Sex Crime Defense Lawyer in Utah
Have you been charged with a sex crime in Utah? Then you need an experienced Utah sex crimes lawyer on your side and fast. Without a good defense lawyer by your side, even the lightest penalties can include jail time and thousands of dollars in fines, which doesn’t include the damaging effects of having your name added to the sex offender registry or possible job loss. As defense attorneys, we specialize in aggressively defending our clients and are always willing to go the extra mile.
Contact Utah Defense Attorneys for free a consultation. Even if no charges have been filed, even if it’s just a possibility, your future could be at risk. So call us and see what you can do to protect yourself today. It’s free!
What are Sex Crimes in Utah?
Strict definitions are a key part of Utah’s legal system and those definitions don’t always line up with what you might think. Here’s a quick summary of the more common sex crimes:
Sexual Acts Without Consent:
If the victim of a sexual act did not expressly consent to the act, regardless of the reason why, then the sexual act is considered a sexual offense. Learn More
Having sexual intercourse when the victim has either denied consent or is incapable of consenting, regardless of whether the person is your married spouse, counts as rape under Utah law. Learn More
Aggravated Sexual Assault:
Aggravated sexual assault is a secondary charge that is added to any attempted or actual forcible penetration or sexual abuse of a victim which involved violence, dangerous weapons, threats, or more than one person as the perpetrator. Learn More
Forcible Sex Abuse:
Any “indecent liberties” (touching genitals or buttocks, for example) the defendant committed or that the defendant caused to be committed. Learn More
In Utah, this means any sexual interaction with a person under the age of 18. Learn More
Enticing a Minor:
Even if the person under the age of 18 participates willingly in a sexual act, it’s still illegal. Learn More (Classified under subsection 2; )
Any offer of compensation (cash or otherwise) in return for sexual services, even if the offer isn’t made to the person performing the sexual act, is considered prostitution. Learn More
Sex Offender Registry Issues:
Any failure to register, whether total or partial, is grounds for jail time, probation, and an extended stint on the sex offender registry. Learn More
As experienced criminal defense lawyers, we can effectively handle all types of sex crime cases. More importantly, we know how to ensure your quality of life. Contact us for a no obligation case review to see what we can do for you!
Sex Crimes Defense Attorney
If you’ve been accused of a sex crime, time is not on your side. You need a lawyer who is dedicated to protecting your rights. You also need someone who is going to support you every step of the way. Here at Wasatch Defense Attorneys, our highly qualified sentencing experts can:
- Keep you out of jail,
- Avoid felony convictions,
- Make sure you have no permanent record, and
- Resolve everything quickly so you can get back to your life.
Other sex crimes defense attorneys can leave you in the dark, but we never will. We guarantee a high level of personal attention to all of our clients that begins the minute we get your case. Our reliable, responsive lawyers immediately get to work reducing the charges against you or even getting the whole case dropped.
Sex crime cases are always difficult and often require a trial by jury. You don’t want to go with an experienced counsel or even worse, unrepresented. Wasatch Defense Lawyers have handled hundreds of jury trials and won numerous acquittals on sex cases. For your own peace of mind, let us help you.
Stay calm and contact an experienced Sex Crimes Lawyer in Utah today 801.980.9965 for free, confidential case review.
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