Sexual offenses are definitely among the most serious types of criminal charges. The mere accusation of a sexual offense carries a significant stigma, and the prospect of being charged and going to trial on a sexual offense is understandably distressing.
As soon as someone believes they could be charged with a sexual offense, they should absolutely contact a trusted criminal defense attorney with experience and success fighting these types of charges.
There are many different types of sexual offenses, including rape, rape of a child, indecent assault and battery, indecent assault and battery on a child, assault with intent to rape, open and gross lewdness, possession of child pornography, distribution of child pornography, disseminating harmful matter to a minor, human trafficking, and many other charges.
The courts typically treat sexual offense charges very seriously. A person charged with a sexual offense needs to do everything legally possible to defeat these charges. If they do not, potential consequences may include lengthy prison sentences, probation terms with mandatory GPS monitoring, compulsory sex offender registration, and numerous additional obligations and prohibitions.
If you are accused of a sexual offense, your choice in lawyers is an extremely important decision. Your lawyer must have the courage to stand up and fight for you in court. Your lawyer must be willing to face your accuser and challenge their credibility and accuracy. Your lawyer must be willing to confront the police and prosecutors in court and challenge the conclusions of the government’s so-called “experts.” In short, you need a dedicated, principled, hardworking lawyer who will fight for you from start to finish.