Crimes of a sexual nature are considered to be particularly deviant and dangerous to society. They put the most vulnerable of people at risk of being victimized, physically harmed, and potentially killed.
To eliminate these offenses from society, prosecutors often levy the heftiest of charges against people who are arrested for and accused of them. However, you may be able to fight charges of sex crimes against you by hiring an experienced sex crimes attorney.
Establishing Your Innocence
Once you are found guilty of sex crimes, you have a stain on your personal and criminal record that follows you for the rest of your life. Depending on your age and the offense for which you were found guilty, you may have to register as an offender and abide by sex offender registry laws for the rest of your life.
This conviction can prevent you from getting jobs, being approved for housing, and going to school. You also may have to notify your neighbors that you are an offender and face the social ramifications that come with it. Your entire life could be lonely and full of undue hardship if you are actually not guilty of the charges.
With that, it is essential that you hire a sex crimes lawyer to represent you. An attorney who works in sex crimes law knows for what evidence to look to establish a client's innocence. He or she can raise logical and practical questions at trial to put doubt in the judge or jury's mind and convince them to find you not guilty.
Lowering the Charges
Even with the best of evidence, however, you may face a prosecutor who is not willing to drop the charges against you. If he or she refuses to drop the charges, the prosecutor may be willing to lower them, particularly if there is questionable evidence pointing to your guilt.
Your sex crimes legal team can negotiate lower charges that may exclude you from having to register as an offender. You also may pay a fine or walk away with community service for your offense.
Sex crime convictions often carry with them the harshest of penalties. You could face a life of hardship and shunning if you are found guilty. Rather than go to court on your own, you can hire a sex crimes attorney to represent you. Your lawyer can prove your innocence or bargain down charges against you.