Investigated for a Sex crime?
With good reason, sex crimes are taken very seriously by the criminal justice system. Unfortunately, sometimes alleged victims make false accusations as well. Whatever your situation, it is essential to have an experience criminal defense attorney to help to navigate the process.
Unlike many other cases where I am hired only after the defendant is charged, I often encourage people to hire an attorney in the investigation phase for these types of crimes. The reason for this is simple. Because these incidents occur outside of the public eye, most of the evidence will come from interviews. If you are being investigated, you will face significant pressure to give a police interview. And any time you are speaking to the police, you should have a lawyer by your side.
The decisions made at the investigation phase will determine the course of the entire case. Sometimes it is best to give an interview to the police. Other times, you should wait and deal with the prosecutors, or remain silent all the way through trial. It is nearly impossible for someone inexperienced with the system to know the best choice.
Whether you have already been charged, or are still in the investigation phase, attorney Rob Chesnutt will guide you through the process. With cases like these, it is crucial to seek the advice of an attorney early in the process. Even if you have not been charged, call 512-677-5003 to discuss your case.