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Why Is It Important To Get An Attorney Involved Early In A Sex Crime Case?

For several reasons, it's imperative to get an attorney involved early on in a sex crime case. Often, the police will want a defendant to provide a statement, which is usually not a good idea unless the defendant's attorney has agreed that doing so would be in their best interest.

Statements are often the best sources of evidence against an individual and can be taken out of context in a way that negatively impacts the defendant's case. Having an attorney at the pre-filing stage in a sex crime case is crucial because they can buffer the accused and the police, ensuring that the accused does not make any incriminating statements.

Early in the process, an attorney can negotiate with the prosecuting attorney, explain the defendant's side of the story, and paint them in the best light.

Can My Attorney  Stop Charges From Being Filed Against Me?

As long as there is some evidence in favor of an individual, an attorney can stop charges from being filed against them. An attorney can provide this evidence to the police and ensure that an individual is adequately defended from the beginning.

What can our lawyers do with the pre-filing investigation to avoid filing criminal charges? Our defense lawyers can hire an investigator to investigate a defendant's version of events, speak to the police and prosecutor on behalf of the defendant, and ensure that all critical evidence has been shown to the prosecuting attorney at the beginning of the case.

Can I Be Charged With A Sex Crime With No Witnesses?

Cases that involve sex crimes that were not witnessed or caught on video can be prosecuted but may be more challenging to win. In ‘he said, she said cases, the evidence is crucial to the outcome and determination of innocence or guilt.

For example, suppose someone says that one person punched and sexually assaulted them, but there were no injuries to show it. In that case, the defense could use the lack of injuries to prove the defendant's innocence. Conversely, if there were proof of injuries consistent with being punched and sexually assaulted, the prosecution could use that as evidence of the defendant's guilt.

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