A number of different offenses fall into the sex crimes category, but they generally involve illegal or coerced sexual conduct against another individual. Every state has laws against prohibiting the various types of sex crimes, such as rape and sexual assault, and each state has its own time limit (or “statute of limitations”) in which victims of sex crimes may file a lawsuit against the alleged offender. People convicted of sex crimes, regardless of severity, are considered “sex offenders” by their respective state and face having their names added to state and federal sex offender registries.

What Does a General Practice Lawyer Do? Instead of specializing in one or two areas of the law, general practice attorneys cover a wider range. Because their work spans multiple practice areas, they are knowledgeable about a wide array of legal matters. Some of the most common cases handled by general practice attorneys involve:

  • Aggravated sexual battery lewd and lascivious battery on a person under the age of 16

  • Kidnapping

  • Prostitution

  • Sexual battery

  • Lewd or lascivious offenses committed upon or in the presence of an elderly person or disabled person

  • Sexual performance by a child

  • Computer pornography

  • Transmission of pornography by electronic device or equipment

  • Transmission of material harmful to minors to a minor by electronic device or equipment
  • Selling or buying of minors

  • Sexual misconduct

Sex crimes are considered serious offenses and should always be taken seriously. Penalties are even more severe if the charge involves the solicitation of a person under age 17 in most states. There are several legal defenses available to those charged with a sex crime under the law. However, the best way to determine the appropriate defense strategy is to contact a sex crimes lawyer in your area. An experienced sex crimes attorney will listen to the specifics of your case and determine the best strategy moving forward.

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