Prince William County Sex Crime Lawyer
Few things are more stressful and frightening than being charged with a sex offense. Find out how to defend against your charges by working with a Prince William sex crime attorney.
A conviction for any crime has the potential to ruin your life, but this is especially true when the charge is for a sex offense. Not only are the legal penalties for these crimes incredibly harsh, but a conviction will have lasting repercussions that will affect you for the rest of your life.
Priale & Racine, PLLC is a defense firm that will do everything possible to win an acquittal or dismissal of your charges. A Prince William County sex crime lawyer from our firm can develop the defense you need to protect your freedom, finances, and future.
Sex Offenses in Prince William County
Few crimes have the immense negative stigma attached to them that sex crimes do. Getting accused of one of these offenses usually means that you’ve been accused of sexual acts with either a minor or a non-consenting individual.
These tend to be the most serious offenses and are generally some class of felony. There are a few sex crimes that involve only the alleged offender, such as indecent exposure, and these are generally misdemeanor offenses.
Regardless of your exact charge, your Prince William sex crime attorney will know how to build the best defense that’s tailored to your specific situation. These are just a few of the sex-related offenses that our firm has experience defending clients against:
- Carnal knowledge of a minor (statutory rape)
- Indecent liberties with a child
- Possession, distribution, or production of child pornography
- Sexual assault
- Indecent exposure
Penalties for Sex Crimes in Virginia
When you’ve been charged with a crime, it’s important to know what you’re up against. With a sex crime, it’s extremely likely that the prosecution will push for the harshest possible penalty—especially if your accuser is a minor.
Sex crime convictions will carry more than just a sentence and a fine, however. Many of these offenses will require you to register as a sex offender, which means that you’ll have to disclose your criminal record to neighbors and organizations near your home.
As far as punishments go, misdemeanor sex offenses will result in up to twelve months in jail and up to a $2,500 fine.
Felony sex crimes, on the other hand, have a much broader and serious range of penalties. At the lowest level, a class 6 felony will result in either one year in jail or between one and five years in prison, plus up to a $2,500 fine.
For the most serious felony sex charges, a class 1 felony could result in life in prison and up to a $100,000 fine. Needless to say, these penalties underscore just how important it is to have an experienced defense attorney helping you.
Connect with a Prince William Sex Crime Attorney
At Priale & Racine, PLLC, our clients come first. We’ll never judge you on what offense you’ve been charged with, and we’ll also pursue a complete dismissal of the charges against you.
When you’ve been charged with a sex offense, don’t take risks with the outcome of your case. Find out how we can help you by scheduling a free consultation with a Prince William County sex crime lawyer. Just complete the form below or call 703-272-3922.