Norfolk Sex Crime Attorney
Let Protogyrou Law Fight for You Inside & Outside the Courtroom
Some of the most serious criminal offenses in Virginia and the United States are sex crimes. Not only is a conviction punishable by harsh criminal penalties like prison time, fines, and even registration as a sex offender for potentially the rest of your life, but even merely being accused without ever being charged to going to court can make you appear guilty to the public and media.
If you or a loved one has recently been accused of a sex crime in Virginia, let Protogyrou Law defend you against serious allegations and help you get the most favorable result in your case. With more than 100 years of collective legal experience, our legal team has successfully handled tens of thousands of cases, including high-profile sex crimes. We can listen to your story, completely examine your case, and determine your available legal options, and help you either avoid conviction or reduce the charges/sentence you face.
Sex Crimes in Virginia
Our firm handles the following types of sex crimes in Virginia:
- Sexual assault and battery
- Child pornography
- Solicitation of a minor
- Object sexual penetration
- Prostitution and solicitation
- Indecent exposure
- Sex offender registration violations
Penalties for Sex Crimes
A sex crime is defined as a sexual act performed on another person without that individual’s consent. There are two main types of sex crimes in Virginia: sexual offenses and violent sexual offenses.
Sexual offenses may not involve physical violence, such as child pornography, solicitation of a minor, or even indecent exposure on school grounds. By contrast, violent sexual offenses involve physical violence, such as rape, sexual battery, and forcible sodomy.
While some sex crimes are misdemeanors, many of them – including all violent sexual offenses – are considered felonies. As we mentioned before, a conviction of a sex crime carries a lengthy jail or prison sentence, expensive fines, and sexual offense registry.
Sex Offender Registry
The sex offender registry is online database that has your name, age, distinguishing characteristics and details about the crime that you were convicted of. This can have a huge impact on finding a place to work and live. That is why you need to contact an experienced sex crime attorney from Protogyrou Law.
Ready to Protect Your Rights, Reputation & Freedom
After the #MeToo movement in 2017, there has been an increase of sexual misconduct allegations in all industries. Many people’s lives have been ruined based on mere accusations, which is why it is imperative to hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer to defend them against unfounded claims.
Our Norfolk sex crime defense attorneys can investigate your case, gather and analyze evidence, and build an aggressive and effective defense plan to clear your name and retain your freedom. Do not hesitate to let us protect you against serious sex crime accusations.
Call (757) 267-6611 today for more information about our knowledgeable and personalized legal services.