Since 2017, the #MeToo movement has resulted in sex crime allegations in every industry, from entertainment and politics to corporations and education. Unfortunately, there are many accusations that end up being completely fabricated, causing irreparable damage to a person's career and reputation before he/she is even charged or stepped foot in a courtroom.
If you or a loved one is being accused of some form of sexual misconduct in Dekalb County, one of the most important steps you need to take is to reach out to Schwartz Trial Law in Dunwoody, GA to help you avoid getting charged and/or convicted. Attorney Ryan Schwartz is a former Assistant District Attorney, which means he understands how the prosecution will approach your case and can adequately counteract the state's arguments. He can listen to your story, examine the facts and circumstances of your case, and develop an effective and personalized defense strategy on your behalf.
Contact us today and request a free initial consultation to discuss your case with our sex crime attorney.
Sex crimes involve one person causing another person - either through force or threat - to engage in a sex act without consent. Sex crimes are considered some of the most serious criminal offenses in Georgia and the United States.
Common types of sex crimes include:
- Rape or sexual assault
- Statutory rape
- Child molestation
- Sexual exploitation of a minor
- Child pornography
- Prostitution and solicitation
- Indecent exposure
Most sex crimes are felonies in Georgia. Not only is a conviction punishable by imprisonment and fines worth thousands of dollars, but it can also result in registration as a sex offender - possibly for the rest of your life, depending on the nature of the alleged offense. Being considered a sex offender can make it extremely difficult to obtain employment, find housing, and live a normal life.
The sex offender registry is an online database that has your name, age, distinguishing characteristics and details about the crime that you were convicted of. Having to register as a sex offender will have a drastic impact on the way you live your life. Since this lasts for your lifetime, it can affect things like where find places to work and live. That is why you need the help of an experienced sex crime attorney from Schwartz Trial Law.
Since the criminal penalties for a sex crime are significantly harsh, it is imperative to seek legal representation from an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Let Attorney Ryan Schwartz protect your rights, reputation, and freedom.
Call us for more information about our attentive and personalized legal services.