Sex offences are one of the most strongly punished crimes in the Australian legal system. Sex offences are simply not tolerated and convictions can result in serious and life altering consequences, including significant gaol time, extensive probation, large fines, even mandatory sex offender registration for life!
Unfortunately accusations of sex offences, particularly against children, are on the rise. If you are required to register as a sex offender, you will be ordered to report to the police every time you move, search for new employment or want to leave the state for any reason. Additionally, there will be certain areas you will not be able to live in and certain jobs you will not be able to take - ever. If you are convicted of a sex offence, this is a very serious crime.
As experienced sex offence lawyers know, the consequences of a conviction are severe. What happens when you are innocent and accused of a sex crime? An accusation of a sex offence can be very emotional and intense, especially in cases of child sexual abuse, date rape or statutory rape. The public and law enforcement agencies do not tolerate these crimes lightly, however with the help of an experienced sex offence lawyer you can fight the charges laid against you or a loved one.
Charlton Lawyers have a wealth of experience acting as sex offence lawyers with the following charges:
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