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Everyone has the right to a fair trial. Yet sex offenses carry such a strong social stigma that protecting your rights involves more challenges than other types of criminal charges. You are entitled to due process before a fair and impartial decision-maker — not a media spectacle in the court of public opinion.
The attorneys at Grant, Miller & Smith, LLC, are dedicated to protecting the rights of the accused. They are well-acquainted with the unique difficulties of sex offense cases. Backed by more than six decades of combined experience, they know how to put in place a strong defensive strategy for challenging the charges and protecting your rights.
Background In Forensic Science
One of the firm’s defense attorneys, Greg N. Smith, possesses a unique and valuable background in forensic DNA analysis. He holds a master’s degree in forensic science, and he previously served as a DNA analyst for the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory in Maryland. His in-depth familiarity with lab testing procedures, DNA and other forms of biological evidence can work to your benefit.
Extensive Experience Handling State And Federal Charges
The lawyers at Grant, Miller & Smith handle all types of sex crime charges in Missouri state and federal courts, including:
- First- and second-degree rape
- Attempted rape
- Sexual assault
- Sexual misconduct involving a child
- Child molestation
- Sexual contact between a student and teacher
- Possession or distribution of child pornography
- Child sexual abuse
- Online solicitation
- Enticement of a child
- Statutory rape
Most sex crimes are felonies. Any level of charge can subject you to harsh criminal penalties, including jail time.
Another Layer Of Consequences: Missouri Sex Offender Registry
A conviction for most sex crimes will impose consequences beyond just a lengthy prison sentence. You may also face mandatory sex offender registration, a statewide program through the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Registration will publicly brand you as a sexual predator. It can affect your employment, housing and many other aspects of life. Additionally, violating your registration requirements can lead to further criminal charges.
Get Experienced Guidance When You Need It The Most
To schedule your consultation, call the experienced legal team at Grant, Miller & Smith, LLC: 314-492-8878. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, the firm handles criminal cases throughout the region.