Delaware Sex Crime Charges and Defense
In Delaware, sex crimes range from misdemeanors such as indecent exposure and lewd conduct to felonies such as rape and possession of child pornography. A conviction of any of these charges can have life-altering consequences, including jail time, steep fines and more. Those convicted of more serious crimes will be required to have their personal information inputted into the state sex offender registry.Do I have a case?
Date Rape Defense
In Delaware, a large student population means that date rape is a persistent concern, both on campus and across the state. While victims of sexual assault should never feel afraid to speak up, the emotional nature of these crimes often leads to premature judgment against the accused party. If you’ve been unfairly accused of a crime, a date rape defense lawyer can be an essential ally in clearing your good name and putting the incident behind you.
At Rahaim & Saints, we believe everyone accused of a sex crime in Delaware is entitled to a fair trial. We’ll work to ensure your side of the story gets heard and is duly considered in court.
The Delaware Sex Offender Registry
An individual convicted of one of 25 offenses considered sex crimes by the state of Delaware will have their personal information listed in the Delaware Sex Offender Registry. This includes youths who have received an adjudication of delinquency and those who have been found not guilty by reason of insanity. The registry also includes those who have been convicted of an equivalent crime in another state but since moved to Delaware.
Individuals listed in the registry are ranked on a tiered scale. Information about tier one offenders is only available to law enforcement officers. After 10 years, the offender can petition to have their information removed from the registry. Information about tier two offenders is made public to schools and daycare centers in the area where the individual lives, works or studies. After 10 years, a tier two offender can petition to be moved down to tier one. When a tier three offender moves into an area, all immediate neighbors are notified. Tier three offenders can petition to be moved to tier two only after 25 years.
In order to have one’s information removed or tier downgraded, an offender must complete a state-mandated rehabilitation program. They also can’t commit another crime in the time since their conviction.Meet Criminal Attorney Andrew Rahaim
Sex Crime Defense in Delaware
The harsh punishments and long lasting consequences of a sex crime conviction in Delaware make clear the need for experienced and aggressive legal representation. If you’ve been charged with an offense, the sex crimes defense lawyers at Delaware’s Rahaim & Saints will review your case for free and advise you of your options. We’ll take the time to listen to your side of the story and give you practical, pragmatic advice based on our years of experience with the Delaware legal system.
Contact our office in Wilmington or Newark today to schedule your appointment.