Thorough Defense Against Sex Crime Charges

Individuals charged with an alleged sex crime face an uphill battle. Prosecutors will aggressively pursue a conviction. The public will often perceive people to be guilty before they have had a chance to defend themselves. If convicted of a sex crime, individuals may face heavy fines, long prison sentences and a tarnished reputation.

If you are facing sex crime charges, the potential penalties are too serious to trust your future to an inexperienced lawyer. For over 40 years, the attorneys at Donatoni & Crichton have provided aggressive criminal defense representation against sex crime charges to people in West Chester, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas.

Our firm includes a former prosecutor who worked as an Assistant District Attorney. We understand how the other side approaches these cases. We use this experience to help you establish a strong defense against a broad range of sex crime charges, including:

Pennsylvania's Sex Offender Registration Laws

Under Megan's Law, individuals convicted of a sex crime must register as a sex offender. Sex crime convictions are broken into three different tiers, depending on the severity of the charge. If convicted, an individual must register as a sex offender for 15 years, 25 years or for the rest of their lives.

Registering as a sex offender will have major effects on your life. Your contact information, photograph and details of the conviction will be publicly available. Your ability to get a job may be jeopardized, and your ability to live in certain neighborhoods could be restricted.

The severity of these consequences makes it critical that you immediately contact an attorney. Our firm will take the time to understand your case and will seek solutions to keep you off the sex offender registry.

Whether we negotiate a plea or fight your case in court, we are prepared to take the necessary actions to defend your rights and protect your future.

We'll Stand By Your Side

We believe that every person deserves the right to defend themselves against sex crime allegations. Contact us today at 610-314-7075 or by completing our contact form to schedule a free consultation.