What You Need to Know If Charged with a Sex Crime in South Carolina
When charged with a sex crime in South Carolina, your freedom, reputation, relationships, and quality of life are on the line – even if the allegations are false. Conviction of a Sex Crime can result in life in prison – depending on the act, victim and degree of the charge. It also results in lifetime registration as a sex offender.
If you have been accused of a sex crime in South Carolina, it is important to contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can develop a strong defense while explaining the severity of what you may be facing. The attorneys at Ferguson & Ferguson, LLC understand these types of cases and have the grit and determination to fight for you.
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Lead Attorney Robert (“Robbie”) Ferguson has served as both a former state prosecutor and a deputy public defender, giving him a unique perspective on criminal law and making him a powerful ally inside and outside the courtroom. Robbie focuses on matters of criminal defense, including sex offenses, and understands South Carolina law to ensure you receive the best possible counsel if charged with a sex crime in South Carolina.
Contact Ferguson & Ferguson, LLC today at 843-470-4704 to schedule a consultation so we can hear your side of the story and walk you through the complicated process of defending against allegations of a sex crime or sex offense in South Carolina.
FAQs on Sex Offense Cases
Q. What crimes are considered Sex Offenses?
Crimes that are considered sex offenses are Criminal Sexual Conduct, Sexual Battery of a Spouse, Assault with the Intent to Commit Criminal Sexual Conduct, etc.
Q. What does it mean to be registered as a sex offender?
If convicted of a sexual offense, you must register as a sex offender with the local Sheriff’s Office where you live, work, own real property, and/or attend school, twice a year for the rest of your life. A sex offender registry is a database of information about convicted sex offenders that allows law enforcement to monitor and track their activities. Requirements for who must register, what information to provide and what information is publicly accessible varies by state.
Q. Can someone get removed from the sex offender registry?
If a conviction for a sexual offense is reversed, overturned, or vacated on appeal and a final order has been rendered, a person may be removed from the sex offender registry.
Q. I am wrongfully accused of a Sex Offense. What do I do now?
If you were wrongfully accused of a sex offense, we encourage you to seek the counsel of an experienced criminal defense attorney with experience trying sex offense cases. Lead attorney Robbie Ferguson has served as both a former state prosecutor and a deputy public defender, giving him a unique perspective on criminal law. He also understands South Carolina law to ensure you receive the best possible counsel if charged with a sex crime in South Carolina. We encourage you to contact the Law Offices of Ferguson & Ferguson, LLC today so we can help you.
Q. Can a sex offender charge be expunged in South Carolina?
A sex offender charge generally cannot be expunged in South Carolina. There are a few exceptions. If you feel that your sex offense charge may be eligible for expungement, we encourage you to contact the Law Offices of Ferguson & Ferguson, LLC today. We can set up an appointment to discuss your conviction and walk through possible scenarios to expunge your record.
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