If you are being investigated for or accused of a sex crime in Las Vegas, just the ramifications of the accusations or investigation can have life altering effects on any person. Several times, just being accused of something like this makes a person seem as good as guilty to those around. All it takes is for one statement from an alleged victim to lead to an arrest that can result in outrageous bail with potential life sentences at stake. Several times these allegations will have no corroborating evidence, but will still lead to the same result. Some common sex crimes in Nevada are sexual assault, statutory rape, lewdness with a child, open or gross lewdness, online solicitation of a minor, child pornography, and failure to register as a sex offender.
Often times people who have been accused of sex crimes who did nothing wrong will take deals on their case to avoid the potential life sentence and get something lighter like probation. However, these still have consequences such as registering as a sex offender for the rest of your life. It can also affect certain things like where you can live, since you cannot live within so many feet of a school, or even something as simple as being able to pick your child up and drop them off at school. It also carries a stigma that will forever stay with you and affect the way everyone in your life looks at you.
Unfortunately, false allegations of sexual crimes are probably as common as the legitimate allegations. Often times children will feel pressured to say things that may not have happened, or teens who have been engaging in sexual activity will say it was forced to avoid ramifications from disapproving parents.
However, it is important that the true allegations are taken seriously and investigated. Regardless if you are accused an have done something, have done nothing, or have not done exactly what you are charged with, it is tremendously important to hire an attorney who is experienced in these cases and will investigate to the fullest extend to make sure your case resolves in the fairest way possible.
If you have been convicted of a sex crime, it is incredibly important to register in Nevada. If you have not and have been charged with this crime of not registering, it is equally as important to have representation to guide you through the registration process and handle the criminal case for you. There are different tiers of sex offenders in Nevada you must register under. Tier 1 is the lowest risk. Tier 1 is provided to law enforcement, but typically not the general public. Tier 2 is moderate risk and is a higher risk to reoffend. Many more individuals have access to this information. Tier 3 is the highest risk and the most dangerous offender. They are available for search of the Nevada sex offender registration website and it includes much information regarding this person.
It is extremely important to have an experienced attorney represent you in regard to sex crimes. Contact Gregory & Waldo at 702-830-925 for a free consultation if you have been accused of a sex crime.