Rape And Sexual Assault

Rape and Sexual Assault Charges in Southwest Washington

An allegation of sexual assault can make you feel like your world has been turned upside down. You ask yourself “Is this really happening?” Such an allegation injures a person’s reputation and can make life difficult for a person’s family and employer. The answer often is a trial with a jury of your peers. For this you need a talented lawyer by your side. You need a lawyer who will make your battle his battle.

Allegations of Rape First Degree or Second Degree bring lengthy mandatory prison sentences and sex offender registration requirements. It is important to talk to a lawyer as soon as you are contacted by the police or when you feel you first become suspected of wrongdoing.

As a strong advocate for the rights of the accused, the Law Office of Erin Bradley McAleerrepresents people charged with sex offenses in courts throughout the Southwest Washington area — including Clark, Cowlitz and Skamania Counties.

Washington’s sex crimes laws have become tougher and the penalties are harsh. Sexual offenses may be charged in a variety of ways and in different degrees. The chapter on sex offenses in Washington State criminal law lists 15 separate offenses of type and degree, from Voyeurism to First Degree Rape, nearly all of which are felonies.

If charged or arrested, do not talk to the police without representation. Tacoma sexual assault attorney Erin Bradley McAleer has the experience you need to successfully defend yourself from these charges.

Sex offender registration

If convicted of certain offenses, you may be required to register as a sexual offender. The sexual offender registration requirements also apply to people who have moved to Washington after being required to register as sexual offenders in another state. In most cases, the requirement to register lasts for at least ten years and the registration must be updated regularly. Failure to register as required is a felony criminal offense that may involve long-term imprisonment and steep fines.

Sex offender registration is humiliating and has a profound impact on your personal and professional life. As a registered offender, it is often nearly impossible to find a decent place to live or earn a living. Is this how you want to live the rest of your life? As a sexual assault lawyer, Erin Bradley McAleer can provide the vigorous defense you need.

Presumed guilty

While all defendants are supposed to be presumed innocent until proven guilty, this is often not the case in the eyes of the jury when it comes to sex crimes. Even the mention of rape, sexual assault or sexual abuse elicits strong emotional reactions and the desire for vengeance. This does not mean defeat for the defendant, but it does make it all the more important that the defendant be represented by a competent and able attorney who understands the trial atmosphere and knows how to deal with it.

Criminal defense attorney Erin Bradley McAleer fights hard to prevent the prosecution from portraying the defendant in the worst possible light. Moreover, we challenge the evidence and scrutinize all witnesses to make sure that you get a fair trial and the best possible outcome.

Put our experience and track record to work for you

Erin Bradley McAleer can give you the advocacy and legal representation you deserve. You owe it to yourself or your loved one to get the best possible legal representation. Erin Bradley McAleer does cases in Vancouver and the surrounding communities of southwest Washington.

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The Law Office of Erin Bradley McAleer will fight to ensure that you achieve the best possible outcome in your court case. Call attorney Erin Bradley McAleer today at (360) 334-6277 to schedule a free, confidential consultation.

Washington Attorney Erin Bradley McAleer represents clients throughout Southwest Washington State, including in Clark County, Cowlitz County, and Skamania County and Vancouver, Battle Ground, Camas, La Center, Ridgefield, Washougal, Woodland, Yacolt, Castle Rock, Kalama, Kelso, Longview, North Bonneville, and Stevenson. Attorney Erin Bradley McAleer focuses on the areas of Criminal Defense, Traffic Infractions, Landlord Tenant, Personal Injury, Firearm Rights Restoration, and Post-Conviction Relief (Vacating & Sealing Criminal Records).

 

 

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