Tennessee Sex Crime Defense Lawyers
Do you need a lawyer to defend you against sex crime allegations?
A sex crime conviction can result in severe penalties—including jail time, mandatory counseling and sex offender registration.
If you are facing sex crime or prostitution charges in Nashville or Middle Tennessee, you want an experienced criminal attorney who will help you develop an aggressive defense strategy.
Our defense team will work tirelessly to combat your charges
At the Nashville law firm of Raybin & Weissman, we understand the serious nature of sex crime allegations and the severe consequences of a conviction. With more than 100 years of combined legal experience, our defense lawyers have the skills to address even the most serious charges. By carefully examining your case, we build a defense strategy that offers you the best chances of avoiding a conviction.
We have represented clients facing a wide range of sex crime allegations including:
- Sexual assault
- Criminal sexual conduct
- Child sexual abuse
- Child pornography charges
We also represent clients facing prostitution-related offenses, such as:
- Loitering with the intent to prostitute
- Promotion of the prostitution of an individual (pimping)
- Lewd acts in public
Our staff takes a highly personalized approach to your case. We help you understand your charges and assist you to make informed defense decisions. Our attorneys are always available to answer your questions. We offer the attentive representation you need to develop the best defense.
We fight to protect your rights and your reputation
State and federal laws take strong stances against individuals charged with sexual-related offenses. The penalties for a conviction of a sex offense are incredibly high. For someone convicted of child molestation, there is no opportunity for parole or probation. Many sex offenses also require the offender to be listed on the sex offender registry for at least 10 years. With the Internet, this essentially amounts to public branding as a sex offender.
Statutory Rape is a serious charge that can carry a lifetime of consequences. Statutory Rape is sex that would otherwise be considered consensual, except that one person is considered too young to give effective consent.
The punishment for Statutory Rape depends on the ages of the minor and the adult. For example, if the child is 16 and the adult is 20, it would be considered “Mitigated” Statutory Rape, but it would be “Aggravated” Statutory Rape with higher penalties if the adult was 30.
Individuals charged with sexual offenses often face aggressive prosecution, making it important to hire an attorney who will not be intimidated. Our criminal defense attorneys are committed to protecting you every step of the way. By carefully examining all the evidence and witness testimony, we will search for discrepancies or conflicting information that can be used to pressure the prosecution into reducing or dismissing your charges.
Whether you want to negotiate a plea that limits the damage to your future or take your case to trial to prove your innocence, our dedicated staff will fight to help you achieve the best possible resolution to your case.
If you have been charged with a sex crime or a prostitution-related offense, contact the expert criminal defense team at the Nashville law firm of Raybin & Weissman for a confidential consultation today.