Under Pennsylvania law, sex offenses are treated as very serious crimes and often you face felony charges as a result of being accused of a sex offense. Not only does Pennsylvania law take sex crimes seriously, but the federal government also has a variety of laws related to illegal sexual acts. This means you could potentially face either state or federal charges when you have been accused of a sex offense.
With the potential for long jail sentences, lifetime registration as a sex offender, and immense public embarrassment and damage to your reputation, it is extremely important that you get qualified legal help whenever you are accused of sex offenses.
At the Pennsylvania criminal defense firm of Lawrence R. Dworkin, we have successfully represented many accused sex offenders, helping them to avoid conviction or to lessen the severity of the potential penalties that they face. To learn more about how we can help you if you are accused of a sex offense, contact us today.
There are many different Pennsylvania and federal laws related to sex offenses. These laws prevent behaviors such as rape and unwanted or forced sexual touching. They also prevent engaging in any type of sexual relations with minors who are too young to give consent. Even the possession of certain types of pornography can give rise to federal and/or state charges. For instance, some examples of the types of behavior that may be considered sex offenses include:
These are just some examples of the types of crimes defined as sex offenses under Pennsylvania and/or federal law. If you are accused of these offenses or any related crimes, it is in your best interests to contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer right away. Your lawyer will do everything possible within the bounds of the law to help you avoid conviction. For example, your lawyer may help you to raise defenses including consent, lack of intentional wrongdoing, false accusations or false memory.
To learn more about possible defenses when you are charged with sex crimes, or for assistance either defending yourself or negotiating a plea bargain, contact the Pennsylvania criminal defense law firm of Lawrence R. Dworkin online or at 610-566-0610 as soon as possible after you have been accused of a sex offense.