Wichita Sex Crimes Lawyers
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 criminal defense lawyer right away.
Penalties for Sex Crimes
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.
Sexual offenses include but are not limited to:
- 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
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.
Sex Crime Defense
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 still ongoing, and before indictment. In this day and age, it is unfortunate how many cases are tried in the media. Our lawyers at Hulnick, Stang, Gering & Leavitt will strive to keep your matters private.
As your advocate, we will listen to your side of the story, thoroughly investigate the allegation, and develop a strong defense. Your reputation and liberties depend on having accomplished attorneys to defend your rights.
Call Hulnick, Stang, Gering & Leavitt now by dialing (316) 665-7227.