Life in Prison for Allegedly Sodomizing Stepdaughter Charges Dismissed
A man facing life in prison for sodomizing his stepdaughter had all charges dropped after Mr. Muhlenkamp conducted a thorough investigation of the alleged victim. She admitted she made the entire story up.
Several Counts of Felony Possession of Child Pornography Charges Dismissed
A man charged with possession of child pornography on his computer had all of his charges dismissed after Mr. Mulenkamp proved the defendant never saw or downloaded any of the images. The State dismissed all charges.
Felony Sex Offense Against a Child Amended to Non-Registerable
A man from California was charged with a felony sex offense against a child for exposing himself on the internet to an undercover officer here in St. Louis. The officer couldn't identify the age of the "child" in the photo, so the charges were dropped. The State agreed to amend the charge to a non-registerable misdemeanor.
Statutory Sodomy Not Guilty
A man facing statutory sodomy charges which carried a 10 year minimum sentence and sex offender registration was declared not guilty at trial in less than one hour.
Attempt to Molest Stepdaughter Amended to Simple Misdemeanor
A man facing up to four years in prison for an attempt to molest his stepdaughter. The inconsistencies in her story found by Mr. Muhlenkamp led the state to agree to dismiss the charges and offer a non-sex misdemeanor assault.
Eight Counts of Molesting and Assaulting Penalties Significantly Reduced
A man high on PCP was charged with molesting and assaulting middle school children. The defense argued assault because the man did not touch the children sexually, he just touched them. The jury agreed and the man was convicted of misdemeanor assault. He did not have to register any sex offenses because the jury found him not guilty in all of those.
Child Molestation Not Guilty
A man from South County was charged with child molestation in the City of St. Louis for allegedly fondling his stepdaughter.Attorney Muhlenkamp highlighted the inconsistencies in the disclosures, her motive to fabricate the allegation in the first place, and the overall lack of reasonableness/common sense that surrounded each allegation.
St. Louis Sex Crime Attorney
Understanding Missouri’s Sex Offender Registration Laws
Before the internet, sex offender registration meant putting your name in a book in the local courthouse. Today, sex offender lists are easily accessible on state websites, meaning anyone can check the list and find pictures and identifying information for people convicted of sex crimes. Even if you avoid prison, the conviction will continue to follow you.
Types of Sex Crimes
Muhlenkamp & Bernsen, Attorneys at Law can help with all sex crime issues, including:
What are the Penalties for Sex Crimes?
Because they are so serious, politicians, legislators, and federal and state law enforcement have all dedicated substantial resources to fight sex crimes. The consequences of a conviction for a sex offense can be severe and include prison sentences and lifetime sex offender registration. If you have been accused of a sex offense, the St. Louis sex crimes lawyers at Muhlenkamp & Bernsen, Attorneys at Law fight for your rights and freedom.
Sex Offender Registry
The sex offender registry is online database that has your name, age, distinguishing characteristics and details about the crime that you were convicted of. If you are forced to register this could have life long affects, making it difficult finding places to work, live and more. That is why you should contact the sex crime lawyers from Muhlenkamp & Bernsen, Attorneys at Law right away if you have been charged with a sex crime.
Muhlenkamp & Bernsen, Attorneys at Law Sex Crime Defense Strategies
The seriousness of these charges requires effective legal representation. You need a knowledgeable attorney who will fight zealously to protect your rights and prevent the worst possible consequences. Each sex crime charge is unique, and there are a variety of possible defense strategies.
We explore several possible defense strategies, such as:
- Information illegally obtained from your computer or cell phone
- Inconsistencies in statements from the alleged victim
- Mistaken identity
- False allegations
- The existence of another suspect
Our sex crime attorneys in St. Louis have effectively handled a number of sex offense cases for our clients. We investigate your case, evaluate how evidence was collected, look for incidences of suppressed evidence, and aggressively defend your rights in plea negotiations or at trial.
If you are contacted by law enforcement regarding a sex crime allegation, do not make a statement or consent to a search of your computer or any other device without seeking advice from a criminal defense lawyer. Call Muhlenkamp & Bernsen, Attorneys at Law first.
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A strong defense begins with a strong offense. At Muhlenkamp & Bernsen, Attorneys at Law, we will scrupulously evaluate all angles of your case in an effort to achieve the best possible outcome and to help you restore your freedom and reputation.