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Being accused of a Sexual Offense is one of worst ordeals that a person can go through. The possible penalties for sexual offenses are severe. Many sexual offenses carry a range of punishment of 25 years to Life.
Even beyond possible long-term incarceration, the collateral consequences of a conviction or even of deferred adjudication probation can be harsh, restrictive, and last a lifetime.
Issues specific to sexual offenses present amplified importance in the handling of matters in every stage the proceeding compared to most other criminal charges.
Skill and experience in identifying those in the jury pool that may have a particular bias, prejudice, or preconceived idea are vital for defense counsel in ensuring that a person gets a fair trial when accused of a sexual offense.
Also unique to sexual offenses are slight differences in the rules of evidence and procedure such as rape shield laws and rules concerning outcry witness testimony. Rules like these and others that are specific to these types of offenses may keep some evidence out or let some in, as exceptions to the rules in other types of cases.
For those who have been accused of a sexual offense finding an attorney that understands the unique challenges inherent in these types of charges and can navigate through the rules specific to them is important.
If you or a loved one has been accused of a sexual offense and you would like to speak with an attorney about the matter, Rich would love to talk to you. You can text or email Rich directly from this website if you would like to set up a consultation.
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