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If you’ve been charged with a sex crime, a defense plan from an experienced Florence sex crimes lawyer can make an enormous difference in your case.

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From sex crimes to other types of criminal defense, The Law Office of Brad Phillips, LLC, has vast legal experience. Our goal is to provide consistent and committed assistance to our clients. Don’t let yourself or a loved one struggle with their accusations alone. Working with a sex crimes attorney can help you through your complicated legal situation.

Child Pornography

In Alabama, children cannot be forcibly engaged in the making of child pornography in any way. This is not only illegal under state law, but it also violates federal law.

Child Molestation

Child molestation is considered sexual abuse in Alabama. If it is done to a child under a certain age, it is also a Class B felony. Charges as serious as this are often assigned severe penalties, sometimes in federal court.

Solicitation of a Minor

This crime usually entails leading an individual younger than 16 somewhere to have sexual relations with them. These charges can apply to in-person or online activities.

Sexual Exploitation

Exploitation charges can apply to anyone who attempts to force another individual into sexual actions against their consent for the benefit of the aggressor. If these activities are attempted on a minor, the charges are usually dramatically increased.

Rape or Sodomy

Any sexual action involving penetration can lead to a rape or a sodomy charge. It is normally a first-degree charge if the recipient was younger than a teenager and a second-degree charge if the recipient was under the age of consent. The person being accused of these charges must be older than the age of consent and a significant amount older than the person they acted against.

FAQs

Q: What Are the Sex Crime Laws in Alabama?

A: In Alabama, the sex crime laws dictate that a person is considered a minor if they are under the age of consent. It is against the law in Alabama for a legal adult to engage in any type of sexual activity with someone under the age of consent. They cannot consent due to their age. Depending on the types of crimes that the adult committed, they might receive sexual abuse or rape charges in the first or second degree, most of which are felonies.

Q: Is a SORNA Violation a Sex Crime?

A: A SORNA violation is a crime. If someone is required to submit their information to the Alabama Sex Offender Registry but does not, this is a violation of federal law. SORNA stands for the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. Someone knowingly refusing to add or update their information to a sex offender registry is considered to be violating SORNA. SORNA violations are extremely serious and can result in lengthy prison sentences and fines.

Get Help Understanding Your Case

Sex crimes are often felonies. This means that if you are convicted, they can lead to a prison sentence, fines, and a permanent mark on your record. Schedule a consultation with The Law Office of Brad Phillips, LLC, to learn how you might be able to reduce your charges or work to have them dismissed.

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