Sex Offense Charges
Sex crime charges in Oklahoma are a serious matter that may require lifetime sex offender registration. Our attorneys have experience fighting sex crime charges throughout Oklahoma.
If you are found guilty of sexual assault or another serious sex offense in Oklahoma, you may face such penalties as imprisonment; loss of child custody, voting rights and firearm ownership; mandatory AIDS testing; monetary fines; and possibly even lifetime registration as a convicted sex offender. Our criminal defense lawyers at Atkins & Markoff have extensive experience handling sex crime cases in Oklahoma, and may be able to get your charges reduced to a lesser offense or dismissed altogether. Contact our Oklahoma City-based law firm today to review your case.
Common Types of Sex Crime Charges
- Internet sex crimes
- Lewd and lascivious conduct
- Child molestation
- Date rape
- Statutory rape
- Sex offender
- Sexual abuse
- Sexual assault
- Sexual harassment
Sex Offender Registration Information
As of November 1st, 2007, the rules and restrictions applying to registered sex offenders in Oklahoma have changed dramatically. Even if you were already registered or released from the duty to register before November 1, 2007, these new changes apply to you. Under the new “Risk Assessment Classification System,” every individual who is or has been required to register as a sex offender is assigned a “level” by the government to determine the length of their duty to register.
Since the enactment of this new law, most offenders have been since ordered to register as a sex offender for life. Failure to do so can and will result in new felony criminal charges and incarceration in state prison. The updated sex offender registration requirements can significantly interfere with your ability to find a place to live, work, and to ever move forward with the rest of your life.
But there is hope……
These new laws also provide the ability for the risk assessment classification level to be challenged and overturned. Careless, uninformed, and harmful classifications by the Department of Corrections (DOC) can be shown to be inaccurate, prejudicial, and can be changed. You can have the length of your duty to register cut short by 10 years or more, and in some cases your duty to register as a sex offender can be completely eliminated.
To stand up and fight for your rights, you need powerful, knowledgeable and professional representation to battle these oppressive laws. At Atkins & Markoff, our results, reputation and dedication to our clients in sex crime cases is unsurpassed. We understand the most effective and efficient ways to challenge your sex offender classification and restore your privacy and freedoms. We have successfully challenged sex offender registration requirements before, and we want to help you stand up for your rights and fight these unfair and oppressive restrictions. You will never know if you can change your classification if you never try to fight it. Please contact us today for a free case review. We would be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have about the process and see if we can help.
Sexual Offenses and Oklahoma Justice System
There are a number of different types of conduct that fall into the category of sexual offense, and being convicted of a sex crime in Oklahoma comes with severe penalties that can significantly alter the rest of your life. For example, if you are found guilty of sexual assault, you could face imprisonment, mandatory AIDS testing, monetary fines, and loss of child custody, voting rights and firearm ownership, as well as sex offender registration for life. Due to the severity of Oklahoma sex crime punishments, it is important to enlist the legal help of a qualified criminal defense attorney when faced with sex offense charges in Oklahoma. Contact our experienced defense lawyers at Atkins & Markoff today to secure professional and effective legal representation.
Contact Our Skilled Defense Attorneys Today
In addition to possibly being sentenced to a long prison term, if you are convicted of a sex crime in Oklahoma, you may also be required to register as a convicted sex offender for life. Not only does sex offender registration carry a negative stigma, but it also places significant restrictions on where you can live, work and spend your free time. If you have been charged with a sex crime in Oklahoma, contact our reputable defense attorneys at Atkins & Markoff today. Our reputation for defending Oklahomans against sex offense charges speaks for itself. We have successfully challenged sex offender registration requirements in the past, and we want to help you stand up for your rights and fight these unjust restrictions.