If you are charged with a federal or state sex crime, it is vital to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. Sex crimes are difficult charges to defend against and call for representation from an experienced defense attorney. Depending upon the offense, Punishments arising from a conviction are severe and can include lifetime imprisonment, jail, fines, probation, and entry on a Sex Offender/Megan’s Law registry. Depending on the level of offense, a sex crimes conviction can result in mandatory Megan’s Law registration and directives for probation, such as restricted living locations, electronic monitoring, civil commitments, and prohibitions on internet access and phone usage.
When a person gets arrested connected to rape or sex crimes allegations, she/he may be confronting the darkest days. We recognize how the media can portray people charged with such serious sex offenses. Cornerstone’s staff understands everyone remains innocent, unless and until, convicted by a jury of their peers. Family, friends, co-workers, and others often quickly assume the worst and start treating you differently. In defending our clients, we explore every potential defense strategy, and work tirelessly to ensure all parties stay harmonized with a synchronized plan. Oftentimes, the only evidence in sex crimes trials is eyewitness and scientific testimony. Scientific expert analysis for biologic materials including but not limited to DNA, fingerprint, and other bodily fluids.
Our seasoned attorneys understand a story comprises more parts than simply a police report. We work with some of the best private investigators in the United States, so we can thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding each clients’ charges. We interview friends, family members, neighbors, and people in the community to identify eyewitnesses and investigate the complaining witness’ history to poke holes in stories, uncover inconsistent stories, and undermine the strength of the government’s case as sex crimes are sometimes based on weak evidence or exaggerated claims.
Sex Crimes Community Notice/Megan’s Law Registry
Pennsylvania and New Jersey along with many other states maintain strict sex offender registry requirements. Convicted sex offenders, in some jurisdictions must report monthly. Violent sex offenders must register and report for life. Whereas, nonviolent sexual offenders can request to have their registration requirement terminated after 10 years. While courts do terminate registration requirements, many judges maintain reluctant towards doing so. Additionally, those convicted of sex crimes must report in person at their local police department 48 hours after any change in housing, employment or schooling. Further, offenders trying to travel interstate often face severe restrictions. Every state has different requirements regarding registration , including some which mandate doing so upon arrival. Failure to register upon arrival, can result in felony charges if a person then gets caught there.
Typical Sex Crimes Offenses We Defend:
- Sexual assault
- Sexual battery
- Statutory rape
- Child molestation
- Child pornography
- Possession or distribution of child pornography
- Production of child pornography (and related kidnapping charges)
- Indecent exposure
- Internet solicitation of a minor
- Other sex crimes
- Prostitution and solicitation
Our Seasoned Attorneys Fight Hard for Each Client’s Rights
At Cornerstone Legal we have extensive experience defending all types of sex crimes, including at trial and on appeal. Our firm has successfully defended clients on appeal particularly those who appealing via the Post-Conviction Relief Act (“PCRA”). We understand the stakes involved with sex crimes charges and stand committed to helping you minimize the damage this allegation has on your freedom and reputation. Unlike many others, at Cornerstone Legal Group, we do not make judgments or assumptions, and will fight to protect your reputation. Criminal charges, remain accusations, nothing more, not proven facts, and at our firm we always treat them as such. We will dedicate our time and energy advocating for our clients as much as is necessary to secure the best possible outcome.
Contact our firm 24/7/365, if you or someone you know has been suspected of committing charged with