Stand Up For Your Future In The Face Of Sex Crime Charges
An investigation or arrest having to do with any alleged sex crime can be devastating even before an indictment. The mere accusation can make a person lose their job and can cause many other negative consequences, turning a life upside down. Although our legal system operates on the premise that an accused person is “innocent until proven guilty,” there is no time to waste after you have been targeted for an investigation or arrest involving a sex offense.
At Shefferman Law, your case will receive careful analysis from the time of our initial consultation. If you choose to put me, attorney Brian David Shefferman, on your side, I will go to work right away conducting your defense as if you may go to trial. Whether or not you do go before a judge and jury, I will leave no stone unturned in pursuit of the most effective legal strategies to help you stay free and reclaim a promising future.
Common Cases And Consequences
Like so many terms used in criminal defense contexts, the phrase “sex crime” encompasses many distinct scenarios and charges, such as:
- Sexual assault
- The exploitation of a child
- Indecent exposure
- Lewd and lascivious conduct
- Computer-based sex offenses
- Solicitation of a minor
- Child pornography
- Solicitation of a prostitute
Charges such as these may be more serious if a firearm was allegedly used or if other criminal conduct was involved, such as kidnapping or homicide. “Sexting,” a common practice among teenagers, may result in child pornography charges.
In addition to criminal penalties such as fines and jail time, any sex crime conviction in this area may require inclusion in the Maryland Sex Offender Registry or registration in Washington, D.C., through the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sex Offender Registry Unit (SORU). This sex offender registration requirement is over and above the damage caused by having a misdemeanor or felony on one’s record. You should do all that is in your power to stay off such lists.
More than 30 years of experience in criminal defense practice has given me the knowledge and tools that you should have on your side in a sex crime defense situation.
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I am ready to go the distance with you if you are ready to start down the path of determined defense.