Defend your life and livelihood from accusations of sexual crimes.

Sexual Crimes Defense in Federal & Maryland Courts

Don’t expect the fact that you are "innocent" or even “cooperating” with the police to keep you out of jail –or off the sex offender registration. At least, not without an experienced defense attorney. 

There is no such thing as a minor sex crime in Maryland. Most sex crimes are subject to sex offender registration - a Draconian consequence that will follow you around for the rest of your life. Even a less serious charge such as prostitution can cause consequences ranging from profound embarrassment to divorce.

The term "sex crime: covers a surprisingly broad range of criminal charges. If you are accused of a sex crime, do not talk to police, no police, no matter how friendly they may seem. Often, people convict themselves under manipulation by police and court officials. Law enforcement officials will attempt to get you into the police station, isolate you, scare you and get you either to confess or to provide incriminating information.
  • Rape, Sexual Assault:  Including statutory rape and sexual assault of a minor, and allegations of inappropriate touching
  • Child sexual abuse: Including molestation, Improper touching of a child, abuse of an adult.
  • Distribution and possession of illegal sexual content: Child Pornography investigations and prosecutions of Internet sex offenses such as online solicitation of a minor
  • Prostitution: Assignation or solicitation of a prostitute
  • Indecent exposure and lewd acts.
  • Other sex offenses, such as sodomy.
  • Any sex crime prosecution or conviction can be  devastating. It could include state or federal prision, and or lifetime registration as a sex offender.  We truly empahize and understand the stress and fear that occurs when you find yourself in this situation. Now is the time to think clearly and obtain counsel before speaking with a dectective or agent. 


  • "I had managed to get myself in some pretty serious trouble, and [Jim Crawford] seemed like the best choice. The disposition of the case was really much better than I, or my family, could have reasonably expected. I did everything that he asked me to do, and I let him do his job.”

 

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Jim Crawford

Founding Partner & Senior Litigator

Jim believes that the power to change the life of even one client is worth more than any amount of money or prestige. That's why he's spent just about every day of his working career in a Maryland courtroom, giving clients their opportunity for justice.

Mark Sobel 2020-Criminal-Criminal Department Manager and Senior Litigator

Mark Sobel

Criminal Department Manager & Senior Litigator

Originally a lawyer from the Big Apple, Mark and his family relocated to Charm City to represent Marylanders for both criminal and civil matters. Whether it's a traffic-related charge or a serious criminal matter in the District or Circuit Court, you'll want Mark in your corner.

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Jennie O'Hara

Associate Attorney

Jennie's focus and practice is criminal law, dedicated to fighting for justice on behalf of those who cannot fight for themselves.

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