Allegations of sexual offenses can have serious ramifications for the accused. If you are convicted, you may face jail time and mandatory registration as a sex offender. If you have been accused of a sexual offense, you need a criminal defense attorney with experience. Contact Wallack Law in Atlanta today for the skilled and aggressive representation you need.
Sexual offenses are crimes that typically involve illegal or coerced sexual conduct against another person. Individuals convicted of sex crimes are considered sex offenders and have their names added to state and federal sex offender registries.
Sexual offenses for which individuals may be charged in Georgia include:
Although they vary depending on the specific offense, penalties for sexual offenses can be severe in Georgia. For example, statutory rape is punished by a prison sentence of 1 to 20 years, unless the victim is 14 or 15 and the defendant is no more than three years older, in which case the crime is treated as a misdemeanor. Prostitution and first-offense indecent exposure are also punished as misdemeanors. However, a person convicted of aggravated child molestation faces imprisonment for 10 to 30 years.
Effective defense strategies against sexual offenses do exist. It is critical to conduct a comprehensive investigation and thoroughly examine all accuser and witness statements. It is also important to examine the accuser’s personal and professional history and to conduct a detailed study of medical records, forensic evidence, and text messages, emails, and electronic data.
At Wallack Law in Atlanta, we are passionate about protecting your rights and fighting for the best possible outcome in your case. We have been defending individuals in the Atlanta metro area against sex crimes and other criminal charges for two and a half decades. Call our Atalanta Criminal defense attorneys right away to get help after sexual offense allegations.