UConn Sex Crimes Lawyer
If you have been accused of a criminal sexual offense, a knowledgeable UConn defense attorney could prove crucial to defending your rights and effectively pursuing a positive final resolution throughout these sensitive and complex cases, support from a UConn sex crimes lawyer could prove crucial to defending your rights and effectively pursuing a positive final resolution.
What Offenses Constitute Different Sex Crime Allegations?
Various offenses defined in the Connecticut penal code can be described as sex crimes. Not all of these offenses, however, involve the defendant directly assaulting and/or physically harming another person. For example, Connecticut General Statutes (C.G.S.) §§ 53a-196d through 53a-196f lay-out the penalties for child pornography possession offenses. All of these are felonies, but none require any violent conduct from the defendant for a case to proceed. Other sex crimes that a UConn attorney could help defend against include:
- Sexual assault;
- Soliciting a prostitute;
- Promoting or permitting prostitution; and/or
- Employing or promoting minors in obscene performances.
With the exception of solicitation and certain forms of unlawful sexual contact, virtually all offenses that are sex crimes are also considered felony offenses. This means any term of confinement imposed upon conviction would be served in state prison and could last anywhere from five to fifty years at most.
Additionally, severe sex crime convictions may result in mandatory minimum prison sentences, meaning the defendant would be legally required to spend at least that minimum amount of time imprisoned without any chance of suspension or parole. A UConn attorney could offer further clarification during a confidential consultation about how a particular sex crime is defined and what repercussions a conviction might result in.
What are the Sex Offender Registration Requirements?
Most sex crime convictions require that the defendant register as a sex offender in their state’s publicly accessible database, which would mandate a defendant to provide their name, address, current photo, and other identifying information.
First-time offenders convicted of a nonviolent sexual offense or a sexual offense against a minor must maintain their registration for 10 years following the date of their conviction. Likewise, courts may require registration for 10 years following a conviction for any felony committed expressly for a sexual purpose. Anyone who is convicted of any violent sex crime or who is convicted for a second or subsequent nonviolent sexual offense, however, must remain in the sex offender registry for the rest of their life.
A dedicated UConn attorney could provide more information and insight regarding how particular sex crimes are defined and the repercussions a conviction might result in, including sex offender registration, during a confidential consultation.
Contact a UConn Sex Crimes Attorney for Assistance
Sexual offenses provoke strong reactions in both the general public and the people entrusted with enforcing the Connecticut penal code. Unfortunately, this means that people accused of sex crimes may not be treated as though they are innocent until proven guilty, which could lead to violations of their rights and give them a much lower chance of obtaining a favorable result.
A qualified UConn sex crimes lawyer from Mark Sherman Law could work diligently to protect your best interests throughout your case. To learn more, click here to read our over 300 certified client reviews on Avvo.com, and call us today for a consultation.