If an offender has a conviction, they need to register as a sex offender within their community of residence. In addition to this, there is a high probability that the offender may lose their family and communal credibility. Therefore, this renders them unable to find a place to stay and gain stable employment.
A Columbus, GA Sex Crime Defense Attorney Can Help
Even though you have a sex crime offense charge, you still have a chance to walk home with a discharge and an acquittal of all allegations. The law has it that an accused remains innocent of a sexual offense until they are proven guilty. That is to say, you can only remain innocent by retaining a diligent Columbus, Ga. sex crime defense lawyer by your side working to protect your rights and advocating for you. One of the key elements of winning a Sex Crime allegation is a quick intervention by your Columbus, Ga. sex crime defense lawyer. Above all, it would be an advantage if the contact is made as soon as possible. The investigation for your case needs to begin quickly in to the details of the allegation to defend you.
Tyler Moffitt is a Columbus, Ga. criminal defense lawyer who has been representing clients with sexual assault and sexual harassment throughout Georgia. He is very strict on standing up for people’s rights with regard to sex crimes charges. As such, he is very thorough in the preparation of the right paperwork. Tyler has vast knowledge and tactics that are very useful when it comes to a sex crime case. Most importantly, he is very aware of your future if you receive a conviction. Most importantly, that is why he is diligent in practice and protests your legal rights.
Sexual Assault in Georgia
Georgia code 16-6-5.1 has it that sexual assault may be committed when an individual with disciplinary or supervisory authority over another engages in sexual assault such as
- A school principal, teacher, or any other administrator engages in sexual contact with a student of the school.
- An agent or employee of any county juvenile probation office, community supervision office, or department of juvenile justice engages in sexual contact with a parolee or probationer that is under the supervision of the office.
- An employee of a hospital engages in sexual contact with a patient.
- An employee of a law enforcement agency engages in sexual contact with a detainee.
- An agent or employee of a juvenile facility, correctional facility, facility giving care or services to a disabled or a facility rendering child welfare or youth services engages in sexual contact with an individual who the offender knows is getting services from such facility.
In addition to this, a psychotherapist has engaged in a sexual assault if they have sexual contact with an individual who seeks counseling from them.
Furthermore, an employee, agent, or volunteer at any licensed facility who has sexual contact with someone who is on an admit status and is to receive the facility’s services engages in a sexual assault.
Sexual Assualt Punishment
If an offender has a sexual assault conviction, they will be the subject of jail time of up to 25 years and above or a steep fine not exceeding $100,000 or both. However, if the conviction relates to sexual assault involving a child (usually under 16 years of age), the offender can receive a sentence to prison time of at least 25 years to 50 years.
However, if at the time of the offense, the victim of the sexual assault is at least 14 years of age but not older than 16 years of age, and the offender is four years older than the victim, the act will be termed as a “misdemeanor.”
Other offenses amounting to sex crimes in Georgia
There are other categories of sex crime where Tyler Moffitt may be able to represent you. These include, but are not limited, to the following:
- Sexual battery
- Child molestation
- Indecent exposure
- Children enticement for indecent purposes
- Public indecency
- Statutory rape
- Child pornography
Contact a Columbus, Ga. Sex Crime Defense Attorney Today
Contact Tyler Moffitt today to discuss any issue under a sex crime charge today. Remember you have got no time to waste and acting earlier would go a long way in getting your freedom. He is available as needed to take your case. To schedule a consultation, call him at 762-212-3846.