If You Face Sex Crimes Allegations, You Need To Get A Lawyer Now
If you have a sex crime on your criminal record, your life is about to radically change for the worse. In Arkansas, a sex crime accusation marks you for the rest of your life. If the jury finds you guilty, you will have to register on the offender list, disclose your conviction to future employees and deal with enormous social stigma. You should do everything possible to fight the charges against you.
At Catterlin & Arnold Law Firm, our attorneys have worked in Northwest Arkansas criminal law for decades. We understand the ins and outs of our regional courts and can help create a defense strategy that minimizes the impact an allegation can have on your future. Call us today at 479-339-0778 for an appointment.
What Is A Sex Crime?
Sex crimes can involve a wide variety of circumstances. In some cases, seemingly consensual acts are crimes. For instance, sex with a minor who is only a few days away from their 18th birthday is still prosecutable. Sex crimes include:
- Having sex with a minor (including statutory rape)
- Solicitation or prostitution
- Indecent exposure, especially in front of children
- Possession of child pornography
- Sexual assault or rape, including when the other person is your spouse or partner
In many of these cases, conviction requires registering on the sex offender list. In some rare cases, you may be able to appeal your inclusion on the list.
This Is The Time For An Aggressive Defense
You need to take an active approach to criminal defense when it comes to these serious charges. There is simply too much at risk for you to risk representing yourself or making a mistake that can cost you your future. The moment you think something is wrong, call our office. You can also reach us online.