Maryland Child Abuse and Molestation Charges Attorney
People convicted of Internet sex crimes and sex crimes against children are some of the most despised criminals in American society. In fact, while the social stigma associated with just an arrest for such a crime can significantly hinder your life, a criminal conviction can altogether ruin it. It will almost certainly include being placed on the nationwide sex offender registry for terms up to a person's natural life.
Child abuse and child pornography charges have the tendency to enflame the emotions of people throughout the community. As a result, many lawyers are uncomfortable representing clients facing child abuse and child molestation charges. However, the Law Offices of James N. Papirmeister, Esq., believes that no matter what criminal charges you are facing, you deserve the right to a fair trial and an attorney who will be a zealous advocate.
Contact us, in Silver Spring, Maryland, to schedule a free initial consultation with a skilled Maryland child abuse and molestation charges attorney.
30 years of High-Quality Representation
James Papirmeister is a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney with 30 years of legal experience. As a former prosecutor with the Office of the State's Attorney for Prince George's County, including a stint in the Sexual Offense and Child Abuse Unit, he understands both sides of a criminal case and can use his experience to fully protect your rights.
Child Pornography and Internet Crimes
With the growing number of chat rooms and online social networks, the number of people facing serious child Internet crimes and pornography allegations has risen dramatically. The sentences associated with these crimes have become more severe each year. For example, even if you unexpectedly download child pornography, you may face criminal investigation and/or charges.
Some of the other serious Internet sex crimes we defend clients against, include:
- Internet stalking
- Solicitation of a minor over the Internet
- Online distribution, production, or possession of child pornography
Child Abuse and Molestation
The state of Maryland has many laws which protect the rights of abused children. Unfortunately, these laws are often taken advantage of when children become pawns in bitter family disputes or custody battles, as people may make false allegations of child abuse. When this happens, you need to act quickly because these allegations can jeopardize your freedom, your employment, your reputation, your immigration status and your family life.
Sex Offender Registry
In Maryland, if you are convicted of almost any type of sex crime, you are required to register as a sexual offender for anywhere from 15 years to life, depending upon the severity of the crime. This creates an embarrassing and humiliating stigma of having one's picture on the Internet in a sex offender registry where your full name, address and sex offense conviction are listed. Even if you move to another state, you will be required to register as a sex offender. It is essential not to underestimate the seriousness of any type of sexual offense. James N. Papirmeister, will aggressively fight on your behalf against sex offense registration.
Contact Our Experienced Montgomery County Child Pornography Defense Lawyer
Utilize the experience of a skilled Montgomery County child pornography defense lawyer. Contact our Maryland law offices to schedule a free initial consultation. We represent people in cases throughout Montgomery County, La Plata, St. Charles, and Chevy Chase. Please call 301-589-2100 during regular hours or 301-367-6500 after hours.