If you were cited or arrested for a sex crime such as rape, unlawful sexual penetration, sodomy, or sexual abuse in Bend, Oregon, you are looking at substantial penalties if convicted. Under ORS 163.375, rape in the first degree is a Class A Felony and can lead to prison time of 20 years and fines of $375,000. Sex crimes can result in both misdemeanor and felony charges, but in all cases it is imperative that you contact Baxter Harder, LLC immediately.
In addition to the high fines and jail time you can face if convicted, you'll be required to register as a sex offender. This can follow you for years, disrupting your career as well as your personal life. Fortunately, there are many defense options in these cases and many accused individuals are either found innocent or receive substantially reduced sentences.
Have you been charged for a sex crime or are you facing the possibility an arrest? Don't wait to contact our Bend criminal defense attorney and get started. Whether you're charged with a misdemeanor or felony you can be facing jail time and thousands in fines. We will evaluate your case free of charge, help you understand the rights you have, and get started immediately building a case to defend you against serious penalties. We can also assist if you are looking to gain an expungement of your record.
Call our office today at (541) 238-9210 to schedule your free consultation and begin defending your future. Our attorney is ready to fight for your interests.