Jefferson Parish Sexual Offenses Lawyer
Professional Sexual Offense Lawyers Serving Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
Being charged with a sex offense is bad enough. Even just an accusation or arrest can have a very negative effect on your reputation. If you are convicted your life, liberty, and reputation will be in great jeopardy. Our Jefferson Parish sexual offenses lawyer understands the serious nature of sex offenses. We will not only defend against unjust arrests and unwarranted accusations, but we will also reduce the publicity surrounding your case. No one should be tried in the court of public opinion before being tried in criminal court. We will fight for your freedom, as well as your privacy.
Common Sex Offenses in Jefferson Parish
Sex crimes are some of the serious criminal charges you could face in Louisiana. Sex offenses are those that involve a form of illegal or unwanted sexual relations with another person. Our sex offense lawyer has handled many different types of cases including:
- Child pornography
- Sexual battery
- Statutory rape/carnal knowledge of a juvenile
- Indecent behavior with juveniles
- Solicitation of a minor
- Crimes against nature
Penalties for Sex Offenses
If you are convicted of a sex crime, you will face many different penalties. A conviction will typically carry a long prison sentence and you will also have to pay high fines. Additionally, you may also have to register on the sex offender registry. The registry lists identified sex offenders and is available to the public. Appearing on the registry will also show up when you apply for employment, a loan, housing, and other situations. Being listed on the sex offender registry can make living a normal life very difficult and can be very damaging to your reputation.
Defenses to Sex Crimes in Jefferson Parish
Being accused of a sex crime may seem like a hopeless situation, but it is not. The good news is that there are several defenses available. The most common of these include:
- Mistaken identity: Your accuser may have gotten it wrong when speaking to law enforcement and identified you by mistake.
- An alibi: If you can prove that you were in another place at the time of the alleged offense, it can serve as a defense.
- Medical records: False accusations are, unfortunately, quite common in sex offense cases. Medical records can often prove that a sex offense, such as rape, never occurred.
Our Jefferson Parish criminal defense attorney can review the facts of your case to determine which defense strategy is best for you.
Our Sexual Offenses Lawyer in Jefferson Parish Can Protect Your Rights
If you have been accused of a sex crime, you need the help of an experienced defense attorney as quickly as possible. Quick action is needed in these cases to protect not only your freedom but your rights and reputation, too. At the Law Office of Robert S. Toale, our Jefferson Parish sexual offenses lawyer will build a strong defense that will give you the best chance of avoiding the harsh penalties that come with a conviction. Call us now or chat with us online to request a free consultation.