Sexual Crime Attorney
Sex crimes can have serious consequences. Persons accused of sex crimes should be represented by an experienced sex crime lawyer who understands the law and knows how to identify and pursue the applicable defenses.
What Should You Do If You Are Accused Of Or Charged With A Sex Crime?
If you are accused of or questioned about a sex crime, contact a sex crime attorney immediately. A lawyer will help protect your rights. In many sex crime cases, police officers will want to interrogate the suspect. Many who are accused fail to invoke their rights and end up making their defense more difficult. An experienced sex crime lawyer will ensure that your rights are protected.
What Are Some Types Of Sex Crimes?
In Oregon, sex crime laws designate several crimes that may be charged. These include:
- Rape (first, second and third degree)
- Sodomy (first, second and third degree)
- Unlawful sexual penetration (first and second degree)
- Sexual abuse (first, second and third degree)
- Forcible compulsion
- Online sexual corruption of a child (first and second degree)
- Contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor
- Custodial sexual misconduct (first and second degree)
- Public indecency
- Private indecency
- Encouraging sexual abuse (first, second and third degree)
- Possession of materials depicting sexually explicit conducts of a child (first and second degree)
- Failure to report child pornography
These crimes are either felony or misdemeanor offenses. The sex crime laws specify the elements of each offense and what is required to be convicted. A criminal defense attorney with sex crime experience will know the specific elements of each offense and the potential penalties.
How Can A Sex Crime Lawyer Help?
A sex crime attorney can represent persons charged in all stages of the case, including investigation, pretrial and trial. Using their knowledge of the law, they will advocate on your behalf to achieve a fair result. When DNA evidence is presented, a lawyer can assess whether proper methods were used in collecting, analyzing and presenting that evidence. They will argue in court on your behalf, file the necessary motions, question witnesses and present your defenses.
Robert L. Sepp is an experienced attorney who understands sex laws. He will help you understand your options so that you can make informed decisions. He will advocate on your behalf and strive to achieve a just outcome. Contact law firm Robert L. Sepp, Attorney at Law, today. Your case may qualify for a free consultation.
Located in West Linn, Robert L. Sepp, Attorney at Law is proud to represent clients in the Portland metro area, Willamette Valley, Oregon Coast, Bend, Medford, Eugene and throughout the entire state of Oregon.