There are two primary, serious consequences that can result from a conviction for a sexually related crime.
The first is the penalty itself. Because of the serious nature of sexual offenses, the penalties are usually severe and may involve prolonged incarceration. In some cases, judges sentence convicted offenders to spend life behind prison walls.
The second major consequence is the damage that a sex crimes conviction does to one’s reputation. If convicted, you will be required to register as a sex offender. This will have a significant impact on the rest of your life and may:
• Limit where you can find housing • Limit the public spaces that you can visit (including parks and libraries) • Make it difficult to find a job or volunteer position • Make it difficult to enroll in educational programs • Require you to re-register as a sex offender if you move to another state
If you are charged as a sex offender, the stigma may follow you and negatively impact you for the rest of your life. That is why you need an experienced Central Florida sex offense attorney at your side when you are up against a sex crime charge. Jonathan Witt has handled many cases similar to yours, and he is ready to defend you and your rights every step of the way.