Sex Crimes Attorney
South Central Pennsylvania Sex Offense Attorney
Sex Offense Lawyer in Cumberland, Dauphin & York Counties
Under current Pennsylvania laws, no crimes other than murder are prosecuted as vigorously and punished as severely as sex crimes. Unfortunately in our society, accusations of sex crimes–particularly those against children–are on the rise. TV news shows have now set up “sting” operations to trap potential sex offenders and exploit the process for TV ratings, Pennsylvania has required lifetime address reporting for certain convicted offenders, law enforcement uses GPS to track offenders’ whereabouts, a state-wide database displays offenders’ names for the public and long, mandatory jail sentences have become the norm.
Sex crimes are simply not tolerated in Pennsylvania and convictions can result in serious, life-altering consequences, including significant jail time, extensive probation, large fines, community service and even required sex offender registration for life. If required to register as a sex offender, you will be ordered to report to law enforcement agencies every time you move, search for new employment or want to leave the state for any reason.
Additionally, there are certain areas you will not be able to live in and certain jobs you will not be able to take–ever. Conviction of a sex crime can be very serious and can be extremely detrimental to your future. If you are facing any type of sexual criminal charges, please contact a criminal defense lawyer at Colgan & Associates, LLC immediately in order to discuss your defense.
Sex offenses in Pennsylvania can include the following:
- Statutory sexual assault
- Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse (IDSI)
- Sexual assault
- Institutional sexual assault
- Aggravated indecent assault
- Indecent assault
- Indecent exposure
- Sexual intercourse with an animal
- Failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements
Sex Offense Lawyer
The consequences for conviction of a sex offense–particularly those involving child-victims–are severe, as described above. What happens when you are innocent and accused of a sex crime? Accusations of sexual crimes can be very tense and emotional, especially in the cases of child sexual abuse, date rape or statutory rape. Often, these cases can be very upsetting and traumatic. The public does not tolerate these crimes and accusations of such behavior that result in criminal investigation or prosecution require an experienced, knowledgeable and aggressive criminal defense lawyer. With the help of your sex offense attorney, you can take steps to defend these accusations.
The legal team at our firm has years of experience handling all types of sexual offense cases throughout Pennsylvania. Often, our firm assigns two or more experienced attorneys to these case, as the cases often involve other overlapping areas of legal expertise, such as family law issues. For example, in a recent case, the firm, represented an individual charged with a major child sex crime. The individual was separated from the spouse and was accused of harming the couple’s child. A criminal defense lawyer successfully handled the criminal case and two family law attorneys (with prior criminal law experience) handled the Protection From Abuse (PFA) case, the Children & Youth case and the custody/divorce case. At the firm, we have the lawyers and staff necessary to defend these complicated cases.
If you or a loved one is facing these types of charges, please don’t hesitate to contact an experienced lawyer. Usually, if an accusation of a sex offense has been made, law enforcement will want to talk to “the person of interest” r the “suspect,” to try to get an incriminating statement. If contacted by law enforcement, Children and Youth or even the accusor or his or her family, do not speak to them about the matter. Instead, politely decline and get contact information. Then, call the firm immediately for advice. It is very important that your case is evaluated as soon as possible in order to determine the best possible defense and advice for your situation.
At the firm, you will receive tailor-made and personalized legal services that are targeted to achieve the best possible success in your situation. At the firm, “every Client Matters!”
Contact a sex offense lawyer at the firm today if you have been charged with a sex crime in Camp Hill, Carlisle, Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, York, Cumberland County, Dauphin County or York County.