Being charged with a sex crime of any kind not only jeopardizes your future, but also carries a significant risk of permanently tarnishing your reputation. If you’re currently accused of any sex crime, whether indecent exposure, crimes committed on the internet, or rape, it is paramount that you retain the services of a competent Montgomery County sex crime lawyer who can come to your defense. Contact Mudrick & Zucker today.
Nothing is worse than being accused of committing a crime of a sexual nature. The effects of such accusations are devastating and long-lasting, and courts have harshly punished those who have been convicted of committing such crimes. That said, a Blue Bell criminal defense lawyer from Mudrick & Zucker is here to fight for you.
Mudrick & Zucker handles the gamut of sex charges on behalf of our clients, including the following:
The penalties for a sex crime of any kind will depend on the specifics of the charges you’re facing, whether you have a prior conviction or are deemed to be a sexually violent predator (SVP). In general, however, sex crimes can be broken down into two categories: misdemeanors and felonies. Certain crimes, such as rape and involuntary deviant sexual intercourse, are considered felonies. Potential penalties for felony sex crimes are as follows:
Misdemeanor sex crimes, on the other hand, such as indecent exposure or prostitution, are lesser charges, but can still result in incarceration and high fines. The penalties for misdemeanor sex crimes in Pennsylvania are as follows:
Most know of Megan’s Law which in Pennsylvania is called SORNA (Sexual Offender Registration and Notification Act. SORNA requires the Pennsylvania State Police to maintain a list of individuals who have been convicted of certain sex crimes. While not all sex crimes require SORNA registration those who are required to register must also report into the State Police several time a year. Those who are determined to be Sexually Violent Predators are required to register with the State Police, participate in treatment and notify the State Police of any changes in job, residence, and travel plans for the rest of their life. In addition, all those required to register will have their photograph and information listed on the Commonwealth Megan’s Law website. If someone is determined to be an SVP the police will also notify neighbors. Some of the requirements of SORNA are:
Failure to register or notify the State Police is a crime for which a person can be prosecuted for independent of the underlying offense which required them to register.
As with any crime, the defense your lawyer will use will depend largely on the circumstances of your crime. However, some common defenses against sex crime charges are as follows:
Anyone accused of committing a sex crime needs a competent lawyer in their corner. If you’re facing these charges, please don’t hesitate to contact Mudrick & Zucker today. We are here to fight for you, every step of the way.