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Sex Crimes Lawyer

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People charged with sexual assault or child sex offenses face hostile prosecutors and harsh public opinion. Most people, even some criminal defense attorneys, are only too willing to believe the worst about those accused of sex offenses.
Sex crimes are considered by society and the legal system to be one of the most heinous crimes an alleged perpetrator can commit. The social stigma surrounding sexual abusers is enough to mentally, emotionally and socially ruin your life, your relationships, and your ability to earn income in the future. When you are accused of one of these crimes, you need an experienced Defense Lawyer to help ensure that you are not wrongfully placed on a list of sex offenders for the rest of your life. Even one small mistake at the outset of your claim can prejudice your case through the end and affect your life forever.
Registering as a sex offender can and will affect a person for a lifetime, often causing registered offenders to move from place to place in order to avoid public persecution. Sex Crime convictions are unlike other crimes, where once you serve your time, you are allowed to live your life, having paid your debt to society. Once convicted of a sex crime, the punishment is served and the prisoner is released back into the public, but suspicion from the community and law enforcement officers is hard and sometimes impossible to overcome.
If you have been accused of a sexually based offense, hire an experienced Sex Crime Attorney as soon as possible. The choice between a Public Defender and an excellent Defense Lawyer is one that will affect your life and perhaps even your freedom, until the day you die.

Sexual Assault Lawyer

 

Sex crimes can carry with them the highest rate of false accusations. If you are unjustly being investigated for or charged with a sex crime, there is no doubt that you need a lawyer to be involved every step of the way with aggression for those against you and compassion for you and your family. From the very beginning stage of an investigation all the way through the process, including trial, an attorney is necessary to protect your future, your livelihood and your good name.
Sex crimes include sexual assault, unlawful sexual contact, internet luring, sexual exploitation, child pornography, indecent exposure, public indecency and all other Felony and Misdemeanor charges with a factual basis involving sex. All of these charges require a firm understanding of the law, good investigation and legal analysis. These are not the type of charges you want to take lightly. You should expect your attorney to take them just as seriously and fight for you every step of the way.
You don’t have to fight alone!

Sex Offender Lawyer

 

What Does It Mean To Have To Register As A Sex Offender?

Registration means that the person has notified the State Police, confirmed his current physical and mailing address and provided such other information, including identifying information, which the State Police may require. Upon registration and as may be necessary thereafter, the State Police shall provide the person with an address verification form to be used for registration. The form shall contain in bold print a statement indicating that failure to comply with the registration required is punishable as provided in 18.2-472.1. Every person required to register, other than a person convicted of a sexually violent offense or murder, shall re-register with the State Police on an annual basis from the date of the initial registration. Every person convicted of a sexually violent offense or murder shall register with the State Police every 90 days from the date of initial registration. B. Any person convicted of a violation of § 18.2-472.1 , other than a person convicted of a sexually violent offense or murder, shall register with the State Police every 180 days from the date of such conviction. Any person convicted of a violation of § 18.2-472.1, in which such person was included on the Registry for a conviction of a sexually violent offense or murder, shall register with the State Police every 30 days from the date of conviction.

Sexual Abuse Lawyer

 

False Allegation Defense

Some allegations of this nature are fabricated or exaggerated. These false accusations can come from a person who is angry, bitter, frightened or confused. Evidence that proves guilt beyond a reasonable doubt is essential for a conviction. Common defenses against sex crimes include:
  • INSUFFICIENT EVIDENCE
  • TAINTED EVIDENCE
  • MISTAKEN IDENTITY
  • CONSENT
  • INNOCENCE
  • MENTAL ILLNESS
  • ILLEGAL SEARCH & SEIZURE OF EVIDENCE

Indecent Exposure · Rape · Child Pornography · Sodomy

 

The climate surrounding sex crimes has changed. Many cases that formerly would have been dropped for lack of evidence are now prosecuted. Prosecutors have less discretion in charging decisions and less leeway in resolving these cases.
Few allegations carry such steep punishment and lifelong ramifications as a sex crime. At Robert L. Lichtenstein’s Law Firm, we understand what is at stake. We have provide a vigorous defense to adults and juveniles in throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia for over 25 years.
Whatever the allegation, Robert L. Lichtenstein asserts your presumption of innocence. We do everything in our power to get the charges dismissed or evidence suppressed, or to negotiate a plea to a non-sex offense that avoids sex offender status. If the case goes forward, we will make the prosecution prove its case rather than simply pleading you guilty. Experienced Trial Attorney Robert L. Lichtenstein is prepared to defend you at trial to avoid the unbearable penalties and stigmas that come with a conviction.

