Sexual offenses and charges for sex crimes carry intense social stigma, and even just an accusation of a sexual crime can ruin your reputation. Sexual offenses include allegations of sexual conduct, such as forcible or non-consensual sex, statutory rape, inappropriate sexual contact with minors, or possession or distribution of child pornography. Nearly all sexual offenses are felonies with serious potential punishments, including prison sentences and the requirement that you register as a sexual offender.
If you are under investigation for or charged with a sexual crime, you must act quickly to consult with an experienced attorney. Cases of this nature are emotionally charged, and even a false allegation is taken seriously and will escalate quickly. Law enforcement officers will frequently attempt to interview you when they learn of an allegation of a sexual offense and they will use all tactics they have to incriminate you.
If you are contacted by an officer about a sexual offense, it is important that you exercise your rights to remain silent and to be given the opportunity to consult with a criminal defense attorney. Contact the attorneys at Stephens, DiRado & Caviness, LLP as quickly as possible to discuss your case and the best strategy for your situation.