Being accused of any crime can be devastating and quite frightening. However, there are some crimes that may be particularly upsetting. For example, sexual misconduct allegations can destroy a person’s career and reputation, even if that person is never convicted or the claims turn out to be baseless.
Whether you are accused of offenses related to child pornography, sexual assault or statutory rape, it is important to remember that you have the right to speak with an attorney and take steps to aggressively defend against charges. Our law firm understands how serious these charges can be and how much is on the line for a person accused of a sex crime.
In many cases of sexual assault claims, there may be reason to suspect that statements about the alleged crime are fabricated or have been exaggerated. Some statements end up being completely made up. In other cases, any alleged sexual interaction was consensual. There are also extenuating circumstances that may affect the decision-making capabilities of a person accused of a sex crime, from addiction to mental impairment.
These factors can be vital in a person’s defense against criminal charges, but they can be very difficult to identify and confirm without extensive legal knowledge. The lawyers at our firm have decades of experience in helping people craft effective defenses against sex crimes and avoid the harsh consequences of a conviction.
Considering the fact that your family, future and freedom could all be at stake if you are convicted of a sex offense, working to have the charges reduced or dismissed can be essential. For more information on how our law firm approaches these cases in Missouri and can help you, please visit our website.