Salt Lake City Attorneys Defend You Against Charges of Sex Crimes
Sex crimes have serious consequences
Our criminal defense attorneys have gone to trial with offenders, gotten them out of mandatory minimums and kept them off offender registries. Sex crimes are some of the most serious crimes in Utah. Sex crimes can and do have some of the most serious consequences. Many sex crimes carry minimum mandatory prison sentences, as well as having to register on the Sex Offender Registry for ten years or for life. In many sex crimes, there is no evidence other than your word and the word of the victim in the case. Obtaining an attorney who understands the severe consequences of a sex crime in Utah is imperative. We at Smart, Schofield, Shorter & Lunceford have extensive experience in handling all types of sex offenses from first-degree rape of a child to misdemeanor lewdness charges. If you or a loved one has been charged with any sex offense, call us today to ensure a strong defense.
Keep sex crime charges from following you
Many sex crimes come with mandatory sentencing and reporting. This means that you can’t avoid serving prison time, and you must enroll in a sex offender registry, which affects your gun ownership and where you are allowed to live. At Smart, Schofield, Shorter & Lunceford, our sex crime defense lawyers are also experienced with getting acquittals in these cases.
Sex and Kidnap Offender Registry
Crimes requiring 10-year registration:
- Unlawful Sexual Activity with a Minor
- Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a 16 or 17 Year Old
- Forcible Sexual Abuse
- Lewdness (4 convictions required for registration)
- Sexual Battery (4 convictions required for registration)
- Lewdness Involving a Child
- Aggravated Human Trafficking
- Custodial Sexual Relations (if victim was under 18 years of age)
- Sexual Exploitation of a Vulnerable Adult
Crimes requiring lifetime registration:
- Child Kidnapping
- Aggravated Kidnapping
- Enticing a Minor over the Internet
- Rape of a Child
- Object Rape
- Object Rape of a Child
- Forcible Sodomy
The sex offender registry requirement ranges from 10 years to life. Our experienced attorneys, however, have helped clients plead down to stay off registries and get out of the minimum sentencing range for prison time. There are also instances in which we can help you get off the registry before the 10-year period.
Call a Salt Lake City sex crime defense attorney who can help you get your life back
Our experienced litigators have helped numerous clients to avoid or reduce registry on the sex and kidnap offender registry. If you have been charged with one of these offenses, call us today at 801-747-0647 for a free consultation or contact us online for a free consultation about your case.