Arkansas Sex Crimes Lawyer Knows The Law
Skilled defense for serious charges
If you are charged with a sex crime in Arkansas, you need an experienced attorney who understands the law and how best to apply it to your case. At Huffman Butler, PLLC our criminal defense lawyers have an in-depth understanding of the complicated and serious nature of sex offense charges. Whether you are charged with indecent exposure or statutory rape, we work hard to challenge the evidence against you and avoid the severe consequences of a conviction.
Common sex crimes cases
The Arkansas criminal code contains a variety of criminal offenses that can be classified as sex crimes. Our law firm can defend you against a variety of accusations, including:
- Rape — Forcing someone to engage in sexual intercourse against his or her wishes constitutes rape. Statutory rape involves consensual sex when the age of one participant is less than the age of consent
- Indecent exposure — Exposing your genitals or breasts in public is a crime. As a result, pranks and dares that involve streaking or flashing can result in criminal charges
- Internet sex crimes — These crimes involve new offenses and older offenses prosecuted in new ways. Examples include solicitation of a minor, distribution of pornography and child exploitation
- Child pornography — Under a broad federal law, child pornography can include any visual representation (e.g., film, video, picture, etc.) of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct or any visual representation made to appear that a minor is engaged in sexually explicit conduct
- Human trafficking — This crime involves holding someone against his or her will and transporting, moving or selling that individual for profit. Victims are often brought into the country illegally and may include teens and children
Sex offender registration
Being a registered sex offender puts you in the public eye forever. In Arkansas, in addition to incarceration, one of the penalties for most sex crime convictions is the requirement that you register as a sex offender. Failure to register can result in further felony charges. Arkansas’s sex offender law requires that information on registered sex offenders determined to pose the highest level of risk (Level 3 and Level 4) be made available to the public in an online database.
Defending sex crimes in Arkansas
Unfortunately, people often lie about sexual offenses, scientific evidence isn’t always accurate and physical evidence isn’t always what it appears. Only a highly experienced criminal defense lawyer in Arkansas knows what to look for and how to use what is found to your advantage. We protect your rights and fight hard to get you the best possible outcome.
Contact a seasoned Benton, AR criminal lawyer about your sex crimes case
A sex crimes conviction can have long-lasting consequences. The veteran lawyers of Huffman Butler, PLLC are on your side to meet your charges head-on. Call 501-315-5297 or book an appointment on our online scheduler.