Sex Offenses and Crimes Defense Lawyers in Columbus, OH
DO NOT WAIT!
It is important to consult an experienced criminal defense attorney as
soon as possible if you even suspect you are under investigation. Our
attorneys will begin an immediate investigation and start building your
defense. We will contact witnesses, review police reports, and take every
necessary step to protect your rights and reputation. In order to build
the most compelling defense possible, we will explore every avenue and
leave no stone unturned.
Do not talk to the police before consulting with a criminal defense attorney.
We can protect your rights, provide you with important advice, and take
immediate action to defend you against any charges or allegations. For
an immediate free consultation,
call us at 614-372-6814.
Protecting You From Lifetime Sex Offender Registry
Having to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life can severely
limit your job opportunities, restrict where you can live and even affect
your rights to see your children. We will fight aggressively to defeat
the charges you face and prevent you from being forced to register as
a sex offender.
Sex Offenses In Federal Court
The two most commonly prosecuted sex offenses in federal court involve
child pornography and enticement; however, the Department of Justice is
making sex trafficking prosecutions a priority. Federal law prohibits
the possession, receipt, distribution and production of child pornography.
“Possession” offenses carry no mandatory minimum sentence
but call for a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. ”Receipt”
and “distribution” cases carry a mandatory minimum of 5 years
and a maximum of 20 years in prison. Finally, “production”
cases have a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years and the maximum sentence
is 30 years. These statutory penalties are significantly enhanced if the
defendant has qualifying prior convictions and the government gives notice
of their intention to seek an enhanced penalty.
The guideline applications for these offenses lead to outrageous sentencing
ranges. Many federal judges are sensitive to the artificially high sentences
that are mandated by the rote application of the guidelines to these cases.
This is a prime area where sentencing advocacy can pay tangible dividends
for clients. Consequently, crafting detailed sentencing memos in these
cases, tailored to the unique factual and legal issues these cases present,
“Enticement” prosecutions in federal court are the counterpart
to Ohio’s “importuning” statute. However, the difference
in the state and federal penalties is breathtaking. Whereas many defendants
in Ohio receive probation for their first “importuning” conviction,
if convicted of “enticement” under federal law, the defendant
faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison. These cases
also present unique guideline applications which are often the result
of “bait” thrown in the water by the agent with whom the defendant
is communicating over the internet. These Guidelines issues must be litigated
in court so the defendant’s Guidelines range is as low as possible.
Sex trafficking prosecutions are being made a priority by the Department
of Justice. These cases often present situations where a parent might
prostitute their children or the defendant might prostitute illegal aliens
for financial gain. The mandatory minimum sentence in these cases is 10
years in prison.
A well-trained federal defense attorney is essential to ensuring the best
possible result is achieved in any federal sex case.
Our attorneys are experienced in many types of sex offense cases, including:
• Sexual Assault
Criminal Sexual Charges
In State Court
Criminal sexual charges may result in serious penalties, including fines,
prison time and lifetime registry as a sex offender. If you are arrested
or facing criminal allegations, it is important to contact an attorney
as soon as possible.
Our Columbus Sex Crime Lawyers are experienced in cases involving charges of:
• Internet sex crimes
• Sexual imposition and gross sexual imposition (GSI)
• Sexual assault, sexual battery and date rape
• Statutory rape – Sex with a minor
• Possession and distribution of
• Voyeurism, indecent exposure and public indecency
Contact a Columbus Criminal Defense Lawyers to Fight Your Sex Crime Charges
At Scott and Nolder Law Firm, LPA, we offer aggressive, proactive, and
strategic defense to protect the rights of our clients facing sex crime charges.
We believe that everyone deserves an aggressive defense.
Contact our criminal defense law firm today for an immediate free consultation with a lawyer.