The repercussions of a conviction for a sex offense extend far beyond fines and incarceration. Such a crime can affect your personal relationships, reputation, employment, housing, child custody, and a host of other problems. You run the risk of being labeled as a sex offender, having to register and being listed online as a sex offender. This may be permanent.
If you are suspected of a sex crime, you must NEVER TALK TO ANYONE about anything related to the accusations. This includes police, family, and friends! This cannot be stressed enough. Do not be duped into trying to establish your innocence, telling “your side” of the story, countering what you view as falsehoods, etc. Every word you say in these circumstances WILL be used against you in the case.
Firmly stand upon your right to remain silent, regardless of the allegations. This is vitally important! Call a criminal defense attorney immediately.
Contrary to popular belief, accusations may be lodged without any physical evidence whatsoever. Police and prosecutors often pursue even the most serious sex offense crimes (even rape) solely upon the word of the complaining witness, without any corroboration.
Sex offense “victims” sometimes unknowingly initiate charges by telling untruths to spouses, boyfriends, counselors, friends, and relatives. This happens when indiscretions come to light, and they try to offer explanations to avoid the actual facts from becoming known or as a result of trying to cover up clandestine encounters. When such conduct snowballs out of control, the authorities are called in, reports are made, and the so-called “victim” cannot back out.
Many sex crimes carry lengthy prison sentences, and some may put you behind bars for the rest of your life! It is very common for sex crime prosecutors to refuse any reduction in charges and prosecute offenders with a vengeance.
Because of the severity of the punishment for sex crime convictions in Ohio, you need to have an experienced and knowledgeable sex crime defense attorney on your side to aggressively defend you, and if necessary, fight the charges all through a jury trial.
Attorney Dan Weisenburger has successfully defended many sex offense cases to jury, including numerous rape charges where the defendant had been facing a life sentence.
Attorney Weisenburger will aggressively defend your case by thoroughly investigating the facts and developing a defense based upon the merits of your case. Attorney Weisenburger is available to assist you with criminal law matters related to any sex crime, including:
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