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Have you been accused of a sex offense? If you were then there are some important facts that you need to be aware of. The efforts of the law enforcement agencies to track, capture, and control sexual predators has been an aggressive movement that is saving the lives of thousands of victims. Without an experienced sex crime lawyer many people are being caught in the “dragnet” by the authorities in their attempt to capture sexual predators. How many people are being wrongly accused in this modern day witch-hunt? According to recent data from the FBI, in only ten years, there has been a 1397% increase in convictions and pre-trial diversions. There are stories every day in the news about average American citizens being charged with related crimes and being called “predators”.
Below, is a list of the more common sex offenses that you may have been charged with:
What will happen if you are convicted? Chances are, life will be very different for you if you’re found guilty of being a predator. You may have to start counseling and report to a local offender registry. Offenders in many cases have to report to the authorities and other citizen groups. Moreover, most offenders have to announce to their community that there is a predator living in the same area as they are. With tough sexual predator laws in effect, the amount of sexual predators being exposed has been a landmark achievement for law enforcement. If you have been arrested for in any related offense from preceding list, you will need to consult with a lawyer to deal with the complexities of your case locally.