Sex Crimes

Lexington Sex Crime Defense Attorney

Defending Against Sex Crime Charges in Kentucky 

If you are unjustly accused of committing a sex crime, you are probably feeling like your world is tumbling down in excruciating pain and agonizing embarrassment. Unfortunately, being accused can unfairly make you appear guilty. Without the aid of our experienced law firm, defendants can sometimes find themselves facing challenges that will follow no matter where they go in life. Courts and juries often automatically take the side of the alleged victim without giving the defendant a fair trial.

At Landon Law, we uphold the truth. Everyone has a right to be heard and given just treatment according to our laws. We can support you in bearing this accusation and working against those who have made such serious allegations. Through the dedication of our Lexington sex crime defense attorneys, many victims of unjust charges have been able to win their cases and return to living normal lives.

Call our sex crime defense attorneys today at (859) 237-7892 to find out how you can gain your good name back with our Lexington criminal defense lawyers.

Types Of Sex Crimes In Kentucky

There are many types of crimes that you might be accused of. Our Lexington sex crime defense attorneys have in-depth experience representing clients charged with serious sex crimes. They have even overturned convictions for serious sexual crimes at the Kentucky Supreme Court.

The primary categories of sex crime include:

  • Rape and date rape: In Kentucky, all three degrees of rape are considered felonies. The most serious type, rated as “first-degree,” includes a rape where the victim has been violently forced to have sex or where the victim is under 12 years of age. Second-degree rape still includes compulsion by force, but not at the level of first-degree rape. This also includes cases where the victim was either mentally incapacitated or physically unable to consent. Third-degree rape still involves a lack of consent and threatened harm to the victim but is not nearly as violent.
  • Sodomy: In Kentucky, the crime of sodomy is used to charge people of sexual acts that do not involve intercourse. The penalties for the crime of sodomy are just as serious as the crime of rape.
  • Sexual assault: In some cases, a victim might have not been forced to have intercourse but still was violently abused sexually, which counts as assault. Victims could also be forced to act in sexualized ways, particularly by family members, friends or other members in a close relationship, signifying that sexual abuse has taken place.
  • Pornography: This type of charge can result from a vast set of crimes linked to pornographic videos, images and more. Depending on the severity of the crime, the defendant could be convicted of a serious felony or a misdemeanor. Using pornographic material with images of children along with possessing or emailing illegal sexual content could result in a conviction. The commonwealth of Kentucky also has a statute that makes “revenge pornography” a criminal offense.

The Defense Process

  1. Initial Consultation: We begin with a confidential consultation to discuss the details of your case, answer your questions, and explain your legal options.
  2. Investigation: Our team of Lexington sex crime lawyers conducts a thorough investigation, gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and reviewing the prosecution’s case against you.
  3. Defense Strategy Development: Based on our findings, we develop a robust defense strategy tailored to the specific facts of your case.
  4. Negotiation and Court Representation: We aim to resolve your case through negotiation, seeking to reduce or dismiss charges where possible. If necessary, we are fully prepared to defend you in court with a compelling and strategic approach.
  5. Ongoing Support: Throughout the legal process, our Lexington sex crime attorneys provide continuous support and communication, ensuring you are informed and involved in every step of your defense.

Kentucky Sex Offender Registry

One of the severe penalties of being convicted of a sex crime is that you could be added to the Kentucky Sex Offender Registry. Some registration requirements are for periods of 20 years, whereas others are for life. Being placed on this registry will negatively affect all aspects of your life, from your job to your family to your ability to engage in society.

Contact Our Sex Crime Defense Lawyers in Lexington Today

The moment you have been accused – or think you might be accused – of a sex crime, contact our experienced Lexington sex crime defense lawyers as fast as possible. This way, we can begin collecting evidence to resolve your case before your reputation is tarnished. You can trust our attorneys at Landon Law to handle your case with the utmost sensitivity and commitment to justice.

Contact us now at (859) 237-7892 to get the support you need from an experienced Lexington sex crime defense attorney today.

Kentucky Sex Crime FAQ

What are the potential consequences of a sex crime conviction?

The consequences can vary depending on the specific charges but may include:

  • Significant prison time
  • Large fines
  • Mandatory sex offender registration
  • Loss of employment and damage to reputation
  • Restrictions on residency and movement

Can a sex crime charge be dismissed?

Yes, sex crime charges can be dismissed under certain circumstances, such as:

  • Insufficient evidence
  • Violations of your constitutional rights
  • Procedural errors by law enforcement
  • Credible alibis or contradictory witness statements Our attorneys will thoroughly investigate your case to identify any grounds for dismissal.

How does the investigation process work?

Our investigation process includes:

  • Gathering and reviewing all evidence
  • Interviewing witnesses and gathering statements
  • Analyzing forensic and digital evidence
  • Reviewing law enforcement procedures for any violations This comprehensive approach helps us build a strong defense strategy tailored to your case.

What is a plea deal, and should I consider it?

A plea deal is an agreement between the defendant and the prosecutor where the defendant pleads guilty to a lesser charge or receives a reduced sentence. Whether to accept a plea deal depends on the specifics of your case. Our attorneys will provide you with the information and guidance needed to make an informed decision.

How can I defend against false accusations?

Defending against false accusations involves:

  • Thoroughly investigating the claims
  • Uncovering any motives for false allegations
  • Presenting evidence and witnesses that support your innocence
  • Challenging the credibility of the accuser Our attorneys are experienced in handling cases of false accusations and will work diligently to protect your reputation and freedom.

What should I expect during the court process?

The court process typically involves:

  1. Arraignment: You will be formally charged and enter a plea.
  2. Pre-Trial: Both sides exchange evidence, and motions may be filed.
  3. Trial: If no plea deal is reached, your case will go to trial where both sides present their arguments.
  4. Verdict: The judge or jury will render a decision.
  5. Sentencing: If convicted, you will receive your sentence. Our attorneys will guide you through each step, providing representation and support.

Do I have to register as a sex offender if convicted?

If convicted of certain sex crimes, you may be required to register as a sex offender. This registration comes with strict reporting requirements and can have significant long-term impacts on your life. Our attorneys can assist in understanding these requirements and, if possible, seek alternatives or relief from registration.

Contact us now at (859) 237-7892 to get the support you need from our experienced Lexington sex crime defense lawyer today.

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