Sex Crimes A New Approach to Legal representation

Sex Crime Lawyer in Birmingham

We Fight for You in Jefferson & Shelby Counties, AL

Sex crime accusations are among the most devastating charges you can face. A mere allegation can lead to social stigma and irreparable damage to one's reputation and personal relationships. These types of criminal cases also can attract media attention and add further strain and embarrassment to the lives of the accused and their families.

Due to their sensitive nature and the severe consequences they carry, sex crime accusations require an aggressive defense strategy to protect the rights and future of the accused. At Elizabeth Hunter, our representation is based on your right to a well-prepared defense and fair court treatment, regardless of the nature of the charges. 

We take every legal measure to protect constitutional rights, investigate all aspects of the charges, and explore every legal avenue on your behalf to pursue optimum results. Because of this, we enjoy a reputation for competence and close client care. 

Request a free initial consultation with a Birmingham sex crime attorney at Elizabeth Hunter. Call us at (205) 900-3815 or reach us online to make an appointment.

The Complexity of Sex Crime Allegations

Sex crimes are particularly complex because they often hinge on conflicting testimonies, lack physical evidence, and involve sensitive issues that can influence jurors' emotions. These cases require meticulous legal scrutiny, expert witness testimony, and a comprehensive understanding of state and federal laws. 

Furthermore, navigating the nuances of consent, forensic evidence, and the involved parties' psychological profiles adds more complexity to the proceedings. When faced with sex crime allegations, it is crucial to hire a trusted attorney who has experience in battling these accusations in the courts. The stakes are high and precise and steadfast representation is needed at every stage of the legal process.

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    In order to better understand your unique situation and to craft your aggressive strategy, we listen first; then act.

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    With years of experience serving clients across a wide range of practice areas, Attorney Hunter boasts a long history of excellence.

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    We know that the legal process can be intimidating; we prioritize being available when you need us and keep you updated at every step.

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    Most attorneys can understand different perspectives, but we truly empathize with you and care about the person behind the case.

Alabama Sex Crimes

In Alabama, sex crimes cover a range of offenses, each with its own legal definitions and implications. 

Common sex crimes include:

  • Rape: Engaging in sexual intercourse with another person by force or against their will.
  • Sexual assault: Includes unwanted sexual contact or behaviors that stop short of rape or penetration.
  • Statutory rape: Consensual sexual activity with an individual below the age of consent, which is 16 in Alabama.
  • Child molestation: Involves sexual activities with a minor under the age of 12.
  • Sexual abuse: Includes touching the sexual or intimate parts of another person to arouse or gratify sexual desires without consent.
  • Indecent exposure: Knowingly exposing one’s genitals in public to provoke or satisfy sexual desires.
  • Possession of child pornography: Owning, distributing, or producing explicit material involving minors.
  • Solicitation of a minor: Enticing or coercing a minor to engage in sexual activities or child prostitution.
  • Sodomy with a person incapable of consent: Engaging in oral or anal sex with an individual who is legally incapable of giving consent due to age, mental state, or incapacitation.
  • Sexual misconduct: Involves engaging in sexual behavior that is considered inappropriate, unethical, or in violation of established legal parameters, often encompassing a wide range of unacceptable conduct not classified under more specific sex crime categories.

Penalties for Sex Crimes

Penalties for sex crimes in Alabama are severe and proportional to the offense's gravity. They include imprisonment, fines, probation, and mandatory registration as a sex offender. Sentences can range from several years to life imprisonment, depending on the crime's severity. 

Financial penalties can be significant, often amounting to thousands of dollars. Long-term mandatory probation is common, with strict compliance requirements, including no-contact orders and rehabilitation programs.

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