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Virginia Beach Sex Crime Lawyer

Facing charges for a sex crime in VA?

Sex crimes have long lasting penalties for people convicted. Other charges may involve fines, probation and possible jail time, but sex crimes could lead to sex offender registration for life. This can affect where you live, where you work and many other aspects of life. If you have been arrested or charged for any type of sex crime, team up with Thoman Law, PLLC right away. The penalties for sex crimes and even attempted sex crimes are harsh. Seek aggressive and experienced representation from a Virginia Beach criminal lawyer.

Types of Sex Crimes in Virginia

There are several categories of sex crimes in the state of Virginia, including:

  • Sexual Assault: this category involves any kind of unwanted sexual contact or sexual aggression.
  • Rape
  • Marital sexual assault
  • Sexual battery
  • Sexual predation: this category involves crimes wherein a person performs sexually threatening activities such as stalking or indecent exposure
  • Child Sexual Abuse: this would include any sexual acts with a minor
  • Crimes against Nature: this would include having sexual contact with a family member- incest is a sex crime in Virginia.

Sex Crime Penalties in Virginia

For details regarding the penalties of sex crimes, look into the Virginia Code § 18.2 and onward. The penalties are different for all the various types of sex crimes. For example, sexual battery is charged as a Class 1 misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500. Subsequent sexual battery charges may be charged as a felony with harsher penalties. This type of offense can also be aggravated in some circumstances that would lead to larger fines and longer jail time. Every offense could have unique penalties, here is a broad description to describe the common penalties of sex crimes:

  1. Registration on the Virginia sex offender registry for at least 10 years, oftentimes for a lifetime
  2. Jail time anywhere from six months to life in prison
  3. Fines anywhere from $250 all the way up to $100,000

There are also further penalties if the offense was against a child, you may be limited to areas near children in the future. If you are interested in discussing the penalties for your unique case, feel free to contact my firm and we can investigate into your situation.

Defenses to Sex Crimes in Virginia

One of the common defenses to sex crime charges is to prove there is a motivation for the accuser to claim that you committed the offense. With thorough investigation it is possible to show that the accuser was lying and the sex was actually consensual or that they may have some sort of financial advantage from the case. Also, all too often parents make false accusations in order to gain an upper hand in a child custody or family law case. Other ways to defend your case include:

  • Suppressing evidence that was obtained illegally
  • Showing that evidence was tainted from biased interviews with children
  • Providing testimonies to cast doubt on the charges

Team up with Thoman Law, PLLC for your Sex Crime Case

I know how to hold investigators accountable and force them to fully prove that the crime was committed. You need a skilled Virginia Beach sex crime attorney by your side to give yourself the best possible opportunity of fighting the charges. Contact Thoman Law, PLLC to schedule your free confidential consultation with me today! I am a former prosecutor who knows the method of prosecution and can help build your case accordingly. Call today for representation that you can trust in Virginia.

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