Sex crimes in Tennessee can be categorized into different felony or misdemeanor charges. The penalties for being convicted can of a sex crime can be very harsh. Potential punishment can be influenced by many factors, including criminal history and the specifics of the charge. Having accomplished criminal defense representation can be very important. At the Law Offices of Stephen R. Leffler, P.C., one of the cases we are most proud of revolved around winning a case for a client who had been accused of sexual assault.
Contact our Memphis sex crime defense attorneys at (901) 509-9112.
The penalties for sex crimes can vary since they are classified as different levels of felonies. Aggravated rape can be classified as a Class A felony with punishments ranging from 15 to 60 years in prison. Charges relating to the production of child pornography fall under the Class B category of felonies. If convicted, the punishment can range from 8 -30 years in prison. Sexual battery is a Class E felony charge and carries a prison sentence of one to six years.
Being charged with a sex crime can have far-reaching implications for you. It can negatively affect your relationship with your family and your community. It’s important to remember that you want to say as little as possible about the case because anything you say or do can be used against you. We tell our clients that they should only discuss their cases with their friends, and we’re their only friends.
Have you been charged with a sex crime? Call us at (901) 509-9112 for information about how we can help you.