Sex-Related Crimes Attorney in Kansas City, Missouri
If you have been charged with a sex offense at the state or federal level, or are being investigated for sex crimes, you could be facing harsh consequences. These consequences may include mandatory prison sentencing and lifetime registration as a sex offender. With so much at stake, it is vital that you have an attorney who will fight for you.
At The Alsobrook Law Firm, my team and I believe everyone deserves quality criminal defense representation, regardless of the charges they are up against. As a sex crimes attorney who serves clients in Kansas City, Missouri, and Kansas City, Kansas, my job is to relentlessly fight for my clients and pursue justice at every stage of the process.
Types of Sex-Related Offenses
Having dealt with many types of sex crime allegations in my criminal defense practice, I have obtained many favorable outcomes for my clients. I have helped clients avoid prison, reduce their sentences, avoid sex offender registration, and protect their futures. Ultimately, my goal as a criminal defense lawyer is to improve your outcome, no matter what the circumstances might be:
Sexual assault or rape
Sexual abuse or child molestation
Unlawful sexual contact
Child pornography charges
Internet solicitation of a minor
My experience and background has provided me with the ability to gauge the evidence against you and identify weaknesses in the opposing side’s case. I also handle appeals of convictions and sentences.
Steps to Take after Being Accused of a Sex Crime
After being charged with a sex crime, you need to take action sooner rather than later. If you are accused of a sexually-related offense—and even if you have been arrested—your rights do not go away. Here is what you should do once you are aware of the accusations:
Gather and preserve evidence
Decline any voluntary searches or testing
Do not give access to your phone or computers
Do not submit to cheek swabs or other genetic evidence gathering
Do not turn over written records
Do not release your computer user IDs and passwords
Do not have contact with the victim or any witnesses
My firm and I have assisted our clients through every step of this difficult process, and have built a reputation of fierce, compassionate advocacy for you and your loved ones.
Possible Penalties of Sex-Related Crimes Against Children
There’s no easy way to say it: the penalties of sex-related crimes are very severe. Although they differ from state to state, in Missouri and Kansas, sex crimes against children are typically punishable in the following ways:
Depending on their specific charge, a person convicted of a sex crime against a child could face anywhere from six months to life in prison without the chance for parole.
Fines for sexual crimes can range from $750 to $10,000. In addition to these fines, the person convicted may also be ordered to pay restitution to the victim and their family.
Sex Offender Registration
When a person is convicted of a sex crime, in either Missouri or Kansas, they are automatically registered as a sex offender in their respective state.
Inability to Work
If you are a convicted child sex offender in either Missouri or Kansas, you will likely have serious difficulty finding a job.
How to Defend Yourself Against Accusations
At The Alsobrook Law Firm, part of my game plan is to provide a strong defense. I will customize your defense strategy to your unique circumstances. Together, we’ll explore options such as:
Proving the charges against you are false
Showing that no sexual contact took place
Questioning whether there was consent
Suggesting insufficient evidence
Sex-Related Crimes Attorney
Serving Kansas City, Missouri
As soon someone accuses you of a sex crime, reach out to The Alsobrook Law Firm. I will use every resource available to investigate your case and build your defense. Due to the serious nature of sex crimes, authorities tend to make arrests first and ask questions later. With my experience as a former prosecutor, I know exactly how to negotiate with the other side to help you pursue your most favorable outcome.