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Sex Crimes Lawyer in Renton, Washington

Understanding Sex Crime Charges in Washington

Sex crime charges in Washington State are among the most serious criminal allegations, carrying severe legal penalties and long-lasting personal consequences. These cases are often complex, emotionally charged, and require sensitive handling along with a robust legal defense.

Why Choose Duncan Law PLLC for Sex Crimes Defense?

At Duncan Law PLLC, we specialize in defending clients against sex crime charges in Washington State. Our experienced team is dedicated to protecting your rights, preserving your reputation, and providing a vigorous defense in these highly sensitive cases.

Types of Sex Crime Charges We Handle

  • Rape

  • Sexual assault

  • Child molestation

  • Possession or distribution of child pornography

  • Indecent exposure

  • Prostitution and promoting prostitution

  • Voyeurism

  • Sexual misconduct

  • Failure to register as a sex offender

  • Internet sex crimes

The Legal Process for Sex Crime Cases

Initial Consultation

We begin with a confidential consultation to understand the details of your case and explain your legal options.

Case Investigation

Our team conducts a thorough investigation, examining evidence, witness statements, and potential constitutional violations.

Pre-Trial Motions

We file strategic motions to suppress evidence, dismiss charges, or limit the scope of the prosecution's case.

Negotiation with Prosecutors

When appropriate, we engage in negotiations to potentially reduce charges or seek alternative resolutions.

Trial Preparation and Representation

If necessary, we prepare a comprehensive defense strategy and represent you vigorously at trial.

Potential Defenses in Sex Crime Cases

  • Consent (in cases involving adults)

  • False accusations

  • Lack of evidence

  • Mistaken identity

  • Constitutional violations in evidence gathering

  • Alibi

  • Mental health considerations

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the statute of limitations for sex crimes in Washington?

It varies depending on the specific offense and the age of the victim at the time of the alleged crime. Some sex crimes have no statute of limitations.

Will I have to register as a sex offender if convicted?

Many sex crime convictions require registration as a sex offender, which can have significant long-term impacts.

Can sex crime charges be expunged from my record?

Sex crime convictions are generally not eligible for expungement in Washington State, highlighting the importance of a strong defense.

How do rape shield laws affect my defense?

Rape shield laws limit the ability to introduce evidence about the accuser's past sexual behavior, but there are exceptions we can explore.

What should I do if I'm falsely accused of a sex crime?

Contact an attorney immediately and do not speak to law enforcement without legal representation present.

Why Choose Duncan Law PLLC?

  • Extensive experience in Washington State sex crimes defense

  • Proven track record in handling sensitive and complex cases

  • Thorough understanding of state and federal sex crime laws

  • Commitment to aggressive and strategic defense

  • Compassionate and discreet handling of your case

Potential Consequences of Sex Crime Convictions

  • Imprisonment

  • Substantial fines

  • Sex offender registration

  • Probation or supervised release

  • Loss of professional licenses

  • Restrictions on where you can live or work

  • Impact on child custody and visitation rights

  • Damage to personal and professional reputation

Additional Services Related to Sex Crimes Defense

  • DNA evidence analysis

  • Expert witness consultation

  • Psychological evaluations

  • Sex offender registration compliance

  • Appeals of sex crime convictions

Contact Us for Sex Crimes Defense Services

If you're facing sex crime charges in Washington State, immediate legal representation is crucial. Our experienced team at Duncan Law PLLC is here to protect your rights and fight for your future.

Phone: 206-237-7714

Don't let sex crime charges devastate your life. Contact Duncan Law PLLC today for expert defense services in Washington State. We're committed to providing aggressive, strategic defense to protect your rights, preserve your reputation, and secure the best possible outcome for your case. Our team understands the sensitive nature of these charges and will handle your case with the utmost discretion and professionalism.

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