Ohio Criminal Defense Firm with an Expertise in Sex Crime Allegations
Proven Fighter and Advocate Defends People Accused of Sex Offenses in Northeast and Northwest Ohio Regions
While any criminal charge is serious, a sex crime allegation has the potential to follow you for the rest of your life–even after you’ve been acquitted. The mere accusation of a sex offense is often enough to destroy a person’s life, which is why it’s easy to feel hopeless in this situation. These cases require a skilled, innovative, fearless defense strategy executed by a veteran trial lawyer who will protect your rights and your reputation. At The Law Offices of Christopher Scott Maher, we understand that many people accused of sex offenses are entirely innocent. We will present a targeted defense to the allegations, pressing for the best possible result whether that means vindicating you at a Jury Trial, obtaining a dismissal without the necessity of a trial, or negotiating a favorable resolution.
We Handle a Wide Range of Sex Charges
Drawing on our vast experience defending clients accused of sex offenses–many of whom were innocent–we understand the sensitive nature of these allegations and are committed to handling your case with the meticulous preparation and poised advocacy required in this very specialized area of criminal defense.
We represent clients charged in Ohio courts with any sex offense, including the following allegations:
- Rape and all forms of Sexual Assault, including Gross Sexual Imposition
- Prostitution and solicitation
- Statutory Rape
- Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor
- Child molestation and Child Rape
- Date rape
- Sexual Assault involving Substantial Impairment
- Indecent Exposure and “sexting”
- Internet Sex Crimes, including Child Pornography
- Sex Offender Registration issues, including Failure to Register and Failure to Provide Notice of Change of Address
We understand the severity of your situation: Sex Offender Registration
Depending on the allegation, a sex crime charge can range from a misdemeanor to a felony. Regardless of the severity of the offense, a conviction in this area will usually have serious and long-lasting consequences, even beyond the original sentence. You may be placed on probation or you may be incarcerated. However, even when these sanctions are complete, Ohio law requires that sex offenders be publicly humiliated by registering on a list with the county sheriff. These obligations can last for the rest of a person’s life.
We consider Ohio’s draconian sex offender registration laws to be a violation of basic constitutional principles. They are also a worthless and cruel endeavor, which do not make communities safer. Nevertheless, these laws are a reality that must be dealt with. If classified as a sex offender, your job opportunities will be limited and your social connections can be destroyed. You will be publicly shamed and you will face restrictions on where you can live. We have the experience and skill to challenge the sort of allegations that trigger the application of Ohio’s sex offender registration laws.
Call our office at 216-650-3676 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.