Maryland Sexual Assault Defense Attorney
Few criminal charges are as emotionally devastating or life-altering as those alleging sexual assault, as the penalties associated with a conviction are extremely severe. A conviction for almost all sex offenses requires registration as a sex offender.
A sexual assault is an emotional case for all parties, and, as such, it requires an understanding of both the criminal process and the social stigma that can accompany an arrest and/or conviction for an adult or child sex crime. After an arrest for rape or another sex crime, it is advisable to request to speak with an attorney, and to not make any statements prior to speaking with one.
Attorney James N. Papirmeister defends people against a variety of sexual offense charges including:
- Statutory Rape
- Sexual Assault
- Child Molestation and Abuse
- Prostitution and Solicitation
Sex Offender Registration
The state of Maryland requires almost all persons convicted of a sexual assault or sex crime to register as a sexual offender for anywhere from 15 years to life, depending upon the severity of their crime. If you fail to register or keep your registration current, you face additional criminal charges. These registration requirements create a tremendous social stigma, and can affect people's professional licenses, employment, family life and living situation. Criminal defense lawyer, James Papirmeister, will fight hard to have your charges reduced or dismissed, and fight against sex offense registration.
Sexual Assault Administrative Hearings
Besides the criminal consequences of a sexual assault conviction, you must also consider the civil penalties. We represent people in "indicated” child abuse cases, which occur when the Department of Social Services or Child Protective Services makes findings of abuse. We can challenge these findings in Office of Administrative Hearings. Our firm also represents professionals before state licensing boards when their license faces suspension following a sex crime allegation and arrest.
Contact Our Montgomery County Rape Charges Lawyer
For more information about a case involving a rape, sexual assault or other sex crime, contact the Law Offices of James N. Papirmeister, Esq., to schedule a free initial consultation with a Montgomery County rape charges lawyer. We defend people throughout Upper Marlboro, Fort Washington and Montgomery County. Please call 301-589-2100 during regular hours or 301-367-6500 after hours.