Sex crimes carry harsh criminal penalties, and the collateral consequences of sex crime cases can be just as devastating. Sex crime allegations can ruin your life, but if you fail to get your charges dismissed or reduced or present a solid sex crime defense at trial, you can be sentenced to prison time and fined.
The court can also force you to submit to sex offender registration. If you register as a sex offender, anyone can see your name and the details of your crime, potentially for the rest of your life.
There are, however, ways to fight accusations and defend yourself against sex crime charges. If you have been accused of or investigated for a sex crime, you should speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney at Silver Law Firm as soon as possible.