Perpetrators in sex crime cases often face extremely harsh, as well as, severe charges and punishments, irrespective of the case’s individual conditions. Apart from the chance of an extended prison sentence, an acquitted sex offender is also required to register as a sex offender. If you are facing any such situation, you might wonder how a Virginia Sex Crimes Lawyer can defend your legal rights countering to accusations of a sex offense.
A Virginia Sex Crimes Lawyer might often start by insisting that only she/he speaks to the police, and definitely not the client, and/or defendant. A Virginia Sex Crimes Lawyer will then advise the defendant on the best possible approach, which might be to continue to not to talk to the police and to cooperate so as to avoid the charges being filed against him/her.
Defendants must not hope that the police is going to lose interest in their case and just drop the sex crime charges filed against them. Getting these charges dropped is likely going to require the assistance of an experienced Virginia Sex Crimes Lawyer.
We take special pride in our record of resolving all the sex crime cases, which have come our way successfully and peacefully prior to the actual charges even being filed, and there was no requirement of going to the trial as well. This is particularly valued in sex crime cases where the public sentiment is very negative. If your case does go to trial, your Virginia Sex Crimes Lawyer will be able to handle everything from the examination phase to your trial itself, and sometimes even to appeals when required.
When choosing a defense sex crime lawyer, it is very important to find an attorney who is highly experienced in these types of cases, preferably hugely experienced. Sex crimes are very different than all the various other criminal cases. Any inexperienced lawyer cannot successfully handle these cases. A lawyer who lacks the required experience in handling sex crime cases is improbable to come up with a defense as belligerently as is required, given the severe public feeling against these charges.
Sex crime defenses should be very specialized, which depends on the various different charges in question. For example, when we talk about defending an accused against charges of online solicitation concerning a minor for inappropriate sexual conduct, a practiced sex crime defense lawyer like the ones working for us, will focus on several mitigating factors.
Amongst them are reasons that the “minor” was, in fact, one of the undercover police officers who unlawfully tricked the defendant to commit a crime while pretending to be underage. Or, if and when, an actual minor is involved online, the defense, which could be made is that the minor never did indicate that he/she was underage, therefore the adult was oblivious to the fact that he was talking to someone, not of age or that the defendant never really intended to get involved in sexual behavior in the very first place.
Therefore, hiring a professional lawyer to represent you in sexual crime cases is very important as it can save you from a lot of trouble in the future.