Criminal Defense Attorney

Criminal Defense Attorney

Gig Wyatt - Serving Salem, Marion County since 1985

503-378-7744, 24/7 - Free initial consultation


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Sex Crimes Defense

Sex offenses vary from abuse and molestation to more serious crimes, such as sexual assault or rape. When an individual is accused of a sex crime, the personal, social and professional ramifications can be extremely damaging, even if the charges are ultimately dropped or a verdict of not guilty is reached. The stigma associated with sexual misconduct can impact your ability to obtain future employment and damage your personal relationships with family and friends. We can help mitigate the consequences of a sex offense investigation or charge and ensure that your rights are fully protected.

Your rights when arrested and charged with a sex crime include the right to remain silent and to obtain an attorney. Criminal defense for sex crimes includes using facts, evidence, and testimony to reduce or eliminate the credibility of the prosecution's case against you.

Types of Sex Crimes

As experienced criminal defense attorneys, we possess the discretion and legal skill necessary to handle all types of violent and nonviolent sexual offenses, including: Public indecency,Private indecency, Child pornography, Failure to report child pornography, Sexual exploitation of a child, Encouraging child sexual abuse, Contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor, Custodial sexual misconduct, Sodomy, Unlawful sexual penetration, Sexual abuse and molestation, Sexual assault and rape,

Sex Offenders Registry

Even after serving a long sentence, the impact of a sex crime conviction will likely reverberate through a person's life. Most convicted sex offenders are required to register with the Oregon State Police, which posts the names of certain sex offenders on a public website. Often, the registration requirement lasts for the convicted person's lifetime. With this information readily available to the public, sex offenders have substantial difficulty obtaining employment and professional licensing, and are often scorned in their local communities and avoided by their neighbors.

Preventing a Conviction is Goal

Our lawyers help clients fight these serious charges, understanding that a sex crime conviction can potentially cause insurmountable damage to a person's professional and personal life. We are equipped to handle even the most difficult cases, providing exceptional representation by investigating every aspect of a client's case and thoroughly preparing for trial. We are able to utilize our collective experience to identify inconsistencies in accuser statements, exposing weaknesses in the prosecution's case. Meticulous preparation coupled with a keen eye for detail helps us to obtain reduced charges, dismissals and other favorable results for our clients.

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This information should not be interpreted as legal advice, nor substituted
for the specific legal advice of an experienced attorney.

DUI Attorney Gig Wyatt
Law Firm of Harris, Wyatt & Amala LLC
5778 Commercial Street SE Salem, Oregon 97306
(503) 378-7744
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