Several months ago, we discussed the law as it relates to the distribution of child pornography, and the damage such allegations can cause to an accused individual. Since state law aggressively seeks to protect children, the laws in this area are very broad. Though some may see this as a good thing, those facing sex crime allegations, especially offenses involving children, may find their reputation, freedom, and livelihood on the line when they are confronted by an overbroad statute.
Sex crimes, though, particularly those involving children, are aggressively prosecuted. Though criminal defendants are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty, they are often times treated as if they are guilty until they are proven innocent. This is especially true in the court of public opinion. However, despite what the public may think about an accused individual, he has legal rights that can be protected and acted upon in order to ensure he is truly innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
Protecting these legal rights and crafting a competent criminal defense strategy is not always easy, though. Legal issues will need to be dealt with, prosecutors’ arguments must be rebutted, and, if the matter is taken to trial, a jury needs to be convinced. This can be a daunting task for those accused of a sex crime, which is why it is often helpful to have the assistance of an experienced attorney.
Our law firm deeply believes that criminal defendants are innocent until proven guilty, and we aggressively work to raise doubt as to guilt. Utilizing our years of negotiation and trial experience, we challenge prosecutors’ evidence, promote defensive legal arguments, and turn to the law to ensure that a fair trial is had, provided the matter progresses that far.