Every state has different sex crime laws. In Virginia, the definition of a sex crime is performing a sexual act with a person who cannot give their consent. A sex crime is also performing a sexual act on a person who has not given consent. In Virginia, the individuals who are younger than 17 years cannot give sexual consent. It means that even if they have sex, it will be a crime. According to the sex laws in Virginia a person violates the rape law when he commits sexual intercourse with a person who is younger than 18 years. It is not only sexual intercourse or rape which violates the sex crime laws; indecent exposure is also a sex crime. In any case, taking help from Virginia sex crimes rape, defense lawyers are important.
Sex crime penalties in VA
Virginia sex laws have two separate categories. These are sexual offenses and sexually violent offenses. For example, the punishment for rape in Virginia is five years in prison. The attempted rape is also punishable and is a class 4 felony. The person who commits such a crime has to pay $100,000 fine and imprisonment of 2 to 10 years. The sexually violent crimes are more serious than others. These include and not related to rape, forcible sodomy, object sexual penetration, taking indecent liberties with a child, sexual battery, etc.
Sexual abuse is also a crime which is punishable by law in Virginia. Sexual abuse is when a person whose intention is to arouse, molest or gratify someone sexually. Sexual abuse may include intentionally touching other’s private parts, making other people touch your private parts forcibly, etc.
Forcible sodomy is a felony and is punishable by life in prison. The Virginia sex crime laws charge the sexual battery as class 1 misdemeanor, and the punishment is 12 months in jail. Sexual abuse of a child under age of 15 is also same as the sexual battery. Incest is also a class 1 misdemeanor and is punishable by 12 months in jail.
Taking indecent liberties with a minor can result in at most ten years in prison and a maximum fine of $100,000. The attempted forcible sodomy and attempted object sexual penetration are both class 4 felony. The punishment for these crimes is 2 to ten years in prison with a fine of $100,000. If you do not want to face these charges, you should always hire a sex crimes attorney.
Hiring sex crime lawyer
You are facing sex crime charges, or someone commits a sex crime against you, you should hire Virginia Sex crimes rape defense lawyers. The criminal lawyers are experts in dealing with sex crime cases. The lawyers will help you get justice for the crimes against you or your loved ones. You can rely on these lawyers. Without a lawyer, you will not get justice for crimes against you. No matter it is sexual abuse or a direct crime, you should hire an expert sex criminal defense lawyer.
If you are facing a sex charge in Virginia, you need an experienced team of counsel to defend you. The Law Offices of SRIS P.C. counsel understand how seriously an allegation of a crime can impact a client in terms of their job, security clearance, reputation, family and other aspects of a client’s life. Our team of advocates has the experience necessary to defend you.
Clients who are charged with this type of an offense must understand that this is one of the times in their life where an inexperienced counsel can severely hamper their chances of success. Our team of counsel who defends predatory offenses truly do work as a team. We have two former prosecutors, a former state trooper and an experienced criminal counsel to defend you against any type of violation in the Commonwealth. All of us are licensed to practice and have handled cases before the US and State Courts.
If you have been charged with an allegation such as possession of child pornography, solicitation of a minor, having an experienced counsel is critical. Hiring a criminal advocate is essential if charged with a serious allegation such as assault in the criminal courts.
The following are some of the different offenses our advocates have defended in US & State Courts:
- Trafficking/Distribution/Receipt/Possession Obscene Images
- Electronic Solicitation of A Minor
- Aggravated Battery
- Indecent Liberties Against A Juvenile
- Object Sexual Penetration
- Abuse Against A Juvenile
Whether you are facing a pornography charge, solicitation charge, aggravated assault/battery charge, our team can defend you. Our team of counsel recognizes the devastating consequences of being placed on the registry. We do our best to help you avoid the registry.
Since we have been defending clients charged with charges such as child porn, enticement and other serious offenses for so long, we have developed a network of therapists, private investigators, computer forensics experts and other professionals to assist our clients.
Clients are being charged with offenses that are computer related more frequently than ever before. Therefore, it is critical to retain a team of advocates who understand the technology and concepts related to file sharing, peer to peer networks, chat rooms and other computer related hardware and software.
A conviction carries serious consequences, but there are solutions and defenses to these charges. The counsel in our firm who defend clients charged with serious violations.
