A sex crime accusation is so heavy and damaging, no conviction is even necessary for it to have disastrous effects on your reputation, your personal relationships, your employment, and many more facets of your private life. In order to save your reputation and future from destruction, it is critical that you retain the services of an experienced criminal defense lawyer who knows how to craft an aggressive defense on your behalf. Each of our Murfreesboro sex crimes attorneys at Parkerson Santel, PLLC understands that you are innocent until proven guilty, and will fight to defend that inalienable right.
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The harsh and unfair reality of sex crime cases is that the public, judge, and jury often subconsciously decide that the accused is guilty before a trial can even commence. The thought of committing a sex crime is so offensive to many people, from social and religious viewpoints, that they predetermine guilt, rather than assuming innocence first. This leaves the accused in a precarious, uphill legal battle that takes remarkable legal knowledge, prowess, and determination to win.
There are numerous sex crimes listed in Tennessee legal statutes, but some of the most common are:
Any conviction for a sex crime can include jail time and high fines, but the actual durations and amounts will vary between one case and another. What remains consistent is the penalty of mandatory sexual offender registration. For most sex crimes, offenders must place their name on a list that may sometimes be accessed by the public; they may also need to inform potential employers, educators, landlords, and neighbors that they have been convicted of a sex crime in the past. Most of the time, removal from sex crime registrations is not possible, even if a person is convicted of a nonviolent, first-time offense years and years ago.
The dire consequences that follow a sex crime conviction can limit you for the rest of your life. Our Murfreesboro criminal defense lawyers can thoroughly explore investigative measures to strengthen your case, question victim credibility, contest physical evidence, and much more. From start to finish, we can fight for your constitutional rights, ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout the legal process and working to secure the most favorable outcome possible.
Accused of a sex crime? Contact a Murfreesboro sex crime attorney from our firm today.