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Aggressive Defense From Savvy Murfreesboro Criminal Attorney When Sex Crime Allegations Threaten Your Freedom 

Shielding you against serious criminal charges

Just an allegation connecting you to a sex crime can be enough to damage your reputation, affect your relationship with your family and co-workers, and subject you to an intrusive investigation by law enforcement agencies. When you are the subject of a criminal investigation leading to sex crime charges, you need an aggressive, knowledgeable criminal defense attorney you can trust to protect your best interests. You want leading Murfreesboro criminal defense lawyer David Scott of The Law Office of David L. Scott.

Fighting the devastating consequences of a sex crimes conviction

Conviction of a rape or sexual battery charge can send you to prison for up to 30 years and subject you to a $25,000 fine. Even after your prison sentence is served and the fine is paid, the consequences of the conviction continue to haunt you. Aggressively fighting a sex offense charge is essential because a conviction requires you to register as a sex offender. Registration creates a public record maintained in an accessible database from which friends, neighbors and employers can obtain information about your conviction. You may also be restricted in the types of jobs you can hold and places you can live.

Tennessee sex crimes defense

Sex crimes can be emotionally-charged cases to which law enforcement agencies and prosecutors commit substantial time and resources to apprehend and convict the person against whom allegations have been made. This quest to charge and convict someone can lead to false allegations or mistaken identification resulting in an innocent person being arrested and accused of a crime. You need a competent advocate capable of taking on the best prosecutors.

Our Murfreesboro criminal defense attorney puts his extensive knowledge and skills, acquired over 19-years, to work crafting innovative, effective defense strategies. Types of sex crime cases we handle include:

Rape: Engaging in sexual intercourse without the other person’s consent is a crime when force or coercion is used. Giving drugs to a victim is treated as the use of force under the state’s rape statute.

Sexual battery: Touching someone in a sexual manner without the person’s consent through the use or threatened use of force is a felony.

Statutory rape: Unlawful sexual penetration of a person under the age specified in the Tennessee statutory rape law is a crime even if the victim consented. For example, a victim who is between 13 and 15 years of age is deemed incapable of giving consent to engaging in sexual intercourse with a person who is between four and 10 years older than the victim. Other statutory rape classifications exist depending upon the age of the victim.

The list of sex crimes existing under state law in Tennessee is quite extensive. Other sex offenses include:

  • Sexual exploitation of a minor

  • Prostitution

  • Child pornography

  • Sexual assault

  • Solicitation of a prostitute

  • Lewd conduct

  • Indecent exposure

Turn to an experienced Murfreesboro sex crimes lawyer for help

The harsh penalties, social stigma and other consequences associated with allegations of sex crimes may subject you to ridicule and disdain from friends, co-workers and relatives. You need a hardworking, relentless advocate on your side. We treat you with the respect and dignity you deserve. If you are the focus of a sex crimes investigation by the police, or if you have already been arrested, contact our Murfreesboro criminal defense lawyer today. Call The Law Office of David L. Scott at 615-896-7656, or use the convenient online contact form to schedule a free case evaluation.





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Murfreesboro, TN 37130

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