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  • Without any question....the best of the best!

    “We hired Tim to represent our son in a criminal matter. We will forever be grateful for the extremely favorable outcome - thank you Tim! This guy is, without any doubt, the best I have ever dealt with!”

    - Tony
  • Best lawyer in Maine!

    “Tim is an extremely professional and knowledgeable lawyer. Throughout my legal case, Tim's confidence and understanding of the legal system made me feel extremely comfortable.”

    - Former Client
  • Tim and his staff are great to deal with and I recommend him.

    “We filed suit and after pushing them, we got the case settled for over 3 times more than our best offer before filing suit!”

    - Former Client
  • Doesn't get any better.

    “He was thorough with investigations and bringing other experts when necessary. Mr. Zerillo has a true understanding of the clients side regarding family and the emotions. A great "bed-side manner". I am grateful to have found him.”

    - William
  • Tim did a superb job putting me at ease while preparing my case.

    “He was consistently patient and accommodating with my frequent requests and questions, and responded promptly every time. I highly encourage you to contact him if you’re ever in need of a lawyer.”

    - Former Client
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Portland Sex Crimes Lawyers

Award-Winning Defense Attorneys in Maine

Sex crimes are considered by the public and courts to be some of the most grievous of all criminal offenses. Because of this, the mere accusation of having committed a sex crime can have a ruinous impact on the life, career, family, and future of the accused, even when the accusations are not proven. These crimes carry severe penalties as well as the shame of a conviction that can have devastating lifelong effects.

If you or someone you know has been accused of or charged with any sex offense, you will need a competent defense attorney experienced in handling such a case. At Zerillo Law Firm, you can work with an attorney who has achieved a well-earned reputation for outstanding defense work in even the most complex and serious of sex crime cases involving both adult and child alleged victims. As the go-to defense lawyer in Maine for sex offenses, Attorney Tim Zerillo has both written and lectured about sex crime charges and how to achieve the best possible outcome for those accused.

Contact a Portland sex crime defense attorney at (207) 618-6555 for a confidential consultation.

Sex Crime Cases in Maine

At Zerillo Law Firm, we have successfully handled both state and federal sex crime charges, including the following:

  • Gross sexual assault
  • Child pornography possession and distribution in both state and federal courts
  • Unlawful sexual contact/touching
  • Statutory rape
  • Invasion of privacy
  • Sexual misconduct with a minor under 14 years of age

Any serious sex crime conviction carries potentially heavy penalties which can include prison time, fines, probation, and mandatory registration as a sex offender. In Maine, sex offender registration may be required for a 10-year period or for one’s lifetime, and carries restrictions that can affect social relations, housing, and employment. Less serious offenses, like conviction for indecent exposure, can lead to penalties such as community service, probation, and court-ordered counseling.

Sex crime charges can range from a Class E misdemeanor up to a Class A felony for gross sexual assault with penalties ranging from up to 6 months in jail to up 30 years in prison and fines of up to $50,000. How you are charged and penalized will depend on the nature and circumstances of the offense.

Get legal assistance by calling us at (207) 618-6555 today.

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Zerillo Law Firm stands up for the underdog. We will not tolerate bullies, and in this day and age some of the biggest bullies are corporations, insurance companies, and even our own government. It is important to us that we always do what’s right and fight serious charges on behalf of our clients. Our clients trust us to do what’s right and we don’t take that trust lightly. We will tell your side of the story and will not back down until we win on your behalf. Our lawyer is confident, passionate, and holds himself to a higher standard. Watch our video to learn more about our practice.

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