Defending Pennsylvania Adults And Juveniles Against Sex Crime Charges

Sex CrimeSexual assault charges carry the stigma of scandal, and accusation alone can shape public opinion in favor of the accuser. There is a pervasive prejudice that makes people charged with sex crimes particularly vulnerable in our criminal justice system.

Beyond lengthy prison sentences, sex crimes have serious ramifications, including mandatory lifetime registration as a sex offender, reduced employment opportunities and sometimes hidden collateral consequences.

If you have been charged with a sex crime in York County, Cumberland County or Lancaster County in Pennsylvania, we urge you to seek experienced legal counsel as soon as you are able. You are innocent unless the prosecution can prove that you are guilty, and prejudice is not proof. An experienced attorney can give you the aggressive defense that you deserve.

Protecting Your Rights And Defending Your Reputation

The Law Office of Marc J. Semke provides sex crimes defense backed by more than 10 years of experience in criminal law and a commitment to protecting the constitutional rights of the accused. We defend all sex crimes, including but not limited to:

  • Rape and statutory rape
  • Solicitation of a minor
  • Child pornography possession and distribution
  • Indecent exposure and lewd conduct
  • Sexual assault and indecent assault
  • Juvenile sex crimes

Conviction for a sex crime can mean decades in prison or thousands of dollars in punitive fines. The possession of child pornography is a federal crime as well as a state crime, and an offender may face additional or more serious charges in a federal district court. When the stakes are this high, you can't afford not to hire a lawyer.

Consider Your Future

It can be tempting to plead guilty, and to do whatever it takes to silence the accusation and move on with your life, but the hidden costs and long-term consequences of pleading guilty to a sex crime may outweigh the temporary relief that it might bring. If you have been accused of a sex crime, you need aggressive legal representation from a lawyer who has extensive experience defending these kinds of criminal charges.

Do Not Wait To Begin Defending Yourself

Don't lose hope. The Law Office of Marc J. Semke will help to protect your rights and will inform you of your legal options. Submit a contact form online, or call our office at 717-781-8021.