There are many different criminal actions that a person can be charged with, however, there are very few that come with the same social stigma, embarrassment, and emotional trauma as being charged with a sex crime such as rape. It is important to know that if you have been charged with a sex crime, there are mistakes that are often made in these cases. Evidence can be compromised, witnesses can be confused as to what they saw, and people can deliberately infringe on your rights and lie to obtain a conviction.
You need to know that there are laws regarding how evidence may be obtained, and if these are violated, then any evidence obtained cannot be used against you in court. This is pursuant to your rights to due process of the law. Various kinds of sex crimes that a person could be charged with include rape, sexual assault, indecent exposure, sexual activity with a minor, prostitution, and solicitation of a minor. Many of these crimes can carry severe penalties for conviction, such as hefty fines, jail or prison time, and mandatory sex offender registration.
Defending Your Rights in Court
Sex offender registration is a record that will follow you for the rest of your life and is accessible by the public. You could be denied housing, employment, bank loans, and other benefits that require a background check if you are registered as a sex offender. It is important to have an attorney who can help prevent your rights from being violated and ensure that you are given a fair trial according to your constitutional rights. At Scott Law Firm, we understand the severity of the situation that you face and we can provide you with the skillful representation that you need. Contact our firm for legal assistance today!