Charlotte & Sumter Sex Crime Lawyers
Experienced Sex Crime Defense in North & South Carolina
Prosecutors are tough on sex crimes. Regardless of whether the alleged victim was an adult or a minor, you could face serious consequences if you are convicted of a sex crime. The laws are very strict in regard to sex crimes, even for seemingly minor offenses. For example, a man could be charged with a sex crime for urinating in public if a woman could see him from a public place. If convicted, you could be required to register as a sex offender. If you are facing charges for a sex crime, you need to retain the services of an experienced sex crimes attorney. Law Office of Montgomery and Hart, PLLC can help you fight against the serious penalties you're facing.
Sex Crime Penalties in North Carolina
North Carolina is one of the toughest states when it comes to sex crimes, but a sex crime charge in either of the Carolinas can bring immediate social and civil penalties. Without adequate defense, you could be dealing with the penalties for the rest of your life.
If you are convicted of a sex crime, you could face penalties such as:
- Public indecency / indecent exposure: Up to 60 days in jail and a $1,000 fine (North Carolina); up to 3 years in prison and a court-decided fine (South Carolina)
- Statutory rape: 300 months to life without parole (North Carolina); 15 years to 25 to life in prison (South Carolina)
- Spousal sexual battery: 10 years in prison (South Carolina)
- Sexual battery / rape: 144 months to life in prison without parole (North Carolina); 30 years in prison (South Carolina)
Even for a nonviolent sexual offense, such as indecent exposure, you would still face the socially debilitating requirement of registering as a sex offender. Since sex crimes are considered to be crimes of moral turpitude, this means that the state may deny you a professional license as well if you're convicted of a sex crime. If you've been simply accused of a sex crime such as sexual battery, the mere accusation can tarnish your reputation and threaten your education, career, and future.
Sex Crime Defense in Sumter & Charlotte
At Law Office of Montgomery and Hart, PLLC, we understand that the charges against you could have a profound impact on your life. Our team is dedicated to providing the best possible representation. We will work tirelessly to help you protect your rights, freedom, and future. No case is too challenging or complex for us. We believe that everyone deserves dedicated defense. Our diligent legal advocates may be able to provide you the powerhouse advocacy you need.
Contact our firm today at (980) 243-4470 to schedule your defense consultation. When you work with us, you'll work directly with your attorney.
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