Pittsburgh Sex Crime Charges

Our Criminal Defense Attorney can Fight for You

Being convicted of a sex crime carries enormous costs. In addition to jail or prison time, those convicted of rape or molestation may be listed on the sex crimes registry for life. The impact of this on your life is incalculable, with other serious consequences for your career, your family, and your home.

At the Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz, we endeavor to help people who have been charged with any type of sex offense. Some of our clients have never faced criminal charges before and they know nothing about the criminal justice system.

Attorney Vatz makes sure every client understands the process, the timetables, and the way we propose to defend them against the charges. If you have been charged with a sex offense, contact a Pittsburgh criminal defense lawyer who can defend you vigorously against the charges.

Our clients include people charged with a wide variety of sex crimes, including:

  • Rape
  • Solicitation of a minor
  • Date rape
  • Aggravated sexual assault
  • Molestation
  • Statutory rape
  • Indecent exposure
  • Violations of sex offender registration requirements

Why You Need a Defense Lawyer for Your Case

The consequences of a sex crime conviction can be enormous. A conviction may require Megan's Law registration, for either 10 years or your lifetime. Convictions for sex crime offenses can affect your employment opportunities, limiting or eliminating your eligibility to obtain licenses to teach, work with children, or maintain government employment. Added to this, convictions for sex crimes often result in severe mandatory jail sentences.

We work with you to investigate the facts of your case. This can include early contact with police and prosecutors to seek a dismissal or limit charges. We employ private investigators to fully develop the facts supporting your defense. We consult with experts when necessary to evaluate the prosecution's case, especially when interrogation tactics may have influenced a prosecution witnesses' story.

Contact Us as Soon as Possible

It is important that you do not speak to police without a lawyer. Law enforcement may tell you that all they want is the truth, and that it will best for you to help them so that they can help you. However, never talk to a police officer without first getting advice from an experienced criminal defense lawyer.

If you or a family member is facing sex crime charges, contact our Pittsburgh criminal defense lawyer to learn how we can protect your rights and defend you against the charges. We offer free initial case reviews to help you get started.