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Defending Clients Who Are Facing Sex Crime Charges In Shelby County
If you have been charged with a sex offense in Tennessee or Mississippi, then you could face some extremely harsh penalties upon conviction.
There are many different types of sex offenses that you could be charged with, including:
Depending on the specifics of your charge, your criminal history, and other elements of your case, you could face various penalties for conviction of this type of crime.
Are you facing charges for a sex crime? Call the Claiborne Ferguson Law Firm, P.A., today at (901) 878-5434 or contact us online to schedule your free case consultation with our sex crimes attorney in Memphis.
What Are The Penalties For Rape in Tennessee?
Rape charges can include statutory rape, which is intercourse with an individual who is under the legal age of consent or the forcible penetration of any sexual region of an individual without their consent.
Depending on various circumstances of your case, you could face:
- Up to 12 years in prison for aggravated statutory rape
- Up to 6 years for statutory rape
If you are charged with the crime of rape, then you will face Class B felony charges, which can carry up to 12 years in prison. Whether you were accused of a federal sex crime or have questions regarding the sex offender registry, please talk to our sex crimes attorney in Memphis as soon as possible.
Defending Yourself Against a Sex Crime
Have you been accused of a sex crime? Stop talking to anyone, especially to the police, about this. The first step to defending yourself against this allegation is not talking to anyone but your Memphis sex crime attorney.
You cannot talk your way out of being charged. Even in cases where the victim lied, I have never seen a prosecution halted prior to charging. It was only after our investigation of all of the facts and not just the lies that police are so quick to believe that charges have been dismissed.
Also, do not give anyone access to your computers, phones, or emails/texts. These can often be used to take the most innocuous comments and twist them into a form of confession. Do not agree to take a lie-detector test with the police. We handle all the lie-detector testing, and it is private unless we need it to negotiate with the prosecuting attorneys.
You need a law firm, a team of sex crimes lawyers and investigators, to build a successful defense to these charges. We have successfully handled hundreds of similar cases and can handle yours. The first step is to pick up the phone a call today.
Allow Our Sex Crimes Attorney To Represent You Today
As skilled and highly experienced litigators, our Memphis criminal defense attorneys understand the severity of the situation that you face if you have been charged with a sex offense such as rape or sexual assault.
It is important that you educated yourself or let us educate you regarding your situation and that you are provided with the representation that you need in order to aggressively combat the charges made against you. If you are arrested and charged with this offense, then utilize your Fifth Amendment rights and remain silent. Confession or any other information given to an official will most likely hurt your case. You need to retain skilled representation before giving any information to law officials.
Contact the Claiborne Ferguson Law Firm, P.A., today to get started on your defense with our Memphis sex crimes lawyer.
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