Our previous blog post focused on explaining some of the qualifications of sex crimes. What that blog post didn't cover was the social stigma and the life-long penalties of being accused of sex crimes. Yes, the social stigma and life-long penalties of sex-related crimes begin long before you are convicted. While that isn't really how things are supposed to work, it is the way that it usually happens.
We know that thinking about how a sex-related charge can affect your life is harrowing. In some cases, you are facing incarceration and having to register as a sex offender. If your name and charges are made public, you will likely face the scrutiny of the public even if you haven't been convicted.
Once you learn about the charges being filed against you, it is time to start getting ready for a trial. There is a chance that your case might be resolved through a plea negotiation; however, with the sensitive nature of the charges and the considerable penalties, it is best to start preparing for trial as early in the case as possible. We can help you to explore your options for a trial defense, as well as exploring the possibility of a plea negotiation.
Throughout your case, we want you to stay informed about what is going on. You should participate in your case at each step because it is your future on the line. Don't put off getting your defense started and don't think that you should just ignore the criminal charges that you are facing. Instead, take a proactive approach to your defense.