Being charged with any kind of criminal activity can be embarrassing and potentially damaging to one's reputation. Being charged with sex crimes can take this embarrassment to a whole new level. Those charged with sex crimes in Tennessee should be aware of the benefits of a strong defense and understand the effects the charges could have on their futures.
Sex crimes are generally news-making crimes, and many of the details of these cases are often made public. Media coverage alone can impact a person's reputation before a trial even begins. An aggressive defense early in the process can help minimize the spread of inflammatory information to the public.
If the prosecution obtains a conviction, the consequences for the convicted individual may not end when the trial is over or when he or she is released from jail or prison. Usually, convictions for sex crimes require sex offender registration. As a registered sex offender, one will not be allowed to practice certain professions or live in certain areas. This registry is also part of public record, meaning the impact on a person's reputation may continue for years and decades after a conviction.
It can be easy to have your rights violated when facing charges for sex crimes. To ensure the protection of your rights after being charged with a sex crime, you can seek the assistance of the experienced attorney at the Law Office of Rob McKinney. If you would like to learn more about how our Tennessee law firm can help you, you can find more information on our services by visiting our website.