No matter which state you live in, if you have committed a sex offense, it comes with a very serious stigma. The state of Rhode Island does not take these crimes lightly. Being arrested for a sex offense will likely land you in jail and facing other severe penalties that will ultimately impact your personal life and your professional life.
Because of the seriousness of these charges, it’s important you seek legal representation immediately upon being arrested. For more information about what you’re facing, please read the information below and contact our office today.
Sex Crimes in Rhode Island
There are a variety of crimes that fall under the “sex crimes” category in the state of Rhode Island. There are internet sex crimes, which involves any kind of sexual offenses conducted via the internet. This includes being in possession of or distributing child pornography. Soliciting a minor or endangering the welfare of a minor can also lead you to being convicted of a sex crime in this state. Child molestation, attempted sexual contact or sexual assault (or a child or an adult), and even kidnapping all fall under sex crimes.
No matter which offense you are being charged with, it is not something to take lightly. You must take these charges seriously as they can have a severe impact on your life. Not only will it impact your personal life and relationships, but it can also cause you to lose your job and prevent you from securing future employment. It may even become difficult for you to find housing, as you could be denied by a landlord. It will also be devastating to your personal reputation.
Penalties for Sex Crimes in Rhode Island
If you are convicted of a sex crime in Rhode Island, you will likely face heavy faces as a result. You also face a lengthy prison sentence, probation, and will probably have to register yourself as a sex offender in the state. Registering yourself as a sex offender is public information for all the world to see which means friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, and employers will be able to find out.
For many sex crimes, you could face imprisonment for anywhere between 10 to 20 years, stripping you of the freedom you’ve become accustomed to. In more serious cases, you could receive a life sentence. Rhode Island hands out very severe punishments for these crimes.
We Can Help
We have years of experience working on sex crime cases in Rhode Island. That experience in the courtroom will help us get the best results for your case. We will put together a strong, aggressive defense to help reduce the penalties you’re facing or possibly get them dismissed.
Our number one priority is always to protect your rights and fight for your freedom as our client. If you or someone you know is in need of a Rhode Island sex crimes lawyer, contact our office for a free consultation today. We will let you know what you’re up against and tell you exactly how we can help you throughout your case.