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Lynchburg Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer
Serving Individuals Accused of Sexual Offenses
Like other unlawful actions, sex crime allegations can result in serious penalties with the additional obligation of potential mandatory registration in the Virginia Sex Offender Registry. A sex crime conviction can have far-reaching effects on your freedom, reputation, relationships with family and friends, career choices, where you are allowed to reside, and more. In order to avoid or minimize these consequences, you will need to fight back with an effective defense.
At A. R. Pike Law Firm, our Lynchburg sex crimes defense attorney stands ready to fight for your rights and future with aggressive action. You should not face such a difficult situation without an advocate by your side whose sole aim is to serve your best interests.
What Are Sex Crimes in Virginia?
Virginia laws are harsh when it comes to sex crimes, which is why it is imperative that you have your case and legal options reviewed by a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney.
Under Virginia code, sex offenses include:
- Soliciting prostitution
- Indecent exposure
- Sexual battery
- Aggravated sexual battery
What Are the Penalties for Sex Crimes?
Rape occurs when the victim is forced to have sexual intercourse against his or her will through threat or intimidation or because of his or her mental incapacity or physical weakness. The penalties for rape range from five years to life in prison.
Sexual battery involves the sexual abuse of a victim without his or her consent when done through force or threat or deception. This offense also pertains to victims who are inmates, probationers, parolees, or those awaiting trial when the abuse is committed by someone who has authority over the victim. It is punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500.
Aggravated sexual battery is a felony which encompasses sexual abuse of another through the mental incapacity or physical weakness of the victim or through threat, force or intimidation which causes physical or mental harm or when committed by use of a dangerous weapon. The penalties for this crime range between one and 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000.
Work with an Experienced Legal Professional at A. R. Pike Law Firm
Aside from the other penalties, a sex offense conviction carries a stigma that can negatively impact your future. Working with a legal professional is vital if you want the best chance to overcome these consequences. Our Lynchburg sex crime defense lawyer will take an assertive and determined stance in seeking the most optimum case results. Ensure that your legal rights are protected and that you have the strong support you need as your case progresses through the courts.
Contact us at (434) 264-5444 for a consultation today.