About Sex Crimes

Sex Crimes

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!

Juvenile Crimes

Juvenile CrimesThe state of North Carolina is one of two in the U.S. that has a juvenile jurisdiction cutoff set at age 15. This means that 16- to 18-year-old minors will be charged as adults for any crimes that they commit. If you or your child has been charged with a crime as a juvenile, then it is important for you to retain skillful representation in your case in order to fight against the allegations made against you. A juvenile crime is any crime committed by a person under the age of 16; these can include violent crimes, thefts, and many other criminal acts.

Not only could you face serious penalties upon conviction, such as fines, community service, or others, but you could also incur a criminal record that will follow you for the rest of your life. This is a very serious issue as you could be denied employment, housing, bank loans, and other benefits that require a background check. It is vitally important that you have skillful representation on your side that can fight for your rights in court and work to defend you against the various charges that have been made against you. Do not wait to retain the legal assistance that you need.

Defending You in Court

At Scott Law Firm, we provide premiere criminal defense representation to those who have been charged with various crimes, we know the process, we know the courts, and we can put our experience to work for you. When working with our firm, you can be sure that no one will work harder to get you justice. We fight aggressively on behalf of our clients, and we pursue favorable results as much as possible. Contact our firm today to discuss your situation and to learn more about how our firm can help you.