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Top Rated Sex Crimes Lawyers in Springfield, MO
Sex crimes and allegations charges are often the most life altering charges that can be brought against you. Not only can you face serious legal consequences, but also significant personal, social, career, and family relationships can be put in jeopardy.
The choice of a lawyer for these types of accusations is a critical one, as it can have a dramatic result on the outcome of your case.
Prosecutor’s offices aggressively prosecute sex crimes ranging from sexual abuse to statutory sodomy to rape. Many sex crimes come with required time in prison. All sex cases require registering as a sex offender with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, sometimes registration can last a lifetime and require a GPS monitor.
Even a misdemeanor sex offense can have life-changing consequences. Our firm encourages anyone charged or alleged to have committed a sex crime to call our office for a no-obligation, free consultation.
If you’ve been arrested, or are under investigation, for a sex-related offense in Springfield, MO, you must have an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side.
We’re committed to providing you with the best possible outcome. Call us today for a free consultation, at 417-862-1741.
Sex crime charges or allegation are life-altering. Twibell Pierson Criminal Law doesn’t see you as “just a number.”
Types of Sex Cases
Sex cases can include felony and misdemeanor charges. The range of punishment can vary from time in the county jail, probation, or in extreme cases a life prison sentence.
Sex crime in the state of Missouri can involve many different type of charges. Our practice areas include:
- Rape in the first degree
- Rape in the second degree
- Statutory rape or sodomy in the first degree (victim is under fourteen)
- Statutory rape or sodomy in the second degree (victim under seventeen)
- Child Molestation (Different degrees depending on the age of the victim)
- Sexual misconduct involving a child
- Sexual contact with a student
- Sexual misconduct first or second degree
- Sexual abuse & battery
- Promoting online sexual solicitation
- Sexual conduct with a prisoner
- Enticement of a child or children
- Possession of child pornography
- Internet sex crimes
- Indecent exposure & lewd conduct
If a person is convicted of any sex crime in Missouri, including a misdemeanor charge, they will likely be required to register as a sex offender. Registered sex offenders are given restrictions on where they can go.
Missouri has a tier system for sex offenders.
- Tier 1 Offenders are required to register for up to 15 years, but may petition the courts to get off the sex offender registry after 10 years.
- Tier 2 offenders are required to register as sex offenders for up to 25 years.
- Tier 3 offenders are required to register as a sex offender for life and some are required to wear GPS monitoring.
At Twibell Pierson Criminal Law, we will review the facts and evidence in your case. Our team will investigate the circumstances of your arrest, the defenses that might be available, the precise offenses you are being charged with by the prosecution, and more. We’ll also review all the potential penalties if you are found guilty or accept a plea deal so that you understand your situation fully.
When pleading to sex offenses, it is essential to understand the collateral consequences of pleading guilty to a sex offense. The penalties might include time served in custody, fines, mandatory counseling or rehabilitation, probation, and sex offender registration.
Sex cases are often “he said, she said cases,” meaning they are more likely to go to trial. Understanding the nuances of sex crime law in the State of Missouri is important in preparing a strong defense at trial. The attorneys at Twibell Pierson have a long history of success in jury trials and bench trials. Our defense attorney team begins work on your case for court trial the moment you walk in for a free consultation.
We’ll work with you and with the judge to ensure that your case is handled fairly and that you receive the best possible outcome.
We understand that sex crime charges and allegations aren’t as black and white as prosecutors would like to make them out to be. Whether you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor or a sex crime with potential life imprisonment, you must have a defense lawyer.
Only an experienced attorney understands the applicable laws and is fully equipped to fight for your rights. Call Twibell Pierson today, at 417-862-1741.
ALL SEX CRIME CASES ARE SERIOUS.
The people at Twibell Pierson Criminal Law Firm are experienced in dealing with sex crime cases and allegations. Our office has obtained numerous ‘not guilty’ verdicts in felony sex cases including charges of forcible rape, child molestation, statutory sodomy, and statutory rape. We have also been able to get sex crime charges dismissed, successfully negotiated felony charges down to misdemeanors, and prevented clients from becoming convicted felons or having a place as a registered sex offender.
One misconception we often see among clients is that some types of cases are less “serious” than others. This information is right that some charges may have less potential for the most severe penalties, but make no mistake, there is no such thing as a “minor” sex crime charges in Missouri.
That’s why we heavily stress the need to contact a lawyer as soon as any sex crime allegations are made. The more time we have to examine your case and prepare your defense, the more likely we are to get you the best possible outcome.
The right lawyer can help no matter how serious the charge may seem. Being convicted can cause significant injury to your personal life and have devastating consequences, but a robust defense can help mitigate that—or even get you cleared of all charges.
However, it’s imperative that we start building your case as soon as possible, take our advice and call us today at 417-862-1741.
Don’t Risk Your Future
A conviction can disqualify you from career opportunities and other programs. It is critical to consider your future, and we can help you protect it.
Don’t gamble your future on any sex crime cases or allegations. Our attorneys are standing by to help you or the defendant get the best possible outcome and possibly avoid a variety of sentencing, from sex offense registry to a prison sentence. Simply being charged with a sex crime can disrupt your life for years, resulting in time spent in jail or even prison. It’s not worth the risk. Call us today and engage the services of an experienced attorney who specializes in cases ranging from misdemeanor sex crimes to the most serious sex crimes.
The attorneys at Twibell Pierson law firm specialize in criminal law and criminal defense representation and have award-winning experience handling all types of sex cases from sexual misconduct to rape charges.
Sexual Crimes are some of the most life-altering charges that can be brought against you. Not only can you face serious legal consequences, but also significant personal factors including social, career, and family relationships. The choice of a lawyer for these types of accusations is a critical one, as it can have a dramatic result on the outcome of the defendant’s case.
Twibell Pierson’s lawyers are some of the most experienced sexual assault and sex crime lawyers in the Springfield area. Our Two Door Approach is a unique method for ensuring a plan and multiple strategic options to best present the evidence and resolve your case. Our consultations are free, will help answer your questions, and we can lay out our process for how our team approach can help with your charges.