In today’s world there is much controversy surrounding sexual abuse and sex crimes. A person accused may find that even if acquitted they are looked upon with suspicion and fear. The allegation itself can carry with significant stigma and social repercussions. Too often, prosecutors charge out criminal sexual conduct cases based solely on the allegations presented. Little physical evidence is often presented. Though it may seem the case is weak, an aggressive defense is necessary. That may include hiring experts to review witness interviews for suggestive language and improper techniques.
Sex crimes widely vary in type and severity; consequences surrounding these alleged crimes will also determine what charges are filed and what potential penalties suspects will face. The Flanagan Law Office represents clients against all types of sex offenses, including:
- Sexual assault and abuse
- Aggravated sexual assault
- Child molestation
- Internet solicitation
- Statutory rape
- Indecent exposure
- Prostitution or solicitation
- Child pornography
Here are some helpful steps to remember if you’re ever accused of sexual abuse or a sex crime:
1. Do not give any statements to law enforcement and do not discuss the case with any other people until you have retained legal counsel.
2. Hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
3. Write down the names of potential helpful witnesses to aid in your case.
4. After hiring a lawyer, make written notes regarding the allegations. Share these notes with you lawyer.
If you have been accused or arrested for a sex crime in Minnesota, you already know how devastating these charges can be for you and your life.
Contact the Flanagan Law Office, in Fridley, Minnesota, to speak with an experienced attorney about your situation and to learn more information about your rights. Call to schedule a free initial consultation at 763-786-5324 or 651-200-3484.