Sevierville Sex Crime Defense Lawyers

Sevierville, Tennessee has a population of nearly 180,000 and is the largest city in East Tennessee and the third largest in the whole state. While it may be ranked by various publications as one of the best cities to live in, it is not without its faults. Like most other prominent cities across the nation, Sevierville sees its fair share of crimes, including what many people consider the most vicious: sex crimes.

Sexual offenses, especially against children, are fervently prosecuted and aggressively punished. Even if a person is convicted of a sex crime that may be considered a lesser offense, they may still suffer the stigma of a registered sex offender, which can significantly and negatively affect their reputation and, consequently, jeopardize any success they may have had professionally, and prevent them from being able to maintain personal relationships, even with neighbors. If you’ve been accused of a sex crime in Tennessee, avoiding these consequences is your goal, but to have the best chances of reaching that goal, you will need the help of an experienced TN criminal defense lawyer who can effectively protect your legal rights.

Types of Sex Crimes

Sexual offenses are considered crimes against the person, though they range in severity. Although the following offenses do not represent a complete list of offenses, all of the following are considered sex crimes in Tennessee:

Penalties for Tennessee Sexual Offenses

The penalties associated with a sex crime conviction can range from the various classes of misdemeanors to the most aggressively punished felony class. While a crime like indecent exposure (for the first or second offense) carries a Class B misdemeanor charge punishable by just a $500 fine, the crime of aggravated rape carries a Class A felony charge, punishable by a lengthy prison sentence as well as up to a $50,000 fine. Depending on the circumstances of the crime, a convicted sexual offender may also have to register as a sex offender as well as comply with any other court ordered punishment or probation.

Committed to the Protection of Your Legal Rights

The knowledgeable Sevierville sex crime defense lawyers at Baker & Associates recognize what’s at stake when a person has been charged with a sex crime in Tennessee and we understand the importance of effective and timely action when it comes to protecting your legal rights. Though it may be a surprise to some, sex crimes are not as black and white as they seem. False accusations, miscommunication, and misunderstandings are often at the bottom of an alleged sex crime. As aggressive criminal defense attorneys, it is our job to examine every possible defense in your situation so that we achieve the most favorable outcome possible. To learn more about your legal rights and options, call us for a consultation today.

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Knox County
2126 First Tennessee Plaza
800 South Gay Street
Knoxville, Tennessee 37929

Phone: (865) 521-0001
Toll-free: (866) 853-2888

Sevier County
121 Court Avenue
Sevierville, Tennessee 37862

Phone: (865) 546-6000
Toll-free: (866) 853-2888

Washington County
300 East Main Street
Johnson City, Tennessee 37601

Disclaimer: The legal information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice, nor the formation of a lawyer or attorney client relationship. Any results set forth here were dependent on the facts of that case and the results will differ from case to case. Please contact an attorney at our law firm. This web site is not intended to solicit clients for matters outside of the State of Tennessee.

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