Bentonville Sex Crime Attorney
Defending Clients Facing Sex Crime Charges in Benton County
Facing an accusation of a sex crime is incredibly serious and can have profound and lasting repercussions on every aspect of your life. The mere shadow of an accusation can tarnish your reputation and limit your future opportunities. That's why it's crucial to take swift action and seek the guidance of an experienced Bentonville sex crime lawyer.
At Cody W. Dowden, Attorney at Law, our team understands the gravity of these situations. We are committed to protecting your rights and providing an experienced defense. Specializing in sex crime cases, our law firm has a proven track record of securing favorable client outcomes. With a deep knowledge of Arkansas laws and extensive courtroom experience, I am well-prepared to navigate the complexities of the legal system.
Don't let a sex crime accusation define your future. Contact Cody W. Dowden, Attorney at Law, today to schedule your free consultation. Together, we will fight for your rights and work tirelessly toward securing the best possible outcome for your case.
Are you facing a sex crime charge in Arkansas? Call Cody W. Dowden, Attorney at Law today or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our sex crime lawyer in Bentonville!
Over the years, Cody W. Dowden has represented thousands of clients. He provides honest and straightforward representation to ensure that he works towards the best outcome in your case. Call (479) 777-0640 to learn more.
I specialize in handling the following sex crimes cases:
- Sexual abuse, assault, or rape
- Statutory rape
- Child pornography
- Failure to register as a sex offender
In each of these specific cases, our team is committed to providing dedicated legal support, ensuring that our clients' rights are protected and that justice is served. We approach these sensitive matters with the utmost professionalism and sensitivity, working tirelessly to advocate for the best possible outcomes for our clients.
What are the Penalties for Sex Crimes in Arkansas?
The penalties for sex crimes in Arkansas can vary depending on the specific offense and the circumstances of the case, but they can be pretty severe. Some possible penalties for sex crimes in the state include the following:
- Rape: This crime is punishable by 5 to 40 years in prison, and the sentence can be increased to life in prison if the victim is under 14 years of age or if the offender has prior rape convictions.
- Sexual assault: This crime is punishable by up to 20 years in prison, and the sentence can be increased to life in prison if the victim is under 14 years of age or if the offender has prior sexual assault convictions.
- Prostitution: Solicitation of prostitution is a Class A misdemeanor and can result in up to a year in jail. Promoting prostitution is a Class B felony and can result in up to 20 years in prison.
- Online Solicitation of a minor: This crime is punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
- Child molestation: This crime is punishable by up to 20 years in prison. The sentence can be increased to life in prison if the victim is under 14 years of age or if the offender has prior child molestation convictions.
- Statutory rape: This crime is defined as sexual intercourse with a person under the age of consent, 16 years old, in Arkansas. This crime can be charged as a Class Y felony and can result in life in prison.
- Possession of child pornography: This crime is punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
- Failure to register as a sex offender: According to Arkansas law, anyone convicted of a sex crime must register as a sex offender. Failure to do so is a separate crime that can result in additional penalties. Failure to register as a sex offender is a Class D felony and is punishable by up to 6 years in prison.
It is worth noting that these crimes carry severe consequences, not only in terms of possible imprisonment but also social stigma and collateral consequences, like being on the sex offender registry. That is why it is essential to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney if facing any of these charges.
Contact Our Bentonville Sex Crime Lawyer Today
Every individual deserves compassionate and aggressive legal representation at my firm during such distressing times. When you choose to work with my team, you are not just hiring a firm but partnering with me, a dedicated Bentonville sex crime lawyer. I am fully committed to offering my clients the personalized attention and support they deserve. With my experience and unwavering dedication, I strive to navigate the complexities of your case, ensuring your rights are protected and pursuing the best possible outcome for you.
Contact Cody W. Dowden, Attorney at Law, today to schedule a FREE consultation with our sex crime attorney in Bentonville!
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