Sunday, October 16, 2011

Are Sex Crimes a Criminal Offense

There is a wide range of different types of criminal activities that are placed in the category of being sex crimes. There are some that are considered to be a misdemeanor crime and others that are considered to be a felony crime. An example of a crime that is considered to be a misdemeanor would be the distribution of material that is obscene. A list of some of the most common felony sex crimes would include rape, the sexual assault of a child, the possession or distribution of child pornography, human trafficking and numerous others.
The degree of severity of the crimes that are committed will play a large role in the type of punishment that a person committing this type of crime will receive. Sex crimes that are considered to be a misdemeanor can result in hefty fines, probation, as much as a year in jail or any combination of these punishments. Felony convictions can result in each of the above penalties and a term of life in prison.

An expert criminal attorney with years of experience in dealing with cases involving sex crimes knows the strategic planning that is required to possibly reduce fines and other punishment their clients face.

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