Passed in 2006, Jessica's Law imposes strict penalties on those convicted of sex crimes against children. If you are under investigation or have been accused of a sex crime involving a child, you need an attorney with the skills and knowledge to effectively defend you from sex crime charges.
At the law office of Garretson, Webb & Toth, LLC, attorney Scott Toth has more than 20 years of experience representing clients throughout Kansas. He is widely regarded as a leading sex crimes defense attorney.
We will aggressively defend your interests and protect your rights. To speak with an experienced Olathe Jessica's Law lawyer, contact our criminal defense firm.
What Is Jessica's Law in Kansas?
Jessica's Law created stricter penalties for people convicted of sex crimes. If you are convicted of a sex crime involving a child under the age of 14, you could face the following penalties:
- First-time offenders have a minimum 25-year prison sentence
- Second-time offenders face a minimum of 40 years in prison
- Third-time offenders will receive a life sentence with no possibility of parole
It does not matter if the child actually was under 14. For example, the Johnson County sheriff's department conducts undercover investigations in online chat rooms. If an officer holds herself out to be 13 years old while chatting with you online and you travel to meet her, you could be convicted of a sex crime with a child, regardless of the officer's actual age.
If you are convicted of any sex crime, you will also need to register as a sex offender. In Kansas, you will need to register with the national sex offender registry for a minimum of 10 years.
Experienced Trial Attorneys by Your Side
Sex crime charges involving children under 14 do not easily lend themselves to plea agreements. More often than not, your case will have to go to trial. It is important to have a skilled trial attorney to protect your rights in the courtroom.
In addition to countless case dismissals and plea agreements, attorney Scott Toth has handled more than 100 jury trials. He has represented clients at the federal and state level. As a former prosecutor, he knows what it takes to argue effectively in front of a jury and he will vigorously defend your interests inside and outside of the courtroom.
Criminal Defense for Leawood Sex Offender — Attorney Toth Can Help You
Whether you have been arrested for rape, sexual battery or an Internet sex crime, our attorneys can help you. We represent clients throughout northeast Kansas and Johnson County, including Olathe, Shawnee, Lenexa, Overland Park and Leawood sex offenders.
Attorneys at our firm offer free initial consultations. Contact our criminal defense firm to talk about your case with an experienced lawyer.