Few crimes carry with them the embarrassment and social stigma as sex crimes. Georgia law takes these offenses very seriously. Serious punishments await those convicted of felony sex offenses, and even for those charged with misdemeanor sex offenses. At Cohen and Hirsch Criminal Defense we understand the serious impact that sex crime allegations can have on your life. Swift and discrete action is necessary in these cases.
Common Sexual Offenses in Georgia
Some of the most common sex crime charges in Georgia are:
Persons convicted of a dangerous sexual offense after July 1, 1996 register for life unless they have petitioned the court and been approved to be released from the registration requirements.
Sex offender registry offenses:
- False imprisonment
- Criminal sexual conduct
- Solicitation of a minor
- Use of a minor in a sexual performance
- Solicitation of a minor to practice prostitution
- Aggravated assault with the intent to rape
- Aggravated sodomy
- Aggravated child molestation
- Aggravated sexual battery
- Statutory rape
- Child molestation
For misdemeanor sex offense convictions you are not required to register as a sex offender. Juveniles sentenced in Juvenile Court for sex offenses are not required to register as a sex offender.