088 Albuquerque Sex Crimes
Sex Crimes – Albuquerque
Have you been charged with a sex crime?
Few crimes are treated with as much contempt these days as sex crimes. Even the slightest rumor of someone’s involvement in a sex-related offense can cause untold devastation in a person’s life: the loss of a job, a spouse, a family, even a place to live. Sadly, “victims” of sex offenses are routinely caught making false allegations for personal or financial gain. But by then, the damage may already be done to the real victim: the falsely accused “sex offender.”
In the current climate of hysteria, where politicians have passed laws banishing sex offenders from some towns–and even some states–it often seems like no one will stand up to the prosecutors, who often don’t take the time to determine a “victim’s” background or motives for making an allegation of sexual assault. Groups like Santa Fe Rape Crisis and Parents for Megan’s Law only serve to inflame the debate, making it even harder for the accused to get a fair shake, let alone a fair trial.Granted, there are many cases where actual sex offenses have occurred. Many attorneys refuse to take such cases, and if they do, they treat their clients with disdain or outright contempt.
These attorneys may counsel their clients to take the first plea bargain offered to them, even though it might not be in their best interest, because they just want to get paid and get as far away from the “sex offender” as possible, and fast. Given the wrong type of legal representation, the accused may feel that he has no choice but to plead guilty quickly, or have his life and reputation ruined forever.Getting the wrong legal advice at critical stages of your case can have consequences far beyond the courtroom because of all the hidden consequences of being convicted of a sex offense.
Even for the most minor sex-related offenses, most jurisdictions require a minimum of 10 years of sex offender registration. Long-term probation or parole is usually a mandatory part of every plea deal, and years of jail time for even minor first offenders is often the normal “offer” from prosecutors. Among the many sex crime charges for which Mr. Aarons can provide intelligent, aggressive defense are:
- sexual assault
- sexual abuse
- Criminal sexual acts, sodomy, lewd and lascivious conduct or behavior
- Criminal sexual penetration of a minor
- Criminal sexual contact of a minor
- Statutory rape
- Child molestation
- Child sexual abuse
- Child sexual indecency
- Solicitation of a minor
- Possession or distribution of child pornography or other illegal images or depictions of children
- Indecent exposure, pandering, solicitation of prostitution
- Failure to register as a sex offender, SORA and sex offense registration hearings