Oklahoma City Sex Crimes Lawyer & Attorney
Oklahoma City Sex Offender Defense Attorneys
The Oklahoma City sex crimes attorney and lawyers at Phillips & Associates are highly respected professionals who have made a career of protecting the rights of Oklahomans just like you. Our attorneys are experienced, litigators who have made a career of aggressively fighting to protect the rights of people charged or arrested for any type of sex crime. We have successfully defended hundreds of sex crimes, many of which resulted in acquittals or dismissals. If you or a loved one has been accused of a sex crime, don’t stand by and let the prosecution trample your Constitutional Rights. Contact the experienced sex crimes defense attorneys and lawyers of Phillips & Associates, located in Oklahoma City, who will fight to protect your rights at every step of the way.
Punishments for those convicted of an Oklahoma Sex Crime.
The punishments for those convicted of an Oklahoma Sex Crime have increased more than any other area of law over the years. The possible consequences of a sex crime conviction include:
- Sex Offender Registration for LIFE
- Having Sex Offender on your driver’s license for life
- Having a GPS tracking device on your ankle for life
- Severe restrictions on where you can live
- Severe restriction on where you can work
- Mandatory polygraph exams
- You must obtain written permission from your religious leader before you can attend a religious service.
Most Common Types of Sex Crimes in Oklahoma
Internet Sex Crimes in Oklahoma
Internet sex crimes are one of the fasting growing areas of concern across all of Oklahoma. With the advent of the internet, Federal and State prosecutors have focused their efforts on catching “online predators,” by cooperating with police and FBI to set up sting operations. FBI agents will pose as minors online and attempt to set up a meeting where the person is arrested.
Solicitation of a minor by means of technology, possession or distribution of child pornography, and “sexting” are some of the most common types of sex crimes that happen in Oklahoma.
- Soliciting Minors Online - Soliciting minors online is not only one of the most common sexual crimes; it’s also one of the most serious. This crime occurs when a person encourages or solicits sexual contact from a minor. Judges and prosecutors alike treat persons accused of soliciting minors online as “predators,” and usually request hefty prison sentences in addition to lifetime sex offender registration.
- Child Pornography - Oklahoma Child Pornography laws make the possession, distribution, or manufacturing of sexually explicit images of minors illegal. A person convicted of violating Oklahoma child pornography laws faces years in prison as well as mandatory compliance with the Oklahoma Sex Offender Registration Act.
- Sexting - Oklahoma “sexting” laws prohibit the possession or distribution of sexually explicit photographs or videos of minors, even if that person is old enough to legally have sex. Oklahoma prosecutors and judges take sexting laws very serious, and a conviction requires mandatory compliance with the Oklahoma Sex Offender Registration Act.
Indecent or Lewd Acts with Minors Defense Lawyers Oklahoma
Commonly referred to as “child molestation,” indecent or lewd acts with a minor is another common sex crime that involves the touching, fondling, or sexual abuse of a minor. A conviction for lewd acts with a minor carries up to life in prison and mandatory sex offender registration for life.
Statutory Rape Charge in Oklahoma
Statutory Rape is an act of sexual intercourse involving vaginal or anal penetration where the victim is legally unable to consent. The most common type of statutory rape occurs when the victim is below sixteen years of age. Sometimes the use of force or violence is alleged, but most statutory rapes cases involve a consensual sexual encounter.
Oklahoma Rape & Rape by Instrumentation
Rape is the act of sexual intercourse involving vaginal or anal penetration where the victim is either unwilling or unable to consent. The most common type of rape occurs when the victim is forced into a sexual encounter. Usually this involves the use of force or violence. Sometimes, even where the victim willfully consents to the sexual act, they are legally unable to give consent. Examples of these include;
- A victim under 16 years of age. No person under 16 years of age may legally consent to have sex.
- Mental Illness or defect
- Intoxication – alcohol or drugs
- Victim is unconscious
- Is incapable of consenting due to victim being in custody
Oklahoma Indecent Exposure Charges
Indecent Exposure usually involves a person who intentionally and deliberately exposes a portion or portions of his/her private body parts, i.e. their genitalia, in a lewd manner to offend or annoy the general public. Common examples of acts that can result in indecent exposure charges are masturbation, sexual intercourse or exhibitionism in a public place, or simply “flashing” a person’s genitals. In Oklahoma, Indecent Exposure is a Felony that carries up to 10 years in prison and fines of up to $20,000
Sexual Battery Defense Lawyer Oklahoma
Sexual battery is an Oklahoma sex crime that involves the unwanted touching or feeling of another person who is at least 16 years old for purposes of sexual gratification. A sexual battery charge or arrest can be one of the hardest sex crimes to prove, as the definition of a sexual touching is vague and subject to interpretation. The most common types of sexual battery charges involve one person grabbing the breasts or buttocks of another person.
Oklahoma City Sex Crimes Defense Attorneys - Serving the entire state of Oklahoma
Our dedicated Oklahoma sex crimes defense attorneys and lawyers are committed to providing the very best representation possible. We have defended hundreds of people arrested or charged for sex crimes over the years, many times obtaining dismissals or acquittals. If you or a loved one are being investigated for any type of Oklahoma sex crime, contact our staff of defense attorneys today to have your case reviewed at no cost to you.
Oklahoma Sex Crimes Page updated on 10/26/2010