Defending Against Sex Crimes Charges
You are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. However, those accused of rape or other sex crimes cases are generally tried and convicted in the public arena before they ever see a day in court. It is vitally important that defendants aggressively fight any accusation in a sex offense case.
As a veteran attorney focused on criminal defense throughout Louisiana, I see these kinds of cases all the time. The circumstances of the charges are different for each individual, but the stigma attached to a sex offense is universal. I sit down with my clients and listen to the facts of the situation. I then work with them to reject any charges levied against them.
Experienced Representation For All Sex Offenses
I have extensive experience defending against charges of sexual misconduct, including:
- Date rape
- Sexual battery
- Child pornography
- Sex offender registry violations
Defenses For Sex Crimes
Each case is different and unique, but most sex crime defenses fall into the following categories:
- Innocence: Sometimes an angry spouse or ex-spouse will try to smear an innocent partner. Other cases can be false accusations for the purposes of damage or gain.
- Consent: In some cases, the sexual act might have been consensual.
- Mental illness or insanity: Sometimes people who apparently lead normal lives also live with various forms of mental illness that may or may not be diagnosed until the courts are involved. Such an illness could possibly prevent the accused from distinguishing right from wrong, or it could prevent a client from assisting in his or her defense. Either way, these defenses need to be considered in cases where mental illness may be present.
It Is Crucial To Protect Your Reputation
The mere accusation of a sex crime is life-changing. You can lose a job and become alienated from friends and family, as well as ostracized in the community.
Sometimes you must go on the offensive to refute the charges and protect your reputation or suffer the consequences before you even see the light of a courtroom. Let my two decades of criminal defense experience in this area go to work for you.