These cases range from misdemeanor charges with sexual motivation to class A felonies such as Rape in the First Degree or Child Molestation in the First Degree.
As with all crimes, if contacted by law enforcement, exercise your right to remain silent and politely explain that you cannot speak to the law enforcement officer without your attorney being present. No matter what type of pressure, coercion or fear tactic they use, you must resist the impulse to speak with the police. People want to talk and they believe they can somehow improve their situation; however, I have NEVER seen a suspect improve their situation! Talking ALWAYS makes the situation worse. Call us! We are available 24 hours a day – 7 days a week.
The Revised Code of Washington Title 9A.44 defines most of the sex related crimes. Sex related crimes often carry more than jail, a fine and a criminal record. They also typically involve a highly invasive and embarrassing Sexual Deviancy Evaluation, treatment, and a sex offender registration requirement. These crimes are often unable to be expunged or vacated from your record. Because of these potential consequences, defense of these matters must be vigorous and effective.
Padula & Associates has handled these cases at both a Federal and a State level. We know how to assist you in your efforts to combat prosecution.