Ever feel burdened by the endless list of laws that govern us on a day-to-day basis. Maybe you feel you need to hire a lawyer before you use the Internet, just to make sure. Well, with new types of crimes happening all the time, new laws are necessary to help prevent further victimization.
In the 1980's, sex crimes, for example, began to take center stage as crimes against children were being reported more and more. In the years to follow, dozens of new laws were implemented to help protect children and adults from sexual victimization and to help prosecutors win more cases against sexual offenders. The results of these new laws was, and still is, a flood of new sexual crime cases.
With all these new laws in place in all 50 states and also implementation of federal laws, crime investigators are finding that many of the accusations against current or former spouses or friends, neighbors, coworkers, teachers, and others are completely false and reported in spite.
Once a person is arrested for a sexual crime, whether guilty or not, he or she will go through a very stressful and emotional legal process as the investigation continues and witnesses are interviewed. In a situation like this, it is highly recommended that the arrestee not speak to investigators and hire a sex crime lawyer immediately who is experienced with these types of cases.
The outcome of a sexual crime case can result in a dismissal of the charges, a lowering of the charges to a misdomeanor, additional charges added, a plea bargain settlement, or go to a full trial with jury. The defense attorney's job is to make sure their client's rights are not violated during the process, to make sure the evidence is not distorted, to cross examine witnesses for signs of lying, and to fight for the best possible outcome.