Most sex crimes involve two sides of a story, the
defendants’ and the plaintiffs. A lot of
weight is given to the statements both parties give at the point of
arrest. Often there is very weak
physical evidence and the case comes down to a case of “he said she said”. Prosecutors will use any type of statement
you give police against you both during trial and during any type of plea
bargain. Do not feel the need to plead
your case to the police, your friends or even the alleged victim. It does not matter what they think.
Most people who are charged with sex offenses are ostracized
by their friends and even their family.
They face embarrassment and humiliation. Do not try to clear your name
in your community by explaining your situation to acquaintances. You need to
call a good lawyer and talk only to him or her. You need to call Robert J. Callahan
If you are facing any type of statuary charge you will have
another set of issues to deal with. A lot
of people facing this type of arrest are young adults themselves. When one party is a minor in the eyes of a
law and they have sexual contact with someone who is legally an adult it is
viewed as a crime in the eyes of the courts no matter what. Often, the difference in ages of the parties
involved can be two years or less. One
would think that people convicted in these types of cases would not be forced
to carry around the stigma of being on sex registries for the rest of their
lives. A lot of the time this turns out to be the case. If you are a young adult (or the parent or
guardian of a young adult) and you have been arrested in a statutory case you
need legal representation now. A
conviction could ruin your life.
If you are of adult age and you have been arrested for
statutory rape you need counsel. It is
easy to give up when facing these charges.
In our society no one is more reviled than a “sex offender”. There is hope. A lot of these cases are based
on the testimony of children that have been coached into saying what their
parents and police want to hear. These
accounts don’t hold up in court when dealt with by a competent defense
attorney. You need someone to challenge
that testimony. You need an attorney who
has fifteen years experience dealing with sex offenses. You need to call Robert J. Callahan.
Robert J. Callahan: 312-322-9000. (Se Habla Espanol)
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