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Rhode Island Sex Crimes Lawyer

Have you been accused of a sex offense? If you were, then there are some important facts that you need to be aware of. It is crucial to understand the scope of sex crimes in Rhode Island. The efforts of the law enforcement agencies to track, capture, and control sexual predators has been an aggressive movement that is saving the lives of thousands of victims. However, without an experienced sex crime lawyer, many people are being caught in the “dragnet” by the authorities in their attempt to capture sexual predators.

How many people are being wrongly accused in this modern day witch-hunt?

According to recent data from the FBI, in only ten years, there has been a 1,397% increase in convictions and pre-trial diversions. In the news, there are stories every day about average American citizens being charged with related crimes and being called “predators”.

Below, is a list of the more common sex offenses that you may have been charged with:
  • Child Exploitation
  • Child Molestation
  • Child Pornography
  • Date Rape
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Lewd & Lascivious Behavior
  • Rape
  • Statutory Rape
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Battery
  • Solicitation of Prostitution
There are things you need to be aware of when it comes to “predator” laws.

What will happen if you are convicted of a sex crime?

Chances are, life will be very different for you if you’re found guilty of being a predator. You may have to start counseling and report to a local offender registry. Offenders in many cases have to report to the authorities and other citizen groups. Moreover, most offenders have to announce to their community that there is a predator living in the same area as they are.Now, with tough sexual predator laws in effect, the amount of sexual predators being exposed has been a landmark achievement for law enforcement. If you have been arrested for in any related offense from preceding list, you will need to consult with a lawyer to deal with the complexities of your case locally.

DISCLAIMER: This site and any information contained herein are intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. Seek competent legal counsel for advice on any legal matter. Also, the Rhode Island Supreme Court licenses all lawyers in the general practice of law, but does not license or certify any lawyer as an expert or specialist in any field of practice.

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