When charged with a crime of criminal sexual conduct, many people become frightened and unaware of the punishments that could come along with the charge. There could be restrictions on where you can chose to live or work, along with the burden of being on the list of registered sex offenders. Also, some could face ridicule from the public and many people become introverted and refuse to speak about their past.
In California, a group of sex offenders, and others convicted of crimes of criminal sexual conduct, came forth and held a conference called "Justice for All: A Conference to Reform Sexual Offense Laws" in October of 2013. This group of people, including their loved ones, came together to discuss the burdens of sex offender laws. At the conference it was apparent that those in attendance felt that the laws and restrictions surrounding sexual offenses are unconstitutional and too harsh in some instances. Standing up to the laws surrounding the punishment crimes of criminal sexual conduct has become a growing trend.
When facing a charge of criminal sexual conduct, some people become afraid and some people decide to take a stand. No matter what position you decide to take, you are not alone. There are over 700,000 people on sexual offense registries around the country. Many of these people, however, are unfamiliar with the laws and regulations surrounding these crimes and how taxing they may be.
If you are on the sex offender registry, have been convicted of a crime of criminal sexual conduct, or have been accused of a crime of criminal sexual conduct and need guidance in how to proceed contact the Law Offices of Shannon M. Smith, P.C. Our office is familiar and experienced with the sex offender registries and laws of criminal sexual conduct and will be able to address any concerns or questions you may have.