Based in Salt Lake City, Intermountain Legal provides intelligent defense counsel to clients charged with sex crimes in Salt Lake County and throughout Utah. As experienced criminal law attorneys, we possess the discretion and legal skill necessary to effectively handle all types of violent and non-violent sexual offenses, including:
- Statutory rape
- Sexual assault
- Sexual battery
- Sexual abuse of a child
- Child pornography
- Soliciting a minor
- Lewd conduct
- Internet sex crimes
- Juvenile sex offenses
Sentencing Requirements & Required Registration for Sex Offenders
In most criminal matters, Utah employs an intermediate sentencing system, which means that judges and the Board of Pardons and Parole have discretion in determining a defendant's sentence and release date. However, many sex offenses are subject to mandatory sentencing requirements. For example, aggravated sexual assault carries a mandatory prison sentence of six, 10, or 15 years to life.
Even after serving a long sentence, the impact of a sex crime conviction will likely reverberate through a person's life. Convicted sex offenders are required to register with the Utah State Police, which posts the names of certain sex offenders on a public website. If a person is convicted as a juvenile, he or she may also face sex offender registration upon turning 18. With this information readily available, convicted sex offenders have substantial difficulty obtaining employment and professional licensing, and are often scorned in their communities and avoided by their neighbors.
Strong Defense against Sex Crime Charges
At Intermountain Legal, we help clients fight these serious charges, understanding that a sex crime conviction can potentially cause insurmountable damage to a person's professional and personal life. A strong defense requires meticulous preparation and investigation, which may expose weaknesses in the prosecution's case, such as inconsistencies in accuser statements or lack of forensic evidence. Implementing effective defense strategies, our attorneys have helped clients obtain reduced charges, dismissals, and other favorable results.
Seek Experienced, Effective Representation in Salt Lake City
If you have been charged with a sex crime and need an experienced defense attorney, please contact Intermountain Legal today for a free initial consultation. We will provide a nonjudgmental, informative evaluation of your case, discussing your options and our services.