Montgomery County Sex Offender Registration Lawyers
Any criminal conviction comes with penalties that can have long-term consequences. However, the criminal penalties associated with crimes of a sexual nature are particularly far-reaching and life-altering. An allegation of committing a sex crime is a highly personal matter for individuals and their families. Along with the stress of a conviction, a potentially lengthy prison term, and difficulty as a registered sex offender for life, there is a profound sense of loss of freedom and control.
Suppose you face criminal charges for a sex crime. In that case, you likely have many questions about Pennsylvania’s sex registry laws and concerns about how being forced to register will impact your life. At Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C., our attorneys provide a strong defense for individuals accused of committing sex crimes in Montgomery County, Bucks County, and across Southeastern Pennsylvania. Get in touch with our office today to learn the legal options for your particular situation.
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Types of Sex Crimes That Lead to Sex Offender Registration
At Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, we advocate for clients facing a wide range of serious sex crime charges in Montgomery County, PA. You can rely on compassionate legal advice as we listen to your side of the story with understanding, not judgment. We offer seasoned defense representation to clients facing a broad range of sex crimes charges, including:
- Sexual assault
- Solicitation of a minor
- Child pornography
- Sexual exploitation of a minor
- Sex abuse
- Sex offender registry requirements
The Montgomery County sex offender registration lawyers at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford can intervene as soon as possible and work to lessen and alleviate the consequences in your case. If you have not been charged with a sex crime and are only considered a suspect, we may avoid charges being filed.
Pennsylvania’s Sex Offender Registration and Megan’s Law
Pennsylvania’s Megan’s Law under 18 Pa. Code §3124.1 requires that individuals who are convicted of certain sex crimes provide personal identifying information to be included in Pennsylvania’s sex offender registry, including the following information:
- Recent photograph
- Full legal name and any aliases
- Residential address
- License plate and vehicle registration numbers
- Name and address of workplace or school
- Email address and other internet usernames
Sex offender registry information for some registrants is available in a searchable online database, and community notifications are issued in cases where a registrant is labeled as being a sexually violent predator or a sexually violent delinquent child.
Depending on the type of offense, registrants must also physically appear at a validated registration or verification site one to four times per year for 15 years to life. Individuals who fail to register, report changes to registration information, or appear in person will face additional criminal charges.
What Are Legal Defenses Against Sex Crime Charges in Montgomery County, PA?
Keep in mind that being charged with a sex crime does not mean you are automatically guilty or convicted of the crime. However, do not delay speaking to a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. It is imperative that you speak to an experienced sex crimes defense lawyer immediately to understand your legal rights and defend them effectively.
At Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, our sex offender registration lawyers can discuss various legal defenses for your case based on your case’s unique circumstances. Potential defense strategies to consider include:
- Consent: If you can prove that the victim consented to the sexual activities, it will provide a solid defense to the accusations.
- Mental incapacity: If you can demonstrate you had a mental defect at the occurrence of the crime, that may eliminate criminal responsibility for your actions.
- Involuntary intoxication: Similar to an insanity defense, if you were tricked into consuming alcohol or a substance at the time of the offense, you did not possess criminal intent.
- Mistake of age: If you had reasonable belief that the alleged victim was over the age of consent at the time of the offense, you did not have criminal intent to commit the crime.
- Mistaken consent: If you did not act recklessly in overlooking evidence of the victim’s incapacity to consent, you might be able to argue an honest belief that the victim gave consent.
If you have been charged or think you may be charged with a sex crime that may lead to registration as a sex offender in Pennsylvania, call Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford to learn your potential legal defenses as soon as possible.
Contact Experienced Megan’s Law Attorneys Who Can Provide Strong Defense against Sex Crimes Charges in Pennsylvania
Don’t let a sex crime conviction ruin your life. Call a criminal defense lawyer at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford as soon as possible. We will ensure that your rights are protected and fight to get criminal charges dismissed or reduced.
For over 65 years, our criminal defense attorneys have advocated for our clients’ rights throughout Montgomery County, PA, including King of Prussia, Plymouth Meeting, Abington, Norristown, North Wales, Upper Dublin, Lansdale, and more. We have offices in Colmar and Lansdale, PA. To speak with an experienced sexual assault defense lawyer, schedule a free and confidential consultation by calling 215-822-7575 or completing a contact form.