Sexual Offenses And Rape

Sex Offenses And Child Abuse Accusations

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 not make any statements prior to speaking with one.

Attorney James N. Papirmeister defends people against a variety of sexual offense charges, including:

  • Rape
  • Statutory rape
  • Sexual assault
  • Manufacture, distribution and possession of child pornography
  • Child molestation and abuse
  • Prostitution and solicitation

If you are facing these grave charges, contact us at the Law Offices of James N. Papirmeister, P.C., located in Suitland and Silver Spring, Maryland, to schedule a free initial consultation.

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 between 15 years and life, depending on 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 a person’s professional licenses, employment, family life and living situation. Criminal defense lawyer Mr. Papirmeister will fight hard to have your charges reduced or dismissed and fight against sex offense registration, as well.

Sexual Assault Administrative Hearings

Besides the criminal consequences of a sexual assault conviction, you must also consider the civil penalties. The firm represents people in indicated child abuse cases, which occur when the Department of Human Services or Child Protective Services makes findings of abuse. The firm can challenge these findings in the Office of Administrative Hearings. The firm also represents professionals before state licensing boards when their licenses face suspension following sex crime allegations and arrests.

Contact A Montgomery County Rape Charges Lawyer

For more information about a case involving a rape, sexual assault or any other sex crime, contact the Law Offices of James N. Papirmeister, P.C., to schedule a free initial consultation with a Montgomery County rape charges lawyer. The firm defends people throughout Upper Marlboro, Fort Washington and Montgomery County. Please call 301-589-2100 during regular hours or 301-367-6500 after hours.