Whether you are blameworthy or not, the allegation of a sex offense can be devastating. More than any other offense, persons accused of a sex crime are treated as guilty before even going to court. Accusations can be highly subjective. Victim perception, witness observations, and forensic evidence (such as rape kits or DNA tests) can be interpreted in different ways. It is important to hire a lawyer who has conducted sex offense trials and knows how to effectively combat law enforcement tactics.
Charges we will defend:
- Sexual Battery
- Unlawful sexual contact with a minor
- Sexual Imposition
- Child Pornography / Pandering Obscenity
What are the penalties if I am convicted of a sex crime?
Often, sex crime charges are accompanied by others as itemized above. The most impactful result of any conviction is lengthy prison time. However, significant fines, mandatory counseling, and probation (or post-release control) are also likely. Another major consideration is that a conviction will usually require you to register, for years, as a sex offender.
Some variables that influence your case:
- The existence of prior offenses
- The age of the alleged victim
- Allegations of weapon use or threat of use
- Whether the use of force is alleged
- For pandering obscenity and pornography, the number and nature of the images or videos
How can a lawyer help me with a sex crime charge?
Your reputation, career, relationships, and freedom itself are at risk.
You have a problem right now, I know that. I am attorney Nathan Akamine and I can help you. I have a proven history of success defending the accused against determined prosecutors and jurors that may be eager to convict. I will guide you through the legal intricacies that lay ahead, and help you have a sense of calm during this stressful time. Together, we will be prepared to take your case as far as needed to obtain the desired results.
"I highly recommend Nathan to anybody in need of a defense attorney. He really helped a lot. He's very professional and kind. I am very happy with the service he provided."
"Thank you for a job well done. I appreciate that you took my calls and treated me with respect. I can’t thank you enough for everything you've done. I will recommend you to everyone I know."
"My husband was facing jail time after his 4th DUI arrest. Mr. Akamine encouraged him to get the help he needed in treatment and convinced the judge to allow him to do house arrest instead of jail."
-Amy and John K.
"I didn't hire a lawyer for my first DUI. That was a mistake. Mr. Akamine goes above and beyond. Lawyer of the year in my option. I'll never go anywhere else for my legal issues."
"Nathan represented my son several times in the past. He recommended the best actions to take in court and truly cared about us. I called often and he always was able to make me feel better about my son's situation."
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