In Nevada’s criminal justice system, as in much of American society, sexually-based offenses are considered particularly egregious. Sex crimes carry a stigma that goes beyond that associated with many other crimes. Prison is only the beginning. A sex crime conviction means that for the rest of your life you will need to register as a sex offender wherever you live, and your name, address, photo, and charges may be published on the Internet for the world to see. You may face housing restrictions and limitations on the type of job you can have.
TYPES OF SEXUALLY-RELATED CRIMES
Sexual battery (not what powers your toys...)
Statutory sexual seduction
Open and gross lewdness
Lewd behavior with a minor
Sex Crime Differences and Defense
Many people accused of sex crimes find that law enforcement personnel and the community as a whole often assume because you’ve been accused of a sex crime, you’re guilty. The presumption of innocence you’re entitled to often does not extend to the larger community, and your reputation may be shattered, based on an unproved accusation.
Add to that the fact that most sex crimes are committed behind closed doors; charges are often filed on no more evidence than the alleged victim’s word, providing fertile ground for false allegations. We see groundless accusations arising from contentious divorce and child custody battles, fractured relationships, and consensual sex gone wrong.
If you’ve been accused of a sex crime, or if someone has threatened to accuse you, you need to call a lawyer immediately. Defenses are available, including false allegations, lack of proof, and consent.
Louis Schneider is an experienced and aggressive attorney who has handled many sex crime cases. Call our office today at 702-435-2121