Representing Clients Accused Of Sex Offenses
The attorneys at Luis A. Perez P.C. Law Office understand that in the public eye, people accused of sex offenses are often presumed guilty until proven innocent. Just an accusation can have long-term negative effects on your reputation. At Luis A. Perez P.C. Law Office, we don’t judge you; we listen to you.
The defense strategy for sex offense charges often revolve around the quality of evidence and how it was collected, consent, and false allegations. Charges may be filed by someone who is bitter, angry or confused. To build the best defense strategy, it’s critical to review the police report and start interviewing witnesses as soon as possible.
The Consequences Of A Guilty Verdict In A Sex Crime
Penalties for sexual crimes are not taken lightly by the courts. The age of consent in Virginia is 18; in a consensual encounter between an 18-year-old and a 17-year-old, the 18-year-old could be charged with a misdemeanor. Sex crimes involving minors or use of force could have a minimum sentence of 25 years in prison and a lifetime registration on the sexual offender list.
Placement on a sex offender registry can have a huge impact on your quality of life. The length of time a sex offender must stay on the list depends on the severity of the crime. Violent sex crimes and sex crimes against minors often result in lifetime registration.
Being a registered sex offender can create barriers to housing, employment and your right to carry a gun. It may also prevent you from receiving some types of public assistance. Once you have been labeled as a sex offender by the courts, you are required to report your home address for as long as you stay on the sexual offender list.
Contact The Sex Crime Attorneys At Luis A. Perez P.C. Law Office
If you have been accused of a sex crime, it’s important to get an attorney on your side as soon as possible. To set up an initial consultation, call Luis A. Perez P.C. Law Office at 703-278-2084 or contact us online.
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