Virginia Beach Sex Crimes Lawyer
Sex Crimes Attorney in Virginia Beach
If you have been arrested for a sex crime you have no doubt discovered that you can be ostracized by your family, friends and associates. It may be true that one is “innocent until proven guilty” but in the real world many assume you are guilty and will treat you accordingly. Law enforcement and the prosecutor will be working together to convict you of the crime. They will look for anything and everything in your life that would indicate that you are a sex offender. The penalties for sex offenses are extremely harsh in Virginia. It is urgent that you contact a Virginia Beach sex crimes attorney if you have such a charge against you.
Virginia Beach Sex Crimes Attorney
Vaughan C. Jones, Attorney at Law is a seasoned veteran in criminal defense cases. As a defense attorney who knows his way around a courtroom, the attorney can assist you in defending yourself against these very serious charges, including bringing a compelling defense at trial should it be necessary. Some of the sex crimes that Attorney Jones can assist you with include:
- Possession of child pornography
- Sexual assault
- Sexual battery
- Lewd conduct
- Indecent exposure
In the state of Virginia rape is defined under §18.2-61, and it states that sexual intercourse, whether the victim was the spouse or not, against the person's will, or by use of force, threats or intimidation, or with a child under the age of 13, is guilty of rape. In Virginia, the penalties include a minimum sentence in a state correctional facility for five years.
Under §18.2-67.3 aggravated sexual battery occurs when the suspect sexually abuses the victim and the victim is below the age of 13, or if the victim was physically helpless or mentally incapacitated, or if the offender was the victim's parent, step-parent, grandparent, or step-grandparent and the victim was at least 13 years of age but less than 18 years of age, or if the sexual act was committed against the victim's will and he or she was at least 13 but less than 15 years of age, or if the accused causes serious physical or mental injury to the victim, or if the accused used threats or a dangerous weapon. Under Virginia law, aggravated sexual battery is a felony punishable by confinement in a state correctional facility for a term of one to 20 years and a fine not more than $100,000.
Possession of child pornography in Virginia is a Class 6 felony under §18.2-374.1:1, and this would include knowingly possessing child pornography, selling it, giving it away, distributing it, or electronically transmitting child pornography. Anyone who is guilty of this offense will be punished by not less than five years but not more than 20 years in a state correctional facility.
A conviction of some of these crimes can result in a lifetime of being labeled “sex offender” with your name and picture posted on local websites. Do not take any chances if you have been charged with a sex crime. It is crucial that you contact defense Attorney Vaughan C. Jones on an immediate basis to review the charges against you. If you don’t take the opportunity to protect yourself with a quality defense attorney, you are taking a very big risk. You need to contact Attorney Jones to discuss with you what can be done in your case. Criminal defense lawyer Vaughan C. Jones has the skill, experience and dedication to fight vigorously for you.
Contact Virginia Beach sex crimes attorney
Vaughan C. Jones if you have been charged with any sex crime. These crime charges need a quality criminal defense attorney to protect your rights.