If you have been arrested for or charged with a sex crime in South Carolina, you need to call a defense lawyer immediately. Sex crime charges incur severe social, financial, and legal penalties; even if you’re not convicted, a poor defense could result in lifelong social stigma. You’ll have to register as a sex offender if you are convicted, which will severely limit your ability to find employment and housing. If you are facing charges for a sex crime, you need to contact a Greenville sex crime lawyer from the Thomas J. Adducci Law Firm as soon as possible. We can help you reduce or dismiss charges, and we can help you seek damages if you have been falsely accused of a sex crime.
What Are the Penalties for Sex Crimes In South Carolina?
Felony sex crimes are categorized into three types: first degree, second degree, and third degree. First-degree sex crimes are punishable with between 10 and 30 years in prison without probation or sentence suspension. Even third-degree sex crimes come with heavy penalties, such as possession of child pornography, which carries a minimum of 3 years in prison upon conviction.
What Are The Defenses To Sex Crimes Charges?
If you’ve been charged, there’s still hope to protect your reputation and your future. There are many defenses that can be used to fight sex crime charges. For example, if you are accused of possession of sexual material featuring a minor, your lawyer could argue that you couldn’t reasonably know the subject was a minor. You could additionally weaken the prosecutor’s case by blocking any evidence that was illegally seized from your personal devices.
Why Hire A Greenville Sex Crime Attorney?
Sex crimes could subject you to decades in prison if you are convicted. In addition, if you are convicted, you will have to register as a sex offender, which will severely limit your freedoms and career choices. Because of the heavy consequences you could face, you need to call an attorney as soon as possible. A Greenville sex crime lawyer from our firm can help you fight charges and work to reduce or dismiss charges against you. We have handled thousands of cases, so we know what strategies can be used to help you obtain a favorable outcome in your case.
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