In Missouri, sex crimes are one of the most serious offenses charged. What's more frightening, is that all it takes to be charged with a sex crime is an allegation. The consequences of receiving a conviction for a sex offense can be life-altering, and include:
- Lengthy prison or jail sentences
- A permanent criminal record, which can adversely affect your ability to find a job or obtain housing.
- The stigma lifetime registration as a sex offender, which is open to the public
- Deportation and/or the inability to gain citizenship if you are not a U.S. Citizen
In many sex offense cases, the case will hinge on the credibility of the complaining witness. It is therefore imperative that you retain an experienced St. Louis criminal defense lawyer who can investigate the circumstances and challenge the credibility of the accuser. If you are a loved one is facing a sex offense in Missouri, please do not hesitate our offices to discuss your situation further.