Jackson Sex Crime Attorney
Tenacious Defense for Clients Charged with Sex Offenses in Madison County
Sex Crime Charges in Tennessee
Sex crime charges in Tennessee are pursued aggressively by the prosecution. Sex crimes in Jackson are charged as felony offenses. In Tennessee felonies are designated in class A, B, C, D, or E, and unless a particular statute provides for a different sentence. These felony charges and the penalties they carry will vary based on the severity of your charges and accusations. Our Jackson, TN sex crimes attorney has successfully provided aggressive representation for clients accused of sex crimes.
Examples of common sex crimes include:
- Sexual assault
- Rape and statutory rape
- Child pornography
- Child sexual abuse
- Lewd acts in public
Penalties For Sex Crimes
Sex offense convictions can wreak havoc on the life of an alleged offender. Not only are there the criminal punishments of extended jail time and hefty fines but also the social ramifications. Most individuals who are convicted of a sex crime are required to register as a sex offender in a public database.
Sex Offender Registry
The sex offender registry is online database that has your name, age, distinguishing characteristics and details about the crime that you were convicted of. Since this stays with you for life, this can impact housing and job opportunities, as well as how one is viewed in the community.
The sensitive nature of sex crimes requires a knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense lawyer. The Law Office of Marcus A. Lipham is equipped to help you with any sex crime offense charges you may be facing.
Defending Against Your Sex Crime Charges
The good news is that just being accused of a sex offense does not make you guilty of it. In fact, you are innocent until the prosecuting attorney can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you committed the crime. This “presumption of innocence” is the foundation that we can use to build your defense on. Our skilled Jackson sex crimes lawyer can gather evidence and develop a strategy that casts doubt on the prosecution’s case.
To achieve this, our legal team can:
- Perform its own investigation of the crime
- Acquire expert witnesses
- Cross-examine the prosecution’s witnesses
An additional tactic for defending against sex crimes charges involves uncovering any ways that your constitutional rights were violated during your arrest. If we find any errors or misconduct on the behalf of law enforcement, we can use this to positively influence the outcome of your case.
Contact Our Jackson Sex Crimes Lawyer
At the Law Office of Marcus A. Lipham, we employ powerful defense tactics to prevent the prosecution team from trampling on our clients’ rights. It is important that you contact us as soon as you become aware that you are under investigation for a sex offense. Taking action early only increases the strength of your defense. We can also help you if you are dealing with a sex offender registry violation, or would like to know if you can get your name taken off the list.
Our aggressive criminal defense attorney awaits your call at (731) 207-4488. Call now to begin the fight for your freedom.
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