Sex Crime Lawyers in Birmingham
Aggressive Defense for Sex Crimes in Jefferson County, Shelby County, Birmingham City, and Surrounding Areas
Alabama law takes sex crimes very seriously, and is not known for being lenient. If you have been charged with a sex crime, you may be facing serious penalties, including prison time, heavy fines, and having to register as a sex offender. Entrust your case to an experienced criminal defense attorney who will fight for your rights and be your advocate during this difficult time.
Call Tidwell Law Group at (205) 800-8596 today to receive our legal counsel. We can get to work right away on preparing a defense strategy on your behalf.
Sex crimes include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Sexual Abuse
- Sexual Torture
- Child Pornography
- Solicitation of a Child
Sex Crimes Defined and their Penalties
Here are a few examples of how Alabama law defines various sex crimes and what their penalties are:
Sexual intercourse with a member of the opposite sex is considered rape in the first degree when:
The offender uses forcible compulsion
The victim is incapable of consent by reason of being physically helpless or mentally incapacitated
The offender is 16 years of age or older and the victim is less than 12 years old
Penalties for this crime include a minimum of 10 years in prison and a maximum of 99 and a maximum fine of $60,000. The penalty increases to life imprisonment if the offender was 21 years or older and the victim 6 years or younger.
Forcible compulsion is defined as physical force when the victim earnestly attempted resistance or threatening to kill or physically harm the victim or another person.
Sexual abuse in the first degree is defined as one person using force to get another person to engage in sexual contact, or subjecting a mentally incapacitated or physically helpless individual to sexual contact. Penalties include a minimum of 1 year and 1 day in prison and a maximum of 10 years, and a maximum fine of $15,000.
Retain a Skilled Defense Attorney with 17 years’ Experience
Attorney Jay Tidwell is an award-winning criminal defense attorney with 17 years of experience standing up for the rights of the accused. By fighting aggressively on your behalf, he knows how to protect your innocence and your future. Do not lose hope if you’ve been accused of a sex crime. Our firm knows how to defend clients against such charges and how to employ the most effective defenses.
Call today at (205) 800-8596 for a free consultation with our Birmingham criminal defense attorney. Please also feel free to submit an online contact form to tell us about your situation.