What is a sex crime?
Sex crimes refer to illegal acts that are sexual in nature, many of which are committed without the consent of the victim and against his or her will. Eversole Law, LLC defends clients throughout the state of Alabama against all types of serious state and federal sex crime charges, including:
This offense includes any sexual contact or intercourse with a minor who is under the age of 12. This offense is taken extremely seriously in Alabama and if you are convicted, you could be left dealing with up to 10 years in prison and fines of up to $60,000. Whether you were falsely accused or know that you have made a mistake, you need a strong representative on your side throughout every stage of your case.
If you were accused of manufacturing, distributing, or possessing any form of sexually explicit material containing a child, you could be facing charges of child pornography. Any printed material or video which contains a child could constitute child pornography, even if the individual did not know that the individual was underage.
Every year, people are falsely accused of date rape. In order to ensure that you are not sent to prison for something that you did not do, you need to ensure that you have an aggressive defense attorney on your side. Many of these cases involve the alleged victim's word and the alleged offender's word against the other and it can be difficult to prove. In order to avoid a lifetime in prison, you should contact our team as soon as possible.
Sexual exploitation refers to the crime of persuading or forcing another into prostitution, child pornography, or sex trafficking. This crime is treated very seriously under Alabama law and it is crucial that you have an experienced lawyer on your side if you are facing these types of accusations. Whether the victim was an adult or a child, you could be put in prison for life.
One of the penalties for a sex crime conviction is mandatory registration on the sex offender registry. If you fail to comply with the regulations surrounding the registry, you could be further punished. Once you have been released from jail or prison, you will have seven days in which to register. Not only that, but every year, they have to re-register with the sheriff's office.
Indecent exposure is a misdemeanor crime which includes exposing oneself in a public place. This is usually done in order to cause offense to those around them or for their own sexual gratification. This could include public nudity or sexual acts with another person. You could be facing up to one year in jail as well as $6,000 in fines if you are found guilty.
Under Alabama law, the act of engaging in sexual activity with another in exchange for money or another commodity is known as prostitution. It does not matter if the individual is above the age of consent or engaged in the activities consensually, it could still be punished harshly. Whether you were accused of hiring a prostitute or working as a prostitute, please do not waste any time in getting in touch with my team.
When a person is released from jail or prison after serving a sentence for a sex crime, they will have seven days in which to registry as a sex offender. Having to register as a sex offender brings with is certain stipulations and restrictions, such as limiting where you can live and where you can work.
What is sexual abuse? Any unwanted sexual contact that is against the victim's will could constitute sexual abuse. First degree sexual abuse could result in up to 10 years in prison as well as $15,000 in fines. A conviction of second degree sexual abuse could result in up to one year in county jail and $6,000 in fines.
Were you accused of sodomy? Under Alabama law, the crime of sodomy could result in up to 20 years in prison as well as $30,000 in fines. If the individual is accused of first degree sodomy, the penalties could increase to up to life imprisonment and $60,000 in fines.
If you were accused of enticing a child under the age of 16 into having sexual intercourse, you could be facing charges of solicitation of minors. Those convicted of solicitation of minors could be left facing a conviction which includes $15,000 in fines, forfeiture of assets, and a permanent place on the sex offender registry.
When an adult engages in sexual intercourse with a minor under the age of consent, they could be accused of statutory rape. Even if the act was consensual and even within a romantic relationship, it could still be counted as rape.
What are the penalties for a conviction of a sex crime? The specifics will vary based on the type of offense, but could include years in jail or prison, thousands of dollars in fines, and permanent placement on the sex offender registry.
If you have been accused of a sex crime, your rights, future, and reputation are in jeopardy. Even people who are eventually cleared of their charges have a difficult time shedding the stigma attached to most sex crimes. For people who are actually convicted of a sex crime, their life will never be the same again. Not only can they expect to face discrimination and ostracism once they have been released from prison, but they will also likely be sentenced to penalties that are unreasonably harsh for the crime at hand. Common penalties for a sex crime conviction include:
- Years, possibly decades in jail or prison
- Heavy fines totaling thousands of dollars
- Registration as a sex offender, possibly for life
- Restrictions or limitations on where you may work or live
- Loss of certain rights, such as the right to vote or the right to possess a weapon
- Probation or parole
- Civil forfeiture of property
Contact a sex crime attorney in Alabama today!
Following a sex crimes accusation, it may seem like all hope is lost. Although the future may seem bleak, there are ways in which I may be able to help you overcome your charges to avoid a life-altering conviction. As an experienced Alabama sex crime lawyer, I have represented countless clients throughout Birmingham, Columbiana, Montgomery, and the state of Alabama against all types of sex crime charges. I know what is involved in defending people against both state and federal sex crimes, and can make sure you have the tough, uncompromising defense you need throughout the criminal process!
If you are interested in scheduling a free consultation to discuss your case at length, please contact Alabama sex crime attorney Steven Eversole today.