Akron Sex Crimes Defense Attorneys
Aggressive Criminal Defense By Former Prosecutors & Police Can Make A Difference
Our Akron Sex Crime Defense Attorneys can assist you with sex crime allegations in Akron, Ohio. This is a very sensitive issue that will affect your whole life.
These charges need to be handled with speed, sensitivity, and diligence to discovery every opportunity to prevent a conviction.
Sex crimes are different than other felonies because they are precluded from expungement. You can’t just wait it out and put it behind you. Since 2008 the following classification system was established listing the obligations of convicted sex offenders:
Tier I offenders are required to register once a year, in addition to, every residence change for 15 years. Offenses include: Importuning, Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor, non-consensual and offender less than 4 years older than victim, not previously convicted of 2907.02, 2907.03, or 2907.04, Voyeurism, Sexual Imposition, Gross Sexual Imposition, Illegal Use of a Minor in Nudity-oriented Material or Performance, Child Enticement with sexual motivation, Pandering Obscenity, Menacing by Stalking with sexual motivation, and Unlawful Restraint with sexual motivation, etc.
Tier II offenders are required to register every 180 days, in addition to, every residence change for 25 years. Offenses can include: Compelling Prostitution, Pandering Obscenity Involving a Minor, Pandering Sexually Oriented Material Involving a Minor, Illegal Use of a Minor in Nudity-oriented Material or Performance, Gross Sexual Imposition victim under 13, Child Endangering, Kidnapping with sexual Motivation, Abduction with sexual motivation, Any sexual offense that occurs after the offender has been classified as a Tier I offender, etc.
Tier III offenders are required to register every 90 days for life, in addition to, every residence change. Offenses include: Rape; Sexual Battery; Kidnapping, Felonious Assault, Murder, or Aggravated Murder with sexual motivation, etc.
Our lawyers have charged these crimes as police officers…. and obtained convictions as prosecutors. We now use our collective experiences to defend our clients when these allegations arise.
It is important that you call our Akron Criminal Defense Lawyers right away because we can inform you of your rights. Most important to remember is that you do not have to make any admissions or take any tests.
Lab results will often be a big aspect of your case. They can be collected from an alleged victim or collected from you with a warrant. Our Akron criminal defense lawyers will be challenged.
Social media is a big issue with recent cases. Text messages, Facebook messages, etc. can be saved and later subpoenaed by the prosecutor or detectives to use against you as evidence.
It is important that you don’t talk to anyone when an allegation is made. Sometimes the police will have the alleged victim place a controlled call to you and record what you say without your knowledge. This can later be used against you at trial.
Most sex crimes are charged when there is an allegation of sexual conduct or contact and one of the following:
Force; threat of force; deception; the sex was with a person under thirteen years of age; impairment of another’s judgment by chemicals, age, disability; a person is unaware the act is being committed; submission because of mistaken identity; The offender is the other person’s natural or adoptive parent, or a stepparent, or guardian, custodian, or person in loco parentis of the other person; The other person is in custody of law or a patient in a hospital or other institution, and the offender has supervisory or disciplinary authority over the other person; The offender is a teacher, administrator, coach, or other person in authority employed by or serving in a school for which the state board of education prescribes minimum standards pursuant to division (D) of section 3301.07 of the Revised Code, the other person is enrolled in or attends that school, and the offender is not enrolled in and does not attend that school; When the alleged offender is over 18 and the other person is over 13 years of age, but under 16 years of age.
Our Akron Criminal Defense Attorneys can help with the following allegations:
- Sexual Battery
- Unlawful Sexual Conduct With A Minor
- Gross Sexual Imposition
If you, or a family member needs a Criminal Defense Lawyer for Sex Crimes in Akron, give us a call.
Please call Suhre & Associates 24 Hour Emergency Hotline at 330-510-5668. Now is the perfect time to put a team that includes a FORMER POLICE OFFICER and a FORMER PROSECUTOR to work…. for you! You can contact us by using the contact form found just to the right.