Sex Crimes

If you have been arrested for a sex crime, or have been accused of one, you need the help of a skilled, knowledgeable, and aggressive attorney.

I provide free, confidential consultations.  Contact me today by filling out the online form or call my office at (225) 343-5059. I defend people charged with computer-aided solicitation (Internet sex crime), molestation, rape, statutory rape, obscenity, child pornography, or prostitution. The justice system is very unforgiving, and there are no second chances. Make sure that the choices you make are the right ones.

In today’s climate, sex crimes carry a special stigma. A sex offender is marked for life. Long prison terms are normal, and, even after prison, the defendant’s name, address and photograph can be publicized by the police. Conviction of a sex offense can limit the kinds of jobs one can have and where one can live. If you are being investigated or charged with a sex crime, it is imperative that you choose excellent legal representation.

Sex crimes include offenses such as computer aided solicitation, molestation, rape, statutory rape (consensual sex with an underage minor), obscenity, child pornography, or prostitution.

Sex crimes are devastating to the accused because the mere allegation means loss of work, friends, and custody of children, long before the true facts are brought forth at trial. Sometimes the allegations are manufactured by overzealous law enforcement officers who, in conducting a “sting” operation, have crossed the line into entrapment. The allegation may also arise during divorce proceedings in which one party has much to gain by labeling the other a “molester.”

The bottom line is, if the allegations stick, the consequences are severe. Convictions typically require lengthy, mandatory jail time and public registration as a sex offender. Sometimes pleading guilty to “get it over with” can be worse than actually going to trial and making the government prove its case. An attorney can help limit your exposure and assert your legal rights and defenses, especially if hired before charges are brought.

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