Today, persons accused of sex offenses are often considered guilty by the public—and potential jurors—before any evidence has been taken. Understanding the situations and circumstances that lead to sex offense charges is key in helping develop successful trial strategies. Knowing how to talk to witnesses and jurors about the issues requires particularized skill.
For persons found guilty of a sex offense, experienced advocacy at sentencing is essential. Convincing a judge that someone poses no real risk to reoffend is the single most important factor in assuring a lenient sentence and favorable probation conditions. We have often been retained to represent clients, just at the sentencing phase, because of our expertise in addressing these issues.
Persons convicted of sex offenses face a gauntlet of obstacles: intensive probation supervision, prohibition on travel, GPS monitoring, forced sex offender counseling, polygraph examinations, registration, possible involuntary civil commitment, and more. Lawyers unfamiliar with all of the consequences facing someone convicted of a sex offense are not capable of providing adequate advice and representation. Thankfully, our knowledge of each of these areas helps us help our clients safely navigate their reintegration into society.
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If you have been charged with a sex offense, or are dealing with the consequences of a conviction, call us for a consultation.