stigmas and potentially irreparable damage to his or her reputation. It is almost always unwise to represent yourself. Retain the services of a seasoned and experienced criminal defense attorney. Contact the Law Offices of Tom R. Medrano for your no-cost consultation.