Sex Crimes in North Carolina
Sex crimes are any offenses that involve acts of a sexual nature. In North Carolina, these offenses include:
- Prostitution and solicitation
- Statutory rape
Sexual Offender Registry
Because these crimes are seen as particularly damaging—especially those committed against children—anyone convicted of a sex crime in North Carolina could be required to register as a sex offender.
The sex offender registry is a national database of individuals who have been convicted of sexual offenses. The information provided on the registry is public knowledge, meaning that if you are on it, anyone can learn about your conviction—which could make it nearly impossible to find a job, a place to live or even get a loan.
The length of time you will be required to remain on the registry will depend on the specifics of your sentence. If you are charged with a sex crime of any nature in North Carolina, it is imperative that you seek the assistance of an experienced attorney as soon as possible so that you can begin building the strongest defense possible.