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Fighting sex charges in Columbus

Whether you are culpable or not, the mere allegation of a sex offense can be devasting. More than any other offense, persons accused of a sex offense 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. Recent case results.

What can Akamine Law do for me?

Sex crimes lawyer, Nathan Akamine, has extensive experience with the laws surrounding your case and can offer you the aggressive representation that you deserve. He can guide you through the legal intricacies that lay ahead and help you obtain a sense of calm amidst what can be a stressful time. At Akamine Law, we bring decades of experience to every case we handle.

Some sexual offenses we commonly defend:

  • Rape
  • Sexual Battery
  • Unlawful sexual contact with a minor
  • Sexual Imposition
  • Importuning
  • Child Pornography / Pandering Obscenity

What are the penalties if found guilty of a sex charge?

The severity of your penalty can be influenced by many variables.

  • The existence of prior offenses
  • The age of the alleged victim
  • Allegations of weapon use or threat of use
  • Whether use of force is alleged
  • For pandering obscenity and pornography, the number and nature of the images or videos

The most impactful result of a 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.

What now?

When you are accused of a sexual offense, the legal stakes are high. Your reputation, career, relationships, and freedom itself are at risk. You need a skilled and experienced lawyer on your side.  Let’s get started.

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