Any arrest can place your future in jeopardy, but being arrested for a sex crime exposes you to even greater public humiliation that can last the rest of your life. At the Carolina Law Group, led by Tommy Kellis, we believe you are entitled to the presumption of innocence and a robust defense. We provide highly professional representation that challenges the elements of the case against you, while avoiding undue publicity that could damage your reputation, even if you are later exonerated. We seek resolutions that uphold your rights and mitigate the consequences of your arrest. If your case must go to trial, you can rely on our courtroom skills as we fight for the best possible results.
Crimes of a sexual nature are on the rise across the country. Common offenses in North Carolina include:
If you are charged with a sex crime, you face aggressive prosecution and the possibility of lengthy incarceration, as well as the requirement to register as a sex offender for life. Our skilled attorneys will work tirelessly to build a strong defense on your behalf.
North Carolina law assigns punishments based on the class of crime, where a Class A crime is the most serious. Other classes include:
The court will also consider the defendant’s prior record when sentencing.
Depending on the facts, a defendant can have viable defenses to a sex crime allegation, such as:
Our attorneys scrutinize the evidence and challenge every element of the case against you in pursuit of an acquittal or a favorable plea deal.
If you are convicted of a sex crime, the court will require you to register on the North Carolina Sex Offender Registry, which in turn reports to the National Sex Offender Registry. This requirement means you must:
After you register, your photograph, home address and details of your conviction will available to the public on the sex offender registry.
With the stakes this high, it’s vital to have an attorney on your side who will fight the charges you’re facing.
The Carolina Law Group, led by Tommy Kellis, provides determined defense to sex crime charges in New Bern, Morehead City and the vicinity. Call us today at 252-636-3737 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.