You may have been accused of a sex crime, and you are confused about the allegations being brought against you. Maybe you are angry because the alleged rape or sexual assault did not happen the way the State has charged. Or, maybe you thought that you were having consensual sex with someone, only to find out later the other person called the police and told them that it was not consensual at all. Confusion can also arise when you have consensual sexual with someone, and then you find out later he or she is actually much younger than you thought, or than you were told. Furthermore, you feel that the facts underlying the case against you does not warrant such an unjust and severe punishment. And all of this together is only further escalating your feelings of fear, frustration and helplessness.
You may also be accused of committing sex crimes using the internet. Did you know that purchasing – or even in some cases just viewing – certain types of pornography on the internet can lead to criminal charges? Or, you could find yourself chatting with someone you met in an internet chat room who claims to be an adult. It is entirely possible that the conversation started out as an innocent exchange, only to become a conversation full of heavy sexual undertones. Eventually then, the two of you decide to meet in person to see if there is real chemistry between you. Only when you do, you find out that the person who you thought you were talking to was actually a police officer, or that the supposed “adult” is actually very underage. Now you are scared about what is going to happen next. Additionally, you have concerns about how this will all affect both your family and your job.
If you are charged with molesting a young child than your case requires delicate handling and the utmost discretion. This is true especially if you are being held in custody, as other inmates tend to treat those charged with child molestation badly.
Look, sex crimes are very serious offenses. Usually penalties for sex crimes are very severe, with long terms of imprisonment. If you have already been charged by the State or federal authorities of a sex crime, or even if you are currently in the process of being charged, you need an attorney. And you need one NOW.
Which attorney you hire is by far going to be one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. Hire the right one. Know that I won’t be making any judgments about you, or what you may or may not have done. I can explain what has happened so far, and I can explain what you should expect to happen next. I will answer any questions that you have about the process or the charges brought against you. I understand that you are feeling angry, frustrated, helpless and misunderstood. I want to hear what you have to say. And I will tell you this: Together we will build a solid defense for you to present to the jury.You do not have to go through this alone. I will be with you every step of the way, and even if you are being held in jail, I will come to you for an initial consultation. Otherwise, you can contact my office and set up an initial consultation at a time that is convenient for you. Let me help you minimize the devastating impact that these types of charges can have on your life, your family and your future. #TateAgainstTheState