 

 


 

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“With over 25 years of experience, I have seen almost everything, and I know what it takes to protect your rights and make sure that you have someone in your corner. When it comes to sex crimes, you can most definitely feel like it is you against the world. You don’t have to feel that way. You don’t have to fight alone. Call me today. It is your freedom and your life at stake.”

 

– Robert L. Lichtenstein, Esq.

 


Robert L. Lichtenstein, Esq.

222 N. Main Street, Suite 300

Hopewell, VA 23860

(804) 452-5424

(804) 452-2899 (fax)

Lichlaw@hotmail.com

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Couldn’t Be Happier

Living in New Hampshire I was nervous about finding an attorney in Virginia. I attempted to contact several attorneys before talking to Chris in this office. He took time with me and reminded me of my grandson. After speaking with this office, my nervousness and fears were diminished and Robert got my traffic matter handled without my appearance. I am very appreciative. When you call ask for Chris, he was great with me. Blessings to your firm from New Hampshire.

W. Royster

5.0
2015-07-15T17:11:44+00:00

W. Royster

Living in New Hampshire I was nervous about finding an attorney in Virginia. I attempted to contact several attorneys before talking to Chris in this office. He took time with me and reminded me of my grandson. After speaking with this office, my nervousness and fears were diminished and Robert got my traffic matter handled without my appearance. I am very appreciative. When you call ask for Chris, he was great with me. Blessings to your firm from New Hampshire.

Honored

We are honored to have your represent our son!

A. Conover

5.0
2015-08-04T13:39:01+00:00

A. Conover

We are honored to have your represent our son!

The Best.

A. Church

5.0
2016-07-08T10:49:14+00:00

A. Church

Thank you so much!

We really appreciate everything that you did for our child.  We couldn't have asked for anything more.

C. Daughtery

5.0
2015-08-04T13:37:53+00:00

C. Daughtery

We really appreciate everything that you did for our child.  We couldn't have asked for anything more.

Vindication

I was ticketed for an accident that I didn't even cause. My insurance company paid for the other vehicle, but I was given a ticket to appear in court. I had never been in trouble before, and I was extremely nervous.  Robert appeared in court with me and I was finally able to get vindication, as the accident was not my fault. Thank you so much.

S. Pegram

5.0
2015-07-15T17:24:32+00:00

S. Pegram

I was ticketed for an accident that I didn't even cause.

5 Stars!

M. Jennings

5.0
2016-07-08T10:46:24+00:00

M. Jennings

Very Professional

Mr. Lichtenstein is very professional with his client, he keeps contact with you and best of all he WINS your case! If I ever need him again (Praying I wont) I will call on him, and recommend him to others!

S. Trexler

5.0
2015-07-15T17:21:09+00:00

S. Trexler

Mr. Lichtenstein is very professional with his client, he keeps contact with you and best of all he WINS your case! If I ever need him again (Praying I wont) I will call on him, and recommend him to others!

Thanks

Thanks for freeing my dad!!!

- Chelsea

5.0
2016-07-12T09:55:11+00:00

- Chelsea

Thanks for freeing my dad!!!

Awesome Customer Service

Awesome customer service... I live out of state and this office treated me like family. They were up front , honest and helped me understand the situation with my tickets and spoke on my behalf when contacting the courthouse. I was trying to deal with things last minute and could've been taken advantage of due to not understanding VA law or court process yet I was given honest council and advice .

R. Clark

5.0
2016-07-05T13:24:28+00:00

R. Clark

Awesome customer service... I live out of state and this office treated me like family. They were up front , honest and helped me understand the situation with my tickets and spoke on my behalf when contacting the courthouse. I was trying to deal with things last minute and could've been taken advantage of due to not understanding VA law or court process yet I was given honest council and advice .

