The Consequences Of A Sex Crime Conviction
If you have been accused of sexual assault, rape or committing an offensive sexual act against a person of any age without their consent, you need a lawyer immediately, even if the accusations are false. Under North Carolina law, if you are found guilty, you could face from 44 months to life in prison.
When you are facing possible prison time for sex offenses, it is imperative to have an attorney who will stand up for your rights, who will not pass judgment on your case and who will aggressively represent you. Our firm’s lead attorney, David B. Smith, based in Greensboro, can represent you. As a former prosecutor, he knows the ins and outs of the criminal justice system and can help with any legal challenges you may face during this stressful time.
How Damaging Can A Sex Crime Accusation Or Conviction Be?
Sex crimes not only have harsh penalties and possible prison time but also the negative stigma that is attached to these offenses – whether you were falsely accused or not – can be damaging to your career, personal life and future. Many sex crimes convictions require long-term or lifetime registration as a sex offender and restrictions on where you may live. If you are a young adult, these charges could threaten your status as a college or university student and eligibility for any scholarships you might be receiving as well.
Attorney Smith understands what you face if you have been charged with a sex crime, especially if there is little evidence to support the accusations. He has worked on cases that involved false claims for personal reasons such as divorce, child support or child custody disputes. That’s why it is crucial you have legal representation to help fight these charges immediately and to mitigate the damage.
Experience You Can Count On, When It Counts The Most
As a former prosecutor, David B. Smith has the experience and knowledge to anticipate the opposing side’s next step and will discuss your best defense options. To schedule an appointment, call 336-574-2533 or use our online intake form.