Sex crimes are some of the most serious in nature, and an arrest is enough to strike fear and concern in anyone who faces it. We know that an accusation of a sex crime does not mean that you’re guilty, and it’s important to defend your rights and future in this type of situation.
There are a lot of concerns regarding the criminal penalties after a sex crime conviction. However, even the most minor sex crime charge can have long-term repercussions on your future, making it vital to have legal counsel whenever your freedom is at stake.
Sex Offender Registration
A sex crime conviction can result in long prison sentences and fines, but it also comes with a damaging stigma and registration on the public sex offender registry. This registry dictates some of the requirements you must meet when considering multiple aspects of life, including the following:
- Employment: You will most likely have to disclose to your employer or potential employer that you are on the sex offender registry. In many situations, this can impact your ability to get a job, or to keep the current occupation you have.
- Housing: Being on the sex offender registry may mean that you’re unable to live in the vicinity of their victim. If the crime involved a minor, living restrictions prevent you from living near playgrounds, schools, and parks, where children are most often. It can cause a potential landlord to deny your application simply because they don’t want to be associated with someone convicted of a sex crime.
- Public information: When you have to register on the sex offender registry, a significant amount of your personal information becomes public. This includes your contact information, a photo, employer information, fingerprints, and more.
It’s easy to see how a sex crime conviction can turn your life upside down. Proving your innocence can defend you from prison time, fines, and the long-term impact that comes with having your name on a sex offender registry.
Our team at The Ambeau Law Firm can recognize the errors that may lead to your false arrest. When you’re innocent of such heinous accusations, you can count on our Baton Rouge sex crime attorneys to stand in your corner and advocate for your freedom.
Call us today at (225) 230-1181 to discuss your options.