Omaha Sex Crime Lawyer
Seasoned Trial Lawyer on Your Side in Nebraska
Sex crimes carry heavy consequences that can impact your life forever. Aside from jail or prison time, heavy fines, and probation, you may face mandatory sex offender registration which carries a serious social stigma and can affect where you can live, work, and other aspects of your life. Oftentimes, sex offense allegations are made based on little evidence and without witnesses.
However, no matter what the circumstances may be, you will need a proven criminal defense attorney on your side as early as possible, even in the investigation stage. This is to ensure that your legal rights are protected, that you do not inadvertently make any mistakes that could harm your case, and that you are treated fairly throughout the legal process.
At Scarff Law Firm, we are here to provide you with skilled and proven legal representation backed by years of experience. Our Omaha sex crimes defense attorney is a seasoned trial lawyer recognized as a Top 40 under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers. That means Attorney Scarff knows how to prepare a case for trial, search for and devise effective defense strategies, and how to present convincing arguments on your behalf before a judge and jury.
Preparing your case for trial will put you in the best possible position for case dismissal or acquittal, reduced charges, or reduced or alternative sentencing. Our firm will put its heart and soul into helping you achieve the best possible case result.
Types of Sex Offenses in Nebraska
Sex crimes in the state can include:
- First-, second-, and third-degree sexual assault
- First-, second-, and third-degree sexual assault of a child
- Enticing a child
- Rape and statutory rape
- Child pornography, possession, distribution, and manufacture
- Indecent exposure
- Prostitution and solicitation
What are the Penalties for Sex Crimes?
Your penalties upon a conviction will depend on the type of crime involved, whether it involved minors, previous convictions, and other factors that may be used to elevate punishments.
For example, first-degree sexual assault occurs without the consent of the victim, when the victim could not resist due to physical or mental incapacity, or in cases where you were 19 or older while the victim was between the ages of 12 and 15. It is charged as a Class II felony carrying penalties of one up to 50 years in prison.
Sex Offender Registry
The sex offender registry is online database that has your name, age, distinguishing characteristics and details about the crime that you were convicted of. Once registered, this lasts a lifetime and this can have a huge impact on finding a place to work and live. That is why you need the help of an experienced sex crime attorney from Scarff Law Firm.
What is First-Degree Sexual Assault of a Child?
First-degree sexual assault of a child consists of sexual penetration of a child under 12 by someone 19 or older or of a minor between 12 and 16 by someone 25 or older. It is charged as a Class IB felony, carrying penalties of 15 years to life in prison.
Using an electronic device such as a computer or phone to entice a minor under the age of 16 so that you can commit sexual assault is also a crime. It is charged as a Class ID felony carrying three up to 15 years in prison.
Ready to Protect Your Rights & Freedom Today
Prosecutors aggressively pursue sex crime charges and will take every measure in working to convict you. You need an equally aggressive defender on your end, one whose only purpose is to ensure that you have as effective a defense as possible. Our firm will start by conducting a thorough investigation into your arrest and the charges made against you.
We will look for weaknesses and flaws in the state’s case. Your rights may have been violated. Your accuser may be lying. Many scenarios may be possible in any criminal situation. Our firm will do everything possible to help you avoid a conviction or get reduced charges or sentencing. Your case will be in the hands of a proven criminal defender.
Aggravated DUI with Drugs Charges Reduced
Felony Possession Charges Reduced
First Degree Sexual Assault Case Dismissed
First Degree Domestic Violence with a Handgun Case Dismissed
First Degree Domestic Violence Charges Reduced
Aggravated DUI Charges Reduced
“I was facing serious charges and he helped me feel better about it as soon as I met with him.”- James F.
“I am sincerely grateful for attorney James Scarff and recommend his services with the highest regards!”- Susie B.
“I couldn’t have asked for a better person to handle my life at such a difficult time.”- Michele S.