No criminal acts have as much stigma attached to them as those broadly referred to as “sex crimes” and they require an experienced and skilled attorney. Many people consider murder to be more defendable than child molestation or rape. The government requires many people convicted of these charges to submit to registry as a sex offender.
Once on the registry, people can experience problems finding employment and housing, as these places will need to be informed of sex offender status. And these problems all occur after already serving probation or a jail sentence. The consequences of being charged with a sex crime are devastating. Even people who are not convicted can be socially ostracized when friends and family learn about the charges.
There are a number of charges that can be considered “sex crimes” including:
- Child molestation
- Sexual assault
- Possession of child pornography
- Sex offender registration violations
- Statutory rape
- Lewd behavior
Unfortunately, the subject of sex crimes are so taboo that it is hard to even find an unbiased jury. A good sex crimes attorney will not only need to fight your charges, but remind the jury that you are innocent until the prosecution can prove that you are guilty, not the other way around. In addition, your lawyer should help keep your trial out of the public eye to help save your reputation from getting tarnished by rumors that will rarely stop, even if you’re found innocent. That is why a skilled trial lawyer will not only work to fight your charges, but also work to keep your charges out of the public eye.
Hire Boswell & Dunlap LLP to Represent You
When you are facing sex crime charges in Polk County, FL, we will do everything in our power to help you, including performing our own investigation and consulting forensic experts. Our sex crimes attorneys will ensure that your civil rights were not violated during your arrest and that charges have sufficient evidence, not just the testimony of the supposed victim. If you have been charged with a sex crime, it is of the utmost importance that you hire an experienced lawyer to represent your case.