The Cochran Firm Criminal Defense attorneys are prepared to help you if you have been accused of a sex crime. Our criminal defense lawyers have the knowledge and resources needed to aggressively fight for your rights.
A conviction relating to any sex crime charges often brings with it a lengthy prison sentence if your representation is lacking in its effectiveness when defending your rights. Our Criminal Defense attorneys will actively focus on achieving a favorable outcome for your individual case.
Sex Crime Offenses
If you are arrested under suspicion of a sex crime, you may be accused of one or more of the following offenses:
- Sexual assault
- Child molestation including child sexual abuse
- Child pornography
- Computer sex crimes
- Public sexual indecency/lewd acts
Any physical contact of a sexual nature that has not been voluntarily consented to, can be defined as sexual assault. Rape is one type of sexual assault. However, this type of offense may also include incest, sodomy, and child molestation.
The sexual assault of a minor is categorized as child molestation. Considered to be one of the most heinous crimes, child molestation and child abuse carry some of the harshest punishments if the accused is convicted.
Child pornography is defined as any visual representation of sexually explicit conduct involving a child. This may include drawings, cartoons, sculptures, photographs, films, paintings, videos or computer generated images that show a child involved in any of the following situations:
- Graphic bestiality
- Masochistic or sadistic abuse
- Sexual intercourse (genital-genital, oral-genital, anal-genital, oral-anal)
Computer Sex Crimes
Computer sex crime accusations and convictions are on the rise. With universal access to the Internet, it is easy to access and distribute child pornography, as well as chat with minors. The unfortunate truth is that it has also become increasingly easy to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. This makes it easy for someone to be wrongly accused of a computer sex crime.
There are three major categories of rape, which are not exclusive: forcible, date, and statutory. Forcible rape occurs when the victim is forced to participate in sexual activity without consenting. Date rape (which may also be forcible or statutory) occurs when someone the victim knows uses violence, drugs or alcohol to overtake and forcibly engage in sexual activity with the victim. Statutory rape occurs when consensual sexual relations are engaged in between a person of consenting age and a person who is not old enough to legally consent to the actions.
Public Sexual Indecency/Lewd Acts
Any sexually indecent or offensive act that is performed in public is considered to be public sexual indecency. A lewd act is sexually offensive conduct such as indecent exposure, prostitution, and the distribution of pornography.
All of these sex crimes are considered socially immoral and offensive, yet not all those who are accused of such acts are guilty. If you have been accused of a sex crime, do not hesitate to contact The Cochran Firm Criminal Defense attorneys as soon as possible. Our criminal defense lawyers are skilled and knowledgeable in providing you with the best aggressive legal representation available to you. Please call or email our sex crimes defense attorneys today.