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There are certain topics within the legal industry that are difficult to discuss. One of these topics is sex crimes. Sex crimes is actually not its own category but a subcategory within criminal law. Basically, any crime that involves sexual behavior can be classified as a sex crime depending on your state’s laws. Some common sex crimes include rape, child sexual abuse, sexual harassment, prostitution, and indecent exposure. If you have been charged or accused of a sex crime, it’s critical you speak with an experienced attorney immediately. The penalties for a successful sex crime conviction are incredibly harsh and could potentially mean a life-sentence. The nature of this topic poses unique risks to those accused, but an attorney can help you manage these risks and defend your rights. One last note, not all criminal defense attorneys will accept these types of cases. Before you hire an attorney, make sure they have experience in defending against the specific types of charges you are facing.