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Sex Offenses in Tennessee

Nashville Sex Offense LawyerSex crimes are perhaps the most embarrassing crimes which a person can be accused, and generally carry long prison sentences.  If you have been accused of a sex crime, you absolutely need a compassionate, understanding, qualified criminal defense attorney to provide a competent criminal defense on your behalf!  A unique characteristic of sex crimes is that anyone can make a sexually based complaint against someone else anytime, without any evidence whatsoever; their word alone is enough to charge someone with a sex offense. Frequently, publicity follows these sex crime arrests and often damages a person’s reputation permanently!

Tennessee Sex Crimes:

There are a multitude of sex related offenses in Tennessee.  Sex crimes can be broken down into the following general categories:

  • Statutory rape
  • Aggravated rape
  • Prostitution
  • Soliciting prostitution
  • Rape of a child
  • Child molestation
  • The manufacture, possession or sale of child pornography
  • Internet-based sex crimes

Penalties for Sex Related Offenses

Other than prostitution and soliciting prostitution, most sex related offenses are felonies in Tennessee with exposure to long prison sentences.  In sex offenses, a person convicted of many sex offenses are labeled a sex offender, which often requires lifetime registration,supervision, and monitoring.  Sex offender monitoring forces a convicted sex offender to register with local authorities wherever you go in the future, and this information is placed on public records for anyone to find.

Nashville Sex Offender Registry

Most sex offenders are required to register on the Sex Offender Registry.  The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) maintains the Sex Offender Registry in Tennessee.  To look up and find someone on the Sex Offender Registry, click here.

Hire a Nashville Criminal Defense Attorney

Turner Law Offices, P.C. has over 20 years experience representing clients charged with sex related crimes, and we know how to minimize publicity and exposure.  Our seasoned criminal defense attorneys understand the difficulty of defending a person charged with a sex crime, and all the embarrassment and emotion surrounding those offenses. We aggressively defend our clients charged in sex crimes because the stakes are so high, and we mount a serious defense, thoroughly investigate the charges and work tirelessly to protect your rights as a defendant.  Call our offices today or request appointment online to schedule your Free Initial Consultation.

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