Steadfast Defense Against Sex Crime Allegations
Facing any type of criminal charges can feel like an uphill battle, but this is especially true when it comes to sex offenses. These cases often draw considerable media attention, and reputations can be ruined based on accusations alone. If the case ends in a conviction, the sentence is likely to be severe.
During this impossibly difficult time, you need a strong legal advocate and trusted adviser – someone who can ignore the public hysteria and ensure that your rights are protected. With more than a decade of criminal defense experience, Erin Atkins is one such attorney. If you’ve been charged in Huntsville or other parts of northern Alabama, call The Atkins Firm, P.C., for the representation you need and deserve.
Assessing And Combatting The Charges
The first step in protecting your rights and freedom is to understand what charges you are facing. Attorney Atkins has the experience and knowledge to help you fight charges related to any sexual offense, including:
- Sexual misconduct
- Sexual torture
- Sexual abuse
- Indecent exposure
- Possession of child pornography
- Sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old
- Lack of consent
If you were recently convicted of a sex offense, Ms. Atkins may be able to help you appeal the conviction.
Increased Punishments For Sex Crimes Against Young Victims
Consequences are particularly severe for anyone accused of sexually abusing a child younger than 12 years old. In addition to lengthy prison sentences, convicted offenders seeking parole face mandatory drug therapy under Alabama’s recent “chemical castration” law.
Established in 2019, the law requires offenders to take medication that lowers testosterone and other hormones as a condition of parole. They must begin the treatment at least a month before release and must continue until receiving permission from a court to stop.
Needless to say, you cannot afford to face serious sex crimes charges without the help of a highly experienced attorney.
Discuss Your Rights And Legal Options During An Initial Consultation
The Atkins Firm, P.C., is based in Huntsville and serves clients throughout Madison County and surrounding areas. To schedule your initial consultation with attorney Erin Atkins, call the firm at 256-858-7768 or submit an online contact form.