Sex Crimes Defense Attorney in Gardnerville
Seasoned Legal Representation for All Sex Offense Charges
Next to murder, sex crimes are among the most serious of all criminal charges you can face in Nevada. Aside from the heavy penalties of a sex offense conviction, you may be required to register as a sex offender, which can be detrimental to your future. Furthermore, sex offenses carry a social stigma that can impact your social and family relations, your career, and more—indefinitely. Obtaining the services of a qualified and trusted legal professional when under a sex crime investigation or when formally charged is of paramount importance.
When you turn to the Law Office of Ronald F. Cauley, Inc., you can rely on a trusted source for criminal defense in the greater Gardnerville area. You will be hard-pressed to find another attorney with as much legal and court experience as our Gardnerville sex crimes defense lawyer. Ron Cauley has focused the majority of his career on criminal law and brings with him not only outstanding experience but a passion to protect the legal rights of ordinary individuals facing harsh prosecution.
If you believe you are under investigation for a sex crime investigation or have been formally charged, call the Law Office of Ronald F. Cauley, Inc. at (775) 273-6111 for a free, confidential consultation.
Nevada Sex Crimes
Sex crimes in Nevada include but are not limited to the following:
- Statutory rape (with a victim less than 16 years of age)
- Open or gross lewdness
- Indecent exposure
- Lewdness with a child under the age of 16
- Sexual acts in public
- Sex trafficking
- Child pornography
- Sexual harassment
- Child sex abuse and exploitation
- Battery with intent to commit rape
- Teen sexting
- Sex between students and secondary school or college employees
Most Nevada sex offenses are charged as felonies. The category of felony and its subsequent penalties will depend on the nature of the offense and other pertinent facts and circumstances. For example, rape (sexual assault) is generally charged as a category A felony, punishable by life in prison either with or without parole. Whether parole is granted will depend on factors such as how old the victim was, whether he or she suffered bodily injury, and the defendant’s prior criminal history, if any.
Sex Offender Registration
Sex offender registration in sex crime convictions can sometimes be a life sentence as well. Nevada maintains three tiers of sex offenders. Tier one offenders cannot be searched for on the database by the public unless the victim was a child; these offenders must register for 15 years. Tier two status must register for 25 years after being convicted of certain crimes against children. Tier three status must register for life. Both tier two and three can be found by the public through the registry’s database.
Because of the severe penalties involved in a sex crime conviction, we strongly advise that you consult with our experienced Gardnerville sex crime defense attorney to learn more about where you stand and strategies for your defense.
Track Record of Success
Decades of Experience
Former Judge & Prosecutor