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Sex Crimes


Being accused or charged with a sex crime can affect the rest of your life. The social stigma of being accused of a sex crime can lead to scorn from family, friends, neighbors and employers, even in cases where the person being charged is falsely accused. Families can be torn apart with mere allegations as can careers and friendships. Immediately retaining an attorney can effectively protect your rights, guard against damage to your reputation and prevent the government from getting the upper hand against you.

You need to take immediate steps to defend yourself even if you haven't been charged. An effective attorney can take control of the investigation before the investigation takes control of you.

Sex crimes include, but are not limited to:

  • Rape
  • Rape of a Child (Statutory Rape)
  • Date Rape
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Prostitution
  • Child Molestation
  • Commercial Sex Abuse of a Minor
  • Communicating with a minor for immoral purposes
  • Sexual Assault
  • Indecent Liberties
  • Child Pornography
  • Juvenile Sex Crimes
  • Voyeurism
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Potential Penalties for Sex Crimes in Washington

Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, the penalties for a sex crime conviction could include the following consequences.

Misdemeanors, which could include indecent exposure {first offense) and various prostitution charges could be facing the following penalties:

  • Up to 90 days in jail
  • Up to $1000 in fines
  • Probation with strict limitations on behavior, geographic restrictions and contacts.
  • Electronic monitoring

Felonies, which could include rape, child molestation and indecent liberties, could be facing the following penalties:

  • Sexual deviancy treatment
  • Sex offender registration with community notification
  • Mandatory prison sentences
  • Large financial penalties
  • Probation with strict limitations on behavior, geographic restrictions and contacts Department of Corrections Supervision
  • Electronic Monitoring

Facts To Consider About Convicted Sex Crime Offenders

In Washington, once a person is convicted of a felony sex crime and even certain misdemeanor sex crimes, he/she must list their name and contact information within the state's sex offender registry, which is accessible by the general public. Sex offenders often are subjected to discrimination when they try to obtain employment and housing opportunities. To combat this, John has successfully obtained reduced charges to offenses which do not require sex offender registration. This experience is critical to getting your best outcome both now and in the future.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a sex crime, contact Bellevue sex crimes attorney John Polito at (425) 646-7111 for a free consultation. With 30 years of experience in sex crimes defense, John will do everything in his power to reach the best possible outcome for your case.

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