The Lynch Law Group aggressively defends those accused of sex crimes. Being convicted of a sex crime can lead to prison, probation, and restrictions on where you live and where you can work. The Lynch Law Group has experience helping people through these very serious cases. Sex crimes under Georgia law include:
- Statutory Rape
- Child Molestation
- Aggravated Child Molestation
- Enticement of a Child for Indecent Purposes
- Sexual Assault
- Public Indecency
- Computer or Electronic Pornography and Child Exploitation
At The Lynch Law Group, we prepare every case as if it is going to trial. We do this by learning as much about you, your case, and your goal for your case as possible. We investigate the officers, evidence, and witnesses involved in your case. Armed with this information, we will build a legal and factual trial defense for your jury. The process of preparing a case for trial and learning the weaknesses in the State’s evidence enables us to get many cases dismissed or reduced to a lesser charge long before trial.
Sex Offender Registration Requirements
Being convicted of a sex crime can lead to registering as a sex offender and limitation on where you can work or live. Georgia’s sex offender registration requirements were changed in 2010 by the legislature. If convicted the following restrictions may apply to you. If the conviction leading to registration occurred on or after July 1, 2008:
- You cannot live within 1,000 feet of a child care facility, church, school, public park, recreation facility, playground, skating rink, neighborhood center, gym, school bus stop, public library, or public pool.
- You cannot be employed or volunteer at any child care facility, school or church, or any place within 1,000 feet of one.
Sex crime charges can kind of be different from other types of criminal charges because if the charges that have been filed against have been unfounded and unproven those charges can still follow you for the rest of your life and create a stigma around your character. With that being said, if you have been charged with sex crimes and they are unfounded then it is best to get a criminal defense lawyer to help you fight the charges against you so that you can avoid the harsh legal penalties that often follow a conviction for sex crime charges. If you do not seek justice in your case then there are potential consequences that come with a conviction for a sex crime.
Severe Prison Sentences
No sex crime is considered to be minor. Sex crimes are serious and severe. Most sex offense convictions carry severe punishments that can be disproportionate to the offense committed. A charge based on a romantic encounter between a consenting teen and young adult, depending on the age difference, can result in a jail sentence and a lifetime of registration for the convicted. Any conviction of touching a child sexually could hold a maximum sentence of over a decade in prison. Any sexual intercourse with a minor or acts involving force could hold a minimum sentence for as much as 25 years of confinement. Not to mention, if a defendant is charged with multiple offenses or counts of an offense could have a person spending life in prison.
Convicted As A Sex Offender
Once you have been convicted as a sex offender then your name is made public for all to see and you will be required to report your whereabouts to authorities for the rest of your life. Being registered as a sex offender could limit your ability to find housing and employment. You will be considered a threat to children and adults everywhere. You won’t be able to start over after serving your sentence. You will always be a part of the sex offender registration and considered a dangerous predator.
These types of charges often lead to job losses, inability to find new employment, estranged family relationships, loss of your children, and divorce. That is why it is important if you have been charged with a sex crime to seek a professional criminal defense attorney to assist you with your case. Clearing your name is a chance for you to protect your freedom and your reputation because if convicted you will carry that burden and stigma around with you despite serving the time for your crime.
Sex crimes are severely charged and prosecuted. The penalties involved with sentencing sex crimes can be extremely harsh. If you have been arrested or receive a federal violation notice, you should contact an experienced sex crimes lawyer from The Lynch Law Group, P.C. who has a better understanding of sex crimes laws and what would be the best legal option for you and your case. Your reputation, freedom, and future are at stake.
Being charged and prosecuted for a sex crime is a terrible experience. If you are convicted it can affect you for years to come, long after the days in prison are over and the time spent on probation has ended. At The Lynch Law Group, we fight hard to protect you from being convicted. We prepare every case as if it is going to trial because this how we can obtain the best outcome for you.
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