Wichita Sex Crimes Attorneys
Fighting for Our Clients’ Rights in Sedgwick County & South Central Kansas
In Kansas, sex crimes range from relatively minor offenses considered misdemeanors to serious offenses categorized as felonies. Whether the crime charged is a misdemeanor or a felony, the social stigma and personal embarrassment imposed on persons convicted or even accused of these crimes can leave lasting damage to reputations and careers. If you were charged or accused of a sex offense, it is crucial that you call an experienced Wichita sex crimes lawyer right away.
What are the Penalties for Committing a Sex Crime in Kansas?
Penalties for sex crimes convictions can vary from non-reporting probation to life in prison. In addition, many convictions require that the defendant register as a sex offender under the Kansas Offender Registration Act, for a period ranging from 10 years to lifetime. Convictions for certain offenses also require lifetime post release supervision and GPS monitoring.
What are the Different Types of Sex Crimes?
The state of Kansas defines sex crimes as a wide range of actions. If you have been wrongly accused of a sex crime, there is a chance that you may be charged based on some of the following types of sex crimes:
- Child pornography
- Exploitation of child
- Criminal sodomy
- Human trafficking
- Sexual assault
- Date rape
- Statutory rape
- Indecent liberties with child
- Lewd and lascivious behavior
- Sexual battery
What is Jessica’s Law?
In 2006 Jessica’s Law was enacted. Jessica’s Law established mandatory minimum terms of imprisonment for persons convicted of certain sex offenses when the alleged perpetrator is at least 18 years of age. Designed to be tough on crimes involving child victims, the law establishes penalties for sexual abuse of children with first-time sex offenders receiving a potential life sentence with no possibility of parole for a minimum of 25 years.
Why Hire Us?
Being convicted of any crime for which you were not guilty is a devastating experience; however, the mere accusation of a felony sex crime puts your freedom at serious risk, especially when involving an underage alleged victim. The most effective measure you can take is to obtain a criminal defense lawyer who is skilled and experienced in handling these types of cases.
If you are being investigated for committing a sex crime, you should obtain legal counsel immediately, preferably while the investigation is ongoing and before indictment. In this day and age, it is unfortunate how many cases are tried in the media. Our Wichita sex crimes attorneys at Hulnick, Stang, Gering & Leavitt, P.A. will strive to keep your matters private.
Your reputation and liberties depend on having accomplished attorneys to defend your rights. As your advocate, our team of Wichita sex crimes lawyers will listen to your side of the story, thoroughly investigate the allegation, and develop a strong defense.