Baltimore Sex Crimes Lawyer
Unlike any other criminal charge, accusations of sexual offense are the most invasive and overwhelming charge a individual can face. The consequences of the accusation alone can overwhelm every aspect of your life.
For those convicted of sexual offense crimes, jail sentences can be lengthy, only to be followed by frequently lifetime registration requirements. Even being found not guilty doesn’t avoid the stigma and social condemnation from the accusation alone.
Our Baltimore sex crimes lawyers understand the grave consequences facing those charged with a sexual offense. Therefore, if you have been charged with a sexual crime, contact a criminal defense attorney in Baltimore immediately so that we can take the steps to best protect your rights and minimize the impact it has on your life.
Sexual Offenses in Maryland
The Baltimore sex crimes lawyers with our firm have defended clients all throughout Maryland against every type of sex offense charge including:
- Sexual assault
- Aggravated rape (bodily harm or use of a weapon)
- Statutory rape
- Soliciting teens for sex on the Internet
- Child pornography
- Child molestation or incest
We take aggressive action early in order to respond to accusations of sexual assault or any sex crime in order to mitigate the serious harm that might befall you. We will obtain any and all witness statements, reports from doctors or physicians, view all evidence obtained by prosecutors, and interview any witnesses who can help us prepare a strong and compelling defense to the state’s case.
How Sex Crime Cases are Prosecuted
Sex crimes are prosecuted very vigorously. Prosecutors who have been around for quite some time are very experienced and well trained. They spend a great deal of time gathering evidence. By the time they charge the case, they have a solid handle of what the evidence is and the strength and weaknesses of the case. These people are experts in what they do. Once the case is working its way through the system; the prosecutors have put a lot of thought into it early on.
In Maryland, judges are given some discretion. They are inclined to be much stricter and less discretion is used particularly when it is a violent offense or if a child is involved. The aggravating factors accumulate quickly in a sex offense case.
Talking to the Authorities
Talking to a lawyer before talking to the authorities is important in any case, but it is particularly important in a sex crime case for the physical evidence purposes. Most of the time in a sex crime case, the authorities ask for DNA swabs or other types of evidence, such as statements. If you speak to an attorney first, they can advise you on how to proceed, whether something is required at that time, or another time.
Your attorney helps you determine what and what not to say. Often people could put themselves in the position where they incriminate themselves even if they do not mean to do so. Or, if they have not done something wrong they are still in the position of incriminating themselves because they do not understand the process or what to say and not say.
Consult a Baltimore Sex Crimes Attorney Today
While a dismissal or acquittal of the charges is preferable, our sex crimes lawyers in Baltimore will prepare for every outcome to ensure a favorable plea agreements that avoids or limits incarceration and exposure to the sex offender registry.
Far more than simply your freedom is on the line when charged with a sexual offense. Your life, family, integrity, privacy and employment are all at risk. Call a Baltimore sex crimes attorney for a free consultation today.