An accusation or arrest of sexual assault can be very destructive to you personally and professionally, and can follow you for years to come. We can protect your rights and ensure you receive an aggresive defense. I've just been charged with a sexual offense, what will happen to me? These type of crimes are very serious and could potentially impact you the rest of your life. Depending on the nature of the offense, the age of the alleged victim, and your prior record, you could be looking at a very lengthy prison sentence.
I was just told I have to register my address with the police because I am a convicted sex offender. Is there anything I can do to stop it? Registration is mandatory for some offenses, but not others With the recent implementation of SORNA Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act many people who were not required to register are now required to do so, even if you were already sentenced.
The police want to talk to me about allegations being made against me. What should I do? Any time the police want to talk to you about possible criminal activity, consult with an attorney first.
This is especially true with sex offenses. You are not required to speak with the police, but you may want to make a statement. Before you do anything, call Marshall and Smith, PC, attorneys with experience. Please contact our officeso we can discuss the specifics of your case, and attend any meetings or hearings with you. If you are convicted of a sexual offense, with the implimentation of SORNA Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act you may need to notify authorities of where you live, for the rest of your life.
Your travel may be restricted. If you are deemed a violent sexual offender, your potential neighbors must be notified before you move into a neighborhood. One consequence of the sexual offender registry is that registered sex offenders find it difficult to find housing and often remain in jail even after they have served their minimum sentences. The type of crime, the age of the victim, mandatory reporting, statutes of limitation, the testimony of minors, mandatory sentences, and sex offender assessments are all complicated issues involved in various sex crime charges.