Charges of sexual assault have a devastating effect on the accused. If you are under suspicion for, or have been charged with, Rape, Indecent Liberties or any other sexual offense, your relationships with family, friends, neighbors and your employer are at risk. If convicted, you may be included in 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.
If you face a charge of sexual assault, do not talk to police until you talk to a lawyer. Contact our Charlotte office to arrange a consultation with attorney Chris Connelly.
As your lawyer, Mr. Connelly will attempt to get charges against you dismissed. Whether we go to trial or your case is negotiated, you will be represented by one of only a handful criminal defense attorneys in Mecklenburg County certified by the North Carolina State Bar as a specialist in State Criminal Law. Our Charlotte firm is prepared to handle these cases, including those involving the following sex crimes crimes:
- Sexual Assault
- Rape (including "Date Rape")
- Child Sexual Abuse
- Indecent Liberties
- Statutory Rape, Sex with a Minor, Sexual Contact with a Person under 16 Years of Age
- Soliciting a Crime against Nature
- Internet Solicitation
Defense Against Sexual Offense Charges
A consenting adult who has sexual relations in a public place or a person who approaches an undercover officer with an explicit suggestion is subject to arrest and possible conviction for a felony offense. It is important, if charged with a sex crime, to hire a lawyer who will take an aggressive stance.
After discussing your case with you, Attorney Connelly will determine the most effective defense strategy. He may suggest a plea bargain, or may move to have your case dismissed for lack of evidence. If your case goes to trial, he will present a powerful argument for judge and jury.
Expungement — Clear Your Name
If your case is dismissed, you are entitled to Expungement, a process that seals all records related to your arrest and the charges against you. Expungement prevents friends, relatives, and neighbors from seeing any information about the case. Also known as expunction, the relief is also available to some persons whose offenses were committed when they were minors.
After the Expunction is granted, employers, neighbors, customers, insurers, landlords (and just plain nosey people) looking into your background will find no official record of the charges that were expunged in any official governmental database.
When your case is important to you...
When experience counts...
Call 704-376-9376 or e-mail our Charlotte office to schedule a consultation about your sexual offense arrest and strategies for your defense.
The Law Office of Christopher A. Connelly
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Criminal Defense Attorney
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