Columbia Sex Crime Attorneys
Protecting Your Freedom & Reputation
Sex crimes generally consist of one person forcefully or coercively imposing themselves on another in a sexual manner. Some of these acts are more violent than others, but all sex crimes are taken very seriously by law enforcement and the legal system. These crimes are covered under § 3-301-325 of the Maryland Criminal Legal Code.
At Shapiro Zwanetz & Lake, we have experience representing all types of sex crime cases. Our firm is equipped to build the most effective defense strategy against even the most severe accusations. You can rely on our aggressive Columbia sex crime attorneys to fight hard for you.
Common Consequences for Sex Crime Convictions
Although penalties vary based upon the circumstances of the alleged crime, if you are convicted, you will face mandatory registration on the sex offender registry. This means you will have to update the online system when you move for a certain length of time or for the rest of your life. It will limit where you live, where you work, and affect your reputation. At Shapiro Zwanetz & Lake, we understand these potential consequences can seem scary. This is why it is imperative that you seek legal representation from a Columbia sex crime lawyer right away.
A conviction may carry penalties such as:
- Large fines
- Sex offender registry
Types of Sex Crimes We Defend
Sex crimes are one of the most serious types of criminal charges and can affect both your future and your reputation. In fact, a mere accusation or arrest can lead to the loss of your career and a conviction can mean the loss of professional licenses. In an instance like this one, it is imperative that you enlist a firm with experience specifically fighting sex crime charges.
Common sex crimes include:
- Child molestation
- Sexual assault
- Internet sex crimes
- Sexual abuse
- Statutory rape
If you have been accused of a sex crime, call us at (410) 927-5137 to speak with a lawyer.
We approach every case as a team.
Every initial consultation is free and no-obligation.
We are available for you 24/7.
We are a team of former prosecutors and know how the other side thinks.
We have in-house payment plan options on qualifying cases.
We are highly recommended and awarded by various associations.
“From my 8-month experience, Mr. Justin Lake is a great lawyer with ethics and morals. Even more a good man in a time there seems ...”- L.W.
“EXTREMELY helpful!”- L.M.
“I feel like a weight has been lifted from my shoulders!”- L.R.
At Shapiro, Zwanetz & Associates (SZA) we believe in thinking differently from most lawyers and law firms. We help our clients understand and accept their legal situation; we work with them to confront and improve that situation, while seeking the best outcome available at law. We recognize that each client is a unique individual, each deserving of the highest client/customer service; and we just happen to get our clients excellent results while we deliver that exceptional service.