Sex crimes change the way that people look at you forever. If you are convicted, you be required to register as a sex offender. Sex offender status can place limitations on where you live, what jobs you may hold, your ability to go back to school, and where you are able to travel. And this is in addition to more standard consequences of a criminal conviction, such as fines or jail time.
As a result, it is absolutely imperative that you seek an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as you are charged with any sex crime. Your privacy and reputation are too valuable to risk by ignoring the situation. You should look for an attorney that not only has a strong record defending these types of crimes, but also someone who will treat you fairly and respectfully. We are committed to providing a positive client experience and will defend you vigorously.
Effective representation is a two-way street. Sex crimes are considered “character crimes,” so if you had an upstanding reputation prior to being charged, that can be incorporated into your defense. This means that you should be prepared to take an active role in your own defense by being available to answer your attorney’s questions and provide additional information, even if it doesn’t seem directly related to the facts of the case.
Effective representation also means understanding your options and asking as many questions as are necessary for you to feel comfortable with your defense strategy. Our goal is to clearly outline the possibilities so that you know what to expect. From there, we will craft a defense strategy that is tailored to your specific situation.
Building a customized defense requires your time and attention. Being proactive as soon as you are charged with a sex crime will help your attorney work toward the best possible outcome for your case. We have represented individuals charged with misdemeanor sex crimes charges including:
We have also helped clients charged with felony sex crimes, including but not limited to:
If you have been charged with a sex crime in Delaware, contact our Dover office today for a free and absolutely confidential consultation.