It can be traumatic and frightening to be accused of criminal sexual misconduct. You may wonder if it’s possible to find a qualified Columbia SC criminal defense lawyer who will be there by your side and help you through what’s next while treating you with dignity and respect. At the Law Offices of Lori S. Murray, you’ll find a legal team that is dedicated to fighting for you if you are facing criminal sexual misconduct charges.
Lori Murray has worked as both a criminal prosecutor and a defense attorney, which means you get to take advantage of a perspective that covers both sides of the defense. Our firm has the skills and experience to position your case for an optimal outcome.
What Is Criminal Sexual Misconduct?
Sexual misconduct is a category of crimes that involves sexual activity performed for one person’s sexual gratification against the will of another person and without his or her consent. Unfortunately, this area of the law is wrought with false accusations, faulty evidence, and improper evidence collection.
Several different crimes fall under the criminal sexual misconduct umbrella, including:
- Statutory rape
- Date rape
- Sexual assault
- Sexual abuse
- Sexual harassment
- Child molestation
- Producing or possessing child pornography
- Enticement of a child to perform sexual acts
- Internet sex crimes
How a Conviction Affects Your Life
A sexual misconduct conviction can change your life forever. Depending on the nature of the crime, the penalties may be severe, and the impact is often long-lasting, infiltrating all areas of your life. Consequences of a sexual misconduct conviction may include:
- Significant time in a county jail and/or state prison
- Mandatory registration as a sex offender
- Costly fines and restitution
- Community service
- Mandatory counseling
- Loss of freedom to possess a firearm
- Jeopardy to immigration status
A conviction will show up on background checks from future employers, property managers, and colleges, which can make your life difficult in years to come. Keep in mind that a criminal sexual misconduct charge also means the victim is likely to sue you in civil court. Your best plan of action is to choose a reputable criminal defense attorney like Lori Murray to fight for your future.
Why Lori Murray?
Lori Murray is an aggressive litigator and negotiator with more than 20 years of experience defending her clients’ rights. She believes mistakes do not define your life and wants to help you successfully navigate the unknowns of the legal process. From the first call to her office, you will know that she has your best interests in mind and will treat you with the dignity and respect you deserve.
Mistakes do not define your life – and all accusations are just that, accusations. It’s the prosecutors job to prove the accusations are true.
Schedule a Free Consultation
At the Law Offices of Lori S. Murray, we understand facing a criminal sexual misconduct charge is an overwhelming situation. Let us help you move forward in your case with confidence. We are here to put your mind at ease and guide you step-by-step through the legal process.
Schedule a free and confidential consultation with Lori Murray today through our online form or call 803.779.4472 to get started.