If you or a loved one is charged with, or under investigation for, a sex-related crime in Western Washington, you could face, among other things, the prospect of spending life in prison, or being required to register as a sex offender. You could also face losing your job, your family and your friends. The Criminal Defense Team at SQ Attorneys has the skill, knowledge and experience to protect those accused of Sex Crimes in Western Washington. Below is a list of sex-related criminal charges SQ Attorneys will effectively and aggressively defend against in Western Washington:
In Washington State child molestation is defined as any unlawful sexual activity involving an adult (or an older minor) and a child. A person may have made a serious mistake which resulted in a criminal investigation and possible subsequent charge(s). On many occasions, however, a person may be the victim of false allegations. Whether you are under investigation or are currently facing criminal charges, it is imperative that you contact SQ Attorneys in order to preserve your chances to attain the best possible outcome and protect all of your rights.
Rape and Statutory Rape:
In Washington State there are different types and degrees of rape, each involving non-consensual, sexual intercourse with another person. A person convicted of either rape or rape of a child will be sentenced to a minimum number of years in prison, and may even be given an indeterminate sentence, which is a sentence that could mean life in prison. A person convicted of either rape or rape of a child may also be required to register as a sex offender. There also are many other severe, life changing consequences for those convicted of rape or rape of a child in Western Washington. With the assistance of the Seattle criminal attorneys that make up the criminal team at SQ Attorneys, you can protect and defend your legal rights to avoid the life altering consequences that one faces upon being convicted for a sex-related crime.
Communication with a minor for Immoral Purposes (“CMIP”):
CMIP is any communication with someone who one believes to be a minor, and that communication is for immoral purposes. A conviction for such a crime can require registrations as a sex offender. If such communication occurs by way of electronic means, or if the person has previously been convicted of a sex crime, or some other felony sexual offense, that person faces being charged with a felony.
Sex Offender Registration:
The Washington and Federal sex registration laws are extremely complex. A person convicted of a sex offense in Western Washington is required to register every address, every trip to another state; juvenile sex-offenders are required to register attendance at every school for a minimum of ten years. Sex offender registration prohibits individuals from having any contact with minors, and some times could even prohibit one from having contact with ones own children. If a person fails to correctly register, such a failure can lead to the person being charged with an entirely new sex crime. Sex offender registration applies to all sex and kidnapping offenses.
Other Sex Offenses:
The SQ Attorneys Criminal Defense Team handles a full range of Sex Crimes in and around Western Washington. Below is a list of some of the other Washington criminal sex offenses that SQ Attorneys aggressively and effectively handles.
- Child molestation
- Communication with a minor for immoral purposes
- Child pornography
- Failure to register as a sex offender
- Rape/child rape
- Indecent exposure
- Indecent liberties
- Manufacture, sale, or intent to sell heroin, cocaine, or methamphetamine when the offender has a previous conviction for a sex offense
- Promoting prostitution
The Seattle Criminal Defense Team of SQ Attorneys, located in Western Washington, is a very skilled and experienced team dedicated to providing effective, aggressive representation for those charged with Sex Crimes in Western Washington. The team creates success by not only working with alleged victims to develop a relationship and encourage positive communication, but the team also works with law enforcement and the prosecuting attorney’s office to ensure that all facts and circumstances related to the allegations are considered in creating an the most equitable and fair resolution possible.
If you or a loved one is charged with a sex crime in King County, Pierce County, Snohomish County, Kitsap County, Thurston County or one of the following cities or towns: Algona, Bellevue, Black Diamond, Bonney Lake, Bothell, Burien, Des Moines, Duvall, Edmonds, Enumclaw, Everett, Federal Way, fife, Hunts Point, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kent, Kirkland, Lake Forest Park, Lake Stevens, Lakewood, Lynnwood, Maple Valley, Marysville, Medina, Mercer Island, Milton, Monroe, Mountlake Terrace, New Castle, Normandy Park, North Bend, Olympia, Puyallup, Redmond, Renton, Sammamish, Sea Tac, Seattle, Shoreline, Snohomish, Sumner, Tacoma, Tukwila, University Place, and/or Woodinville, or any other city or town in Western Washington, call The Criminal Defense Team of SQ Attorneys at (206) 441-0900.