In the United States, all people are innocent until proven guilty. But if you've been charged with a sex crime, it often doesn't feel that way. Many people feel as if they have already been found guilty in the eyes of their friends, family and the general public. The only way to protect yourself and your rights is to contact a skilled defense lawyer like Peter D. Zellmer. He will fight to minimize the impact your sex crime charge has on your life and your future.
Located in Greensboro, the law office of Peter D. Zellmer, PLLC, defends individuals throughout the region against a wide range of sex offenses, including:
As a former prosecutor turned criminal defense attorney, Peter D. Zellmer knows how to investigate the circumstances of your arrest, how to negotiate with former colleagues on your behalf, how to litigate in ways that "connect" with judge and jury, and, best of all, how to get results.
Child pornography, online solicitation of a minor and other Internet-related sex crimes often hinge on electronic evidence. Laws regarding privacy and the search and seizure of computers, cellphones and other electronic devices are highly complex.
Attorney Peter D. Zellmer knows when police have crossed the line. He can create compelling arguments to block the introduction of electronic evidence and protect your constitutional right to privacy.
If you are convicted of a sex offense in North Carolina, you will have to register as a sex offender. This means years — if not a lifetime — of government oversight. There will be restrictions on where you can live, where you can travel within the state, and even rules regarding how you interact with your own children at their schools.
The best way to avoid registration is to defeat your criminal charge from the outset. If you are convicted, however, there may be a way to remove yourself from the sex offender registry.
Will I go to prison? Will I be on the sex offender registry? Is there any way to negotiate a plea for reduced prison time? For answers to your questions and to start building your defense, contact Peter D. Zellmer, PLLC. Call 336-274-1168 to schedule a consultation.