In North Carolina, and throughout the country, being accused of committing a sex crime can be incredibly damaging. Before a trial even begins, allegations start ruining a person’s reputation, affecting both their personal and professional lives. For college students in the Winston-Salem and Triad areas, accusations of sex offenses can even start to interfere with a school career, oftentimes leading to investigations by the school that typically do little to protect the accused student’s rights.
Challenges don’t stop there, though. Throughout the trial, defendants must face aggressive prosecution and seemingly unforgiving judges. If the accused is convicted, they could face serious penalties and, in some cases, a defendant may even be required to register as a sex offender. In North Carolina, registration length can last several decades, unless a defendant wins a petition to have the registration time decreased—a difficult task given stigmas attached to these convictions.
Sex Crimes Punishable In North Carolina
Some sexual offenses punishable under North Carolina law include:
- Statutory rape
- Sexual battery
- Sexual abuse of a child
- Lewd and lascivious acts
- Indecent Liberties
- Sexual solicitation of a child
- Sexual exploitation of a minor
- Possession or distribution of child pornography
Whether you’re facing a misdemeanor or a felony, you’re facing an incredibly serious charge that carries an equally severe punishment. You need the court and the jury to take your side of the story into consideration to ensure a fair trial. Without skilled representation at your side who knows how to put forth an effective defense, this might not be a possibility.
A Tenacious Firm That Is Committed To Your Defense
At Greenwood Law, you’re not just another case. You’re an individual with a future at risk because of sex crime charges. Whether you’re facing a rape allegation or have been charged with committing other sexual offenses, you deserve to have your day in court. With our attorneys at your side, you can rest assured you’re putting forth effective criminal defense strategies that protect your rights and get your story told. We will fight smart in order to get you the best outcome possible.
If you live in Forsyth County or elsewhere in the Triad area, we encourage you to call our Winston-Salem office at 336-794-6138 or to use our online form to schedule an appointment. See how we can help you present the right defense. Contact us today.