Serving Gwinnett, Forsyth, Hall, Barrow & Dawson Counties
A Sex Crime Lawyer For Your Defense
There are a strict set of laws in place in the state of Georgia that deals with offenders charged with sex crimes. It’s not unusual for people that have been charged with crimes of this nature to face harsher treatment as they make their way through the justice system. The consequences for someone convicted of a sex crime in Georgia can last the rest of your life. That’s why you want an experienced sex crimes lawyer.
A person facing a sex crime in this state is potentially looking at:
- Years in prison
- Thousands of dollars in fines
- Probation and/or parole
- Mandatory psychosexual assessment and treatment
- Register as a sex offender for several years and potentially for life
Severe punishment and social indignation are common surrounding sexual assault cases, and therefore it is crucial that each case is handled carefully and according to individual facts presented within that case. Fighting sex crimes can be difficult and embarrassing for both parties involved, and so often, the outcomes are nothing short of life-changing.
Seeking Legal Counsel Immediately
If you have been arrested and charged with a sex crime, it’s vital that you seek legal counsel from a criminal defense attorney well versed in this area of the law as soon as possible.
At Carter Pilgrim, we understand just how serious these charges are, and we will take the steps to defend your case with the kindness and compassion you need. Our legal team is experienced in handling the fragile components of a sex crime case, and we are able to defend you in the following instances:
- Date Rape
- Statutory Rape
- Child Molestation
- Lewd Conduct
- Indecent Exposure
- Other sex crimes
If you or a loved one has been charged with a sex offense and you’re unsure if we can represent you, please reach out to our offices today. It’s important that you get the ball rolling from a legal perspective right away, as every second you spend without a lawyer may be detrimental to the outcome of your case, and we firmly believe that everyone deserves a fair trial.
The Sex Offender Registry
If convicted of a sex crime in Georgia, you will be required to serve your punishment- prison, probation, etc, but one of the potential consequences of a conviction is you may be required to register as a sex offender.
There are many different aspects of being labeled as a sex offender that many people don’t know or fully understand. Part of being on this list is that you will be required to undergo a mandatory psychosexual assessment which more often than not leads to a treatment recommendation based upon your conviction of a sex crime. This requires additional time and expense that isn’t often associated with other crimes.
At some point, all sex offenders are assessed and assigned a level. This level is designed to help the legal system determine your risk to society. There are three levels that are defined as such:
- Level 1: This is the lowest risk to society and you are eligible to come off the sex offender registry as soon as you have completed your prison sentence and parole or probation.
- Level 2: You are considered to be a moderate risk to society. You may be required to wear an ankle monitor and it’s likely that you’ll be on the sex offender list longer than someone who is assessed as a level 1.
- Level 3: You are considered a predator. It is likely that you will have significant restrictions on where you are allowed to live and work. It’s also likely that you will wear a monitor for an extended period of time and you may be on the offender list for life.
A convicted sex offender may have restrictions about where he or she can live (e.g. can’t live within 1000 feet of a school, church, park, or place where children congregate), and there may be restrictions on where that individual can work as well. Clearly, these restrictions can severely limit the person’s ability to earn an income and may affect every aspect of that person’s life.
Get the Assistance You Need
At our law office, we understand that your legal issues don’t always arise on a convenient schedule. We want our clients to be able to contact us 24 hours a day, any day of the week. Our criminal defense lawyers are able to make arrangements for bail, if that be the situation, as well as discuss with you the next steps to take in your sex crime defense. If we get started early, we may be able to reduce the charges placed against you.
Regardless of what these charges might be, our criminal defense team will be aggressive in handling your case and the situation at hand. We know you deserve the right to legal counsel and we will go the extra mile for you. We are committed to doing everything we can to get a reasonable outcome in your case.
When dealing with criminal allegations, especially those as extreme as a sex crime, you must call our office before you speak with anyone, police included. Let them know you want an attorney, and that you’d like to speak to the professionals at Carter Pilgrim, as we’ll handle your case discreetly and with care.
We have decades of dealing with criminal cases, many of them sexual in nature, and we can absolutely make a crucial difference in the outcome of your case. We know these times can be incredibly stressful, and it’s important to your future and your reputation in regard to how your case is presented and handled overall.
Let us help you keep your life on track.
Prosecuting Sex Crimes
If you’ve been accused of a sex crime, it’s vital for you to know how they’re prosecuted, so you know exactly what Carter Pilgrim can do for you. Sex crimes, depending on the nature, can be investigated by local police or federal officers. If you’ve been accused of something on a federal level, you could be facing extremely serious charges and should call our legal team now.
The way we will handle your case will depend heavily on where you’re case is headed, state or federal court. When we have all the information we need from the very beginning, the chances of you receiving a favorable outcome increases. You need to make sure that you’re working with a law firm that has years of experience in dealing with sex crime cases successfully.
You do not want to get into the courtroom only to find that your legal counsel doesn’t have the experience you require them to have. Sex crimes are complicated, and in the state of Georgia, you’ll want every ounce of experience you can possibly get when it comes to those defending you.
Choosing Carter Pilgrim for Your Legal Team
When you choose to work with Carter Pilgrim, you’re choosing a team that will help you get your life back. We know that you’re deserving of counsel that will defend you ruthlessly, no matter what the charges brought against you. Carter Pilgrim is that counsel. We know the ins and outs of sex crime charges in Atlanta, and we’ve been helping our clients pick up and move on with successful court outcomes for years.
If you’re facing sex crime charges, don’t wait another moment. Call our experienced sex crime lawyer today.
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Our Service Area
We are located in Suwanee Georgia, but we defend clients throughout Gwinnett County, Forsyth County, Hall County, Barrow County, Jackson County, and Dawson County. Contact our Atlanta law firm as soon as possible to learn how we advocate for your best interests.