Conviction on a sex crime charge can carry very severe penalties. In addition to a possibly lengthy jail sentence, after you are released from jail and on parole or special parole, your name may be added to the sex offender registry for the rest of your life! More than any other type of criminal conviction, a sex crime conviction affects all aspects of your life, limiting the work you can do and the jobs you can get, restricting where you can live and who you can live with, in some cases even prohibiting you from living with your own minor children.
If you face a sex crime charge, you should not passively accept your fate. You certainly should not speak to the police or agents of the Department of Children and Families (DCF), or even your own therapist or psychologist without first talking with an experienced criminal defense attorney. You have the right to remain silent and to be represented by a lawyer. Don't talk to anyone about your situation except your lawyer!
The Right Law Firm For Sex Crime Defense Representation
At The Law Office of Jerome Paun, we vigorously defend people charged with committing sex crimes. We will work hard to build an effective defense against the charges you face based on our knowledge of the law and the unique facts of your situation. We will use every legal means available to defend you and your freedom.
Jerome Paun has more than 30 years of legal experience. He is experienced in defending people in Willimantic and throughout Connecticut against charges of:
- Sexual assault (including, but not limited to: rape, date rape, statutory rape, underage consensual sex, incest, forcible sexual contact and child molestation)
- Risk of injury to minor children
- Indecent exposure
- Possession and distribution of child pornography
- Other sex-related offenses
Sex Offender Registration
Under Megan's Law, a conviction for a sex offense may lead to mandatory registration as a sex offender for at least 10 years, if not the rest of your life. While registered as a sex offender, you will be:
- Required to register where you live and work with state and local officials
- Prohibited from engaging in certain kinds of work and/or other activities that might bring you into contact with children
- Restricted in where you can reside
You may even be restricted from living with your own minor children.
These are very serious and potentially lifelong consequences. We will vigorously defend you against sex crime charges. We will do our best to get the charges against you dismissed or reduced to minimize the consequences you may face. If your case goes to trial, we will work hard to achieve a not-guilty verdict.
Contact Our Sex Crimes Defense Law Firm
Don't talk to the police without a criminal defense lawyer representing you. Call The Law Office of Jerome Paun toll free at 866-787-0119 or send our Connecticut criminal defense firm an email for a free initial criminal case consultation.