St. Louis Lawyers Defending Against Sex Crimes

Charges of criminal sexual conduct often arise from complicated circumstances where discerning what truly happened can be incredibly difficult. This makes it imperative that you have someone there to help ensure that your side of the story is heard and that your rights are fully protected at every stage of the process.

Being convicted of a sex crime can have a very serious effect on the rest of your life. The penalties can include being thrown into jail and being forced to register as a sex offender. Living as a registered sex offender can adversely affect every aspect of your life. The state will dictate where you can and cannot live, who you can work for, and where you can go, among numerous other facets of your life. We look beyond the State's case and uncover all flaws and errors that routinely occur in these cases.

Dedicated Legal Representation Since 1937

At Sindel Noble we have decades of criminal defense experience that allows us to craft truly exceptional defenses to the charges our clients are facing. Our attorneys are committed to helping our clients fight criminal sexual conduct charges and the damage such charges can do to one's reputation in the community as well as to one's personal and family relationships.

We conduct thorough investigations into the facts of these sex crimes cases. We are often able to uncover evidence that can act as the foundation of a highly effective defense.

Experienced Defense Against Criminal Sexual Charges

Partner Richard Sindel's experience in criminal defense has taken him to a number of states around the country where his ability to build a strong defense has been recognized and acclaimed. Part of his reputation for exceptional criminal defense work stems from having won reversals for his clients in multiple appearances before the United States Supreme Court.

Our firm vigorously defends the rights of all those accused of committing a crime, including those facing such charges related to:

  • Child pornography and the distribution of child pornography
  • Solicitation of a minor
  • Sexual conduct with a minor
  • Sexual assault including rape and statutory rape
  • Promoting prostitution
  • DNA evidence
  • Human trafficking
  • Internet sex crimes

If You Have Been Accused Of Sexual Assault Or Another Crime, Contact Us

Sexual assault charges can be more damaging to your life than any other type of criminal charge. If you are facing a sex crimes charge, you cannot afford to take any chances with your defense. Turn to the experienced and skilled attorneys of Sindel Noble. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our St. Louis Sex Crimes Attorneys, call 314-499-1282, toll free at 866-489-5504 or contact us online. They will vigorously defend you or your family using intelligence, diligence and imagination.

Sex Crimes FAQ

What type of information is included in sex offender registration?

Registered sex offenders are required by law to provide very personal information, including their names, addresses and photographs. This information is made available to the public. When a registered sex offender moves, he or she must provide his or her change of address to law enforcement, and the registry is updated.

Speak with a lawyer at our firm if you need experienced defense services to fight sex crimes allegations. You can rely on us to use our knowledge of sex crime laws to protect your rights and keep you off of the sex offender registry.

What is the age of consent?

In Missouri, the age of consent is seventeen. An adult who engages in a sexual activity with someone under the age of seventeen can face charges of statutory rape, statutory sodomy or child molestation. Sexual activity with a minor can involve:

  • Indecent exposure
  • Rape
  • Statutory rape
  • Sexting

As knowledgeable defense attorneys, we have in-depth understanding of these types of cases and can effectively develop a strategy on your behalf.

Do you handle Internet sex crimes?

Yes, we do handle these complex types of sex crimes cases. Online activity can happen under your identity or on your computer without you even knowing about it. Additionally, adults may engage in online activity with others who are assumed to be consenting adults. Charges can arise from sexual activity taking place in online chat rooms or in formats such as photos, videos and downloads. Our lawyers have ample experience building effective defense strategies to Internet sex crimes that include:

  • Viewing child pornography
  • Trading child pornography
  • Solicitation of a minor
  • Sexting
  • Luring or travelling to meet a minor
  • Promoting or paying for prostitution

If I am found not guilty of a sex crime, will it still be on my criminal record?

Sex crimes, particularly sex crimes involving children, carry a heavy amount of social stigma. For those who have been wrongly accused of child molestation or another sex crime involving a child, the stigma can remain with you for years. If you were found not guilty of committing a sex crime, talk to our experienced attorneys about expunging or sealing your criminal record. It may be possible to have your arrest record erased or hidden from public view. When someone runs a background check on you, the expunged crime will no longer be visible.