Fairbanks Sex Crimes Defense Lawyer
Hundreds of Cases Handled in Alaska & Washington State
Being accused of sex-related crimes can result in lifelong penalties, expensive fines, along with other serious consequences. If you have been accused of a sex crime, it is vital to contact an experienced Fairbanks sex crime defense attorney today. With your freedom on the line, you need an attorney who knows what your future hinges on and how to protect you from a lifetime of hardship.
With hundreds of cases successfully handled, I have the experience needed to help you get the best results for your case! Contact me today for a free consultation at (907) 312-1300!
How old do you have to be to get married in Alaska?
In Alaska, both parties must be 18 years or older to get married without parental consent.
Does Alaska have a 3 strikes law?
Alaska does have a 3 strikes law. The "three strikes" law has a mandatory sentencing law for first-degree sex offenders has resulted in a 99-year prison sentence for a 63-year-old decorated Vietnam veteran with long-term mental health and alcohol abuse problems.
If a SEX OFFENDER MOVES TO ALASKA, DO THEY HAVE TO REGISTER?
Certain sex offenders that were convicted outside of the state of Alaska are not required to register in Alaska. The Public Safety Department will determine if the names of registered sex offenders who moved to Alaska will be entered to its sex offender database. They will use facts from each case to figure out if a conviction matched a crime in Alaska that would require registration.
What Is Considered a Sex Crime?
Although there are different types of sex crimes, almost all of them are described as a ‘deviant’ sex act or a forced and non-consensual sexual act. Below is a list of the different types of sex crimes.
Sexual Assault: Refers to sexual contact or behavior that occurs without obvious consent of the alleged victim. Some forms of sexual assault include attempted rape and unwanted “sexual touching” like oral sex or penetration of any kind.
Child Sexual Abuse: A form of child abuse that includes sexual activity with a minor. Being convicted of child sexual abuse can have lifelong consequences for the accused. Sexual abuse charges include indecent exposure to a minor, intercourse, or masturbation in the presence of a minor. It also includes the production, owning, or sharing of pornographic images of children, as well as sex trafficking.
Intimate Partner Sexual Violence: this type of sex crime refers to sexual assault committed by a person in a relationship with the alleged victim, including intimate partner sexual violence, domestic violence, intimate partner rape, or spousal rape.
Incest: this type of sex crime refers to sexual contact between family members.
Penalties for Sexual Crimes in Alaska
Sex crime penalties vary depending on the severity of the crime. There are four degrees of sexual assaults in Alaska. The penalties will vary depending on the severity of the crime and the damages caused.
The penalties for sex crimes in Alaska include:
- Sexual assault in the first degree is punishable by 20 to 99 years imprisonment
- If the alleged victim is younger than 13, the accused is subject to 25 to 35 years imprisonment
- If the alleged victim is 13 or older, the accused is subject to 20 to 30 years imprisonment
- If the offender used a dangerous instrument or caused severe physical damages during the commission of the offense, the offender is subject to 25 to 35 years imprisonment.
- Sexual assault convictions come with a fine of $25,000 to $100,000.
Contact a Fairbanks Sexual Crime Defense Lawyer at (907) 312-1300
If you have been accused of a sex crime, you need to contact an attorney as soon as possible. An attorney will be able to investigate your case and help you get the best possible outcome for your case, whether that’s acquittal, dismissal, or reduced charges. As a Fairbanks sex crimes defense attorney with experience practicing law in the lower 48, my firm may be able to help you avoid conviction and its harsh penalties. I have trial and courtroom experience and have handled hundreds of cases. As a Former Prosecutor that turned into a criminal defense attorney, I can provide you with powerful legal defense.
I represent clients in Alaska & Washington. Contact me today for a free case review at (907) 312-1300. I am available 24/7!