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Sex Crimes

If you are accused of a sex crime, whether it is continuous sexual abuse of a child, indecency with a child, sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault, child pornography or injury to a child, it is critical you get legal representation as soon as possible. You do NOT want to say anything without talking to an attorney first because anything you say WILL be used against you.  You cannot talk your way out of this situation. You need to hire an attorney who will treat your case like it is going to go to trial from day one, because in addition to facing years locked up in prison, sex crime charges can destroy your reputation because most plea deals require you to register as a sex offender. These accusations can negatively affect your personal relationships and harm your job prospects. Sex crime convictions can even limit your ability to find housing. Few areas of criminal law have so many wrongfully convicted people as sex crimes, and you do NOT want to be one of them.

The consequences of not seeking an attorney who is willing to go to trial if need be go far beyond your own life. In particular, family members are directly impacted by a sex crime conviction. Your neighbors will know. Your children’s friends will know. Their teachers will know. You must do what you can to prevent your family from being affected by these charges.

If you are facing a sex crime charge, you need a highly specialized and aggressive defense. People accused of sex crimes are often the victims of a witch hunt. There are generally no acceptable plea bargains in sex crime cases because most pleas require you to register for life as a sex offender.

Anyone can accuse you of a sexual charge, and the evidence is often based on hearsay. A divorce, a casual comment made by a child at school, and even clicking on a pornographic web site can all result in sexual criminal charges.

This is not an area for the run of the mill attorney or basic criminal defense attorney. We are trial attorneys with extensive trial training with the state of the art trial techniques. We will treat your case from day one like it is going to trial, not plea.

Probation Revocation

Probation violations are serious matters than can have severe consequences. Spending time in jail is a real possibility. The most important first step is to be proactive and hire a lawyer immediately.  After violating the conditions of their probation, clients often make the situation worse and stop reporting all together, afraid that their mistakes will send them straight to jail. A competent attorney can guide you through the process and begin to repair the damage.

Probation violations are often times more complex than the original case. The obvious goal is to have your probation reinstated, but there are many possible outcomes. If you previously entered a plea for deferred adjudication, you can be sentenced to the maximum jail time allowed for that particular crime. You are not entitled to any credit for all the months of probation you completed successfully. After your probation has been revoked, you will be arrested. It is possible to be released on bond until your case is resolved, but there are no guarantees.

The only thing you can count on is that the problem will not go away on its own. Probation violations occur in many ways – being charged with a new offense, failing to pay fines, court costs, probation fees or restitution timely, using drugs or alcohol, and not attending classes or completing community service hours are all common violations. You can be sure that each and every violation will be listed and used to make you look bad. Having an advocate to explain these issues and cast you in a positive light is key. We have extensive experience conducting probation revocation proceedings and have a record of success in helping clients avoid the harsh penalties they are facing.