Seattle Sex Offense Attorneys
Dedicated Representation for the Most Serious of Charges Throughout Washington
Accusations of sexual misconduct are the most stigmatizing allegations in our society, and they are aggressively prosecuted. An allegation can inflict devastating consequences upon a person’s life and the lives of family members. If you are suspected of a sex offense, you need the advice of an experienced attorney. At Hart Jarvis Murray Chang PLLC, our sex offense lawyers in Seattle defend clients accused of these offenses before charges are filed, at trial, and on appeal.
Sex Offenses in Washington State
We understand that individuals accused of sex crimes feel overwhelmed. It can feel impossible to refute the word of an accuser. The prosecution often pursues charges based on these allegations without any physical evidence. The best thing you can do to defend yourself is to hire a Seattle sex offense lawyer with specific experience defending clients against similar charges. The consequences of conviction are serious and have a lasting impact upon every aspect of your life.
If convicted of a sex offense, you could be facing:
- A lengthy prison sentence
- The requirement to register as a sex offender
When there is this much at stake, building a strong defense is imperative to protecting your rights and freedom. Our attorneys perform a thorough defense investigation and frequently utilize the services of expert witnesses. We have had success negotiating favorable outcomes before charges have even been filed, persuading prosecutors to dismiss charges prior to trial, negotiating reductions in charges, defending clients in trial, and obtaining sentencing alternatives for clients who qualify.
Sex Offender Registration Relief
The requirement to register as a sex offender bears severe social stigma and has an ostracizing impact on the convicted person’s life. This effect causes difficulty obtaining work and housing. The process to terminate this requirement varies depending on the type of sex offense and whether the person was convicted as a juvenile or as an adult. Our sex offense attorneys in Seattle can evaluate your case to determine if you qualify for relief from sex offender registration requirements and get the process started for you.