If you have been accused of sexual assault or sexual battery, you need to be proactive about building your defense. It’s natural to believe that the truth will prevent you from being convicted if you didn’t commit the crime. But that is not always the case. Your side of the story needs to be heard, but you need an attorney to help you navigate these situations. Without an attorney, you run of the risk of having your statements twisted by the prosecution and used against you in court.
Sex crimes carry a serious stigma, and even an allegation can have serious repercussions on your life. Your job, relationships, and standing in the community can all be damaged before you are even formally charged with the crime. Additionally, these crimes carry significant legal penalties, including prison sentences, hefty fines, and a label as a “sex offender.”
Sex crimes are a broad category that actually consists of several different offenses with distinct legal definitions.
Sex crimes are extremely serious and carry harsh penalties for anyone who is convicted of them.
At the Claiborne Firm, we know that no case is unwinnable. Your side of the story matters and we will help you tell it in the best way possible. In many instances, our firm has been able to prove that the accusation was false, that no sexual contact occurred, or even that the act in question was consensual or due to mistaken identity.
We find ways to help our clients and make a difference.
If you are facing charges or being investigated for a sex crime, it is important to get professional legal advice as quickly as possible. Our firm offers free, no-obligation consultations to get you on the right track. Contact us today.