Any criminal charge involving sex is taken extremely seriously, and the consequences can be severe. Not only do those accused of sex crimes face long prison sentences and hefty fines, but they also face further punishment that can hinder future jobs and relationships for a lifetime. If a defendant is found guilty of a sex crime, they may be required to register in a public database where the general public can view details of the crime and other personal information.
On top of this, sex crimes carry a negative stigma that may unfortunately influence the perception of the case. However, it is not uncommon for sex charges to be based off of exaggerated or untrue accusations. Because of this, it is extremely important to retain an experienced sex crimes defense attorney who can advocate for you. If you or a loved one have been accused of a sex crime in Des Moines, call the office of James Nelsen P.L.C at 515-223-1012 to set up a confidential consultation. A skilled sex crimes lawyer is your best defense. We represent clients in Des Moines and throughout Iowa.