If you wish to consult a Law Offices of SRIS P.C. counsel, please simply contact us via phone and talk to us or come in to meet with us at one of our client meeting locations in Fairfax, Prince William, and Richmond. A counsel from our firm will consult with you regarding possible defenses about your charge.
Why is it important to have a quality advocate?
The defense of a predatory violation is significantly different from generic crim representation. Experienced legal representation is critical in these types of cases because with the social sentiment following anyone accused with an offense of this nature, you need an advocate who is not affected by public opinion, and who can advise you of rights and protections you may be unaware of. Regardless of the charge, you deserve an opportunity to explain your side of the story, and clear your good name.
An experienced counsel will question every part of the charge to force the prosecution to prove every element of its case. The legal team at our firm pledge to give relentless, aggressive representation to challenge every facet of the case so that you have the best chances possible.
The advocates at Law Offices of SRIS P.C. represent and defend clients in a wide range of offenses, including: date/statutory rape, molestation, abuse, FMS (False Memory Syndrome), indecent exposure, Münchhausen’s Syndrome by Proxy, Registry Violations, distribution/sale of obscene images of a minor, battery & assault, aggravated battery, lewd conduct, spousal and internet violations such as internet enticement of a juvenile .
Clients who retain our firm can count on an experienced counsel who is willing to defend you against any type of allegation.
At the Law Offices of SRIS P.C. our counsel ensure that you can count on prompt replies to e-mails and phone calls. Our attorneys are committed to offering honest and sound advice.
Our advocates and staff speak the following languages in addition to English: Arabic, Spanish, French, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Cantonese, Mandarin & Malaysian.
For more information or to make an appointment with an experienced advocate, please call, or complete the on-line form.
The following are some of the questions our clients ask our counsel:
I have been charged with enticing of a juvenile in Fairfax, am I going to jail?
In Fairfax, a first offense enticing of a juvenile charge is probably not going to result in jail time provided you have a good lawyer to defend you.
What class of felony is juvenile abuse?
Charges of juvenile abuse is a class 4 . Juvenile neglect can be charged as a class 6.
What is the penalty for Object Penetration of Juvenile under the age of 13?
Object penetration is punishable by confinement in the state correctional facility for life or for any term not less than five years.
Is battery a misdemeanor or a more serious offense?
Depending on the severity of the offense, it can be charged as a misdemeanor or even more serious offense.
What is the penalty for violating a juvenile under the age of 13?
The punishment shall include a mandatory minimum term of confinement of 25 years, therefore, it is critical that you carefully choose the right counsel for you;
If I am accused of receipt/distribution/trafficking of obscene images of a minor in the Commonwealth, will I be charged in US District Court in Alexandria or will I be charged in state court in the county I live in?
Depending on the law enforcement agency that investigates the offense, you can be charged in state court or Federal Court. A lot of obscene image prosecutions originate in the US District Court in Alexandria.
What is the penalty for seeking of prostitute?
Any person who offers money or its equivalent to another for the purpose of engaging in acts as enumerated in subsection A and thereafter does any substantial act in furtherance thereof is guilty of seeking a prostitute, which is punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor. However, any person who solicits prostitution from a juvenile (i) 16 years of age or older is guilty of a Class 6 or (ii) younger than 16 years of age is guilty of a Class 5.
What is the penalty for an attempted aggravated battery?
A. An attempt to commit forcible sodomy, or inanimate or animate object penetration shall be punishable as a Class 4.
B. An attempt to commit aggravated battery shall be a punishable as a Class 6.
C. An attempt to commit battery is a Class 1 misdemeanor.
What level of offense is a an indecent liberties against a juvenile?
- Code Section 18.2-370. Taking indecent liberties with juveniles; penalties.
- Any person 18 years of age or over, who, with lascivious intent, knowingly and intentionally commits any of the following acts with any juveniles under the age of 15 years is guilty of a Class 5 felony.
The following are the different questions our clients ask us:
- How do I find the right VA Sex Crimes Lawyer for me?
- How do I find the right advocate in the Commonwealth for me?
- How can an assault defender help me?
- Can any attorney defend me against a penal violation?
- Are all crim attorneys the same?
- If I have been charged with a Federal crime, do I need a Federal crim advocate?
- If I am charged with electronic enticement of a juvenile , what is the maximum penalty?
- If I am charged with possession of child pornography in VA, do I need to hire a computer violation advocate?