As a criminal defense lawyer, I have represented 100's of individuals facing allegations involving a sex crime. They may be charged with Rape, Gross Sexual Imposition, Importuning, Voyeurism, Public Indecency, or Pandering Obscenity and Illegal Use of a Minor. In each and every one of these cases, the stigma and impact upon the individual charged, from the allegation alone, is drastic. Although there is a presumption of innocence within the criminal justice system (presumed innocent until proven guilty), that presumption does not mean that there will not be severe and immediate consequences to both the individual charged and his or her immediate family and friends. Specifically, the allegation can result in an arrest, the collection of personal property by law enforcement and possibly incarceration until the case is resolved. Further, these matters are public record and the media is free to report on the allegation. This often involves the publication of the accused's mugshot within the newspaper and television.
If convicted of a sex crime, the punishments can be severe. In addition to the possibility of prison or jail time, there are also sexual registration requirements that are imposed. If you, or someone you know, is under investigation or is facing an allegation involving a sex crime, it is important to consult with a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. I am prepared to address the matter and meet with you to discuss the situation in confidence. Please do not hesitate to call The Frey Law Firm for a free initial consultation at (844) 766-3739.