Sex Crimes Defense in Richmond Metropolitan Area
In Virginia a sex crime is defined by state law as a non-consensual sexual act performed on a person. Such sexual acts include lewd conduct, spousal rape, statutory rape, indecent exposure, solicitation, prostitution, pandering, and Internet sex. Anyone charged with a sexual offense in Virginia should be aware that a conviction carries serious consequences. Defending someone charged with a sex crime differs significantly from defending against a typical criminal charge. Specialized and qualified legal representation is required to advise you of your rights and protect your ability to receive fair treatment under Commonwealth law. Horace Hunter is an experienced and aggressive Richmond criminal attorney who vigorously defends individuals charged with sexual crimes. He knows how to preserve their rights to a fair hearing and to help restore their good names.
Sex Crimes in Virginia State law describes a wide range of sexual offenses that include
• Child molestation
• Possession of child pornography
• Child sexual abuse in the schools
• Spousal rape
• Internet solicitation
• Lewd conduct
• Statutory rape
Mr. Hunter has successfully defended clients charged with these crimes receive the most favorable outcomes to their cases. Once you’ve been arrested for a sexual offense it’s important you obtain the best available advice to determine your legal options. Often there are alternative dispositions available to defendants that they were not aware of. Calling the offices of criminal defense attorney Horace Hunter can save you time and anguish and assist you along the road to restoring your good name.
Legal Remedies for Sex Offenses in Virginia
Once someone is charged with a sexual offense, it’s difficult to escape the social stigma. The penalties for rape and child molestation in Virginia are often harsh. If you are facing a charge for solicitation, lewd conduct or Internet sex it’s vital you seek the experienced and aggressive legal representation of criminal lawyer Horace Hunter.
If you’ve been arrested for a felony such as aggravated sexual battery, rape, or indecent liberties with a minor it’s likely the Commonwealth Attorney’s office will request you be held without bond. It will be assumed you are a danger to the community. Having the best possible legal representation at your bond hearing will be critical to your chances of making bond. In certain cases Mr. Hunter may recommend you obtain a psychological evaluation, which can serve several purposes, such as proving you are not a danger to children, or show that treatment in your case would be more effective than serving time in jail.
The approach Mr. Hunter takes to defend your rights to an advantageous settlement of your case depends on the circumstances of the allegations against you. Mr. Hunter is committed to objectively examining the facts and circumstances surrounding your case and employing every remedy under the law in order to achieve the most effective solution to resolving the charges against you in your favor.
You Deserve the Most Effective Defense Attorney in Richmond
A Virginian convicted of a sex crime is required to register as a sex offender, and it will be difficult to get the record of the sex crime erased from your record. It’s imperative that you contact experienced criminal attorney Horace Hunter as soon as possible after you’ve been charged. He will help you examine all of your alternatives under the law that allow for a range of solutions to resolve the charges against you. He will fight hard to preserve your rights, restore your name, and see that you are treated fairly under the law.
Ph: (804) 780-1235
Fax: (804) 780-2355
217 East Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219