Ethical Sex Crimes Attorney Defends Clients in Marietta, GA
Consequences of a conviction could last a lifetime
Any criminal or felony conviction can have a lasting effect on your ability to live life as you wish. Few convictions incur the same resounding impact as a sex crimes conviction.
Those convicted of sex crimes (after July 1, 1996) are required to register their names and contact information on the Sex Offender Registry, which is public information, and they are restricted in where they can live and work. Your best chance at a full life after you have been accused of a sex offense is available to you only with skilled legal representation. At the Law Offices of Melvin S. Nash, Mr. Nash has 40 years of legal experience in Georgia, including as a prosecutor and judge. He understands how these cases are built and tried — and he knows how to mount a strong and effective defense.
Types of sex crimes
Criminal sexual offenses are often classified by severity. The most violent offenses and those committed with a weapon are considered the most serious and therefore carry the harshest penalties — up to 25 years in prison without parole. There are numerous sex offenses in addition to rape and sexual battery:
- Aggravated child molestation
- Aggravated sexual battery
- Child molestation
- False imprisonment
- Indecent exposure
- Internet sex crimes
- Possession and distribution of child pornography
- Sexual assault
- Sodomy and aggravated sodomy
- Statutory rape
In 2014, Georgia lawmakers added a new sex offense to the list, recognizing the transmission of photographs or video depicting nudity or sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of harassment or other similar circumstances as unlawful.
If an alleged sexual assault involves an incident of domestic violence or family violence, criminal charges may not be the only legal problem. You may end up in family court and civil court to address the events. The results of those proceedings may be more positive if you are able to negotiate for less serious charges or obtain an acquittal, or if your accuser and the prosecution drop the criminal charges. The result of a criminal case, however, does not automatically determine the outcome of a family court matter or a child abuse claim. Our firm has a wide range of experience in defending those accused of a sex crime.
Fight a sex crime conviction before it happens
Conviction of a sex crime in Georgia has far-reaching consequences. It is extremely difficult to get yourself removed from the sex offender registry once you have been convicted, so it is in your best interest to retain skilled, experienced, thorough criminal defense attorneys who will represent your interests and secure the best possible outcome to your case.
With sex crimes, the criminal legal process is often just one part of the accusation. If you need further representation in a child sexual abuse litigation matter in civil court, our law firm is here to represent you through the duration of your ordeal. We understand what’s at stake when you face these serious charges and will protect your rights and freedoms above all else.
Contact a highly professional sex crime defense attorney serving Marietta and metro Atlanta
Severe, long-term penalties and an unbearable loss of liberty are just some of the effects of a sex crime conviction. You have the right to defend yourself against these charges, and you need an experienced professional in your corner. To learn more about your rights, call the Law Offices of Melvin S. Nash at 770.422.0878 or contact our office online and schedule a free initial consultation. We have six locations throughout metro Atlanta to serve your needs.