Accusations of sex crimes are some of the most damaging charges a person can face. Those convicted of these serious offenses face jail or prison terms and probation. Forcible sex crimes require mandatory prison terms. These sentences are lengthy and could even include life imprisonment.
Those who are granted probation will be required to observe very stringent terms including counseling and polygraph testing.
Once you serve out your prison or probation period, you will also carry a permanent status as a sex offender. This means you will be required to register with the government and update the local police and your neighbors every time you move. Any time someone looks up sex offenders in their local area, they will be able to find your name, address, photo and a list of the crimes you have been convicted of.
A sex offender status will also likely interfere with your ability to find quality housing, suitable employment and could even affect your personal relationships.
If you have been accused of a sexual offense or are under investigation for a crime of this nature, please call a skilled Vista sex crimes attorney at (760) 643-4050. If the police request you discuss a sex offense crime with them, it is critical you have a sex offense lawyer like Peter M. Liss available to help protect your rights and begin an investigation on your behalf right away.
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