purchase, george & murphey.
purchase, george & murphey.
Charged with a sex offense, or under investigation for a sex offense, in Pennsylvania? Few allegations can change lives like a sex crime allegation. The mere hint of rape, sexual assault, molestation, or indecent exposure could ruin your reputation. Moreover, a conviction could result in a long prison sentence and mandatory sex offender registration requirements for the rest of your life.
“I went to Tim George because I saw firsthand the results he got for a friend of mine…I can’t recommend Tim enough. He did for me what he did for my friend. He worked wonders.”
Kevin (Sexual Assault Client)
In Pennsylvania, tremendous resources are expended to investigate and prosecute sex offenses. Most counties now have law enforcement teams devoted exclusively to sex crime prosecution. Such teams often include police, nurses, doctors, and prosecutors.
If you were recently accused of a sex offense in Erie County or anywhere else in Pennsylvania, you must be prepared to defend your freedom – and your future – with even greater commitment than that expended by the government. You are behind and now have to catch up. And you’ve come to the right place. Under investigation for a sex crime in PA? Just arrested? Now is the time to start building your defense. Contact an experienced criminal defense attorney who understands the law and who knows how to fight back against prosecutors in the courtroom.
“My brother came to Tim George for a [child sex] crime that he didn’t commit. While other lawyers had a “wait and see” attitude, Tim was VERY proactive and began working on the case immediately. With his persistence, hard work and excellent communication, charges were not filed. I can’t say enough good things about [Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C.]”
Sex Offense Client
The punishment for sex offenses in Pennsylvania almost always includes prison. Here are the standard ranges of sentences for someone – with no prior record – convicted of certain sex offenses:
These examples from the sentencing guidelines illustrate just the starting point of the sentences for sex crimes. The statutory maximum sentence applies in every PA sex crime case. Statutory maximum sentences can be up to 20 years (Felony 1), 10 years (Felony 2), 7 years (Felony 3), or 5 years (Misdemeanor 1). Many cases include more than one offense, and sentences can be run consecutive (back to back) to one another. Some of the longest sentences handed down by Pennsylvania criminal court judges are for convicted sex offenders.
"Professional, honest, hard-working and made the entire process a lot less stressful."
Gregory F., July 2021 / Former Client
"We really appreciate Tim taking the time to consult with us. He was very professional and had great advice. We really appreciate it."
Leonid K., May 2021 / Former Client
In addition to subjected the offender to significant prison time, many sex offenses also require sex offender counseling and timely sex offender registration upon parole for 15 years, 25 years, or even for the rest of your lifetime. Sex offender registration requirements include:
Now is the time to protect your rights and to begin to build your defense.
In more than two decades of defending people being investigated for, or charged with, sex offenses in Pennsylvania, we know that people can be falsely accused or overcharged. We understand that, just like other allegations, accusers don’t always tell the truth. They may have a variety of motives to lie or exaggerate.
Many people have read about stories of false allegations made in the context of sex crimes. We all know about the people who, many years after being convicted and imprisoned, were shown to be innocent when accusers recanted their claims, the actual wrongdoer came forward, or DNA analysis showed that the crime was committed by someone else.
But you can’t afford to wait. Work must be done now to protect your rights, start your investigation, and push back against the sex crime charges. Waiting until after you’re convicted to marshal a vigorous defense will be too late for you.
The Erie criminal defense lawyers at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. bring unique and hard-won experience to help you fight back against being wrongfully charged, or over-charged, with sex offenses. Here are just a few of our credentials:
Call today to get started. Dial (814) 580-5017, complete the online contact form, or use the “live chat” service. We’ll let you know how we can help.
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