We Will Help Prevent A Conviction From Hurting Your Future
Sex crimes are among the most serious criminal charges you can face in Georgia. Many charges carry mandatory jail sentences, and many convicted sex offenders must register as a sex offender for the rest of their lives. This will limit your job opportunities and residency indefinitely, as well as your right to vote and own a handgun.
It takes a skilled and experienced attorney to successfully defend someone against a sex offense charge in Georgia. At Morris & Dean in Dalton, we have decades of experience vigorously defending those facing serious criminal charges, including sex crimes. No attorney can promise to get your charges dismissed or get you acquitted, but we will act quickly to assess your case, dig for holes in the government’s evidence and aggressively pursue all avenues to reach the best possible outcome for you.
Marcus Morris, a former prosecutor, leads our sex crimes defense practice. Having worked on the other side, he is well aware of how the government builds cases against defendants and he will use this to your advantage. We aggressively defend people against all types of sex offenses, involving adult or child accusers.
We Understand All Types Of Sex Crime Charges
Not all lawyers are well-qualified to defend someone against a sex charge. Our legal team has more than 60 years of combined experience. We know the law. We know the system. And, we are passionate about helping people fight charges. We defend people against the following sex offense charges, among others:
- Sexual assault
- Sexual battery
- Rape, date rape and statutory rape
- Child molestation
- Child pornography charges
- Lewd and lascivious conduct
- Internet sex crimes
In this day and age, many sex crimes involve the Internet, social media and texting. Sixteen is the age of consent in Georgia, and high school students have been accused of sex crimes for “sexting” classmates just a few grades below. Young people who find each other on social media also end up facing charges when someone lies about his or her age.
Even if a 15-year-old girl says she is older than 16, and she looks over 16, this alone does not provide a defense to statutory rape.
If you or your child is facing charges for an Internet sex crime or a crime that involves social media or digital evidence, we can help. When you work with our law firm, we will look for factors that can reduce the potential penalties or even get your charges dropped altogether.