Any person who has ever been accused of a sex crime has the potential of being scarred for life. Even if the person accused is found innocent, the effects of being publicly accused of a sexual offense will more than likely never be forgotten – especially in this internet age. Furthermore, in the event the accused is convicted, after serving a sentence, there will be a long period of registering as a sexual offender – possibly lifelong. For these reasons, allegations of criminal sexual behavior need to be taken seriously and immediate action is necessary for a proper legal defense.
Sex crimes generally fall into one or more of the following categories:
- ADULT ALLEGING A CRIMINAL SEX CHARGE AGAINST ANOTHER ADULT;
- A MINOR ALLEGING A CRIMINAL SEX CHARGE AGAINST AN ADULT;
- A MINOR ALLEGING A CRIMINAL SEX CHARGE AGAINST ANOTHER MINOR; AND
- SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY OFFENSES.
Sex Crime Defense typically requires a significant amount of attention. When the State charges a person with a sex crime, oftentimes, those allegations originate from a “concerned” citizen or someone who has a reporting requirement established by State Law, such as a teacher, physician, or counselor.
Moreover, before the charges are even filed, the State has already utilized the services of law enforcement and specialized forensic “experts” in medicine and psychology and/or child psychology to bolster the criminal charges against the accused.
Defending a person accused of a sex crime can include the use of investigators and forensic experts to counter the State’s investigation and expert witnesses. Therefore, in addition to fees for legal services, investigatory and expert expenses are the responsibility of the client.