Sex Crimes and Sexual Assault

Allegations of sex crimes and sexual assault are given highest priority by law enforcement agencies and prosecutors. Simply being charged with such offense, or being investigated for such allegations, can result in damaged reputation. Such crimes carry possible significant incarceration, and many such crimes in Maryland carry the stigma of being classified as sexual predators and sexual offender and requires public registration. These crimes include charges of child pornography and use of the internet and computers to commit crimes.

If convicted of a sex crime requiring mandatory public registration as a sexual predator or sexual offender, the registration can be for years, or for life and are transferrable to other States in the United States.

Conviction of a sex crime or sexual assault carries the potential of lengthy jail or prison sentences. Rape, sex offenses in the first, second or third degree are all felonies, and convictions for these crimes can result in lengthy prison sentences and mandatory public registration as a sex offender or sexual predator.

The law in these cases is complex and detailed knowledge of the facts in these cases are critical to the best defense. Often an investigator is needed to help the lawyer prepare the best possible defense to these cases.

In many cases the outcome will depend on pretrial motions filed and litigated regarding the legality of the police conduct and police investigation of the case. You will need a lawyer with experience and dedication who will thoroughly prepare your case. That is the key to a successful defense. In some cases, negotiations can be made to achieve an acceptable outcome.

The most important decision you will have to make if facing these charges is the choice of the lawyer to represent you in these very difficult and complex cases.

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Ayres, Jenkins, Gordy & Almand, P.A.

If you are accused of a criminal offense, or, if you are a suspect in a criminal investigation, by far the most important decision you will make is the selection of the lawyer to represent you.

- M. Dean Jenkins -