Defending Your Freedom in High-Stakes Sex Crime Cases
Sex crime allegations carry potentially life-altering implications. Even mere allegations can wreak havoc on personal and professional relationships, changing public perceptions forever. Convictions can lead to incarceration and the enduring impact of being labeled a sex offender. In such high-stakes cases, it's crucial to secure top-notch legal representation, and that's where van der Veen, Hartshorn, Levin & Lindheim come in. As a premier Philadelphia criminal defense firm, we tirelessly advocate for the rights of the accused, putting your reputation, freedom, and future at the forefront. With over two decades of proven success, attorney van der Veen has emerged as a go-to figure for vigorous representation in sex crime cases, known for his unrivaled aggressiveness and tenacity.
Pennsylvania law considers a wide array of offenses as sex crimes, ranging from rape, sexual assault, indecent exposure, and child pornography, to incest, open lewdness, and more. Many of these crimes involve significant penalties, such as hefty fines, lengthy incarcerations, and indelible felony records. Given the aggressive efforts of law enforcement to charge and convict, having an experienced defender like attorney van der Veen in your corner becomes indispensable.
Being a registered sex offender in Pennsylvania, consequent to conviction in certain sex offenses, has significant implications. Housing restrictions may apply, certain job opportunities can be off-limits, and the societal stigma could affect personal relationships irreversibly. The duration of registry varies with the crime's severity, potentially lasting from 15 years to a lifetime. Recognizing these extreme stakes, we adopt an unyielding defense approach, seeking only the best outcomes for you.
While every sex crime case is unique, certain defenses, like claiming ignorance of the victim's age or accusing the plaintiff of promiscuity, generally don't hold under Pennsylvania law. Regardless, we dedicate our resources and time to formulate a personalized defense strategy for each client, resulting in numerous favorable outcomes over the years. One notable example involved defending a falsely accused college student against media and prosecutorial pressures, successfully protecting his future.
If you're facing sex crime charges, contact us for relentless representation and compassionate support. The criminal defense attorneys at van der Veen, Hartshorn, Levin & Lindheim are renowned for their unwavering defense in sex crime cases. Working relentlessly to safeguard your reputation and freedom, we're available 24/7 for a free initial consultation. Contact us at 215-398-4819 or visit our downtown Philadelphia office, near the Jefferson SEPTA station.