Sex crimes are some of the most serious crimes in the United States. Those who are accused of sex crimes can face harsh penalties including prison time and being required to register as a sex offender. This can impact your future relationships, job opportunities, and even where you are allowed to live or visit.
If you have been accused of a sex crime, it is imperative you act quickly to find an attorney to represent you. This is especially true if you are facing federal charges.
Because most sex crimes prosecutions happen on the state level, not all defense attorneys have the experience or knowledge to help defendants who are being investigated or charged by federal authorities. The cases can be more complicated, more resources can be devoted by prosecutors to investigation, and the federal court system can be more difficult to navigate. Nicholas Wooldridge, a federal criminal defense lawyer at LV Criminal Defense can provide the advocacy you need because we are familiar with helping clients to navigate the federal criminal justice system.
Our firm knows the federal laws on sexual abuse very well and we can put our extensive legal knowledge to work to help clients in California, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon, and surrounding states. We can assist you with determining how to respond to charges, negotiating a favorable plea agreement, or fighting to be acquitted.
Nick Wooldridge has a long track record of representing clients accused of serious federal and state crimes in Nevada.
Federal laws on sexual abuse are found in 18 U.S. Code Chapter 109A. A total of eight different statutes are found in the relevant chapter of the federal penal code. These statutes include the following:
Understanding all of these different laws is challenging, but having the right federal defense lawyer can help you to find out what a prosecutor has to prove to make the case against you.
Office of Justice Programs – Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act
U.S. Department of Justice – National Sex Offender Quick Search
Darkness to Light – End Child Sex Abuse
1064 Gardner Road, Suite 210
Charleston, SC 29407
National Helpline: 866.FOR.LIGHT
If you have been accused of a federal crime related to sexual abuse, it is imperative that you make an informed choice about how to respond to these high stakes charges. Federal prosecutors have extensive resources to make their case against you; lawmakers routinely are aggressive in their rhetoric about protecting victims of sexual offenses and cracking down on offenders; and laws on sexual abuse and assault tend to be very harsh.
You need to be prepared to fight for your future as you face an uphill battle to protect your good name, especially as the mere accusation of a sexual offense is enough to derail your career. LV Criminal Defense is ready to be the advocates you need when you face charges that could affect every aspect of your life. Our federal criminal defense lawyers know the ins-and-outs of the laws in 18 U.S. Code Chapter 109A and we will be by your side throughout the entirety of your involvement with the federal justice system.
LV Criminal Defense provides representation to clients in California, Arizona, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, or surrounding areas. To find out more about how our firm can help you to fight charges in court or can assist you in trying to negotiate the most favorable plea agreement possible in bad circumstances, give us a call today.