Fierce Defense Against Serious Child Sex Crimes

Sex crimes are among the most notorious criminal offenses, and when those allegations include the exploitation or abuse of children, they are zealously prosecuted. If you are facing charges of child pornography or other offenses, you are probably already feeling ostracized by friends, family, neighbors and co-workers.

Nielsen Legal knows how quickly and completely accusations of child sex crimes in North Carolina can devastate your life. If those accusations lead to a conviction, you face consequences that will follow you wherever you go.

State And Federal Crimes

Because our society makes great efforts to keep children safe from harm, North Carolina has strict laws and harsh sentences related to sex crimes involving children. One common offense is the solicitation of minors through the internet. Because the internet is federal domain, you risk charges at the federal level.

Another offense that may result in state or federal charges is child pornography, which includes producing, possessing, marketing or distributing. If your case involved factors such as sending or receiving materials over state lines or U.S. borders, federal authorities may file charges, placing you at risk of decades in a federal prison.

Sex Offender Registration

Penalties for any sex offense convictions, especially those related to children, require registration as a sex offender on the North Carolina and national registries. Your name, address, photograph and a description of the crime of which you were convicted will be accessible to the public for a minimum of 30 years and perhaps for the rest of your life.

One of the goals of Nielsen Legal will be to keep your name off this list. Registration as a sex offender bans you from living or working in certain areas, such as near schools or day care facilities. Sex offender registration prohibits you from obtaining certain professional licenses, and you will be banned from many social media platforms. As you can see, even after you complete your prison sentence, you will still be paying severe penalties.

Do Not Hesitate To Start Your Defense

You cannot overestimate the long-lasting effects of a conviction for sex crimes against children. Having quality legal representation is critical, and our lawyers have extensive experience defending against charges of sex crimes in Waynesville and throughout Haywood, Jackson and Buncombe counties. Call or use our online form to reach an attorney who will fight for your rights.