7 Types of Sex Crimes
Because sex crimes are often punished quite severely, it is important for anyone accused of them to both know what they’re up against legally, in addition to knowing how to mount a proper defense against these charges. The penalties for sex crime convictions can be harsh and might include registration as a sex offender, jail time, fines, and other penalties, all of which can forever alter a person’s life. Even if he or she wants to erase a criminal past, it can be difficult to recover one’s reputation after a conviction of a sex crime. As such, creating a strong defense from the start and understanding your charges is necessary to standing the best chance at avoiding these penalties.
Types of Sex Crimes
There are many different kinds of sex crimes that a person might be accused of, each of which comes with different penalties if one is convicted. The seven major types of sex-related crimes include:
- Indecency with a Child / Molestation Crimes
- Rape / Aggravated Sexual Assault
- Statutory Rape
- Sexual Assault of a Child
- Possession of Child Pornography
- Sex Offender Registration Violations
- Internet Sex Crimes / Attempted Sexual Assault
Each of these crimes can be punished harshly if a person is convicted. However, because everyone is innocent until proven guilty, you do have the right to defend yourself.
If you or someone you know is accused of a sex crime, our attorneys at Alexander & Associates understand how essential having an aggressive defense is. Work with us on creating a defense for your charges by calling (972) 420-6560 today.