Defense Against Kentucky Sex Offense Charges
If you are required to register as a sex offender, it will affect where you can live and what work you can do. Your neighbors will be informed of your presence. If a daycare moves into the area, you will have to move out, even if you were there first.
You have a lot at stake. It’s very important that you understand the consequences of taking a plea agreement, or taking your fight to court. If you do go to trial, it’s going to be one of the hardest fights you will likely face.
Few criminal charges have more severe punishment than a conviction for a sex offense, even if that sex “offense” was arguably consensual activity, as often is the issue in statutory rape. A strong defense is essential to your future.
I am attorney Shannon D. Sexton, a former criminal prosecutor and now a criminal defense lawyer for people facing felony sex crimes charges in Kenton County, Campbell County or Boone County. If you are ready to fight, I am the lawyer who will stand by you. When you need a strong defense, contact my Covington law office for a free initial consultation.
Defense Against Any Sex Crime
Every sex offense charge, no matter how mild it may appear, can have a drastic effect on your life. I represent clients charged with everything from improper touching to sexual abuse, including:
- Sexual assault, rape, date rape, statutory rape
- Possession, distribution or production of child pornography
- Solicitation of a minor or an adult
- Child sexual abuse or child molestation
- Promoting prostitution
Experience That Gets Results
As a prosecuting attorney in Campbell County, I handled multiple major sex crimes cases, including child sex offenses. In Jefferson County, I handled sex cases and cold cases (including one featured on TV on A&E). As a prosecutor, I knew how to patch the holes in a case; as a defense lawyer, I know where to look for holes in the case against my clients.
I know the value of building my own case, not just refuting the prosecutor’s case. I hire my own investigator. I track down and question my own witnesses. I build a defense theory to convince the judge/prosecutor that they’ve charged the wrong person or argued the wrong charge. I have been successful at arguing sex crimes charges down from felonies to misdemeanors and even dismissed. I have also successfully represented owners and operators of strip clubs accused of engaging in illegal activities.
I attend almost every preliminary hearing. Assuming that the case is going to trial, this is an opportunity to cross-examine witnesses to look for weaknesses in testimony. I also have experience interviewing child victims and will approach your case with the required sensitivity to get to the truth.