Baltimore First-Degree Sex Offense Attorney
As is the case in many other criminal areas, the severity of a sex crime is likely to affect the severity of penalties that you incur, including possible jail time and sex offender registration requirements. Contact the Law Offices of Charles L. Waechter if you have been charged with a first-degree, second-degree, third-degree or fourth-degree sex crime such as the following:
- First degree: rape by force or threat of force, involving a weapon
- Second degree: sexual assault by force or threat of force, including cases of statutory rape
- Third degree: sexual contact without the consent of the victim, along with an aggravating factor, such as causing fear of serious physical injury or disfigurement, suffocating or kidnapping
- Fourth degree: sexual contact, or touching a person inappropriately, without consent of the victim
Fighting for the Best Possible Outcome
A successful defense in a sex crime case will sometimes mean negotiating with a prosecutor a downward interpretation of the charges against you. Reducing your charges from third-degree to fourth-degree sex offense, for example, may mean a difference in your penalties measurable in years in prison. It is certainly worth your while to give your best efforts to defend yourself against any sex offense charges with a not-guilty plea, but if that is not credible, then seeking a reduction of charges may be the success you are looking for in criminal defense.
I am Charles L. Waechter, a criminal defense attorney with offices in Baltimore, Annapolis, Ocean City and Bel Air in Maryland. I have more than 35 years of experience defending people charged with sex crimes. I offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
A sex crime conviction may mean a long prison sentence and lifetime registration as a sex offender. Stigma and ongoing publicity may be severe punishment even aside from your prison sentence. As your defense lawyer, I aim to resolve cases as quickly as possible and as favorably to my clients as possible.
Free Consultation With an Experienced Lawyer
If you face criminal sexual misconduct charges in Maryland, contact me, criminal defense attorney Charles L. Waechter, for help.