Santa Fe Sex Crimes Lawyers
Dedicated Santa Fe Sex Crimes Attorneys Ready To Help You
If you face a sex crime charge, you may be fearing public censure, loss of employment, and friction with your family and friends.
As if this were not enough, the criminal charges can lead to severe penalties, including incarceration. Fiercely defending yourself against the charges is crucial and is infinitely more manageable when you have an experienced sex crimes defense attorney. Read on to learn about sex crime laws, and how our Santa Fe law firm can help you.
Sex Crime Laws in New Mexico
The United States Constitution affords each citizen privacy rights and freedom to associate. However, there have also long been laws that regulate sexual conduct to various degrees. The law references certain sexual actions as sex crimes.
Sex crimes encompass a wide array of actions. They include categories such as:
- Aggravated indecent exposure,
- Child solicitation by an electronic communication device,
- Criminal sexual contact of a minor,
- Criminal sexual penetration (rape),
- Sexual exploitation of children, and
- Sexual exploitation of children by prostitution.
This list is the tip of the iceberg. There are numerous sex crimes, and everyone is a charge for which you need strong legal representation. There is no such thing as a minor sex crime.
Sex Crime Punishment
If the court convicts you of a sex crime, you will face a penalty and a criminal record. The punishments can cost you your freedom and consequences can remain long after you serve time in jail.
Levels of Offense: An Example
The punishments for sex crimes in New Mexico can vary drastically depending on the crime and surrounding circumstances.
For example, New Mexico law indicates that rape (aka criminal sexual penetration) is forcibly penetrating another person without their consent. However, the degree of the offense (and thus possible punishments) depend upon the circumstances of the rape. Sentences may range from little to no time in jail and a minor fine (for a lesser degree) to 18 years in prison and up to $15,000 in fines (for 1st-degree rape).
If you are charged with a sex crime, you need an attorney to fight against the charge. This may include proving your innocence or seeking to have charges reduced or dropped.
Our Santa Fe sex crimes lawyers are here to defend you, not judge you. We uphold that responsibility to the fullest extent. Our goal is to get the best possible results for you.
Sex Offender Registry
Another significant impact of being convicted of a sex crime is that the court may order you to register as a sex offender. This can be akin to a scarlet letter-A badge for the offender, notifying anyone who chooses to inquire that a person has committed a crime of a sexual nature.
Registry ramifications present challenges to your privacy and that of your family. Also, the registry rules may preclude you from living, working, or socializing near children.
But there are defenses available to you that our office can present. Take sex offense charges seriously, and get the best Santa Fe criminal defense legal team.
Sex Crimes in Santa Fe
Recent studies show that there are approximately 861,837 registered sex offenders in the United States. Every month in our city, people commit crimes, including sex crimes.
There are several charges regarding issues of rape and attempted rape. Not only do our lawyers handle rape cases, but we also frequently defend those accused of:
- Sexual assault,
- Sexual criminal acts with a minor,
- Sexual harassment, and
- Child molestation.
If law enforcement charges you with a sex crime, we advise you to:
- Immediately state that you want an attorney;
- Contact our office; and
- Make no other statements, as we will speak on your behalf from that point forward.
An inexperienced lawyer likely will not have the insight, skill, and confidence to defend you to the fullest degree. Turn to us, as we are veteran defense lawyers.
New Mexico Criminal Law Offices: The Strongest Defenders
If law enforcement has charged or may charge you with any sex crime, you need our Santa Fe sex crimes attorneys. We have a track record of success in fighting for the rights of the accused. Our lawyers are not shocked, stunned, or fearful of handling sex crimes. But all attorneys and staff with New Mexico Criminal Law Offices understand that you may be feeling embarrassed and afraid. Turn to us. We are fighters, and we will fight for you.
For over 20 years, New Mexico Criminal Law Offices has continually proven to be a firm with a top-notch criminal defense legal team. Contact us today. The bottom line is this: Facing a crime of sexual assault or any sex crime puts you in a dire situation. It would be best if you had New Mexico Criminal Law Offices review your case. We offer a free case evaluation and encourage you to use it now.