Gracious!

My family, friends, and I thank you for your outstanding legal service!

A. Lichtman

5.0
2016-07-08T10:47:50+00:00

A. Lichtman

My family, friends, and I thank you for your outstanding legal service!

Best Lawyer

Thanks a lot for all you have done. I really appreciated it all. Y'all are the best.

T. Kruger

5.0
2016-07-12T09:54:16+00:00

T. Kruger

Thanks a lot for all you have done. I really appreciated it all. Y'all are the best.

Works Hard

Great attorney. He will work hard for you.

S. Readmond

5.0
2016-07-08T10:44:13+00:00

S. Readmond

Great attorney. He will work hard for you.

Thanks.

C. Smith

5.0
2016-07-08T10:48:31+00:00

C. Smith

Great Character

Thank you! I appreciate everything you did for me.

J. Freeman

5.0
2016-07-08T10:45:33+00:00

J. Freeman

Thank you! I appreciate everything you did for me.

The Best!

I had enough to worry about before my military deployment and thank you so much for getting my ticket taken care of without my appearance. I was worried that I was going to have to drive up from NC, but you took care of it without my appearance and helped alleviate some of my worries. If I need anyone in the future, I know where to go.

G. Rodriguez

5.0
2015-07-15T17:14:07+00:00

G. Rodriguez

I had enough to worry about before my military deployment and thank you so much for getting my ticket taken care of without my appearance. I was worried that I was going to have to drive up from NC, but you took care of it without my appearance and helped alleviate some of my worries. If I need anyone in the future, I know where to go.

My Attorney for Life

I have a lead foot and I found myself with a ticket and facing unknown fines and costs. Robert went to court with me and saved me money and headaches... Thank you Lich

C. Pegram

5.0
2015-07-15T17:17:27+00:00

C. Pegram

I have a lead foot and I found myself with a ticket and facing unknown fines and costs. Robert went to court with me and saved me money and headaches... Thank you Lich

Wonderful Experience

You guys were great! Not only did you get my ticket taken care of wonderfully, you treated me like a life long friend and not just a client or a number. Thank you again!

C. Scroggins

5.0
2015-07-15T17:15:09+00:00

C. Scroggins

You guys were great! Not only did you get my ticket taken care of wonderfully, you treated me like a life long friend and not just a client or a number. Thank you again!

Kept My CDL

As a truck driver with a CDL, I chose Robert LIchtenstein because he valued my CDL as much as I did. He went to bat for me and not only did he exceed my expectations, but he gained a client for life. Thank you so much!

A. Gilliam

5.0
2015-07-15T17:13:08+00:00

A. Gilliam

As a truck driver with a CDL, I chose Robert LIchtenstein because he valued my CDL as much as I did. He went to bat for me and not only did he exceed my expectations, but he gained a client for life. Thank you so much!

Great Result!

"Great Result and all I had to do was get you a copy of my driving record! Thank you."

T. Barncroft

5.0
2015-07-15T17:07:54+00:00

T. Barncroft

"Great Result and all I had to do was get you a copy of my driving record! Thank you."

Great Lawyer

Robert is a great lawyer. He listens and more importantly understands your unique situation which enables him to provide the best legal assistance for your particular need. Thanks again Robert. What a Great service you provided me.

M. Taggart

5.0
2016-07-08T10:43:09+00:00

M. Taggart

Robert is a great lawyer. He listens and more importantly understands your unique situation which enables him to provide the best legal assistance for your particular need. Thanks again Robert. What a Great service you provided me.

My Future

Thank you so much for your assistance with this matter. Most importantly thank you for caring about my future. Without your representation I woul dnever have received such a favorable result.  Your representation was excellent.

E. Daugherty

5.0
2015-08-05T14:15:55+00:00

E. Daugherty

Thank you so much for your assistance with this matter. Most importantly thank you for caring about my future. Without your representation I woul dnever have received such a favorable result.  Your representation was excellent.

Great Job!

W. Crusan

5.0
2016-07-08T10:49:45+00:00

W. Crusan

5.0
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