UT Criminal Defense
Utah sex crimes are varied and numerous. Sexual offenses include rape, statutory rape, sexual assault and a host of other more serious and lesser offenses. One of the significant problems with allegations of a sex crime is that such allegations have an immediate effect on the reputation of the person accused. This allows people who have a vendetta to make false claims of sexual misconduct to injure the reputation of the accused.
Utah Defenders – Your Sex Crimes Defense Attorneys
A charge of a sex crime is not something you should even consider handling without experienced criminal defense attorneys like those of the Salt Lake City based Utah Defenders. We will provide you with the defense you deserve.
There are many sex crimes which if convicted requires the defendant to register for life as a sex offender. This requires the convicted defendant to provide his contact information including his address and the make and model of the car he drives for the entire world to see via the internet.
The last thing that should happen is to require an innocent person to have to register as a sex offender for his entire life. When you hire us, we will make sure to investigate your case from the bottom up in order to pick out all of the weaknesses and holes in the prosecution’s case. You deserve a solid defense – you deserve Utah Defenders.
We Defend All Types of Sex Crimes
At Utah Defenders we know how to defend you against whatever sex crime the state brings, including:
- Rape - Rape is sex without the victim’s consent. You would be amazed at the types of rape cases we have been involved with. Rape allegations are not always a simple matter. Often times there is voluntary substance abuse involved that leaves people with unclear faculties. Often times the parties have had a past sexual relationship which brings in the issue of consent. We thoroughly analyze every facet of the case to determine possible defenses.
- Sexual Assault - In Utah is actually aggravated sexual assault as there is no separate offense for simply sexual assault. Basically if a person uses a weapon, threatens, involves more than one person, or otherwise causes serious bodily injury during the course of a rape or attempted rape, it is aggravated sexual assault. Think of it as a really violent rape.
- Statutory Rape - This crime requires no intent, only an act. If someone has sex with a minor (someone under 18 years of age) he runs the risk of being charged with statutory rape, known as unlawful sexual activity with a minor, sexual abuse of a minor, or unlawful sexual conduct with a 16 or 17 years old.
- Sexual Abuse of Child - This is the unlawful touching of a child under 14 years old with intent to cause substantial emotional or bodily pain to any person or with the intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person.
- Lewd Conduct - Showing people your private areas without their consent, doing so in public, masturbating in public, anything indecent in public can be considered lewdness.
- Bigamy - Although this law is still on the books, it’s unclear whether it is still valid considering Judge Waddoups ruling which effectively stated that this law is unconstitutional when it comes to multiple cohabitants.
- Incest - Everyone knows what this is, but prosecutions for such an offense are few and far between.
- Child Pornography - These types of charges are brought after months of investigation. A defendant’s computers, smart phones, and other electronic devices will likely be seized and searched for the offending material. The mere possession of such material is a second degree felony and almost always results in jail time.
- Soliciting a Minor - Now days this usually happens over the internet. Vice squads are constantly monitoring internet activity. They subpoena internet service providers, compile the evidence, and then make the arrest.
- Voyeurism - Peeping Toms fall under this category. Using electronic devices to spy on people during intimate acts or other private settings with the intent to record their body.
Contact Our Salt Lake City Criminal Defense Team for Your Immediate Defense
We’re available anytime. Call us locally at 801.618.1334 and talk to a Utah Criminal Defense Attorney, a Utah Defender, today; or email us if you prefer. You’ll feel better as soon as you do. We serve all of Utah, including Salt Lake City, Ogden, Provo, Logan, Cedar City, and St. George.