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Sex crimes convictions carry hefty penalties. You could be facing jail time, fines, and registration as a sex offender. Whether or not you believe your sex crime charges are minor, without merit, or an exaggeration, make sure you have aggressive, relentless defense from the start. If you've been arrested or are being investigated for a sex crime, you should not hesitate to call James F. Rutherford, Attorney at Law. These types of crimes can seriously effect future life plans you may have in store.

James F. Rutherford, Attorney at Law, P.A. can defend a wide variety of alleged sex crimes, including:

  • Rape
  • Statutory rape
  • Sexual assault/battery
  • Indecent exposure
  • Lewd acts
  • Sex offenses involving a minor

Aggressive Defense for Sex Crime Charges in Wilmington, NC

An experienced Wilmington sex crime lawyer at our firm knows how to tackle complicated sex crime cases and how to protect our clients from penalties that can damage their future and reputation. Turn to James F. Rutherford, a proven sex crime defense attorney who is highly rated by peers and clients alike. Wilmington NC criminal defense Attorney Rutherford is a certified specialist in criminal law, certified by the North Carolina State Bar - with our firm on your side, you can trust that your rights will be protected in and out of the courtroom.

Wilmington Sex Offenders Registry

It is very important to understand what it means to be a registered sex offender.

Being on the sex offender registry in North Carolina includes the following restrictions:

  • Minimum of 30 years as a registered sex offender, up to lifetime registration for aggravated offenses
  • Verification of your residence every 90 days
  • Restrictions of place of residence
  • Inability to work in positions that provide care or supervision to minors
  • Other restricts that the judge deems appropriate

Tell us about your case during a FREE consultation with a Wilmington sex crime lawyer.

Proven Sex Crime Defense. Seasoned Advocate.

Why Choose Us?

  • At James F. Rutherford, Attorney at Law, P.A., our lawyer is known for his ability to successfully tackle tough criminal cases, including sex crimes.
  • There is no charge too complex or too tough for our team to handle.
  • Whether we are fighting to reduce your penalties, pushing to keep you off the registry, or relentlessly defending you in trial, you can trust our Wilmington criminal defense lawyer to protect your best interests throughout the duration of your case.
  • We can help you learn your rights and understand your options at this time.
  • Talk to our team about your charges and we can provide you with our honest assessments.

We're ready to strategize an effective defense against sex crime charges against you. Contact our Wilmington, NC law firm today to schedule your free case evaluation.

Our Clients Share Their Experience

  • “He went above and beyond his duties as an attorney and handled my case with skill and tact.”


  • “He was able to get it dismissed and also represented my father who also won his case.”


  • “James listened with intention, developed a strategy, thoroughly prepared me and completely made me feel assured that justice was on my side. ”

    Susan W.

  • “He prepared us both for the proceedings and made the experience as stress-free as possible.”

    Kara B.

  • “James Rutherford is the by far the best attorney to have to see you through your case.”


  • “You could see it on his face he actually cares about children in the school and their rights as individuals.”


  • “Outstanding professional, you're in great hands from the start.”


  • “James is always willing to go the extra mile for his clients.”


  • “He stepped up and did an outstanding job.”


  • “He was always in great communication with us, organized, and reliable, which gave us the utmost confidence in him.”


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