In most cases, sex crimes in Washington come with criminal charges. This means that being convicted of the crime may result in years or even life in prison, crippling fines, extended probation, having to register as a sex offender or predator, and other consequences.
Sex offender registration is a unique and life-altering consequence of sex crime sentencing. Depending on the severity of the charges, you may face many years or even a lifetime registered as a sexual predator.
Registered sex offenders may be prohibited from living and working in certain areas and must report their residence location to the state. It is a severe hindrance to your future, and violating the terms of the registration, even unintentionally, can result in extra criminal charges, violation of probation, and/or prison/return to prison.
In Washington, sex offender registration is required for juvenile defendants, as well.
You do not have to face these charges alone. With the help of a dedicated and aggressive Washington criminal defense lawyer, you can fight the court system and win back your life.