Society views sex crimes with particular disdain. People who are accused of being sex criminals face years of imprisonment and may be unable to rebuild their lives after they serve their time.

Given the serious nature of these crimes, you should avoid wasting any time acting in your own defense if you find yourself accused of a sex crime. By getting an experienced sex crime lawyer on retainer immediately, you stand the best chance of beating these charges and defending yourself successfully in court.

Definition of Sex Crimes

As the name implies, sex crimes are those that are sexual in nature. These offenses include:

  • Rape
  • Sexual battery
  • Possession of child pornography
  • Child sex abuse
  • Molestation
  • Incest
  • Internet sex crimes
  • Solicitation of a minor
  • Prostitution

Sex crimes are felonies in all 50 states and carry with them dire penalties that can effectively bring your normal life to a halt. If you are found guilty, you can expect to serve years in prison, pay heavy fines, and having to register as a sex offender for years, if not the rest of your life, after you are released from jail.

With the label of sex offender attached to your name, you can expect it to be difficult to find work, a place to live, or carry out any other range of typical activities that make up a normal life. You do not have to submit yourself to a presumed legal fate, however, when you have been accused of one of these crimes. You can start defending yourself today by hiring a competent and assertive attorney who is ready to fight for you in court.

Defending Yourself against Sex Crime Accusations

In light of the accusations against you, it is imperative that you make every effort to defending yourself before a judge or jury. It may seem very tempting to give up and acquiesce to your fears of what could happen to you. The charges may seem insurmountable and impossible to fight.

However, once you have an attorney by your side, you gain an advocate who will walk you through your defense case step-by-step. As you piece together a case that you can take to court, you gain the control and the confidence you need to see your argument through to the end.

Your lawyer will work for you by:

  • Gathering evidence to prove your innocence
  • Getting witnesses' testimonies
  • Securing records and paperwork used by the prosecution
  • Interviewing the person or people accusing you of the crime

Your attorney will also make sure that you avoid speaking to the wrong people at the wrong time. You have Constitutional rights that no one can violate. These rights ensure that you get a fair and speedy trial and that you are judged according to the law by a jury of your peers. Your lawyer will make sure those rights are safeguarded at all times so that you have the best chances possible of defending yourself against these charges.

Being accused of a sex crime is a serious matter. Your first step after being charged should be to get an experienced and assertive attorney on retainer so that you can begin building a case and defending yourself competently and thoroughly.

Criminal Defense Attorney Ronald J. YengichRonald J. Yengich

Criminal Defense and occasional political trials. Mr. Yengich represented a former Salt Lake County Treasurer, Art Monsoon; a Salt Lake County Commissioner; a Salt Lake City Mayor; a Congressman of the United States of America; Anti-Shah protestors during the Carter administration; numerous judges, prosecutors, police officers and an occasional innocent citizen.

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