Allegations of a Sexual Offense, or any sort of “Sex Crime,” are extremely serious. Depending on the specifics of the fact pattern, they may result in both felony and misdemeanor charges. As you might imagine, certain sexual offenses like rape and indecent liberties charges in North Carolina can carry long prison terms.
Sometimes law enforcement officials, as part of their investigation, may use a term that sounds a little less serious. They obviously want a confession when possible. “Telling your side of the story,” can amount to a confession and greatly impact your case and your future.
To be clear, until you are specifically advised of the crime and allegations against you, if the accusations involve a “sexual battery,” or a “sex offense” or some sort of “sex crime,” we think it’s imperative for you to speak with a criminal lawyer who is experienced handling those types of cases.
What Types of Sex Offense Cases Does Your Firm Handle?
"Sex offenses and sex crimes tend to be incredibility serious and carry the potential for long prison terms. Politely decline to answer questions or clear things up. Consult a lawyer immediately."
- David Courie, Criminal Defense Attorney Cumberland County NC
Contact our offices in Fayetteville, Raeford or Pinehurst, North Carolina right away if you have been charged with a felony or misdemeanor sexual assault such as:
- Sexual Offense
- Sexual Activity with a Student
- Indecent Liberties
- Solicitation of a Child by a Computer
- Failure to Register as a Sex Offender
- Sexual Battery
- Simple Assault, Assault on a Female
While some, more minor sex offense charges in North Carolina can qualify as a misdemeanor, such crimes are often classified as felonies and may require registration on the sex offender registry.
For some of the most series sex offense felonies, the maximum punishment under the law is life without parole.
Given the possible consequences to your future, having an experienced criminal defense attorney may mean the difference between going to jail and going home with your family.How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Lawyer?
First off, when it comes to criminal charges, our law firm does not charge a consultation fee. It doesn’t matter if you face a felony or misdemeanor charge, or a combination of both felonies and misdemeanors, we do not send a bill for legal consultations.
It’s also important to understand, especially with something as sensitive as allegations of a sex offense and sex crimes such as rape, what you tell us is strictly confidential. Defense lawyers keep secrets.
Therefore, what we discuss during conversations on the matter, even during the initial consultation, is protected under the attorney-client privilege. In the event we are not retained as counsel, the materials you disclose to our defense lawyers and support staff remain confidential.
Put simply, what you tell us is private. We keep it private.
Regarding legal fees, a lot depends on the nature of the allegations, the severity of the offense, the existence of a prior criminal record or history, and the amount of time we anticipate it will take to handle your case.
For example, fees associated with reviewing discovery and negotiating a plea bargain are ordinarily less than a full blown jury trial. In full transparency, sex offense cases are some of the most serious criminal charges in North Carolina.
Given the possible dire consequences of a conviction, legal fees can be substantial. If you call our firm, we will sit down with you, go over your options, and clearly and fully explain what we believe it will cost to retain our legal services.
Again, we do not charge for a consultation. Only after we explain the projected legal fees and costs of representation, and if you wish to retain our team of criminal lawyers as counsel, will we send a bill and accept payment for services.
Call now to schedule a consultation.When Results Matter, We Offer Serious Help for Serious Legal Problems
We handle a good number of sex offense cases each year, some of which many other criminal defense lawyers won't touch. We willingly accept the challenge of unpopular cases and often render support services and assistance to other lawyers and law firms through case-by-case affiliation.Contact Us Today for More Information on Sex Offense Crimes and What Beaver Courie Can Do for You
Contact our offices in Fayetteville, Raeford or Pinehurst, North Carolina, to discuss the charges against you. When results matter, we are just a phone call away.