Public sentiment against sex crimes and those who are charged with them have led to aggressive prosecution of these crimes and harsh penalties if convicted. In some ways, the mere accusation of committing a sex crime is penalty enough, as it is difficult to regain your integrity even if the charges are dismissed or prosecutors are unable to convict you.

It is critical to enlist the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney if you face a sex crime charge in northern Mississippi. M. Darin Vance, Attorney at Law, in Hernando, has successfully defended clients against charges of statutory rape, sexual assault and other sex crimes.

Defenses In Sex Crime Cases

Similar to assault accusations, a sex crime charge can result when an alleged victim overstates the facts of what actually occurred. We will conduct a thorough investigation of witnesses to determine if there are inconsistencies in the story that was provided to law enforcement authorities.

Mr. Vance is a trial-tested lawyer who prepares every case meticulously. He is always ready to go to trial on his clients' behalf if the facts of a case warrant doing so. In other instances, a successful outcome may involve negotiating a plea agreement to reduced charges. A key goal in sex crime cases is to keep a conviction off your record, so you do not face lifetime registration as a sex offender on a national database.

We represent clients in DeSoto County and throughout northern Mississippi in a wide range of sex crime cases, including:

  • Rape
  • Statutory rape
  • Sexual assault
  • Sexual battery
  • Child pornography
  • Child molestation
  • Prostitution or solicitation

We Are Here To Help

It may feel like no one is on your side when you are accused of a sex offense, but we are here to help you minimize the impact this has on your life. Call 662-469-5829 or use our online contact form to schedule a meeting.