Savannah Sex Crimes Lawyers
Representation You Can Trust With Your Future on the Line
Being accused of any crime in the state of Georgia is a burdensome and frightening thing. When it comes to being accused of a sex crime, you are in for a much tougher time. The state of Georgia is known for having some of the most stringent sex offender standards, along with some of the most severe penalties.
These cases often have a natural bias against the defendant, even if you are innocent. The dangers you face, if you are accused of a sex crime, include the possibility of years in state prison. It is imperative to seek legal representation from Savannah sex crimes lawyers with a solid record of handling these complex cases.
Sex Crimes Cases We Handle
In the state of Georgia, there is actually a wide range of sex crimes, with different penalties for distinct crimes. What makes the laws so complex, however, is that the penalties can also change depending on whether the crime is designated as a misdemeanor or as a felony.
Some of the examples of sex crimes include:
- Rape and statutory rape
- Sexual assault and sexual battery
- Sex crimes on the Internet
- Soliciting minors by use of the Internet
- Sodomy and aggravated sodomy
- Indecent exposure
- Child pornography possession and distribution.
Consequences for Sex Crimes in Georgia
Understandably, committing a sexual crime against another person can cause terrible trauma to those victims. However, for those unfairly accused of committing a sexual crime, the charge spells out the virtual ending of one’s life. Even if you manage to survive the extremely harsh environment and bias that occurs against supposed sex crime offenders, there are life-long consequences as well.
Sex Offender Registry
In addition to potential lengthy incarceration, you will be forced to register as a sexual offender, if your offense was counted as a felony. The sex offender registry is an online database that has your name, age, distinguishing characteristics, and details about the crime that you were convicted of. Once you are on this registry, it becomes extremely difficult to get employment, housing, loans, or even insurance.
The age of consent in Georgia is 16 which is the youngest age a person can give his/her consent to sexual activities. People under 16 can’t give sexual consent and if they did, it would still be considered rape.
How We Defend Against Sex Crimes
Because we have an exceptional level of trial experience, our first duty to clients is to fully review the facts of their cases. Every detail is analyzed carefully, including police procedure. There are many cases in which the defendant’s rights have been violated.
You are protected from certain police actions by the Constitution and when police spy on you, they must have a reasonable cause. To enter your home or office and search, they are required to have a search warrant unless you allow them inside voluntarily. If your computer, phone, or other digital device was taken by police without following the correct procedure, this evidence may be inadmissible. We need to find out what happened.
You may have been accused of committing a sex crime based purely on someone else’s testimony. Although it is common to believe an alleged victim, there are many cases on file in which a person made false accusations. This can occur after a consensual sexual act that the person later regrets, and now claims it was not consensual.
Our knowledgeable Savannah sex crime attorneys are acutely aware of the methods that law enforcement officials utilize to investigate cases, which can sometimes be mistaken or sloppy, or even deceitful and malicious.
Get in Touch With Us for Powerful Defense Strategies
When it comes to providing you with a strong defense, you need to know that we are ready to come to your aid. Your future freedom, reputation, and your ability to hold a professional license are all at stake.
Although you are innocent until proven guilty, you could suffer some very serious consequences even before your case makes it to trial. If you are facing charges for a sex offense, it is imperative that you engage the services of a top defender with a record of success at trial.
Consult with our Savannah sex crime lawyers immediately if you are accused of any sex crime. Call Schneider Lerch Montgomery, LLC at (912) 417-5008 today or contact us online to schedule your free, initial case review.
At Schneider Lerch Montgomery, LLC, you have an entire legal team on your side when dealing with serious criminal matters. We are ready to help you obtain the best possible outcome in your case.