Omaha Sex Crime Lawyer
Statutory Rape Attorney in Nebraska
Sex crimes are among the most serious of all criminal offenses due to the aggressive nature in which they are investigated and prosecuted and the social stigma that results. Your reputation can be ruined by the mere accusation of a sex crime even before a conviction has ever been reached. Because of the damage to your social standing and your personal relationships with family, friends, co-workers, and employers, you need a trusted and tenacious legal representative as soon as possible.
At Michael J. Fitzpatrick, Attorney at Law, we relentlessly protect your legal rights as we pursue your best interests. Having a trusted and accomplished legal advocate by your side through this crisis can make a significant impact on how your case unfolds and its ultimate conclusion. Our Omaha sex crimes defense lawyer has achieved an outstanding reputation for the quality of his legal ability, integrity, and commitment to clients in the greater Omaha area.
Call us at (402) 809-5008 to speak with our attorney during a free case consultation.
Nebraska Sex Crimes
A range of sex crimes exist under Nebraska law, including:
- Rape, statutory rape, and date rape
- Sexual assault
- Child pornography
- Sex crimes concerning children, such as molestation, sexual assault, solicitation of a minor
- Sex crimes related to the internet
- Indecent exposure
Statutory Rape and Age of Consent in Nebraska
In the state of Nebraska, the age of consent is 16. This means that anyone over the age of 19 may have consensual sex with an individual over the age without facing criminal prosecution. Statutory rape occurs when one person is 15 or younger and the adult is 20 or older. Penalties for statutory rape include up to 3 years in prison and fines up to $10,000.
Penalties for Sex Crimes
How you are charged in any sex crime accusation will depend on the nature of the offense, whether physical injury occurred and its extent, your prior criminal history if applicable, and other statutory factors. For example, sexual assault may be charged as a misdemeanor, second-degree felony, or first-degree felony. Penalties for sexual assault can range from less than a year to up to 50 years in prison. Furthermore, sex crime convictions can result in mandatory sex offender registration that can severely restrict your housing, employment, and other aspects of your life.
Sex Offender Registry
The sex offender registry is online database that has your name, age, distinguishing characteristics and details about the crime that you were convicted of. Once you are registered, this lasts a lifetime and can have a huge impact on finding a place to work and live. That is why you need the help of an experienced sex crime attorney from Michael J. Fitzpatrick, Attorney at Law.
Unfortunately, sex crimes can be based on false allegations made out of spite, jealousy, revenge, or other factors that need to be thoroughly uncovered and investigated. At Michael J. Fitzpatrick, Attorney at Law, you can rely on our attorney to conduct an exhaustive investigation into the basis of the charges against you and explore every legal avenue available to help you protect your rights.
To speak with our attorney, call us at (402) 809-5008 as early as possible in your case.
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20+ Years of Legal Experience
As a former police officer and City & County Prosecutor, Michael J. Fitzpatrick has unique set of skills that will benefit your case.
A Glowing Reputation
Michael J. Fitzpatrick is one of the premier attorneys throughout Nebraska and is highly regarded by the local legal community.
Certified in Field Sobriety Testing
Attorney Fitzpatrick has the unique skill set of being certified in field sobriety training and breathalyzer testing.