Being accused of a sex crime can have a devastating affect on a person's life- even if the charges are never proven in court. If you are under investigation or you have been arrested for a sex crime, it is extremely important to have a dedicated advocate on your side as soon as possible.
When I represent a client who is accused of a sex crime, my first priority is to protect his constitutional rights and his freedom as best as possible. From my experience with sex cases, I am familiar with many of the aspects of these cases, including unique legal issues that need to be addressed in these cases.
A conviction for a sex crime is especially harsh because in addition to prison time, a defendant is also required to register as a sex offender with the local sheriff. Registration puts a defendant's name on the Ohio sex offender registry, which is publicly accessible. A defendant convicted of a sex crime in Ohio is also required to abide by certain residency restrictions.
Registration and public branding as a sex offender can impact your ability to find work and where you can live. Combined with the criminal penalties for sex offenses, it is extremely important to have a knowledgeable attorney on your side.