Sex Crimes Defense In Virginia
Attorneys defending sex offenses in Virginia
VIRGINIA STATE AND FEDERAL COURT REPRESENTATION
If you are facing a sex crime charge in Virginia, you need an experienced team of defense attorneys to defend you. The SRIS Law Group defense attorneys understand how seriously an allegation of a sex crime can impact a client in terms of their job, security clearance, reputation, family and other aspects of a client’s life. Our team of lawyers have the experience necessary to defend you in Virginia.
Clients who are charged with a sex crime in Virginia must understand that this is one of the times in their life where an inexperienced defense lawyer can severely hamper their chances of success. Our team of defense attorneys who defend sex offenses in Virginia truly do work as a team. We have three former prosecutors, a former state trooper and an experienced criminal defense attorney to defend you against any type of sex crime in Virginia. All of us are licensed to practice before the Virginia Federal Courts and have handled sex crime cases before the Virginia Federal and State Courts.
The following are some of the different offenses our attorneys in Virginia have defended in Federal & State Courts:
- Possession of Child Pornography
- Receipt of Child Pornography
- Distribution of Child Pornography
- Trafficking of Child Pornography
- Solicitation of A Minor
- Aggravated Sexual Battery
- Spousal Rape
- Indecent Liberties Against A Minor
- Object Sexual Penetration
- Sexual Abuse Against A Minor
Whether you are facing a child pornography charge, solicitation of a minor charge, rape charge, aggravated sexual assult/battery charge, our team can defend you. Our team of defense attorneys recognize the devastating consequences of being placed on the sex offender registry. We do our best to help you avoid the sex offender registry.
Since we have been defending clients charged with charges such as child pornography, solicitation of a minor and other serious sex offenses for so long, we have developed a network of therapists, private investigators, computer forensics experts and other professionals to assist our clients.
Clients are being charged with sex offenses that are computer related more frequently than ever before. Therefore, it is critical to retain a team of attorneys who understand the technology and concepts related to file sharing, peer to peer networks, chat rooms and other computer related hardware and software.
A sex crime conviction in Virginia carries serious consequences, but there are solutions and defenses to these charges. The attorneys in our firm who defend clients charged with a sex crime have aggressively defended individuals charged with sex offenses in Virginia.
If you wish to consult a SRIS, P.C. Virginia sex crimes attorney, please simply contact us via phone and talk to us or come in to meet with us at our client meeting locations in Fairfax, Prince William, Loudoun, Fredericksburg, Richmond, Virginia Beach or Lynchburg. A Virginia lawyer from our firm will consult with you regarding possible defenses about your sex crimes charge.
Why is it important to have quality sex crimes legal representation?
The defense of a sex crime in Virginia is significantly different from generic criminal defense. Experienced legal representation is critical in sex crimes cases because with the social sentiment following anyone accused of a sex crime, you need a sex offense law attorney who is not affected by public opinion, and who can advise you of rights and protections you may be unaware of. Regardless of the charge, you deserve an opportunity to explain your side of the story, and clear your good name.
A sex offense defense lawyer will question every part of the charge to force the prosecution to prove every element of its sex offense case. The legal defense team at our firm pledge to give relentless, aggressive representation to challenge every facet of the case so that you have the best defense possible.
The Virginia sex crimes defense lawyers at SRIS, P.C., represent and defend clients in a wide range of sexual offense law cases in Virginia, including: rape, child molestation, child abuse, date rape, FMS (False Memory Syndrome), indecent exposure, Münchhausen’s Syndrome by Proxy, sex offender registration, possession/distribution/sale of child pornography, sexual battery, sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault, lewd conduct, spousal rape, statutory rape and internet sex crimes such as solicitation of a minor via internet.
Clients who retain our firm can count on an experienced legal team ready and willing to defend you against any type of sex crime in Virginia. We have the legal manpower necessary to provide you the type of defense you need.
At the Law Offices of SRIS, P.C., our Virginia lawyers handle each legal matter tailored to the personal needs, concerns, and best interest of our clients. You can count on prompt replies to e-mails and phone calls. Our Virginia attorneys are committed to offering honest and sound advice. Most important, our legal team will defend and advocate your case aggressively and vigorously both in plea negotiations and in the courtroom.
Our sex crimes defense attorneys and staff in Virginia speak the following languages in addition to English: Arabic, Spanish, French, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Cantonese, Mandarin & Malaysian.
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The following are some of the questions our clients ask our Virginia lawyers:
- I have been charged with solicitation of a minor in Fairfax, Virginia, am I going to jail?
In Fairfax, VA, a first offense solicitation of a minor charge is probably not going to result in jail time provided you have a good Virginia defense lawyer to defend you.
- What class of felony is child abuse in Virginia?
Felony child abuse is a class 4 felony in Virginia. Child neglect can be charged as a class 6 felony in Virginia.
- What is the penalty for Object Sexual Penetration of child under the age of 13 in Virginia?
object sexual penetration is a felony punishable by confinement in the state correctional facility for life or for any term not less than five years.
- Is sexual assault and battery a misdemeanor or a felony in Virginia?
Depending on the severity of the offense, it can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony.
- If I have been charged with a sex crime in Virginia, do I need an attorney experienced in sex crime cases or can I hire a regular criminal defense attorney in Virginia?
Our recommendation to clients is that if they have been charged with a sex crime in Virginia, they should strongly consider hiring an attorney experienced in defending sex crime cases.
- What is the penalty for rape of a child under the age of 13 in Virginia?
The punishment shall include a mandatory minimum term of confinement of 25 years;
- If I am accused of possession/receipt/distribution/trafficking of child pornography in Virginia, will I be charged in Federal Court in Alexandria or will I be charged in state court in the county I live in?
Depending on the law enforcement agency that investigates the offense, you can be charged in state court or Federal Court. A lot of child pornography prosecutions originate in the Federal Court in Alexandria.
- What is the penalty for solicitation of prostitution in Fairfax?
Any person who offers money or its equivalent to another for the purpose of engaging in sexual acts as enumerated in subsection A and thereafter does any substantial act in furtherance thereof is guilty of solicitation of prostitution, which is punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor. However, any person who solicits prostitution from a minor (i) 16 years of age or older is guilty of a Class 6 felony or (ii) younger than 16 years of age is guilty of a Class 5 felony.
- What is the penalty for attempted aggravated sexual battery in Virginia?
A. An attempt to commit rape, forcible sodomy, or inanimate or animate object sexual penetration shall be punishable as a Class 4 felony.
B. An attempt to commit aggravated sexual battery shall be a felony punishable as a Class 6 felony.
C. An attempt to commit sexual battery is a Class 1 misdemeanor.
What level of felony is a an indecent liberties against a minor in Virginia?
Virginia Code Section 18.2-370. Taking indecent liberties with children; penalties.
Any person 18 years of age or over, who, with lascivious intent, knowingly and intentionally commits any of the following acts with any child under the age of 15 years is guilty of a Class 5 felony.
Any parent, step-parent, grandparent, or step-grandparent who commits a violation of either this section or clause (v) or (vi) of subsection A of § 18.2-370.1 (i) upon his child, step-child, grandchild, or step-grandchild who is at least 15 but less than 18 years of age is guilty of a Class 5 felony or (ii) upon his child, step-child, grandchild, or step-grandchild less than 15 years of age is guilty of a Class 4 felony.