Being charged with a sex offense can be intimidating and difficult moving forward. If you are accused, a DC federal sex crimes lawyer could protect your rights during an investigation and vigorously defend you against criminal charges. An experienced federal defense attorney could begin building your case as soon as possible.
Often, sex crime cases are handled by local district courts. Rape and sexual assault, for example, would typically be prosecuted in the Superior Court of DC. However, there are several sex offenses that fall under federal jurisdiction for one reason or another. Typically, a sex crime becomes a federal offense if it involves interstate commerce, distribution, or transportation. A crime also falls under the jurisdiction of the US government if it occurs on federal property or tribal land. The following offenses are frequently prosecuted as federal sex crimes:
Federal sex crime convictions may bring penalties that include decades in prison and sex offender registration. However, an accusation or indictment does not mean a person is guilty. The federal government has the burden of proving guilt. A DC attorney could stand by their client’s side to fight for them if they have been charged with a federal sex crime.
There are several defenses that an attorney in DC could use in a federal sexual crime case. The most effective defense will depend on the specifics of the case. Some the defense strategies that our attorneys might use in these cases include:
Because these cases are tried on the federal level, they are going to require a more thorough and aggressive defense. It is important to find an attorney who has experience handling these cases.
Often, those accused of sex crimes are immediately viewed with suspicion. Sometimes, a person may be separated from their own family based on an unproven allegation and before they have a chance to defend against the charges in federal court. It is important to hire an attorney as quickly as possible. A lawyer is their client’s advocate throughout the process, helping them ways that reach far beyond their defense in court:
A sex crime allegation can leave someone feeling shunned, but they are not alone. Our experienced DC federal sex crimes lawyers are here to help.
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