Because Georgia has some of the harshest penalties of any U.S. state for convicted sex offenders, there’s more than your reputation at stake when you’re charged with a sex crime. Sex crime convictions leave judges no choice but to impose mandatory sentencing, which in many cases is a minimum of ten years in prison, and a maximum life sentence.
All convicted sex offenders must register as offenders for the rest of their lives, limiting the opportunity for employment or residency in the future. Sex crime convictions mean serious legal and social consequences. It takes a skilled and experienced GA criminal defense lawyer to confront and refute every charge against you in a court of law, helping you avoid a lifelong stigma as a rapist or child molester.
Once a GA prosecutor charges you with a sex offense, conviction, it means mandatory prison sentencing and the loss of certain personal liberties, for example, your rights to vote or own a handgun.
At the Law Office of Miles Patterson Hansford Tallant, LLC, we defend people who face criminal charges associated with:
- Rape (includes date rape and statutory rape)
- Sexual assault
- Sexual battery
- Sexual abuse of a minor (child molestation)
- Owning, creating, publishing, or distributing child pornography
- Prostitution, solicitation, and pimping
- Stalking or harassment
- Indecent exposure
- Lewd and lascivious conduct
- Forcible sodomy
As experienced Cumming, GA attorneys, we do everything within our power to avoid having to go to trial. However, if we must appear in court with you, we will be thoroughly prepared with a clever, persuasive, and well-researched defense.
Sentencing for Sex Offenses in the State of GA
State and federal guidelines vary quite a bit when it comes to sex crime sentencing in Georgia. The courts consider a number of factors: Was a computer used in the commission of the crime? How old was the victim? How many times did unlawful sexual activity take place? Did the perpetrator employ the use of a weapon? Does the accused have prior convictions for sex offenses?
In any case, GA’s sex crime penalties are serious. They include prison sentences (up to a life term), hefty fines, and probation.
If you have been arrested for or charged with forcing unwanted sexual contact on someone, please call the sex crime defense team at Miles Patterson Hansford Tallant, LLC immediately. You may contact us via phone at (770) 781-4100 or after hours at (678) 343-8075 or access our simple contact form here. We know how to defend you against the most insidious accusations of sexual misconduct. Regardless of what the prosecutor says, you are are innocent until proven guilty in a Georgia criminal court.