Unlawful Sexual Activity With a Minor in Utah
Being convicted of Unlawful Sexual Conduct With a Minor could cause you to be sentenced to a long prison term and payment of extremely large fines. You would also be required to have your information entered on the Utah sex offender registry for a minimum of 10 years. Combined, these consequences can be devastating to your future. If you have been charged with engaging in illegal sexual activity with a minor child, you need to work with the best criminal attorney Salt Lake City, UT, has to offer.
If you are accused of a sex crime involving a minor, contact Wasatch Defense Attorneys in Salt Lake City, Utah as soon as possible. Our sex crimes defense lawyers can provide you with information about the next steps you should take to defend your rights and build a winning defense.
Punishments for Unlawful Sexual Activity with a Minor
Under Utah law, a conviction of unlawful sexual activity with a minor may result in a jail or prison sentence and a large fine, plus registering as a sex offender. Depending on the specifics of your case, you may be charged with and convicted of one of these classes of crime:
Class B Misdemeanor:
Conviction of a Class B Misdemeanor can result in a maximum fine of $1,000 and a maximum jail term of 6 months.
A Third Degree felony conviction can result in a maximum sentence of a $5,000 fine and 5 years in prison.
If a defendant is under four years older than the victim when the offense occurs, the charge is reduced from a Third Degree felony to a Class B misdemeanor. A Salt Lake City criminal attorney can help you make sure that all the possible reductions of charges and/or sentences to which you are entitled are applied.
Becoming a Registered Sex Offender
If you are convicted of a sex crime involving a minor in Utah, you must register as a sex offender for a minimum of 10 years. During those years, you will be required to re-register at set intervals to avoid additional criminal charges, and you will be prohibited from visiting many public places and other locations, among other restrictions.
The Utah sex offender registry contains a public display of your picture, name, age, home and work addresses, and license plate numbers, along with the crime you were found guilty of and the date of the conviction. It can prevent you from working in your preferred employment and even stop you from living in your desired neighborhood, among other consequences.
For a Salt Lake Criminal Attorney – Call Wasatch
A criminal record of conviction for illegal sexual activity with a minor child can destroy your reputation, take your freedom, devastate you financially, and ruin your future. As you can see, that’s a profoundly serious set of risks. Wasatch lawyers have helped many people in such situations in the criminal courts. Our experienced criminal defense lawyers can protect your rights and help you determine your best options and strategy for building a winning case.
If you face charges for a sex crime involving a minor, call Wasatch Defense Attorneys at (801) 980-9965, or contact us here online for an appointment to discuss your case.
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