Being charged with a sexual offense can be terrifying. Not only do sex crimes carry severe penalties, but the damage to your reputation can be severe, even if you aren’t convicted. Thankfully, you do not have to face these charges alone. Criminal defense attorney Nathan Evershed, a former sex crimes prosecutor, has the knowledge, skills, and experience you need to get a fair outcome.
Whatever Your Charges, We Can Help
There are a wide variety of sexual offenses you can be charged with under Utah law, and many defendants find themselves facing multiple charges simultaneously. Nathan can handle whatever charges you may be facing, including the following:
- Lewdness and indecent exposure
- Prostitution or solicitation
- Internet sex crimes
- Sex crimes involving children
- Human trafficking
- Sexual exploitation
- Sexual abuse
- Child pornography
- Failure to register as a sex offender and related offenses
Most sex crimes are felonies and therefore carry very serious consequences—thousands of dollars in fines and years in prison. Some of them may result in life sentences. If you have been charged with a sexual offense, you need to take immediate action to protect yourself and contact a criminal defense attorney with considerable experience in handling sex crimes as soon as possible.
If you have been charged with a sex crime, you should be aware that many factors can expose you to even harsher consequences. Some of the most common aggravating factors in sex crimes include the following:
- The use of or threat to use a dangerous weapon during the commission of the crime
- You held a position of trust over the victim, such as the teacher or coach of a child
- You compelled the victim to submit by threatening to harm, kill, or kidnap
- You engaged the help of others in the commission of the crime
The prosecution will seek longer prison sentences if they can prove the presence of aggravating factors in your case. A criminal defense attorney can protect you from over-aggressive prosecutions so that you can get a fair outcome.
The Utah Sex Offender Registry
One of the most severe consequences of being convicted of a sex crime is that you will be required to register as a sex offender. As a result, your conviction will not only be public record but will be easily searchable on the internet. In addition, you may even have to disclose your sex offender status in certain situations. Certain offenses will require that you continue to register for the rest of your life. In addition, failing to comply with any aspect of the sex offender registry can result in a separate offense.
For these reasons, many sex offenders find it difficult to find jobs or a place to live. Do not risk your future by assuming your charges will disappear. A criminal defense lawyer can provide the help you need.
Contact Sex Crimes Criminal Defense Lawyer Nathan Evershed Today
Nathan understands the challenges you are facing and knows what it takes to get a fair result. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to discuss what we can do to help you put your charges behind you.