Juveniles Charged with Sex Offenses

Sex Crime Defense Lawyer in Columbus

In today’s social world, it seems teenagers have been more and more outgoing in terms of a sexual nature. With the sexual content online, in movies, and in music, it is easy to see why teenagers are acting out on social media and in person. Unfortunately, this also means that there is an increase in juveniles being charged with sexual offenses. When a juvenile faces charges of sex offenses, it is important to make sure that he or she has the representation necessary to help them move forward.

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The charge a juvenile faces will depend on what the act was. Some people feel that because they are children, that the crime isn’t as severe. This is not true. No matter the age of the child, if they commit an act that can be considered a sex offense, they can still face harsh penalties. For older teenagers, this can include possible jail sentences.

Juvenile sex offenses can include the following:

  • Owning nude photos of a minor
  • Distributing nude photos of a minor
  • Forcing a minor to take photos in a sexual manner
  • Sending nude photos of themselves

How The Koffel Law Firm Can Help You

If your child was charged with a juvenile sex offense, it is crucial that you retain legal counsel as soon as possible. This situation has the impact that can affect the rest of your child’s life. This could mean jail sentences, sex offender registration, probation, and more. For a juvenile sex offender, the registration is not a lifetime ordeal as the Ohio Supreme Court struck down the lifetime registration requirement in 2012. This is because a study by the National Center on Sexual Behavior of Youth showed that 5-14% of juvenile sex offenders recidivate and commit another criminal offense in the future compared to the 40% of convicted adults. Not only that, sex offenses carry a social stigma that can negatively impact your child’s reputation.

Our Columbus sex crime defense attorneys at The Koffel Law Firm are dedicated to defending the rights of our clients from start to finish. We analyze the details of your child’s case so we can build the most effective case strategy possible. We know that this is a difficult time in your family’s life and we want to provide peace of mind.

Call our team today at (614) 675-4845