Sex Crime Defense Attorney in St. Louis
Sex crimes are prosecuted very strictly in Missouri. A conviction of one of these offenses often results in prison and lifetime registration on the sex offender registry. Due to the nature and circumstances of the allegations, too often the person charged is convicted in the court of public opinion, considered guilty until proven innocent. The fact of the matter is that there are many reasons an individual could be accused of an offense sexual in nature. We work tirelessly to investigate those reasons, bring them to light and present your side of the story to the court.
Types of Sex Offenses in Missouri
Missouri considers the following offenses sex crimes:
- Rape, Statutory Rape and Sexual Assault
- Sodomy and Statutory Sodomy
- Child Abuse and Child Molestation
- Sex Trafficking of A Minor
- Possession and Promotion of Child Pornography
In addition to defending people currently charged with sex-offenses, we advocate for people who need to be removed from the sex offender registry. They've taken responsibility for their actions. They've paid their debt to society and they would like to start their life over without the social stigma of their name appearing on the public sex offender registry for the world to see.
In Missouri, the sex offender registry has three tiers of offenses ranging from least restrictive to most: Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3. Each of these tiers come with their own registration requirements and removal conditions. The determination as to whether you're eligible to be removed from the registration early is a complicated analysis. During your free consultation, we would go through your specific situation with you to determine if you are eligible for removal and what it might take for us to make that happen.