Kitsap County Sex Crimes Lawyers
Skilled Defense for Port Orchard and Surrounding Areas
Sex offenses are some of the most serious crimes. Because of this, they are aggressively pursued and harshly prosecuted. A conviction for some offenses is punishable by up to life in prison. Although incarceration and fines are severe penalties, they aren't the only you face if you've been charged and are convicted; you may also have to register as a sex offender.
Having a skilled attorney on your side for your sex crime charge can make a substantial difference in the outcome of your case. At Glisson & Morris, our lawyers have nearly 50 years of combined experience and will explore every legal avenue to mount a strong defense and fight your charges. Our team is thorough, detail-oriented, and results-driven – characteristics needed to effectively handle the most challenging cases. When going up against a prosecutor, we won't back down and will seek to protect your best interests. We will be committed to taking on your case with integrity and honesty, providing sound legal counsel and guiding you skillfully through the criminal justice process.
What Types of Sex Crimes Are There?
Sex crimes are offenses that involve sexual intercourse or sexual conduct. Most of these offenses are charged as felonies, which means that a conviction could result in years in prison and hefty fines.
Washington laws define various types of offenses as sex crimes, including, but not limited to:
- Child molestation
- Sexual misconduct with a minor
- Indecent liberties
How Long Is the Prison Sentence for a Sex Crime Conviction?
As with any crime, the exact penalties for a sex offense depend on the facts of the case. For instance, a person convicted of rape in the second degree (a class A felony) faces up to life imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $50,000. Voyeurism is a class C felony. The maximum prison sentence for a conviction of this offense is 5 years, and the maximum fine is $10,000.
As mentioned earlier, a prison sentence isn't the only sanction imposed upon a person convicted of a sex crime; they may also be required to register as a sex offender. This means that they must periodically provide to the county sheriff details of their offense and their personal information, some of which is accessible by the public. A sex offender registration requirement can have numerous consequences, such as being stigmatized and facing adverse reactions from the community.
Delivering the Defense You Need
At Glisson & Morris, we believe in the presumption of innocence and know there are two sides to every story. When you come to us, our Kitsap County lawyers will listen to you without judgment and with the intention of uncovering the truth of the matter.