In South Carolina (and other states across the country), sexual offenses are very serious crimes and carry some potentially hefty sentences. Being charged and found guilty of a sexual crime could lead to long-term prison time, large fines, and a requirement to register as a sex offender in South Carolina.
Even after you've served your time for a sexual offense, your life may never be the same. Potential employers will be able to see your registration as a sex offender on the national registry when they run a background check, as will prospective landlords. You may have a hard time securing employment or even finding an apartment to rent after you've been convicted of a sex crime.
If you've recently been arrested and charged with a sex crime, now is the time to take proactive steps that will protect your rights and best interests. There is no denying the impact that a sex crime conviction can have on the rest of your life, so securing a sex crime offense attorney is one of the smartest choices you can make for yourself during this time.
Joe Leventis has years of experience in representing and fighting to defend people who have been charged with crimes in Columbia, South Carolina, and the surrounding areas. Give his office a call today to schedule your free legal consultation or to find out more.
Even if you plan on pleading guilty to your charges, you're strongly encouraged to have representation from a defense attorney. On the one hand, an attorney may be able to recommend a better course of action than pleading guilty. On the other, even if a guilty plea does appear to be your best option, your attorney may be able to work out a plea bargain with the prosecutor of your case to reduce your sentence or potentially even save you from having to show up in court.
Don't let a sex crime charge ruin the rest of your life. Reach out to the Leventis Law Firm, LLC to speak with our legal team about your case and take the steps needed to protect your rights and best interests throughout the legal process.