In the state of Virginia, sex-related offenses are taken extremely seriously, especially those committed against children. Sex crimes are heavily investigated and often tried more severely than other types of crimes. At Carleton Penn III, we have more than 30 years of experience and extensive knowledge in defense of complex and serious criminal cases. Being convicted of a sex crime will affect your life both immediately and well into the future, which is why retaining immediate defense from a Fairfax sex crime lawyer is essential.
If you are convicted of a sex crime, it can lead to very severe consequences. Depending on the nature of the offense, you could face years in jail or prison, large fines, required counseling, probation, and community service. Additionally, sex crime convictions require that you file as a sex offender, which will typically follow you and affect you negatively for the rest of your life. Registered sex offenders are restricted on where they can live, work, and the type of employment positions they can hold.
We understand that a sex crime conviction will change the way you live your life forever. Our goal is to protect your rights aggressively and gather evidence which shows holes in the prosecution's case to build an effective defense strategy. We have a number of proven strategies which we can employ depending on the circumstances of the accusations against you, such as mistaken identity or illegal search and seizure. In some cases, we can even reduce the charges against you.
To set up a free consultation, please call a Fairfax criminal defense lawyer from our firm now at (703) 293-5910.