If you have been accused and/or arrested for committing a sex crime in Fairfax County, such as lewd and lascivious conduct, child molestation, child pornography, prostitution, sexual battery or assault, statutory rape, solicitation, rape, date rape, or indecent exposure, you need an aggressive and experienced Fairfax County sex crimes attorney.
Sex crimes lawyer Jad Sarsour, is a former prosecutor who has firsthand knowledge and experience exploiting and weakening the prosecution’s allegations against you. Contact Jad Sarsour today for experienced and aggressive legal defense.
Sex Crimes Defense Center
At our law firm, we proactively defend our clients against sex related charges. When retained in the early stages of an investigation or sex offense case, we begin negotiating with the prosecution even before they’ve charged our client with a specific sex crime. Because of our aggressive approach, we have had sex charges altered, reduced, and dismissed entirely for our clients.
Fairfax County Sex Crime Defense
In Virginia, sexual behavior is considered criminal if it falls under one of the following offenses:
- Child molestation
- Child abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Annoying a child
- Internet solicitation
- Online solicitation
- Indecent exposure
- Unlawful sodomy
- Forced or unlawful copulation
- Sex crimes upon a dependent adult
- Unlawful possession of pornography
- Aggravated sexual assault
- Criminal sexual contact
- Possession of child pornography
- Lewd acts
- Sex with a minor
- Date Rape
- Sexual abuse
- Sexual assault
- Sexual battery
- Statutory rape
- Unlawful penetration
Molestation Allegations & Charges
A conviction of child molestation carries the probability of severe punishment, including lengthy imprisonment and sex offender registration. Unfortunately, many defendants facing child molestation charges risk the greatest propensity for false allegations, confusion, miscommunication, and misguided interference.
Younger children sometimes confuse reality with suggestions and implications made by suspicious and concerned adults, including social workers and law enforcement personnel. Often, they will answer questions affirmatively because they feel they are “supposed to”, and want to do what is expected of them. This is why it is so important to hire an experience Fairfax County child molestation lawyer to help in this difficult and oftentimes emotional situation.
The Fairfax County Child Protective Services (CPS) Team will conduct play room sessions with the child using dolls and toys to demonstrate what they suspect, further making the alleged incident seem “real” to the child. This is a confusing time for everyone involved and will require knowledgeable legal representation.
If you are the subject of a child molestation investigation, you should call our Fairfax County sex crimes attorney immediately at 703-385-6868. If charges are not filed, it is not too late for us to get the charges dropped. We will contact the assigned Detective and Prosecutor to present your defense, and make the case for why charges should not be filed against you.
If you have already been arrested and are facing the enormous bail amounts that are usually associated with these charges, we can often help with your release from jail. Our office offers expert and knowledgeable attorney representation on your behalf. Time is of the essence, don’t delay.
Rape & Sexual Assault Charges
If you are suspected of a rape or sexual assault charge, or have been arrested, it is crucial that you consult with a proven and skilled Fairfax County criminal defense attorney who has successful experience defending rape and sex crime cases. A rape charge is considered a violent felony crime and a conviction will result in a lengthy prison sentence. Let our Fairfax County sexual assault attorneys help with this serious possibility.
In Virginia, rape is defined as forced sexual intercourse with a person against their will, and also includes intercourse that is nonconsensual. Intercourse is considered nonconsensual if the other party is unconscious, intentionally drugged (as in “date rape”), or by coercion or intimidation including threatening the other person into submission.
Most rape charges can be successfully defended, and many times dismissed altogether, by an experienced and aggressive sex crimes attorney knowledgeable in this area of criminal law. Call our law offices 24 hours per day at 703-385-6868 and we will provide you with a rape defense consultation.
Consequences of Virginia Sex Offense Charges
In some instances in Virginia, a sex crime conviction counts as a strike on your criminal record, if it is serious enough to be labeled a “1 strike” case, you could be penalized with 25 years to a life of prison time on the first conviction. Each strike a person accumulates adds additional time to their sentence. A third strike automatically puts the defendant at risk of a sentence of 25 years to life in prison.
If you are convicted of Sexual Assault or a sex related crime in Fairfax County County, you face jail, child custody and visitation loss, loss of rights to vote and own guns or firearms, be subjected to mandatory AIDS testing, financial penalties, counseling, probation, parole, and lifetime sex offender registration and tracking.
If you have questions regarding sex crimes, contact an experienced Fairfax County sex crimes attorney at Jad Sarsour today for a consultation. We are available to take appointments days, evenings, and weekends. We accept all major credit cards.
National Sex Offender Registration: Megan’s Law
If convicted of a sex crime in Virginia, under Megan’s Law you will be required to list your name & address on a nationwide sex offender registry, and notify local law enforcement each time you change your place of residence. Being labeled as a “sex offender” makes life is a hardship for most people, and may adversely affect employment opportunities and living arrangements. In the recent news we have seen how horribly many sex offenders are treated by their communities and many times they are forced to leave their homes because of the actions of their neighbors.
The Virginia criminal defense law firm of Jad Sarsour, is located in Fairfax County and serves clients throughout Virginia including Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Prince William County, and all neighboring Fairfax County County communities.