Provo Sexual Exploitation of Minor Defense Attorney
Utah Attorneys for People Accused of Sex Crimes
If you’ve been charged with a sex crime, you are likely hurt and confused by the allegations that have been made against you. You may be unsure what to do next to protect your rights from the accusations of the powerful criminal prosecutor.
At Esplin | Weight in Provo, our attorneys provide those accused of sex crimes with an advocate whom they can rely on to take their side and stand up for their rights. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced criminal defense lawyers.
Defending You and Telling Your Side of the Story
At Esplin | Weight, we defend clients against all sex crime charges arising under Utah or federal law, including child sex crime charges. Among the most commonly prosecuted sex offenses are the following:
- Sexual assault
- Aggravated sexual assault
- Sexual battery
- Sexual exploitation of a minor
Sex charges are often based on testimony alone, forcing the jury in a criminal trial to choose whether to believe the person making the allegations or the person accused of the sex offense. These cases require special handling in order to protect our clients’ rights.
In particular, many sex crime accusations arise in the context of domestic disputes, includingdivorce and child custody cases, and it is not uncommon for a person to make false allegations in order to gain advantages in a family law case.
Dealing With the Unique Challenges Facing Sex Crime Defendants
Being charged with a sex crime can be a devastating experience, especially when the charges involve a child sex crime such as child pornography or molestation. At Esplin | Weight, we recognize that each of our clients is presumed innocent until proven guilty, and we work diligently to protect that legal presumption of innocence.
Sex crimes also stand out because a person convicted of one of these offenses will usually be subject to sex offender registration requirements, either for a period of 10 years or for life. This is a very serious consequence, and we will do everything within our power to help our clients avoid having to register.
If you’ve been charged with a sex crime, don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your options.