Sex crime charges can be some of the hardest hitting because of the social stigma involved. All it takes is one false accusation, and your community assumes that you are a dangerous sex offender. It can take everything you have to protect your freedom and reclaim your life. The fight will be hard, but it is easier with an experienced criminal defense attorney by your side — a lawyer who works hard to protect your record, rights and freedom.
Contact Salt Lake City sex crimes attorney Catherine R. Cleveland today to begin building a defense in your case.
Sex Crime Lawyer in Salt Lake City
I am Catherine Cleveland, and I use more than 10 years of experience to represent people charged with sex crimes in Utah Courts. My clients have been accused of many different sex offenses, including the ones listed below:
- Statutory rape
- Rape of a child
- Mandatory sex offender registration
- Internet sex crimes
- Possession of child pornography
- Forcible sexual abuse
- Chat room solicitation
- Aggravated sexual assault
- Search and seizure of your computer
- Lewdness involving a child
When sex offenses involve a minor, ignorance of a victim's age is often not a defense. This is true of charges such as rape of a child, sexual abuse of a child or unlawful sexual activity with a minor.
If you are convicted of a sex crime in Utah, you could face serious consequences. In addition to incarceration, fines and other penalties, you could be required to register as a sex offender. The Utah sex offender registration requirement can make it nearly impossible to find a decent, safe place to live, find a job or find acceptance in the community. Many people with criminal records that include sex offenses find that they cannot escape the stigma of the crime.
That is why it is critical to fight the charges as soon as possible — even before they are filed against you. When I represent you, I act quickly and leverage every fact, law and element of criminal procedure to your advantage. I often investigate searches of computer files to look for violations of your rights. I also look at the validity of statements you made or of evidence obtained against you. Every element is a critical piece of a larger fight for your freedom.
Contact a Salt Lake City Sex Crime Attorney
To talk with a Salt Lake City sex crime lawyer today about your legal concerns. Call my office at 801-783-3488 or toll free at 877-753-1247. You can also contact me online to arrange a confidential consultation.
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