Were you arrested for a sex offense in Washington? Are you under investigation for a crime involving an allegation of sexual assault? Did an innocent encounter lead to trumped-up sex charges?
Whether you are innocent or guilty, you need legal help fast. Even if charges against you are eventually dismissed, the situation can affect your job, your personal relationships and your future.
Experienced And Skilled Criminal Defense Lawyers
Before evidence is lost or blown out of proportion with the passage of time, contact the Seattle law firm of JRC Practice, PLLC, to schedule a free initial consultation. Our attorney's past experiences practicing criminal law as a prosecutor and a public defender provide you with the skills you need to prevail.
We focus on defending people who are charged with crimes. Any sex offense charge must be defended to the full extent of the law, and we are dedicated to protecting your rights and your freedom at every stage of your case.
Consequences Of A Sex Crime Conviction In Washington
If you are convicted of a sex crime in the state, you are subject to a number of serious penalties, including:
Time spent in jail
Registration as a sex offender
Attending and completing sexual deviancy treatment
Prohibited contact with minors
Restrictions on use of the Internet
The extent of jail time is determined by the seriousness of the offense and the convicted person's past criminal record. Furthermore, the statute of limitations (the maximum amount of time that may elapse before the prosecution brings charges) for most felonies is three years. However, for sex offenses the statute of limitations may be as long as 14 years. This allows accusers to "remember" incidents many years after they occurred. Sadly, many of these charges originate from bad relations and have little merit or substance behind the accusations.
We Will Fight For You In Court
Sex offense charges, more so than many other criminal charges, are often resolved only by taking the case to trial. These trials require detailed examination of the evidence, direct and cross-examination of expert witnesses and strong courtroom skills. Let JRC Practice, PLLC, provide you — or someone you know has been charged with a sex offense — with competent and zealous representation from seasoned and experienced criminal defense attorneys. Contact us online or call us at (206) 395-9059 to schedule a no-charge consultation.