In the state of Virginia, any type of sex crime is dealt with very harshly. The Virginia Code describes and defines all of these crimes in great detail and the deserving punishment for each crime and felony too. Sex Crimes are the sort of crimes that are life damaging. They affect the victims in the worst ways possible. Understandably their punishments are quite severe so as to deter the offender from repeating the same crimes. All of these sex crimes situations are intensely complicated and serious situations and need to be dealt with very carefully. There are so many intricacies like issues of consent and credibility. The right lawyer would know exactly how to deal with these intricacies.
A person is said to be guilty of committing the crime of aggravated sexual battery if he or she has sexually abused another person or victim by touching in an inappropriate manner and if certain conditions are true alongside. If the victim in question is a minor who is below the age of 13 years then the case turns from sexual battery to aggravated sexual battery. If the suspect knew of any mental or physical incapacity of the victim and has in fact exploited that in order to sexually abuse him or her then also it will be very rightly termed as aggravated sexual battery. In the same if any sort of force was used to carry out the sexual act then it is termed as aggravated sexual battery as well.
In many states across the USA, laws regarding sex crimes ensure that no one is dealt with lightly. Due to this, any person who is wrongfully arrested on any sex crime charges, really needs a good lawyer on their side so as to fight the charges in the best way possible. A good and professional lawyer will not only guide the defendant correctly, but in many cases they also show you the best way to also save your image. Many sex crimes related verdicts also ensure that the offender is placed on the sex offender’s list for the state. In that case, the punishment sentence for the time in prison and the community service hours might have ended long ago but the name of the offender on that registry is reason enough for public shame.
There are many great lawyers in Virginia who are so experienced with these cases that they manage to find out certain hidden loopholes in the cases and get their clients out of very tough sentencing. Many are able to play around with the issues of consent and credibility and get enough reasonable doubt to get their clients free. In the case where the client is guilt free and is being charged with the crime because maybe he or she was in the wrong place at the wrong time, it is imperative that the lawyers establish credibility of their client and show the judge and the jury that their client is incapable of committing such a crime.