Marietta Sex Crime Attorney
Have you been charged with a sex offense?
At all costs, you should avoid discussing a sex crime charge 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 "pretext call," where the alleged
victim calls the suspect requesting an apology. The call is recorded and
may be used in court as a 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.
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
- 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 for a
FREE confidential consultation.