Experienced Sexual Assault Defense Counsel For Mecklenburg County

Sexually Related Offenses

If you face a charge of sexual assault, do not talk to police until you talk to a lawyer.

If you are under suspicion for, or have been charged with Rape, Indecent Liberties or any other sexual offense, there are serious penalties you could face in all aspects of your life. If convicted, you may be forced to register with the North Carolina Sex Offender Registry and prohibited from living and working where you want.

It is extremely important that, as soon as you realize you are the target of an investigation, you hire a lawyer with the proper experience to protect your rights.

It is critical to ascertain:

  • was the conduct consensual
  • is the victim fabricating the allegations, and why
  • how old was the victim
  • is there proof of the conduct other than just the victim's allegation
  • where did the conduct happen
  • when did the conduct happen
  • was there a delay in reporting the allegation
  • is someone pressuring the victim to bring the allegation
  • did you admit the conduct to anyone

Often police will contact you and say that they "just want to hear your side of the story".  This will occur in a benign and comfortable setting to lull you into complacency.  They will tell you that "you are not under arrest, you are free to go, you are here voluntarily". Do NOT fall for this trap.  Say nothing.  Contact a lawyer immediately.

Certified In State Criminal Law By The North Carolina State Bar

Attorney Christopher Connelly has extensive experience handling charges relating to sex offenses and many other criminal defense matters. He is one of a handful of criminal defense attorneys in Mecklenburg County certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a specialist in State Criminal Law.

He knows the law; he knows your rights; he knows the defense available. Mr. Connelly will meet with you and determine the most effective strategy for your situation.

He may negotiate a plea bargain or recommend that you take your case to trial to present a powerful argument in front of a judge or jury. He may also seek a dismissal of your charges due to a lack of evidence. If your case is dismissed, you may be entitled to expungement, a process that seals all official records related to your arrest and the charges against you.

Types Of Cases We Handle

Our Charlotte firm is prepared to defend against many different sex crimes, including:

  • Sexual assault
  • Rape
  • Date rape
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Statutory rape, sex with a minor, sexual contact with a person under 16 years of age
  • Internet solicitation

Find Out How Our Firm Can Help Mitigate The Consequences You Face

Call 704-376-9376 or email our Charlotte office to schedule a consultation about your charges.

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