A Sex Offense Conviction Will Follow You For Life

Few crimes have punishments more severe than those associated with sex crimes. When a person is arrested on suspicion of rape or sexual abuse, the consequences are more widespread than just jail time and fines. If convicted, a person could be forced to register as a sex offender and may be on parole supervision for life. If the alleged perpetrator is not a U.S. citizen, he or she may also face deportation.

With so much at stake, it is important to work with a Camden and Burlington County criminal defense attorney who can protect your rights and your freedom. When you contact Fridie Law Group L.L.C., that is exactly what you will find.

Lifelong Consequences

Most people are familiar with the stigma associated with appearing on the sex offender registry. However, many people are not familiar with parole supervision for life, which is worse than the sex offender registry in many ways.

If you are placed on parole supervision for life, you will be on probation for the rest of your life. Your name is placed in a database that regulates numerous areas of your life. Being on the list prevents you from participating in activities with children (even your own children), prevents you from living near schools and restricts other neighborhoods you can live in based on the number of kids living nearby.

In addition to community supervision for life, you could face civil commitment. If you are convicted of rape or other violent sexual crimes, you face civil commitment in addition to any other penalties. With civil commitment, you are held in a facility and cannot come and go as you please.

Make Sure You Have An Experienced Attorney On Your Side

If you were arrested on suspicion of a sex crime, it is important to work with a lawyer who is committed to protecting your rights. Contact Fridie Law Group L.L.C. online or call 856-499-0400 to schedule your free initial consultation. (Some exclusions apply.)