A few carelessly tossed words can turn your world upside down. While every person accused of a crime is supposed to have the presumption of innocence working in their favor, in practice, the opposite is generally true. Particularly when it comes to suspicion of a sex crime, a person is often presumed to be guilty, and must endure personal, professional, and legal difficulties even prior to an arrest or conviction.
If you are accused of child molestation, rape, or other serious sex offense, the accusation alone is enough to place you under a cloud of suspicion. Police investigate carefully to find evidence of your guilt. Prosecutors relentlessly pursue criminal charges and conviction. Social workers and child protective services agents try to shield potential victims from your presence.
When it seems like everyone is working against you, determined to prove that you are guilty of a crime, you need someone in your corner.
Finding a lawyer to provide sex crime defense representation is imperative. Many people mistakenly believe that hiring a lawyer is an indication of guilt. Instead, it is an indication that a suspect is wise—that he or she knows that the justice system is a flawed system, that he or she knows that innocent people are sometimes victims of an overzealous witch hunt.
We live in an era of suspicion, in which friendships can be misconstrued and lies can wreak havoc. In an attempt to protect the vulnerable from lurking evils, well-meaning people can destroy the lives of those accused of sex crimes.
At Law Firm of Oklahoma, or criminal defense practice includes an impressive record of dismissals, acquittals, and other successful outcomes for sex crime defendants. If you or someone you love is accused of a sex offense, call today to find out how we can help.
A sex crime charge can lead to felony conviction, decades in prison, and sex offender registration ranging from 15 years to life, depending on the risk-level assessment for the particular offense.
Not every sex crime even requires physical contact—sending obscene photos, making lewd proposals, exposing oneself, or downloading child pornography are all acts in which a person can be convicted of a felony sex offense without sexual contact between the defendant and a victim.
Even something as simple as a slap on the buttocks can be prosecuted as a sex crime—Sexual Battery, a crime that carries the possibility of 10 years in prison and lifetime sex offender registration.
There is no such thing as a minor sex crime charge. is staffed by experienced trial lawyers backed by a record of successful sex crime defense. We understand the lifelong ramifications of a sex offense conviction, and we are dedicated to providing the quality legal representation that delivers the optimal result.
We represent state and federal sex crime defendants in a full range of sex offense cases:
Prostitution is generally prosecuted as a misdemeanor, but most Oklahoma sex crimes are felonies. The consequences of a sex crime conviction are life-altering, and even if you are convicted of a “lesser” offense, you still face a minimum of 15 years of sex offender registration.
Because of the stigma and the lasting ramifications of a sex crime accusation, finding experienced defense counsel is of the utmost importance in protecting yourself.
Sex offender registration and notification is a federal requirement, not just a state law. The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 established Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, requiring sex offender registration and designating penalties for those who fail to register in violation of the Act.
The Oklahoma Sex Offender Registry lists names, addresses, and identifying information about sex offenders living in Oklahoma. National sex offender information can be found on the FBI Sex Offender Registry and the United States Department of Justice’s Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website.
It is a myth that victims do not lie about sex crimes. False allegations of rape or sexual abuse come from many situations:
Being falsely accused of a sex crime is one of the most devastating things a person may endure. Being wrongfully convicted is worse. Do not try to resolve a sex crime claim on your own. Get a lawyer now.
Whether you are falsely accused of a sex crime, the victim of a terrible misunderstanding, or someone who made a serious mistake, you need to find a lawyer committed to preserving your rights and protecting you against unfair prosecution and excessive penalties. Act now to schedule a confidential, risk-free consultation.