Portland Sex Crimes Defense Attorney
Experienced Portland Sex Crimes Lawyer
If you are accused of or arrested under suspicion of a sex crime, you may realize an almost immediate negative impact on your life. The public often judges those accused of sex crimes before they are ever convicted, and you may be forced to live with that stigma. If you are convicted of a sex crime in Oregon, the consequences can reach well beyond public opinion. You could face penalties such as probation, community service, or, for the more serious sex offenses, a significant amount of jail time. Another grave consequence is being required to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life. Anyone with access to a computer can find your sex offender registration, including name, address, conviction, and other personal information. Having that information on the internet can make it almost impossible to successfully integrate back into society, and will likely affect where you can work, live, or even travel. At The Law Offices of Amy T. Margolis, we are dedicated to defending your rights as you face charges of sex crimes, and we have experience defending numerous people facing similar charges.
Defending a Wide Variety of Sex Crimes & Offenses
Sex crimes can vary from relatively minor charges to very serious Measure 11 felonies, of which a conviction could result in major prison time. Some of the sex crimes charges we regularly defend include:
Remember that the charge of rape involves sexual activity under force or the threat of force, as well as sex with a person whose unconsciousness, intoxication, age, or mental state prevents that from being capable of consenting or not. We also regularly represent juveniles facing sex charges, as children over age fifteen will be automatically tried as adults if charged with sexual abuse, rape, compelling prostitution, or another Measure 11 crime.
If you have been accused of a sex crime, there are a couple of important things to remember. First, do not speak to law enforcement prior to discussing your case with an attorney. Second, immediately contact The Law Offices of Amy T. Margolis so an experienced sex crimes defense attorney can evaluate your case as soon as possible. Sex crimes charges are very serious, and you want a sex crimes lawyer who is dedicated to defending your rights throughout the criminal proceedings