Wilmington Sex Crime Lawyer

Being charged with a sex crime is a very frightening situation to be in. If you have been charged, you may be wondering: Am I going to jail? Am I going to have to register as a sex offender? Will I lose contact with my kids? What will my friends and family think?

Before panic sets in, talk to an attorney who can give you an objective outlook on your case.

Free consultation: I am attorney Merritt Wagoner, and I regularly represent individuals in North Carolina who have been charged with serious sex crimes such as child pornography, rape and sexual assault. I offer a free consultation to discuss your charges and legal options. Please fill out this short contact form to schedule a time to meet in my Wilmington law office.

Fighting Sex Crime Charges

Even if you think your situation is hopeless, you may have solid legal defense options available. As a lawyer with more than 10 years of experience, I have handled numerous high-stakes sex crime cases such as:

  • Child pornography
  • Sexual assault
  • Rape
  • Statutory rape
  • Sexual battery
  • Sex crimes against children
  • Taking indecent liberties with a minor
  • Internet sex crimes
  • Indecent exposure

I have obtained positive results on behalf of individuals facing serious charges, allowing them to move on with their lives. Here are some options that may be worth exploring in your case:

  • Consent may be a valid defense: Often, an individual may be charged with rape even though the alleged victim consented. I will investigate the facts of your case to determine if this is a valid defense.
  • Internet chat rooms: Entrapment is often an issue when police set up Internet chat room stings that frequently target men. I will explore your defense options if you have been charged with online solicitation of a minor or related charges.
  • Child pornography: Several defenses may apply when someone is charged with child pornography. Did the defendant knowingly download the images or videos? Did the defendant know that the images or videos were of minors?
  • Registered sex offenders: If you are a registered sex offender, you may be able to petition to be removed from the registry if you meet certain requirements.

Prompt legal intervention from an experienced attorney is your best bet if you have been charged with a sex crime. I am passionate about defending the rights of individuals facing serious criminal charges.

Charged With A Sex Crime? Call My Office For Legal Help.

Do not hesitate to contact my law office at 910-782-2962 to schedule a confidential, no-cost consultation.