Marietta Sex Crime Attorney
Have you been charged with a sex offense?
You should at all costs avoid discussing the case with anyone but a qualified
Marietta criminal lawyer, as you are at risk of making self-incriminating
statements. For example, many law enforcement agencies will use what is
known as a "pre-text call," where the alleged victim calls the
suspect requesting an apology-the call is recorded, and may be used in
court as confession. No matter how hopeless the situation may appear,
you are legally presumed innocent until proven guilty, and a former prosecutor
from the firm may be able to help you avoid a conviction.
If you are accused of
rape or a similar offense and have no prior relationship to the victim, it
may be possible to demonstrate that you have been mistakenly identified
as the perpetrator. If you and the victim know one another, your Marietta
criminal defense attorney may be able to argue that you have been falsely
accused due to ulterior motives. If you are under investigation for child
federal charges, it might be possible to demonstrate that your Constitutional right against
warrantless searches was violated. There are many strategies which could
apply to your case to help you avoid criminal
penalties for your sex crime.
Marietta Sex Offender Registration
One of the worst aspects of a conviction for a sexual offense is that you
would most likely be required to register as a sex offender. There are
currently 21,614 registered sex offenders throughout the state, 255 of
whom live in Marietta. This punishment means that your photograph, home
address, physical description and details about your conviction will be
published in a searchable online database maintained by the Georgia Bureau
of Investigation, thereby exposing you to broad social censure.
Obtaining the Proper Defense
Being arrested and accused of a sexual offense can have a devastating effect
on your life, potentially ruining your reputation even if you are not
convicted. In the event of a guilty verdict, you can be subjected to harsh
criminal punishments such as jail or prison, fines, probation and even
mandatory lifetime registration as a sex offender.
The first action you should take after learning that you are under suspicion
of a sex crime is to
contact a Marietta criminal defense lawyer at Henrickson & Sereebutra, LLC for a
FREE confidential consultation.