A sexual offense is horrendous. If you have been charged with a sex crime, you need to do whatever you can to legally protect yourself. Sex crimes can ruin you for life. First, if you are charged with one, your reputation can instantly be destroyed. Even before you are found guilty or innocent, you may lose your job. You may have strict limitations as to where you can go and what you can do. If you are convicted, you may be put at extreme risk in prison. Those convicted of sexual crimes are sometimes abused behind bars. Upon release, things do not get much better. Finding a job or a place to live can feel impossible. You may have to register as a sex offender, and that becomes public knowledge.
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If you have been charged in a sex crime case, it can be one of the most trying times in your life. It can shatter your social and professional lives and cause severe humiliation. There is automatic prejudice against individuals charged with sex crimes; the community, law enforcement agencies, and employers tend to forget the well-defined line between charges and conviction.
Given the circumstances, you may be living your worst nightmare, as this not only affects the person charged but their entire family, especially within their community. In such circumstances, you need to immediately get in touch with a seasoned lawyer. At Logue Law Group, our experienced attorneys bring years of experience in dealing with these charges and offer you an aggressive defense in the courts of law and public opinion.
What Constitutes a Sex Crime?
In Pennsylvania, you can be charged with a sex crime even for texting lewd pictures or misbehaving in the pool. You can face a first-, second- or third-degree felony depending on the severity of the charge; these can result in lengthy sentences and probations. In worst cases, you would be labeled as a sex offender, a stigma that stays with you for life.
Examples of sex crimes include the following offenses:
- Rape, including rape of a child
- Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse (IDSI), including IDSI with a minor
- Sexual assault, including statutory sexual assault
- Indecent assault, including aggravated indecent assault
- Indecent exposure, including exposing yourself to a minor
- Child pornography, including viewing or downloading child pornography from the Internet
- Unlawful contact with a minor, including being caught by a sting operation
- Incest, including incest and violation of Pennsylvania marriage laws
- Failure to register as a sexual offender
Obscene Performance & Use/Possession of Obscene Materials
Sex crimes have a grave stigma associated with them, which may even attract media attention. So, weak evidence and poor testimony can get you convicted easily if you do not hire a good lawyer. A proficient lawyer will be able to highlight the inconsistencies in the evidence, testimony, and the arguments against you or prove that the witnesses have a motive to lie. A good lawyer will also closely examine the case for any chance of a botched police investigation where the incriminating DNA or fluid samples may have been tampered with or mishandled.
Sex Crimes Attorney Results
Sean Logue has an extensive background handling these types of sensitive and sometimes public cases. These types of criminal charges cannot be taken lightly. An experienced sex crimes attorney like Sean will know how to maneuver these rough times. You are in for an uphill battle. Even if you truly are innocent, society and the prosecutor will use everything against you to make you look guilty. The media can even get in on it too. You need to be extremely careful if you have been indicted for one of these crimes.
Can I Save My Image?
Your image can get destroyed overnight by a sex crime charge. Sean can move quickly to defend your reputation and protect your image. If you have been indicted for any sexual offense, you need to understand that society will look down upon you. These are some of the worst types of crimes to be accused of. Sean can work with you to help keep you free. He has handled these cases before and knows how to build a proper plan for your defense.
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