SEX CRIMES IN ALABAMA
The term “sex crimes” encompasses everything from misdemeanors like a violation of Indecent Exposure or Molest of a Child under 18, to felonies that are categorized as “serious and violent,” like Rape. There are few things in our society that carry such a badge of shame as being charged with a sex crime. The only thing worse is being convicted of a sex crime.
A sex crime conviction almost always results in having to register as a sex offender every year for the rest of your life. If that happens, you will have to walk into a police station to register as a sex offender within five days of your birthday every year and for the rest of your life. And that will be the least of your worries. Your ability to work and live in most decent neighborhoods will be over. It gets worse from there. Most felony sex crimes carry very long prison sentences, and some of them carry life sentences. And what is worse than all of this, is that if you plead guilty or a jury convicts you of a sex crime and you are sentenced to prison, you will be a pariah in prison, a target for other inmates.
Sex crime accusations often come from very unreliable sources or from persons that have an agenda. Nothing brings out accusations and allegations of a sex crime like divorce, child custody disputes, or when a man simply breaks up with his girlfriend. Unfortunately, the criminal justice system is full of falsely accused men that were set up by people they once loved and trusted. These cases often lack physical evidence and overzealous prosecutors rely solely on circumstantial evidence. Yet defendants frequently plead guilty or are convicted at trial because their criminal defense attorneys lacked the proper expertise.
HIRE AN ALABAMA SEX CRIMES ATTORNEY
If you or a loved one is under investigation or charged with a sex crime, you need an experienced Alabama criminal defense attorney to assist you. While being accused of a sex crime is both humiliating and horrifying, being found guilty of a sex crime will have catastrophic consequences for you, your family, and your future. Make sure you hire a criminal lawyer with a proven track record in handling sex crimes. As your criminal defense lawyer, an attorney at Bunting, Etheredge, & Fowler will aggressively protect your rights to ensure the best possible outcome.
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