Sex offense charges are extremely serious and can have life-altering consequences. Washington state takes sex offense allegations very seriously and often seeks to punish those convicted of sex offenses at a much higher level than other comparable felony offenses. A sex offense conviction often carries with it mandatory court-ordered obligations that can follow you the rest of your life, including sex offender registration, bars to employment, geographical restrictions, internet restrictions, strict lifetime probation and no contact with any minors. Sentencing guidelines for sex offenses are similarly strict. A sex offense conviction can result in decades behind bars and the loss of your job, your family and your freedom.
The attorneys at Johnson & Cyr have years of experience fighting sex offense allegations in court. We have successfully tried cases to acquittal and negotiated highly favorable resolutions to sex offenses of all types. These resolutions include: not guilty verdicts, dismissals of charges, deferral agreements and misdemeanor amendments of felony charges. It is important to contact a lawyer right away if you believe you are under investigation for a sex crime. We will evaluate your case in strict confidence and take the necessary steps to protect your rights. Even being charged with a sex crime can carry with it severe restrictions. We are often able to settle a matter before charges are ever filed. In the event that charges are filed, judges routinely impose high bail, geographical limitations and broad no-contact orders. The attorneys at Johnson & Cyr are very often successful at obtaining release without bail or substantially reduced bail, rescinding no-contact orders and allowing various case-specific liberties depending on your particular needs. We understand that it is your innocence, your word and your life on the line when you are charged with a sex offense. We take that consideration seriously and we will work very closely with you to obtain the best possible result. Your case will not be delegated to a less experienced lawyer or coverage attorney. We are in your case to win it from beginning to end.