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No criminal acts have as much stigma attached to them as those broadly referred to as "sex crimes" and they require an experienced and skilled attorney. Many people consider murder to be more defendable than child molestation or rape. The government requires many people convicted of these charges submit to registry as a sex offender. Once on the registry people can experience problems finding employment and housing, as these places will need to be informed of sex offender status. And these problems all occur after already serving probation or a jail sentence. The consequences of being charged with a sex crime are devastating. Even people who are not convicted can be social ostracized when friends and family learn about the charges.

A strong criminal lawyer makes it clear to the jury that the burden of proof is on the defense.

Unfortunately, the subject of sex crimes are so taboo that it is hard to even find an unbiased jury. A good attorney will not only need to fight your charges, but remind the jury that you are innocent until the prosecution proves you guilty, not the other way around. In addition, your lawyer should help keep your trial out of the public eye to help save your reputation from getting tarnished by rumors that will rarely stop, even if you’re found innocent.

Our Polk County Criminal Attorney is here to help you

That is why a good trial lawyer will not only work to fight your charges, but also work to keep your charges out of the public eye. There are a number of charges that can be considered "sex crimes" including:

  • Child molestation
  • Sexual assault
  • Possession of child pornography
  • Sex offender registration violations
  • Statutory rape
  • Lewd behavior

Our Bartow Criminal Lawyer is essential to your case

When you are facing sex crime charges, we will do everything in our power to help you, including performing our own investigation and consulting forensic experts. We will ensure that your civil rights were not violated during your arrest and that charges have sufficient evidence, not just the testimony of the supposed victim.

If you have been charged with a sex crime, it is of the utmost importance that you hire an experienced lawyer to represent your case.


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I encourage you to meet with at least three different attorney's before making a decision about whom to retain for your case. Contact the The Florida Bar at www.floridabar.org and receive a list of attorneys in your area.

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