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Sex Crimes

Thorough Greensboro Lawyers Advise Clients Accused of Sex Crimes

Accomplished North Carolina firm protects individuals’ fundamental rights

From the moment someone is charged with a sex offense, strong legal counsel is necessary to protect their freedom and reputation. Our Greensboro firm, Coalter Law, PLLC, works tirelessly to combat unsupported charges and avert harm that can change the life of an accused individual. If you’re convicted of a sex crime, you could face a lengthy prison sentence, inclusion within the North Carolina Sex Offender Registry, and a social stigma that prevents you from certain jobs and community activities. For students, the threat of a sex offense charge may even cost you a scholarship or attendance at a university or college. Ignoring an accusation of sexual assault, child abuse, improper possession of pornography or some other crime won’t make it go away. Our trained criminal defense attorneys can prepare a thorough strategy that assertively challenges the allegations against you.

Guilford County attorneys handle cases involving alleged sexual assault

Sex crime prosecutions raise issues that aren’t present in other criminal defense matters. We are skillful litigators who can handle complex factors such as consent and purported domestic violence. Moreover, we realize the stigma that often accompanies these allegations and will zealously safeguard your rights in cases relating to accusations of:

  • Rape — Rape is defined as forcible vaginal intercourse. Aggravating factors that support a first-degree charge include the use or threat of violence or the involvement of multiple attackers.
  • Sexual offense and battery — Like rape, sexual offense is a felony but addresses forcible sexual acts besides vaginal intercourse. Unpermitted sexual contact that doesn’t rise to the level of sexual offense is charged as misdemeanor sexual battery.
  • Statutory rape — Adults are not permitted to have sex with minors under the age of 16 regardless of whether the defendant was unaware of their partner’s actual age. As a Class B1 felony, statutory rape can carry a sentence running at least 12 years. In cases involving two parties under the age of 18, we can explain how the law applies.
  • Sexting and internet sex crimes — Transmitting sexual comments and images online has become increasingly common, but sending illegal material or communicating with the wrong person could lead to serious legal problems.
  • Sexual solicitation or exploitation/molestation of a child — The law against taking indecent liberties with children is a Class F felony. For the purposes of this statute, a child is someone under the age of 16. Sentences can be harsher if the defendant is someone in a position of authority, such as a teacher or coach.
  • Child pornography — Possession of sexually exploitative material involving a minor is a felony with more serious consequences for individuals who are convicted of copying, distributing or producing child pornography.

From your free initial consultation onward, we will aggressively take on the prosecution with a well-prepared and determined defense. In felony and misdemeanor cases, we perform independent investigations into sex crime charges, including evidence analysis, medical record review and a thorough review of any relationship between the parties. From there, our attorneys will work tirelessly to achieve a dismissal, acquittal or favorable plea agreement, based on the specific circumstances.

Contact a Greensboro attorney for a free consultation on a sex crime charge

Coalter Law, PLLC represents North Carolina residents in criminal proceedings relating to alleged sexual offenses. To arrange a free consultation regarding your case, please call 336-645-9336 or contact us online. Our office is in Greensboro.

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