Sexual Offenses

Sexual Offenses: Jefferson City Criminal Lawyers and Criminal Attorneys

Sexual criminal offenses also known as sex crimes include child molestation, sexual misconduct, statutory rape, sodomy, child pornography, and related criminal offenses. Sexual criminal offenses or sex crimes are extremely serious as the mere allegation affects individuals personally and professional. Mandatory reporters are required to report suspected sexual abuse and include schools and health care providers such as doctors, psychologists, and psychiatrists. Children’s Division (formerly known as Division of Family Services or DFS) will immediately investigate reported sexual abuse to determine whether the child or children must be removed from the home. A parent is often forced to choose between his or her child or children and the other parent as Children’s Division will place the child or children in kinship or foster care unless the accused parent moves out of the house. Children’s Division may not even allow a parent accused of a sexual criminal offense to see the children.

 

Many individuals accused of child molestation, sexual misconduct, statutory rape, sodomy or child pornography have lost their jobs and careers. Certain employers may terminate an employee where its clients and customers are children. Missouri is an employment-at-will state which means an employee or employer may terminate the employment relationship in these types of situations.

 

Criminal courts and criminal judges have little compassion and sympathy for persons who have plead guilty or been convicted of sexual offenses. Persons convicted of sexual offenses forever undergo life altering perceptions both personally and professionally as person is known as a child molester, pedophile, or sexual predator. Persons convicted of felony sexual criminal offenses and sex crimes are often sentenced to prison and are required to complete a sexual offender education program before release. Persons convicted of felony sexual offenses or felony sex crimes are also required to register as sexual offenders. The sexual offender registry is public record and discloses the person’s residence. Once convicted, a person is prohibited from living within a certain geographic distance from schools, and is required to follow certain laws during Halloween such as turning off porch lights and remaining inside the house.

 

Promoting, producing and even possessing child pornography violates certain criminal laws. Criminal conduct involving child pornography may be prosecuted in federal court or state court. Law enforcement will generally seize an individual’s computer to retrieve any and all information available including computer downloads, email chats, computer files, and embedded content. Any information retrieved is generally admissible in criminal prosecutions.

 

If you have questions or need assistance with sexual criminal offenses, sex crimes, or any aspect of criminal law, contact Scott Hamblin at Brydon, Swearengen & England P.C. in Jefferson City. Our experienced criminal lawyers and criminal attorneys will take the time to fully explain how the criminal “system” works, including criminal procedure, details of the criminal laws relevant to your case, and a realistic idea of what you should expect in your criminal case. At Brydon, Swearengen & England P.C. in Jefferson City, you can expect a courteous and knowledgeable staff, prompt return of calls, access to experienced criminal lawyers and criminal attorneys.

 

Our criminal lawyers and criminal attorneys at Brydon, Swearengen & England P.C. in Jefferson City have a reputation for excellence, thorough preparation and innovation. Our criminal law attorneys and criminal lawyers have diverse experience and complimentary talents to provide you attentive, efficient service. From our office in Jefferson City, our criminal lawyers and criminal attorneys at Brydon, Swearengen & England P.C. handle criminal law matters for clients throughout Missouri, including, but not limited to, Jefferson City, Columbia, Eldon, Linn, Fulton, Osage Beach, Lake Ozark, Camdenton, Versailles, Boonville, Mexico, Sedalia, Hermann, Tuscumbia, Vienna, Montgomery City, Waynesville, as well as the counties of Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Camden, Cole, Cooper, Gasconade, Maries, Miller, Morgan, Moniteau, Montgomery, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski, and others.

 

Contact Scott Hamblin for more information.