Aggressive, Tactical Attorneys Defending You Against Sex Crimes Charges
There is perhaps no category of crime that elicits the same public reaction as sex offenses. And the strong public condemnation has led to similarly harsh laws and sentencing guidelines. Depending on the nature of the offenses and the victims involved, criminal sexual crimes can actually result in harsher penalties than murder.
If you’ve even been accused of a sex crime (not yet charged), the cards are already stacked against you. If the accusations lead to charges and conviction, you could be facing years (or decades) in prison followed by lifetime supervision, residency restrictions, and difficulty finding a job.
Facing sex crime charges means your freedom, as well as reputation, are on the line. It’s crucial you involve a skilled Kansas City sex crimes attorney even if you face informal allegations of sex crime charges. An experienced criminal defense lawyer can protect your rights and successfully navigate the criminal justice system.
The reassuring news is that help is available. And few DWI Attorneys in KC Mo will fight as aggressively for your rights and your freedom as any experienced criminal defense attorney at the Missouri DWI & Criminal Law Center.
Law Firm with a Reputation You Can Trust
While a sex crime in Missouri can be classified as a misdemeanor, it doesn’t take much to elevate charges to felony sex crimes. For example, subjecting someone to sexual contact without their consent is, in most cases, classified as a misdemeanor. However, suppose sex offenders have a previous conviction of a similar offense or use a weapon during the commission of the offense. In that case, sex crime charges can be elevated to felony charges.
Many criminal defense lawyers push their clients to accept plea deals if those clients have been charged with sex crimes. That’s not what we do. Our firm has a reputation for fighting and winning tough sex crimes cases, and we do whatever it takes to give our clients the best outcomes available.
To be sure, there are cases in which a plea deal is the most appropriate strategy. But the way we see it, a plea deal should be a last resort and not the first option.
Comprehensive Defense Against Sex Crime Charges
Missouri sex crime state laws state that every individual convicted of a certain sex crime must be registered as a sex offender. These sex offenses include, among others, statutory rape, sexual exploitation of a child, promotion of pornography for underage persons, and promoting prostitution offenses. Anyone convicted or pleading guilty to one of these sex offenses is obligated to report their personal information to the Sex Offender Registry, which is maintained by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
We defend clients facing nearly any type of sex offense charge, including those related to:
- Statutory rape
- Sexual abuse
- Possession of child pornography
- Creation or distribution of child pornography
- Child molestation
- Solicitation of prostitution
- Indecent exposure
- Sexual misconduct
- Internet sex crimes
- Sexual exploitation of a minor
- Failure to register as a sex offender
When reading any of the criminal charges above, most people would be quick to rush to judgment and assume the worst. But each of us is innocent until proven guilty, and our firm is committed to preserving that principle and protecting our clients.
Let’s Discuss Your Criminal Charges in a Free Consultation
The Missouri DWI & Criminal Law Center is based in Belton, and we serve the Kansas City metro area. To schedule your free initial consultation, send us a secure email or call 816-281-0941.
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