Sex Offenses Demand A Strong And Skilled Defense
The penalties for sex offenses have increased dramatically in recent years. The internet and social media have led to new categories of sex crimes, and those same mediums make it harder to “stay under the radar” if you are accused of a sexual offense.
Your situation is not hopeless, but time is of the essence. Prompt intervention by an experienced defense lawyer can possibly prevent criminal charges or resolve your case out of the public eye. Call me immediately at 360-325-7242 if you were arrested in Whatcom County or the surrounding area of Washington.
Experienced Defense For Sex Crime Allegations
I am attorney Bob Butler. In my 25-plus years of criminal defense practice, I have handled every type of sex offense including:
- Rape / sexual assault
- Rape of a child / child molestation
- Indecent liberties (victim incapacitated or mentally disabled)
- Sexual conduct with a minor (statutory rape)
- Commercial sexual abuse of a minor (underage prostitute)
- Communication with a minor for immoral purposes (internet solicitation)
- Possession or distribution of child pornography
- Sexting that involves minors
- Voyeurism or indecent exposure
- Failure to register as a sex offender
I Understand What Is At Stake
I have defended people from all walks of life who stand accused of sex crimes including employers, police officers, health professionals, church leaders, public officials, teachers and child care workers. A sex crime conviction can result in substantial prison time, a felony record and lifetime sex offender registration. It can also mean public humiliation and social ostracism, professional marginalization and restrictions on employment and where one can live.
When you walk into my office, you will be treated with respect and professionalism, as I know this is a difficult situation for you and your family. It may be what you did, but it does not define who you are as a person. You do not forfeit your constitutional rights and defenses no matter how serious the charges are.
I will mount a thorough defense by gaining a complete understanding of the nature of the allegations and the witnesses involved. I retain experienced investigators to locate and interview witnesses and to determine the accuser’s motivations.
Get Legal Counsel Before It’s Too Late
Criminal charges are new and unfamiliar territory for most people arrested for sex crimes. This won’t “blow over.” You can’t talk your way out of it. It cannot be stressed enough how crucial it is to consult with an attorney before doing an interview with law enforcement.
The sooner you have an advocate on your side, the better your rights will be protected. I have frequently succeeded in resolving these matters discreetly before they make it to the court.
To discuss the charges you are facing, arrange a free initial consultation with me. Call 360-325-7242 in Bellingham or contact me online. I handle cases in Whatcom County and statewide.