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Individuals Accused of Sex Crimes Often Prejudged

Sept. 18, 2014

Allegations of sex crimes can have a lasting effect on your professional and personal life. If they are false accusations, the potential for significant damage to one’s reputation is unfair for anyone so accused.

It can be particularly difficult to move on from charges of sexual misconduct – such as online solicitation, child sexual abuse, possession of child pornography, or any sexual cyber-crime – even if you are not convicted.

Sometimes an aggressive prosecution in a criminal trial could lead to a conviction regardless of the truth, and that may unjustifiably send the accused to prison. In a worst-case scenario, a defendant charged with a sex crime may be judged based on the charge itself rather than any actual concrete evidence. A sexual assault charge can have lingering effects, such as the individual being added to the sex offender registry.

It is more challenging to defend cases like these, but many individuals have fought and won against such allegations.

The law office of Michael J. Thompson can provide important advice and legal representation to individuals accused of sex crimes. Our team works on cases where individuals are charged with sexual assault, date rape, child molestation, or have received allegations of rape or child pornography. If you have been accused of a sex crime, it is important to seek counsel from experienced lawyers like ours.

Federal and state laws require that anyone accused of a crime is entitled to a fair trial, yet individuals accused of sexual crimes may be pre-judged based on the accusations alone before any findings from an investigation are presented. We understand the significance of how to present your case in an effort to achieve the most favorable results possible.