Cincinnati Sex Crime Lawyer
Get 20+ Years of Combined Experience on Your Side
Bad things happen to good people. You might have been targeted with false
and malicious allegations. You might be a victim of a misunderstanding.
You may have made some serious mistakes. Whatever the circumstances, we’re
here to help. We are a team of Cincinnati defense attorneys who understand
what you’re going through, and we want you to know that you can
come to us for compassionate support and defense of your legal rights.
We’re ready to listen to your side of the story and stand by your
side in court to fight to clear your name and protect your future.
Why Choose Our Sex Crime Defense Attorneys?
- Backed by 20+ Years of Combined Experience
- Offering Personalized Support 24/7/365
- Trial-Tested Defense in State & Federal Courts
Ashley Dawson - 2017
Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ - Top 2.5% of Attorneys Under 40
- Nation's Top One Percent - National Association of Distinguished Counsel
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Bleile & Dawson Focuses on Cases Like Yours
At Bleile & Dawson, we are a team of Cincinnati sex crime defense lawyers
who focus our practice on the defending individuals who are charged with
sexual offenses. In fact, we have more than 20 years of collective experience
representing individuals who are accused of these crimes and over that
time have developed strong understandings and strategies on how these
charges can be fought.
Our focus on sex crime cases is a quality that sets us apart from other
firms throughout our community. We have extensive experience building
effective defense strategies on behalf of our clients who are charged
with sex crimes.
Types of Sex Crime Criminal Charges We Handle
Frequently Asked Questions on Sex Crimes
How are sex offenders classified?
In Ohio, convicted offenders are placed in one of three categories. Tier
I is the least serious and includes voyeurism and sexual imposition offenders.
Tier II includes those convicted of statutory rape and unlawful conduct
with a minor. Tier III, the most serious class, includes offenses such
as sexual battery, rape, and sexually motivated homicide.
Are sex offenders classified forever?
If you're convicted of a sex crime, you'll have to register as
an offender for a very long time, but usually not forever. Only tier I
offenders have to register for the rest of their lives. Tier III offenders
must register for 15 years and tier II must register for 25.
What are registered sex offenders required to do?
Registering as a sex offender in Ohio can lead to some uncomfortable circumstances.
For tier III offenders, the authorities must notify all residents living
within a 1,000 feet from the offender, along with other entities, like
daycares and schools, within that county. Additionally, sex offenders
cannot live 1,000 feet from a school or daycare center.
Is it possible to petition for treatment rather than prison time?
If an offender realizes that they have a problem and need psychiatric
or another kind of therapy, this could be valuable information for the
judge to know. However, it will not excuse an offender from prison time.
The State of Ohio provides resources for sex offenders after a conviction, as well.
Can juveniles be convicted and registered as sex offenders?
They can. The trial and legal process depends on the nature of their crime,
but convicted juveniles can be convicted of sex crime and must register
as sex offenders. For tier II and III offenders, however, these registration
periods are five years shorter.
Contact an Aggressive Legal Advocate Today
Our firm is all too familiar with just how aggressively sex crime prosecution
can be pursued by law enforcement and the state's attorney office.
Our task, time and again, has been to slow the trial process to make sure
events are accurately portrayed and reduced charges, or dismissals, are
put in reach. Bleile & Dawson is prepared to provide this kind of
thorough service for you and your sex crime charge and is available 24/7
to provide counsel.